Contrary to what microwave dinners lead eaters to believe, most cuisine contains copious amounts of both color and flavor. Entertain an adventurous palate with today’s Groupon: for $18, you get a ticket to The Original East Village Food & Culture Tour from New York Food Tours, a $38.92 value.
New York Food Tours takes locals and visitors alike on tours of a plethora of historically and culinarily rich locales in neighborhoods throughout the city, including the rain-or-shine The Original East Village Food & Culture Tour. Delving into the multicultural heritage of the East Village, the tour explores the traditions of the residents through geographical exploration and taste-based learning.
The friendly, knowledgeable tour guide takes groups of up to 16 to a feast of local historical high points and eateries, at which people can buy inexpensive samples (typically totaling about $12) if they like, or just breathe deeply and relish the fresh, yum-scented air. Some of the optional eats on deck include belgian fries with a variety of sauces, Takoyaki, an unsweetened Japanese ball pancake with sauce, falafel sandwiches, Japanese rice balls and Pocky candy from one of the oldest Japanese specialty supermarkets, rich double-chocolate pudding, and cannoli from one of oldest Italian bakery-restaurants in New York.
- I had a great time on this tour. We found a lot of hidden foods and a wide variety of cuisines in the East Village. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable - not just about the food, but also added information about the local history and changes in the neighborhood over the years. – Boston_Foodie_fan, TripAdvisor
- I feel like when you travel, you want to experience everything at once - the sites, the food and culture. With New York Food Tours I got that all at once! – Terry C., Yelp, 3/8/10
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