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“Food Tour of Hells Kitchen”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Rum and Blackbird

Rum and Blackbird
Ranked #281 of 598 Tours in New York City
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Toronto, Canada
1 review
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“Food Tour of Hells Kitchen”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2013

Last weekend my family had an amazing time with Jody as he took us through Hells Kitchen. Not only did we get the opportunity to taste the unique flavous of the area, we were able to learn about the history of the area as well. It's a great experience for anyone who is looking to spend an afternoon away from the busy tourist areas and enjoys immersing themselves into local culture. Make sure your wearing comfortable shoes and clothing as you walk and eat a lot!! High recommend to anyone.

Visited November 2013
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Springfield
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15 reviews
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“Didn't leave hungry”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2013

Spent a delightful Saturday afternoon last weekend with Melanie. There were just three of us and she really goes out of her way to make the tour as personalized as she can. There were six tasting stops for empanadas, vegetable brioche pizza, tacos, milkshakes, spanakopitas, and apple pie. The portions were generous, delicious and a good value for the money we spent. We really learned a lot about the Hell's Kitchen neighborhood and plan to make this our go-to eating area whenever we are in New York.

Visited November 2013
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Regina, SK
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5 attraction reviews
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“Fabulous! Highly recommend”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2013

This is not just a food tasting tour, but a great introduction to Hell's Kitchen. We visited parts of the neighbourhood we would not have seen or ventured to on our own and were able to meet many locals who are passionate about their neighbourhood. Great local history was shared by our guide and the tastings were fabulous. Our guide, Melanie, was enthusiastic, accommodating and very knowledgeable; we enjoyed our time with her immensely. Book it, you won't regret it.

Visited October 2013
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Ridgefield, CT
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“Fun for Foodies!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2013

We had a great time on the Rum and Blackbird tour last weekend. We went with another couple and were joined by about 8 others on a beautiful Indian Summer day. Jody was a very knowledgeable and fun guide. The food was really delicious and the history of the area was very interesting. We made several stops during the three hour tour, some for tastings, others for future reference. We will definitely go back to try the places where we didn't have tastings. Great concept and gift idea (it was a Christmas gift for us and a birthday gift for our friends). If you love trying different foods and learning about NYC history- I would highly recommend this tour!

Visited October 2013
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macon, ga
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“Eat your way through....”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2013

Yum! What a fun way to spend a beautiful Friday afternoon in New York. My husband and I booked a private tour and spent a little over 3 hours with Jody. Time and money well spent. Jody was a terrific guide, his love for Hell's Kitchen very apparent. Also apparent as we visited place after place was the high regard the proprietors of the different restaurants and shops had for him. The food on the tour was very good and very plentiful- so much so that we did not finish a single item and did not have dinner that evening! We both agreed that our favorite were the empanadas from Empanada Mama.
We had such a great time and enjoyed Hell's Kitchen so much that we returned the next day to do a little shopping at domus (recommended on the tour) and to watch the Georgia/LSU game in a local sports bar.
Highly recommend to anyone visiting New York. Would like to see Rum and Blackbird expand to other areas of New York as well.

Visited September 2013
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