NYC Food Cart Walking Tour
Discover the Best Curbside Kitchens on a Two Hour NYC Food Tour
Price for 2 participants
New York City's mobile food carts have moved from street meat to more haute cuisine, offering delicacies such as kati rolls, Jamaican jerk chicken and even tasty deserts. This two hour guided New York Food Tour will highlight the best of the new Food Cart bunch.
You and your guest will enjoy a strolling lunch around Midtown or Downtown Manhattan Financial District where you will sample a menu of offerings and hear of the unique stories of the proprietors--from struggling immigrants to culinary school drop-outs, to former 4-star restaurant chefs. Along the way, your Guide will discuss the history of the challenges of running these demanding, yet delicious small businesses.
Mouth-watering bites on the tour range from falafel and vegetables, chicken and rice, Korean short ribs, waffles with toppings, schnitzel, kati rolls, jerk or stewed chicken, to Mexican chocolate brownies! So whether you are looking for fun things to do in New York, a unique gift or a guide to the perfect New York City lunch, this NYC Food Cart Tour is the perfect experience gift!
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Participants should bring spending money as they will have the opportunity to purchase additional food, beverages, gifts and souvenirs on the tour.
Gratuities for your tour guide are not included but are greatly appreciated and may be offered at the end of the event.
Specific stops on the tour are subject to change.
ITEM/SKU NUMBER XD-1409-003
Xperience Certificates« cannot be exchanged once a reservation for the experience has been made.
Brian was a great guide - quite enthusiastic and knowledgeable! The tour got us to try foods that we wouldn't have gambled with on our own. Only bummer was driving home on Friday with Columbus Day traffic.
- Kristen Corelli - Midtown, Tuesday, October 15, 2013
It was an amazing experience! Brian the tour guide was absolutely wonderful and knowledgeable. The food was amazing. I would do it all over again.
- Tiffany - Midtown, Monday, October 14, 2013
My wife and I had a very memorable introduction to both food cart cuisine and Xperience Days when we did the Midtown NYC Food Cart walking Tour. We were led by the very enthusiastic, entertaining and knowledgeable Brian Hoffman who really made the tour. It is clear that Brian genuinely loves his job, and loves food!, and he skilfully shared his insights without overloading us. The quality and range of food was fantastic and we finished the tour well and truly content. I'd highly recommend the tour to anyone, not just NYC visitors. I have a newfound appreciation for food cart cuisine and will return to sample in the future without doubt. Eat on!!!! :)
- Nathan Moss - Midtown, Monday, August 12, 2013
Absolutely Incredible. I had a great time learning about the NYC food cart scene. The food samplings were wonderful. Worth every penny.
- Darius E. - Midtown NY, Wednesday, July 24, 2013
Outstanding! Brian was extremely knowlegable and personable.
- Linda Avena - Midtown, Monday, May 06, 2013
Can not stress this enough ... awesome. I would do this tour again in a heartbeat - food I never knew existed, a history lesson that was enriching, and a tour guide that loves what he does!
- Shaun McGuire - Wall Street, Saturday, November 17, 2012
Had a great time on this tour. Brian was personable, funny and has a great level of knowledge covering good carts/trucks. Will definitely recommend to my friends and family.
- Chris - NYC, Monday, November 12, 2012
Absolutely fantastic! Our guide, Brian Hoffman, was the best!!!! So nice and knowledgeable. We went to carts we otherwise would have walked by. Now we know better! Still can't decide which was our favorite! Alot of food! Looking forward to booking the Financial District tour. Have already recommended to others.
- Jeanine Hassert - Midtown, Monday, October 22, 2012
This tour was fabulous! Brian Hoffman, the guide, was an excellent source of information. He explained everything about the carts today, and the history, and also answered the many questions the group had. The food was delicious. I highly recommend this tour to anyone who loves ethnic food.
- Geri - New York, Monday, June 18, 2012
What a great experience!!! Our guide was the best, not only did Brian Hoffman explain all the specific foods that we were trying but also the history of the cart owners. He explained the City requirements and all of the intricacies of owning a cart. Terrific food, great guide, good fun.
- Tom - Connecticut, Monday, June 11, 2012
We had a great time. Our tour guide Brian was excellent, friendly and very informative. The food was delicous. I would recommend this tour to anyone who loves to try different foods.
- Michelle - nyc, Monday, May 14, 2012
Brian led on us on a fantastic tour of the financial district. The food was as varied as it was delicious. We also discovered a lot more about both the food cart business and the history of the financial district than if we had just wandered about by ourselves.
- Anon - Shiloh, IL, Sunday, December 04, 2011
This was a totally fun, informative experience. Brian Hoffman, our tour guide, was the best. Friendly, knowledgable and full of anecdotal info about the early days of street food. The food itself was far more delicious and varied than I'd expected. I've already recommended the tour to friends and family. It was a couple of hours very well spent.
- Tom Honeysett - New York, Tuesday, September 06, 2011
Question: Hello, do you have to pay for all the different foods you sample during this gift or is it all included in the tour??
Answer: The cost of the tastings are included in the price of the tour. Each participant will also receive a bottle of water for the tour. There are typically six stops for tastings, and enough food is offered that, for most, a meal afterwards is not needed. Participants should bring spending money as they will have the opportunity to purchase additional food, beverages, gifts and souvenirs on the tour.Gratuities for your tour guide are not included but are greatly appreciated and may be offered at the end of the event.
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