Hell's Kitchen Local Food Tour in New York City
Taste the world New York-style in Manhattan's eclectic culinary neighborhood with a foodie guide
Want to take a dive into New York food culture? Then Hell’s Kitchen is the neighborhood for you! Join a passionate foodie guide for a journey through the hidden gems and diverse flavors of the city, from Japanese barbecue to Georgian cuisine and tastes of the Mediterranean. With a small group of food-loving travelers, you’ll explore the history of this formerly run-down part of the city, and you’ll taste the global flavors of New York’s culinary melting pot.
- A world of food in one neighborhood
- Explore Hell's Kitchen with your foodie guide
- Global grub in New York's melting pot
- Dishes from Europe, Asia, and beyond
- Italian classics with American flair
- Over-the-top desserts
- An NYC foodie adventure!
You'll meet your local foodie guide and the rest of your small group at an easy meeting point in Hell's Kitchen, which covers an area of Manhattan just west of Times Square and the Theater District. Your guide will tell you a little about the history of this diverse neighborhood as you make your way to the first stop on your foodie voyage. Over the next couple of hours you'll visit five beloved local eateries to taste the incredible flavors of Manhattan's most exciting food destination!
From Georgian khinkali to Japanese noodles, from buffalo meatballs to incredible New York cookies, you'll enjoy tastes from around the world. All food and drink is included, and you definitely wont be hungry afterwards!
NYC Hell's Kitchen Local Food Tour Description
Your 2-hour tour includes:
Guided walking tour of the Hell's kitchen neighborhood
5 diverse and delicious NYC food stops
Meatballs, dumplings, cookies, and more!
All food and non-alcoholic drinks included
Passionate local foodie guide
Maximum group size of 8
We're always on the lookout for new and exciting local food, so some of the dishes you're served today may differ from this description. Rest assured, your guide will make sure that everything your try is utterly delicious!
Welcome to Hell's Kitchen!
The tour begins as you head north out of Midtown into the heart of Hell's Kitchen. Your friendly local guide is a true food fanatic and can't wait to share the neighborhood's hidden gems! As you begin your small group walking tour, your guide will tell the history of Hell's Kitchen and how it became home to immigrants from all over the world. This mix of global influences has seen the neighborhood explode into one of the most exciting and eclectic culinary destinations in New York.
Why "Hell's Kitchen"? There are a few different explanations for that, and your guide will talk you through how the area might have got its catchy name.
Flavors of the World
The first stop on the tour is a visit to Japan (for your tastebuds, anyway.) You'll try delicious noodle dishes and high-quality barbecued meats, and you'll savor the umami and quality of ingredients that make this place a Hell's Kitchen favorite.
Elsewhere, you can look forward to trying Mediterranean-inspired treats, unique Georgian cuisine, upside down dumplings, or other unusual snacks from the neighborhood!
People didn't just come to Hell's Kitchen from elsewhere in the world, but also elsewhere in America. Throughout the United States, each region and even each city have their own unique culinary traditions, and you'll find almost all of them here in New York. You'll discover the flavors of America through incredible takes on comfort food such as buffalo meatballs, then try some delicious modern twists on classic Italian-American dishes that have been around for generations.
A New York food tour wouldn't be complete without a tasty dessert, or maybe even two desserts! Your Hell's Kitchen food tour caps off with two dessert stops where you can try some of New York's favorite sweet treats. The cannoli and cookies you'll try will blow your mind, and it makes for an unbelievable end to this culinary journey.
What you get with this tour
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Enjoyed the history lesson of HELLS KITCHEN. The food was fabulous. Ate our way through town-You won’t need dinner.
Amazing food tour.
Jenn was enthusiastic and entertaining. We had a wonderful food tour and walking tour. I highly recommend this tour. She catered to everyone’s needs.
Tasty food in spots new to our family. We enjoyed the history and learning about the times square area.
Frequently Asked Questions
What to bring?
Some comfortable shoes and a healthy appetite!
What if I'm vegetarian?
No problem! A vegetarian option is available, please contact us after booking if this is required for any of your party.
What if I have other dietary requirements?
Due to the small scale eateries we visit and the variety of dishes throughout, we can't accommodate for kosher, nut allergies, dairy-free or gluten-free diets. Please get in touch after booking if you're unsure.
How much walking is involved in this tour?
This is a walking tour but an easy one, with plenty of stops and a gentle pace.
What if I'm vegan?
Unfortunately we aren't able to provide a vegan option for this tour.
Is this tour run by The Tour Guy?
No, it's run by one of our trusted and vetted partners in New York. They're a specialist local tour company who we know uphold our high standards.
What to bring?
Some comfortable shoes and a healthy appetite!
Are alcoholic drinks included?
No, only non-alcoholic drinks are included in the tour price.
Can I bring my kids on this tour?
Of course! Just be aware that the food served is very diverse and sophisticated, so many younger kids may not enjoy it. We'd generally recommend this tour for ages 12 and and up.
Do the food stops on this tour ever change?
Yes! We're always on the lookout for new and exciting local food, so some of the dishes you're served today may differ from the description. Rest assured, your guide will make sure that everything your try is utterly delicious!
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