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Taste Harlem Food & Cultural Tours

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Taste Harlem Food and Cultural Tours is tour company created to offer unique tours of Harlem, by introducing NYC residents and visitors to Harlem culture by way of its food, art and history. Daily tours will allow food, art and history enthusiasts...more
363 Lenox, New York City, NY 10027
+1 646-785-6923
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Great tour, very knowledgeable guide and delicious food. Highly recommend this tour for anyone visiting or NYC residents who want to know more about their city. In addition to the food tastings, Jackie Orange (owner & guide) touches on culture, art, history and architecture of...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Christine C
Reviewed February 14, 2019

This tour was a great experience. Alvin is such a knowledgeable, kind guide, and his passion for Harlem is so contagious that he made this visit one of the highlights of our visit to New York.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Xavier A
Reviewed January 3, 2019

Booked and paid for trip and made the long trip up to 137th street for the start of the tour at 11am. 11am came and went without anybody from Taste Harlem turning up. I tried calling them but got no reply. We waited around for...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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TasteHarlem, Owner at Taste Harlem Food & Cultural Tours, responded to this reviewResponded February 11, 2019

Hello David, Unfortunately, I was traveling when you made the reservation to do the tour for the very next day and I did not see the reservation. It was a mistake that we did not remove the date from the calendar and it usually drops...More

Reviewed December 29, 2018 via mobile

In short they took our money but then failed to turn up for the tour. Avoid at all cost, buyer beware. Never answered a single phone.call eitherMore

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank DWHStAlbans
TasteHarlem, Owner at Taste Harlem Food & Cultural Tours, responded to this reviewResponded February 11, 2019

Hello Guest, Please contact me to received a refund. We do not have a practice of collecting money and not providing the expected event/service. Please contact me at your earliest convenience. Lets confirm if this was a Taste Harlem Tour you booked. If so, I...More

Reviewed December 20, 2018

We had a great historical tour of south Harlem and good eats as well. We had lived in NYC in the 80's and were amazed by all the changes. Quite a renaissance going on with new food places and living units. The tour guide was...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 17, 2018

We had four fantastic hours walking, listening and eating in Harlem. Our group consisted of eight people from the U.S., Great Britain and Germany. The tourguide Jacqueline told us so much interesting about Harlem and its history and we could meet a living legend: Mister...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Frank K
Reviewed December 16, 2018

We have been on many food tours, and this is one of the best. Jacqueline led our group with abundant enthusiasm and information on the cultural and historical perspectives of the communities we visited. The food was delicious and plentiful, and literally, our group couldn't...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Catherine S
Reviewed December 10, 2018

We walked through Harlem to try interesting foods and get some insight into the history of Harlem as well. A highlight was going inside the Apollo.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 1, 2018

Harlem Historical Food Tour Was an exciting and excellent tour our guide George cape use moving and excited about coming to Harlem New York for an outstanding experience. The restaurants we went to the food was delicious and plentiful. I would highly recommend this tour...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Matthew C
Reviewed November 25, 2018

After several trips to New York and having done many of the usual touristy places in downtown and midtown Manhattan, we were searching for a new experience. This food and cultural tour was our introduction to Harlem. Our lovely tour guide was welcoming and knowledgable,...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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As a hub of African American culture, Harlem has
played a vital role in the history of New York City.
Today, the neighborhood is as vibrant as ever as new
businesses and developments go up next to local
institutions. The heart of the neighborhood is
bustling 125th Street, where street vendors and
historic landmarks like the Apollo Theater mingle with
big-name stores. Turn down almost any corner, and
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Sarah L
March 15, 2019|
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Response from ny23s | Reviewed this property |
Your option is probably to take another tour rather than watch people eat chicken & waffles, ruggelach, etc
November 6, 2017|
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Response from 745christaln | Reviewed this property |
Your Tour Guide Jackie will ask if there are any diet restrictions at the beginning of the tour. She can accommodate everyone’s preference. Just clarify your preference at the beginning of your tour!