New York City

Best of Brooklyn Half-Day Food and Culture, Bus and Walking Tour

New York, United States

From USD 149.00

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 4 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Take a bite out of New York City’s hippest borough on this half-day Brooklyn food and culture tour. From traditional ethnic eateries to culinary hotspots that spark national dining trends, your guide will show you where to eat like a local. Snack on kielbasa and pierogis in the Polish enclave of Greenpoint, satisfy your sweet tooth in DUMBO, and get a taste of farm-to-fork freshness in trendy Williamsburg. Vegetarians can be accommodated.
  • Bus, walk, and taste your way through Brooklyn on a food and culture tour
  • Explore four Brooklyn neighborhoods, and enjoy the views of the NYC skyline
  • Get a great value, with luggage storage, food tastings, and travel included
  • Meet-up in the West Village for hassle-free travel by air-conditioned coach

Why Travellers Choose This Tour

This tour whisks you from kielbasa to Neopolitan pizza to chocolate with a side dish of culture and history.

Sample Menu



A deep-fried ball or patty-shaped fritter in Middle Eastern cuisine made from ground chickpeas and spices.



A popular Middle Eastern dish that originated in the Ottoman Empire, consisting of meat cut into thin slices



Small dough dumplings stuffed with a filling such as potato or cheese.



Pork sausage from Poland and a staple of Polish cuisine.


French chocolate bon bons



Made in a coal fired oven



An Italian pasty consisting of a tube-shaped shell of fried pastry dough, filled with a sweet, creamy filling containing ricotta—a staple of Sicily.

What's Included

  • Transport by climate-controlled bus
  • Licensed NYC sightseeing guide
  • Luggage storage available upon request; your luggage is stowed at the rear of the bus
  • Multiple Food tastings
  • Vegetarian options & other dietary restrictions can be accomodated with advance notice when booking
  • Alcoholic beverages or soft drinks (available for purchase)
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • We CANNOT make food substitutions for allergies/preferences (such as dairy-free, nut-free, vegan)
  • While there are food tastings included that are gluten free, we don't have gluten free substitutes.

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Marie Blachère Bakery & Café
    301-303 6th Ave, New York, NY 10014, USA

    301 6th ave & Carmine Street New York, NY 10014 BY SUBWAY: Take the A, B, C, D, E, F, or M train to the West 4th Street station; use the West 3rd Street exit Or take the 1 subway line to Christopher Street Station

Start time

11:00 am

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Learn to eat like a local on this fantastic, filling, half-day tour of Brooklyn’s trendsetting dining scene. Make your way to Manhattan’s West Village, where you’ll meet your local foodie guide and climb aboard a comfortable coach. 

After crossing the Williamsburg Bridge, begin by exploring Brooklyn’s hippest, hottest neighborhood. From acclaimed farm-to-table restaurants to third-wave coffee-roasting cafés, Williamsburg is a launching point for many popular culinary trends. It’s also home to many traditional ethnic enclaves, including an ultra-Orthodox Hasidic Jewish community and deep Italian roots, so you can get an authentic taste of Italy with Neapolitan pizza and a creamy cannoli. 

Continue on to Greenpoint, Brooklyn’s traditionally Polish neighborhood, and pop in at a Polish restaurant to sample kielbasa and pierogis.

View the beautiful Prospect Park and have a big slice of Neapolitan Pizza in Park Slope for an authentic taste of Italy. Then explore the deep Italian roots of Carroll Gardens with a creamy cannoli. In the DUMBO neighborhood at the base of the Manhattan Bridge, take a digestion break with a short stroll to the newly refurbished Brooklyn Bridge Park, where you’ll want your camera to capture unbeatable views of the Manhattan skyline. Then indulge your sweet tooth with the famous Bonbons of the Jacques Torres chocolate factory. Your appetite sated, enjoy the urban views on the return drive to Greenwich Village, where your tour concludes.

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Much of this tour takes place on a comfortable, temperature-controlled bus. While there is walking in each of the neighborhoods, this tour is comfortable even during the colder months
  • Please bring child seats for all children under 6 years of age. These are not supplied on the tour
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 23 travellers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Traveller Tips

Yummy stops with history to go with the food and restaurants.
The weather was threatening so it was a relief to be in a luxury bus for the tour.


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Learning about the...
mamajo, May 2023
Learning about the cultural mix in Brooklyn. Rich was truly amazing and such a wealth of information.
Fun tour
Ronnie_B, May 2023
Viewing Manhattan from the Brooklyn waterfront near the carousel. Bus very comfortable, glad to ride to various neighborhoods rather than walking long distances.
Good introduction to Brooklyn
Leonard_C, May 2023
Laurie was enthusiastic, well versed , and really into getting out tour group involved and immersed in Brooklyn. I enjoyed the various food selection that was offered. There was enough to eat that I did not have to have dinner that day. I highly recommend this tour if you are want an introduction to this fascinating borough of New York.
Laurie was phenomenal...
Anjali_R, May 2023
Laurie was phenomenal with the historical information and anecdotes she shared making it a truly fun and memorable experience! It turned out to be much more than just a food tour.
Food Tour
Rolonda_G, May 2023
The tour guide was very well informed and very nice. I would recommend it. They give you just enough of each food to peak your interest but not so much that you are over stuffed.
Laurie knew Brooklyn...
David_J, May 2023
Laurie knew Brooklyn inside out and had loads of stories to tell and the foodspots were all amazing!
Tasty interesting tour of Brooklyn
Pauline_T, Apr 2023
The whole thing went very smoothly and Laurie the tour guide was great. All the food stops were very tasty and Laurie's commentary was interesting and very informative. It lasted about 4 and a half hours and after it we were dropped off so we could walk across the Brooklyn bridge.
Worth It
Christine_C, Feb 2023
Wonderful guide. Great people. Great food. Great photo ops. Van was very comfortable with a very capable driver. Overall a great day.
A fun and easy way to learn about Brooklyn, NY.
Shaunagh_G, Feb 2023
This was a great half day tour. Food and culture - you can't beat that. Laurie, our tour guide was so friendly and knowledgeable. We sampled different cuisines, saw different parts of Brooklyn and learned about the neighborhoods. I would definitely recommend this tour to anyone that wants to explore and learn. Great for solo-travelers and groups.
A great Time
WENDY_G, Feb 2023
It was a great day to learn about Brooklyn, eat and just have a lovely time. The food was very good, the history lesson was very interesting
cristina_b, Feb 2023
Really interesting and fun tour, with great treats along the way. Would definately recommend this tour. And Laurie was great!
Awesome food tour!!
Robert_G, Jan 2023
This food tour was amazing. The food tastings were exceptional and Laurie was an amazing tour guide. We learned so much about Brooklyn. Well worth the time!!
Meagan_K, Dec 2022
This was a wonderful day spent eating wonderfully and learning a ton! The tour is worth every penny! You see so much of Brooklyn, the food is amazing. Book it!
Lori was an exceptional...
Barry_D, Dec 2022
Lori was an exceptional guide. She answered over and beyond all of our questions. She was knowledgable and fun. So enthusiastic about her city. The food tastings were perfectly chosen and incredibly delicious. For long time New York visitors, but first time Brooklyn exposure, it could not have been a better experience. Highly recommend!!!!
Wonderful tour
Elizabeth_D, Nov 2022
Wow, what an amazing tour! Make sure you come hungry, since you’ll be eating every 30 min or so! Laurie was our tour guide and she was absolutely fabulous. Definitely ask her for a recommendation on some Broadway shows. We got a great tour of Brooklyn and got to eat on the way; what more could you ask for?
Definitely worth it!!!
Traci_H, Oct 2022
Our friend group took this tour and really enjoyed it! The bus was necessary as it allowed us to see a wide swath of Brooklyn. The food tastings were amazing!!
Great fun tour!
Patricia_V, Sept 2022
Lauri was such a great tour guide. She gave us interesting facts about our tour & many funny stories about people & history of Brooklyn. The food was also really good & we met some nice people to share our experience. Will recommend to others!
So much fun
Jim_W, July 2022
Great tour guide. We enjoyed the narration very much. Food was great too. The weather was hot but the bus had AC.
Gary_S, July 2022
Our trip started with our tour guide Laurie having us introduce ourselves, which is uncomfortable for most, but ended up being the best ice breaker. By allowing us to learn a bit about each other, conversations started quickly and some of us even ended up having acquaintances in common. This was our first food tour, and it did not disappoint. We had a variety of foods as we ate our way through the neighborhoods of Brooklyn, from pierogis to pizza. Laurie was fantastic and gave us a great history of Brooklyn from its beginnings to today. Somehow sharing food with others seems more intimate and familial, and by the end we felt like we’d not just gone on a tour but made friends along the way. This tour was a great way to spend an afternoon…don’t miss it!
Great tour experience!
Laurel_L, July 2022
This was a great experience! The tour guide was very knowledgeable and engaging. The group size was perfect - not too large and not too small. The tour stops included a variety of different food options. I would definitely recommend this if you want to see Brooklyn and taste some unique foods.

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