Lonely Planet Experiences – Neighborhood Eats: Brownstone Brooklyn
From Italian to Middle Eastern, New American to everything artisan, this NYC food tour shows you the best bites Brooklyn has to offer, from the people who make cuisine an art form. Sample specialties like breads, cheeses, pastries, and more to nibble at the rich palette that is the New York food scene, and do it all with a local by your side to give you the lowdown on why this city is just so darn tasty.
New York City Food Tour Highlights
- Discover why Brooklyn is now the center of the NYC food scene
- Visit family-owned food stores to get the local lowdown on food in Brooklyn
- Stroll down the beautiful tree-lined streets of Brooklyn with a local
- Explore the many faces of Brooklyn cuisine, from New American to Italian, the Middle East, and beyond!
- Each Lonely Planet Experience comes with six-months free access to Lonely Planet’s Guides App which includes over 8,000 destinations guides and unbeatable discounts to Lonely Planet Guidebooks.
Inclusions: Local English speaking guide, food tastings.
Exclusions: Tips/gratuities for your guide.
- Duration: 3 hours
- Meeting point: Outside of 61 Bergen Street (near the F/G subway entrance), Brooklyn, NY 11201
- Starting time: 12.00 PM
- Ending point: Brooklyn Farmacy – 513 Henry St. Brooklyn, NY 11231
Should I Book a Public Tour or a Private Tour?
- Set departure time
- Slight less expensive for small groups
- Meet other travelers and locals and make new friends
- Pick your departure time
- Ability to customize the tour for your specific preferences
- Ability to add a hotel pick up
Discover the delicious mom-and-pop shops and restaurants of Brooklyn to experience how food is the engine of our local ecosystem. Brooklyn’s Smith and Court Streets and surrounding neighborhoods have a vibrant mix of small, locally-owned, and artisanal food shops unlike almost any other neighborhood in America. On this Brooklyn food tour, you find out how these unique spots came to be, and with a local guide you discover just what it is that makes them special.
We visit both old school haunts and new culinary entrepreneurs to experience an exciting menu of both traditional flavors and daring dishes. We stop by Italian and Middle Eastern shops that have long been the staple of the neighborhood, and explore the growing scene of cafes and restaurants specializing in New American cuisine. While we enjoy their delicacies, we learn about the neighborhood’s rich history and changing character.
From artisan cheese and bread shops, Italian pastry stores, cafes with coffee roasters, the oldest Middle Eastern bakery in NYC, and a modern soda fountain, this corner of Brooklyn couldn’t get more unique if it tried. The shops and food in this area have been featured in press and TV all around the world, from Australia to France, and is by consensus the best food neighborhood in NYC. So definitely come hungry!
Each Lonely Planet Experience comes with six-months free access to Lonely Planet’s Guides App which includes over 8,000 destinations guides and unbeatable discounts to Lonely Planet Guidebooks.
Inclusions: Local English speaking guide, food tastings
Exclusions: Tips/gratuities for your guide.
Dress standard: Casual. Wear comfortable clothes and walking shoes.
Your Trip: For your Urban Adventure you will be in a small group of a maximum of 12 people.
Confirmation of booking: If you have your voucher, your booking is confirmed. We’ll see you at the start point. Get in touch if you have any concerns or require more information via the email address or phone number (business hours only) on your voucher.
Child Policy: Children between the ages of six and 11 inclusively are permitted on this tour at the rate listed above. Please select ‘child’ above when booking. Children below the age of six are free with a paying adult (food not included).
Mr. Robert M. from USA travelled on 07 Jun 2017:
The tour was a little heavy on breads and bakeries. Would have liked a little more culinary balance.
Mr. Spencer S. from Australia travelled on 08 Apr 2017:
Superb walking tour, Josh was very informative and Brooklyn is a great place
We had some beers cakes sandwiches snacks in fact so much that we didn’t need Dinner that night!
Book this tour you won’t be disappointed
Thanks Spencer and Jan
Ms. Lauren P. from USA travelled on 11 Feb 2017:
Very friendly shops. Eclectic food tour. Knowledgeable guide.
Mr. Rodney G. from USA travelled on 10 Feb 2017:
Brian was GREAT. Tour was GREAT. All stops were very good. Although the soda fountain place was cute and had an interesting story, the egg creme was not to our liking. And quite frankly, a little heavy after all the other great food and drink.
Mr. Alex B. from USA travelled on 07 Feb 2017:
It was dope, the coffee shop was cool and I enjoyed talking with the owners
Mr. Miller C. from USA travelled on 06 Feb 2017:
Brian was an excellent tour guide. Will definitely be recommending this tour!
Mr. Philip C. from United Kingdom travelled on 14 Jan 2017:
Josh was very knowledgeable and easy to interact with. Great job
Ms. Nam K. from USA travelled on 26 Oct 2016:
Brian was enthusiastic and knowledgeable. He also made sure the group and the tour stayed organized.
Mr. Stephen P. from Australia travelled on 24 Aug 2016:
Josh was an excellent guide and it was good that he lived in the area we were exploring. It gave us an different prespective on life in New York for the usual Manhattan based trips. Will definitely revisit Brooklyn on our next trip.
Ms. Holly F. from Australia travelled on 01 Jun 2016:
Fantastic tour with a great guide (Brian). Lots of different taste tests with plenty to eat and drink and great history of the area and the small businesses that make it so interesting
Elaine A. from United Kingdom travelled on 16 Mar 2016:
Great experience with a great guide. Saw places and experienced Brooklyn like never before.