We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Foodie Tours in New Your- good or not?

Houston, Texas
Level Contributor
72 posts
34 reviews
Save Topic
Foodie Tours in New Your- good or not?

We are visiting friends who live near the Trenton Station in Pa. We have taken several day trips to New York and done most of the typical touristy scenes. This trip(Thanksgiving week) we were thinking of doing something different and since we ALL love food and cooking, were wondering about the various foodie tours mentioned in Things to Do on TripAdvisor.

Any thoughts? Or ideas of other options?

Yalesville...
Level Contributor
17,914 posts
1 review
Save Reply
1. Re: Foodie Tours in New Your- good or not?

Any specific 'tour' you have in mind??

The Food Channel has a location - with a store and demonstrations - check that out.

Other options - well you said you've done it all - hey, have you been to Grant's Tomb.??

Poppa

Brooklyn, NY
Level Contributor
5,792 posts
1 review
Save Reply
2. Re: Foodie Tours in New Your- good or not?

***we were thinking of doing something different and since we ALL love food and cooking, were wondering about the various foodie tours mentioned in Things to Do on TripAdvisor. Any thoughts? ***

Yeah here's some of my thoughts;

- Don't you find it odd that 10 of the top 14 things on the TripAdvisor "Things to Do" list are all tours?

- Don't you think it's a tad bit odd that ….. tours are ranked the top dozen or so “Things to Do In New York” while …… Statue of Liberty ranked #33 ….. Grand Central Terminal #46 ….. Time Square #50 ….. and Museum of Modern Art #54?

- Don't you think it's a real big coincidence that almost every one of those tours on the "Things to Do in NYC" list are tours that also have TripAdvisor and their ranking on each of their home page websites?

- Do you think TripAdvisor gets a fee from these tour groups for using the TA logo on the tour websites?

- Isn't it strange that the "New York City New York Food Tours" article has been edited by a TripAdvisor member called "FoodonFoot" ..... 8 times ....and the supposed top food tour is also called ..... "Food On Food"?

www.tripadvisor.com/mgo…

- Don't you think you ought to be told when you're being pitched a product or a website is taking fees from tour companies so they can pitch their product or use that company's logo?

nytimes.com/2009/…

*** “Consumers have a right to know when they’re being pitched a product,” said Richard Cleland, an assistant director at the Federal Trade Commission. Yet in many ways, the hypercommercialism of the Web is changing too quickly for consumers and regulators to keep up. Product placements are landing on so-called status updates on Facebook, companies are sponsoring messages on Twitter and bloggers are defining their own parameters of what constitutes independent work versus advertising. ***

New York City, New...
Level Contributor
16,413 posts
13 reviews
Save Reply
3. Re: Foodie Tours in New Your- good or not?

The food tours that have gotten the best (real) feedback on here are:

http://www.foodsofny.com/

http://www.noshwalks.com/

http://www.enthusiasticgourmet.com/

New York State, USA
Destination Expert
for Buffalo
Level Contributor
1,398 posts
21 reviews
Save Reply
4. Re: Foodie Tours in New Your- good or not?

THANK YOU, Lotuspath! TA has just dropped a bit in my esteem. (I still love it, however.)

Perth, Australia
Level Contributor
1,287 posts
57 reviews
Save Reply
5. Re: Foodie Tours in New Your- good or not?

I am going on a number of food tours in New York City during my upcoming trip. I cant wait. But they will be all my own. I will exit my hotel and either walk in a west, south, east or north direction and do a kind of 'pot luck' tour- that is have a little something from whatever place takes my fancy with a view to completing a full course dining experience; soup, many entrees (starters) as I can handle in place of one main, then dessert somewhere followed by coffee somewhere else. It's one of fave things to do. Just keep moving and enjoy exploring at the same time but keeping the focus on food. I also love doing my own street dining tours and also market tours. Doing it in a group woud be even more fun. If you are a confident traveller then I believe there is no need for organised tours. But each to their own.

Happy travels.

Mississauga, ON
Level Contributor
3,062 posts
103 reviews
Save Reply
6. Re: Foodie Tours in New Your- good or not?

We were contemplating a food tour for our upcoming trip, but have decided to do something similar to the previous poster. One destination will be a walk along the High Line ending with a walk through the Chelsea Market. Another will be a walk over the Brooklyn Bridge and walk around DUMBO and then walk back over the Bridge and walk around the LES. Hoping the walking will offset the eating a bit. I've been doing research of the various areas for places to visit/sample food and will have guide book handy to give some insight into the various areas.

Brooklyn, NY
Level Contributor
7,999 posts
18 reviews
Save Reply
7. Re: Foodie Tours in New Your- good or not?

Isn't all of New York a foodie tour? I really don't understand the need to plunk down money for a guide who takes you to restaurants that you can visit yourself.

For example, a foodie tour can be taking the Q/B to Brighton Beach Avenue and walking up the avenue stopping at the various food stores along the way. There are great candy/dried fruit stores, pastry stores and M&I international that sells everything. You can eat at Primorski and/or Cafe Glechik.

You can easily take a NY Pizza tour as well. Plot the places that you've heard about on a map and go and visit. Or, just sample various pizza places throughout your stay.

Let Menupages, Yelp and Chowhound be your guide.

New York City, New...
Destination Expert
for New York City
Level Contributor
95,957 posts
12 reviews
Save Reply
8. Re: Foodie Tours in New Your- good or not?

The benefits to some of the food tours are:

> you get to taste small portions of things you couldn't otherwise do if on your own as portions are large (ie the best pizza places only sell pies only)

>you also get to hear some info about the area you're visiting

>you may be taken to places you wouldn't otherwise find on your own.

That said, if you'd rather do it on your own and are willing to put in some time doing researching where to go, it's certainly possible. For someone coming just for the day, just roaming aimlessly doesn't sound like a great idea to me.

Somone on Chowhound.com did a self guided tour of the lower east side which you can find if you do a websearch or look here on the forum. There are at least 2 pizza tours, one in Brooklyn and one in both Manhattan & Brooklyn.

9. Re: Foodie Tours in New Your- good or not?

-:- Message from TripAdvisor staff -:-

This topic has been closed to new posts due to inactivity. We hope you'll join the conversation by posting to an open topic or starting a new one.

To review the TripAdvisor Forums Posting Guidelines, please follow this link: http://www.tripadvisor.com/pages/forums_posting_guidelines.html

We remove posts that do not follow our posting guidelines, and we reserve the right to remove any post for any reason.

Removed on: 17 May 2010, 06:17