Food Cart Tour of Midtown
Presented in support of the Street Vendor Project
• Thursdays & Fridays at 2pm • Walking •
Get a taste of Midtown Manhattan on this 2-hour walking tour that explores the past and present of New York’s street food industry and the challenges of running these thriving but demanding small businesses. Each tour includes six generous tastings from some of the best food carts and trucks in New York City – the menu rotates from week to week, but tastings on your tour may include falafel and lamb off the bone, halal chicken and rice with tamarind sauce, Korean short ribs, Indian kati rolls, Belgian waffles, and Mexican quesadillas, all prepared in these amazing curbside kitchens. But beyond the amazing food, you will also get the chance to meet working street vendors, understand the rules and regulations they navigate every day, and learn what to takes to launch and run a successful street food business. You will never look at street food the same way again!
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General Admission: $48 per person
Seniors (65+): $43.20 per person (10% off)
Children (5-11): $24 per person
Children under 5 are welcome to attend free
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We ask tour participants to please arrive 10 minutes before the tour start so that we can begin on time.
All tours begin at the Bank of America Tower on the corner of 6th Avenue between 42nd St and 43rd St. Please visit our Frequently Asked Questions page for complete directions and information on public transportation, or consult our transportation map.
Public tours are offered on Fridays, 2-4pm, throughout the year. We also offer our Financial District Food Cart Tour on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 12-2pm.
This tour includes 5-6 generous tastings from different street food vendors. Because street vendors often change locations, this menu is subject to change, but dishes frequently featured on this tour include chicken over rice, Mexican quesadillas, Indian kati rolls, Korean barbecue, and Belgian waffles.
We strive to accommodate most dietary restrictions and requests, including vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free diets, as well as allergies and food sensitivities. When making your booking, please be sure to indicate these so that we can make appropriate arrangements. Our team will strive to accommodate you as best we can, but we cannot guarantee all dietary accommodations.
If you have any questions regarding the menu, please contact us directly.
As this tour takes place in public facilities and on sidewalks, this tour is fully accessible to visitors who use wheelchairs. Please note any requests for accommodations in your reservation or contact us in advance so that our guides can review the tour route for any obstructions or inaccessible pathways in advance of the tour. Please be advised that this tour involves roughly 1 mile of walking with minimal opportunities to sit down.
With at least 24 hours advance notice, FM assistive listening devices with headsets or neck loops can be made available for all public and private tours. Please note in your reservation or contact us at least 24 hours prior to your tour if you or a guest in your party would like to use a receiver. We cannot guarantee that assistive listening devices will be available if the request is made within 24 hours of the tour start time.
Several of our staff members are experienced in verbal description and offering touch tours for visitors who are blind or have low vision. Please notify us in advance either when making your reservation or by contacting us if you would like your public or private tour to be staffed accordingly so that we can ensure a fully-inclusive experience.