Explore the Financial District through the culture of its street food and step into the world of New York City’s food trucks and carts. Hear stories about the past, present, and future of the street food scene and enjoy 6 generous gourmet tastings.
What to Expect
Experience New York City’s street food beyond the hot dog carts and pretzel stands. Take a 2-hour guided walk through the Financial District and sample an international buffet of foodie offerings.
Observe the genius that crams full kitchens into improbably small carts, and hear stories from proprietors, who range from struggling immigrants to culinary school dropouts and former 4-star restaurant chefs.
Along the way, learn about the history of the industry and the challenges of running these thriving, but feverishly demanding, businesses. You will never look at street carts the same way again once you see and taste the delectable dishes crafted in the curbside kitchens.
The menu rotates from day-to-day in order to best represent the variety of delicious options. Tastings may include the likes of falafel over rice, Jamaican jerk chicken with soul food sides, Bengali kati rolls, Grandma's pizza, Vietnamese bánh mì sandwiches, and gourmet hot chocolate, cappuccino, or iced coffee.
- 6 food tastings
- Bottle of water
- Postcard map of food carts and food trucks
What's Not Included
- Hotel pick-up and drop off
Know Before You Go
• The tour includes approximately 1 mile of walking
• Most dietary restrictions can be accommodated if advance notice is provided
• The sidewalks and streets are wheelchair-accessible if tour participants can make their way to the meeting location