Eating, much like camping and doing the wave, is most enjoyable when not done alone. Take part in collective dining with today's Groupon to NoshWalks. Choose between the following options:
- For $24, you get a regular culinary tour of New York City (up to a $49 value).
- For $30, you get an extended culinary tour of New York City (up to a $54 value).
Spotlighted in the New York Times in 2009, NoshWalks has gained attention for exploring ethnic cuisine during more than 35 different neighborhood walking tours. This summer, Groupon holders can venture to Queens for a Latin American picnic or head to Bay Ridge to peruse a Turkish market and taste Norwegian, Italian, and Moroccan fare. Standard tours last about three hours, while extended ones—such as Bronx Bites, which visits a Ghanaian restaurant, a Mexican market, and a Martian gastropub—can run four hours or more. Tour members get to sample at least six different ethnic foods, trying out new flavors like professional glue-stick taste testers. NoshWalks founder and tour leader Myra Alperson, author of Nosh New York: The Food Lover's Guide to New York City's Most Delicious Neighborhoods, fills in the blanks about the culture, architecture, and history of the neighborhoods she surveys.
While food is included in the cost of the tour, taste trekkers should bring along spending money for drinks and may also want to bring a bag or tote to take home extra food or to wear to prevent sunburn. Check the tour schedule for starting locations and times.