NYC Food Cart Walking Tour

Discover the Best Curbside Kitchens on a Two Hour NYC Food Tour

5 stars 13 Reviews
participants participants 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!

The NYC Food Cart Walking Tour Xperience Certificate« is for two participants. There will be additional participants on the tour.

This experience is not suitable for non-paying guests.

New York, Midtown
New York, The Financial District

The New York City Food Cart Walking Tour is offered in Midtown Manhattan on Friday afternoons and in the Financial District on Wednesday afternoons year-round, subject to availability. Midtown Tours typically begin at 2:00 PM and Financial District Tours typically begin at 12:00 PM.

The Food Cart Tour of New York City has a tour length of 2 hours and a total duration of approximately 2╝ hours.

The NYC Food Cart Tour takes place in all weather conditions.

What to wear
Dress comfortably. Flat rubber-soled walking shoes are recommended for this culinary adventure.

Additional Information
Tours include less than 1 mile of walking. Each participant will 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.

Specific stops on the tour are subject to change.


Cancellation Policy
All changes to reservations for the NYC Food Cart Walking Tour Experience require seven (7) days advance notice.

Xperience Certificates« cannot be exchanged once a reservation for the experience has been made.

Food Cart Tour Review 

5 stars

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. 

- - Midtown, Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Excellent Food Tour 

5 stars

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. 

- - Midtown, Monday, October 14, 2013

All good! 

5 stars

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!!!! :) 

- - Midtown, Monday, August 12, 2013

NYC Food Cart Tour 

5 stars

Absolutely Incredible. I had a great time learning about the NYC food cart scene. The food samplings were wonderful. Worth every penny. 

- - Midtown NY, Wednesday, July 24, 2013

NYC Food Tours 

5 stars

Outstanding! Brian was extremely knowlegable and personable. 

- - Midtown, Monday, May 06, 2013


5 stars

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! 

- - Wall Street, Saturday, November 17, 2012

Walking Food Cart Tour 

5 stars

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. 

- - NYC, Monday, November 12, 2012

NYC Food Cart Tour 

5 stars

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. 

- - Midtown, Monday, October 22, 2012

NYC Food Cart Walking Tour 

5 stars

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. 

- - New York, Monday, June 18, 2012

NYC Food Cart Walking Tour 

5 stars

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. 

- - Connecticut, Monday, June 11, 2012

NYC Food Cart Tour 

5 stars

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. 

- - nyc, Monday, May 14, 2012

Food Cart Tour (with Bonus History) 

5 stars

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. 

- - Shiloh, IL, Sunday, December 04, 2011

Food Cart Tour 

5 stars

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. 

- - New York, Tuesday, September 06, 2011

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