We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Book On TripAdvisor Bonus Book your hotel on TripAdvisor — then save 20% on things to do for your trip. Use code BOOKTOSAVE.

City Food Tours and Events

Certificate of Excellence
Upper East Side
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: 343 East 74th Street, Suite 10E, New York City, NY 10021
Phone Number: +1 212-535-8687
9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Open now
See all hours
Mon - Sat 9:30 am - 5:30 pm

The unique concept behind City Food Tours was developed in New York City...

The unique concept behind City Food Tours was developed in New York City when Joyce Weinberg, a seasoned food industry professional with more than 20 years of experience, wanted to share her passion for fine foods. From managing Fortune 500 confectionery businesses, to buying gourmet chocolates for Bloomingdales, she's done it all. Compared to other existing New York food tours that focus on more common foods, CFT introduces tour guests to a vast offering of high-quality, artisanal foods and encourage them to support local specialty stores, farmers, and sustainable agriculture. We help people realize that there's a lot more out there than the processed foods they encounter in mega-marts.

read more
Book In Advance
More Info
and up
NYC East Village Food Tour
More Info
and up
New York City Chocolate and Dessert Tour

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 206 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 158
  • 27
    Very good
  • 9
  • 4
  • 7
A wonderful experience

Although I thought there was room for improvement in the tour it was an educational and enjoyable experience. The tour guide him/herself was very good at managing our time but... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 14, 2016
Maxwell a
via mobile
Add Photo Write a Review

206 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Showing 205: English reviews
St. John's, NL
Level Contributor
42 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

First time to NYC and friends recommended we take in a food and foot tour. I booked one for Friday night at 5:30 from Viator for the East Village. I thought it would be a great introduction to the area. I received a message from Viator that reservation was confirmed. Then shortly after I received another message saying there was... More 

Thank Pals4NS
CityFoodTours, Owner at City Food Tours and Events, responded to this review

This is an unedited review from the same tour. Please note that we have Received ANOTHER TRIP ADVISOR CERTIFICATE of EXCELLENCE for 2016, making it at least 5 years in a row for us and this tour. Pls. also note that this tour costs around $46 US. The reviewer is wrong. Rating: 5 Add Response Wonderful tour Flavors of New... More 

1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2016 via mobile

Although I thought there was room for improvement in the tour it was an educational and enjoyable experience. The tour guide him/herself was very good at managing our time but seemed to go on about points a little longer then the group could hold interest. Other then that the tour was a great experience I highly recommend to anyone who... More 

Thank Maxwell a
New York City, New York
Level Contributor
15 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2016

Tour of Chinatown was fantastic- more than a nosh, this was a real meal, with dim sum, Peking duck and Malaysian curry. Every spot we visited was terrific, and our guide gave us a most interesting history lesson on the neighborhood and food.

Thank isla18
Longwood, Florida
Level Contributor
206 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2016

Several walking tours of encompassing parts of Little Italy Nolita, Chinatown and Soho are available. You could walk around these areas on your own, but likely to go right past places that otherwise you would want to stop at and sample if you knew the "back-story" of many establishments. The walking tours are about 2-hours in length, and the arrangements,... More 

Thank RPhTraveler
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

This was originally doomed to be a bad review because I was ousted from my reserved spot from the previous day, due to overbooking?.?. Laurie was our tour guide on the 28th of Dec. She was absolutely wonderful and completely redeemed my attitude. Laurie has a wonderful rapport with people and a great knowledge of history in new York. This... More 

2 Thank Steven L
Baldwin Park, California
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

Joyce, the reservation representative, she hung up on me on the phone and took 15 days to reply to am e-mail. The lack of importance this company has is ZERO. On a side note, Joyce answers the phone in a rude manner and does not state her name. Pitiful service received from a pitiful woman.

9 Thank Angel N
Level Contributor
8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

Nicole was fun, enthusiastic and informative, she really made the tour. We did lower east side tour and really enjoyed a very different food tour. It's not gourmet but it was tasty and authentic. Not only just about food it was also about the history of the area. Nichole was so nice and assisted with the group departure to our... More 

Thank F_Rod31
Level Contributor
10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

What a a great decision to take this food tour!! If you love to eat and enjoy nyc this is for you!!Even my daughter who is a picky eater enjoyed all the tastes that were provided. Nicole was out tour guide and she was as good as they get!! She was fun friendly and very knowledgeable. She was even nice... More 

1 Thank tpfacortez
Boston, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

This was a great way to sample lots of different, delicious foods from well-known establishments and lesser-known "hole-in-the-wall" spots while enjoying a walk around Nolita. Nicole was a terrific tour guide...friendly, funny, and knowledgeable about NYC food. She had everything organized so that each place we visited served us quickly and provided generous samples.

1 Thank jazzmocha
Liverpool, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
76 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

We did a tour of Little Italy and Chinatown with Cathy, a most charming and educated lady who lived in the area and had a first hand knowledge of the shops and the history. The tour involved walking around the areas and popping into some of the local shops. Cathy bought various foods for us all to sample. She was... More 

Thank Ian P

Travelers who viewed City Food Tours and Events also viewed


Been to City Food Tours and Events? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from City Food Tours and Events staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?

Staying in Upper East Side

Neighborhood Profile
Upper East Side
Combining quiet residential neighborhoods that have easy access to Central Park with world-famous cultural institutions, the Upper East Side is one of the most livable places in the city. Along beautiful Fifth Avenue, you’ll find Museum Mile, which houses many of the nation's most famous attractions in a single stretch, like The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Guggenheim Museum. Walk a few blocks into the neighborhood, and you’ll come to Park Avenue, the poshest address in the city, lined with grand apartment buildings as far as the eye can see. Even if you can’t afford the luxury goods along Madison Avenue, it’s still a great spot to window shop an afternoon away.
Explore this neighborhood