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22 Jul 2016
“enjoyable presentation and tastings”
22 Jun 2016
“Didn't live up to hype”
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120 Essex St, New York City, NY 10002-3211
Downtown Manhattan (Downtown)
+1 646-209-4724
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Reviewed 22 July 2016

this is one of the most fun things to do while in NYC. There was no rushing & the tastings were very enjoyable. Susann presents a history lesson along with foodie stories.

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank Lynn M
Reviewed 22 June 2016 via mobile

I was really looking forward to this tour based on reviews & having gone on other food tours around the world but ... Susan is a lovely, enthusiastic guide but the food was not anything special, the tour dragged a bit & the main issue...More

Date of experience: June 2016
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Reviewed 8 June 2016

My girlfriend and I expected a lot from the tour since we got a lot of recommendations from our friends. And what can I say, we weren't disappointed at all. Susanne was a wonderful guide with a huge knowledge. We had great food, a nice...More

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank Christoph M
Reviewed 4 June 2016

First time for my sister and I in NYC and we absolutely loved Susan's tour. Although it was a very rainy day that was no problem at all. The tour was so insightful and incredibly interesting. We learnt so much about the Jewish culture and...More

Date of experience: March 2016
Thank Ana C
Reviewed 4 June 2016

My wife and I took the Melting Pot Food Tour this morning and we had a wonderful time. Strolling through various neighborhoods of the Lower East Side, Susan, our tour guide, led us on both an informative and delicious journey. As native New Yorkers, we...More

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank PrincipalTraveler
Reviewed 29 May 2016 via mobile

We booked the Melting Pot trip for Sunday morning 22nd May, and had one of the highlights of our week trip to New York. Susan is full of enthusiasm and knowledge about the Lower Eastside, Little Italy and China Town. We had stops at 7...More

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank loujue
Reviewed 23 May 2016

The tour took in the Essex St, Chinatown and little Italy area. Susan was hugely knowledgeable and able to answer our questions about the people and the areas. I would call it more of a neighbourhood tour than a real foodie one, although the tasters...More

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank Peter M
Reviewed 17 April 2016

We made the 'Melting Pot Food Tour' and enjoyed it very much. Susan knows a lot about the different neighbourhoods and told us many interesting stories not only about food. She is very friendly and funny. Thanks Susan we discovered some great new spots and...More

Date of experience: April 2016
Thank solitaire72
Reviewed 4 April 2016

Susan is knowledgeable, funny, and attentive to her tour participants. She limits her tours to eight guests, and pays special attention to their desires. I would highly recommend The Enthusiastic Gourmet.

Date of experience: April 2016
Thank natalievishny
Reviewed 2 April 2016 via mobile

Susan knows history and she knows food, I also loved her unimposing style and that the group size is so small! She adapted to the demographics of our group and it was indeed a very pleasant experience!

Date of experience: April 2016
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Bursting with an amazing array of sights, sounds, and
smells on every block, a visit to Chinatown feels like
entering a different world. It’s a colorful spectacle
that gets even more crowded on weekends, when families
stream in to enjoy huge dim sum feasts and to stock up
at the markets on Mott Street. To take a break from
the buzz, grab something sweet from one of the many
bakeries in the area and head to Columbus Park, where
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