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New York City features a wide variety of cuisines from around the world. As the most densely populated city in North America, New York City is has a diversity with more than one third of the population having been born outside of the USA. As a city formed by immigrant populations, New York City's cuisines have been shaped by the diverse people who have come to call this place home. During the 19th and 20th Centuries, many Italian, Irish, and Eastern European people moved to the city, bringing with them their own regional foods and ways of cooking. Still today, people from around the world settle here and continue to contribute new flavors to the "melting pot". Cuisines include Italian, Irish, Chinese, Japanese, Indian, German, Greek, Middle Eastern, Mexican, Northern African, as well as many other ethnic foods. Similarly, as the center for haute cuisine, the finest restaurants and innovative gourmet cooking results in fusion foods that combine different cuisines into global dishes.
As the city is large and full of millions of different foods to try, an excellent way to experience some of the best that New York City has to offer is by going on a food tour. As food and cooking are important elements of expressing cultural identity, sampling different dishes can be a way to learn about and experience another way of living. Food tours are both educational and delicious and through experiencing diverse cuisines, cultural and historical stories of New York City can be heard.
Food On Foot Tours let's you Eat Like A New Yorker! By experiencing the cuisine of New York you get to experience the culture. This tour is very different from most tours because it is not a gourmet food tour but an inexpensive quality food tour. You purchase the food you like and Food On Foot Tours is a relaxed getting-to-know-people from around the world subway/walking tour. Food On Foot Tours is the highest rated food tour on Tripadvisor's Things To Do in NYC as of 12/11/09. Tours include East Village Variety, International Express, Midtown Mix and The World Famous Sweet Tooth Tours! All tours have vegetarian options.
The Best of Brooklyn Bus & Food Tasting Tour features a guided tour through Brooklyn's most dynamic areas where you'll get to sample some of the local cuisines that makes New York so unique.Foods of New York Tours offers unique food tasting and cultural walking tours and evening food events through New York City's most delicious and historic neighborhoods. Chinatown, Greenwich Village, SoHo, Meatpacking District and Chelsea Market!