New York Food Tour
The Café society has landed in Manhattan and New York Food is one of the most searched for terms on the internet! Our Food Tour NYC will focus on the numerous great bakeries, farmers markets and food halls that now dot the island of Manhattan. Food has become one of the top New York attractions. Your guide, Tom Orzo, has followed this development of the past decade and is pleased to escort you through the new landscape to the best food in New York. There is more truly great food available in NYC right now than there has ever been – and we’ll prove it beyond a doubt!
It all began in the the 1970s when no one was paying much attention to Farmers Market products and local foods. Then, in 1976 The Union Square Market opened. Union Square had been a run down, underutilized park. Then one day a week, each Wednesday, the park experimented with a farmers market. It was an improbable throwback, farmers from Long Island and the Hudson Valley would truck their produce to town. It has been such a hit that major hotels have invested in the area developing a Hyatt Hotel Union Square and a W Hotel New York by Marriott
The local farmers soon received a warm and enthusiastic embrace! Before anyone knew the expression, before the term had been coined, without fanfare of any kind…the “farm to table” movement began. Today it is the ‘Grandaddy’ of so many successful offspring that proliferate throughout the 5 Boroughs. Truly a welcome addition to New York Sightseeing
Well, Union Square Market is now open 4 days a week, it is the biggest and arguably the BEST! Farmers and Artisans, Locals and Tourists, Manhattan now has more food halls and more food markets than ever. 20 years ago The Chelsea Market led the way, and its success has been copied all over town – more great food than ever before – waiting for you! With a New York Bus Tour and a guide like ours, you won’t go home hungry.
Patisserie DomInique Ansel, Financier, Epicerie Boulud, City Bakery, Balthazar, Georgetown Cupcakes, Lady M, Eric Kayser Patisserie, Magnolia, L’Aduree, Levain…and…our top secret specials (…shh!)
Markets and Shops
The Union Square Market, Zabar’s, Chelsea Market, Eataly, Le District, Grand Central Market, Plaza Hotel Food Hall, Barney Greengrass, Essex Market…and more too numerous to mention !!
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