Presented in partnership with the merchants of the Moore Street Market, New York City Economic Development Corporation & Graham Avenue BID


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Tour Highlights:

  • Available for private tours
  • 2-hour walking tour
  • 6-8 generous tastings of Puerto Rican, Dominican, and Mexican dishes
  • Visit to the historic Moore Street Market and local eateries along Brooklyn’s Avenue of Puerto Rico
  • Learn about traditional Latin American ingredients and recipes
  • Meet the butchers of Anibal Meat Market, a neighborhood staple for more than 40 years

From farms to pushcarts to public markets, this 2-hour walking and tasting tour explores historical aspects of New York’s food system and the influence of Caribbean and Latin American cultures and cuisines on the past and present of Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Once known for its pickles and kosher meat, today the eastern section of Williamsburg serves up herbal tea remedies from Mexicosounds of salsa, and traditional ingredients. Based on more than 20 oral history interviews with neighborhood residents and local business owners, and on original archival research, this tour explores the history of Brooklyn’s “Avenue of Puerto Rico” and takes an in-depth look at the Moore Street Market, built in 1941 to mark the end of the pushcart era and today a centerpiece of the Spanish-speaking community. The tour includes 6-8 generous tastings from market vendors and local eateries.


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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

Advance ticket purchase is required.

2 hours

We ask tour participants to please arrive 10 minutes before the tour start so that we can begin on time.

The tour begins near the intersection of Seigel Street and Graham Avenue in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn. An exact meeting location will be provided with your reservation.

Please visit our Frequently Asked Questions page for complete directions and information on public transportation. This area is easily accessible by subway from the Flushing Ave (J,M)Flushing Ave (G), or Montrose Ave (L) subway stops. 

Public tours are offered on select Saturdays at 11am, or you can book a private tour. If you are interested in other Public Market Tours, try our Essex Street Market TourUse the calendar below to find our next available tour date.

1672754-inline-iconbwAs these tours takes place in public facilities and on sidewalks, these tours are fully accessible to visitors who use wheelchairs or mobility devices. 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 does involve extended periods of walking and standing with minimal opportunities to sit down.

Hearing access symbol that shows an ear with radio signals emanating from the earAssistive listening devices – With at least 24 hours advance notice, portable 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.

Accessibility symbol that shows a person walking with a cane to indicate services for visitors who are blind or have low visionVerbal description and large print materials – All of our tours are designed to be multi-sensory. We also have staff members who are experienced in verbal description and have led tour programming for visitors who are blind or have low vision. We can also make available all of our materials in large print upon request. 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.

American Sign Language Accessibility Symbol American Sign Language interpretation – We seek to offer accessible experiences for all visitors. As such, with at least two weeks advance notice, we will seek to provide American Sign Language interpretation free of charge for visitors who are deaf for all of our tours. To place a request, please contact info@turnstiletours.com or text or call +1(347)903-8687.

For people with developmental and/or intellectual disabilities – We celebrate diversity in learning styles and abilities. With advance notice for public or private tours, we have the capability to provide accessible and inclusive programming for people with development and/or intellectual disabilities and their family members and friends. For example, with advance notice, we can provide a sensory-friendly experience for private groups of visitors with autism that includes visual supports and non-verbal tools before and during the visit (social narrative, visual schedules, etc), fidgets, as well as multi-sensory and kinesthetic approaches. With advance notice for public tours, Turnstile Tours can provide these accommodations and can also assign a staff member who has extensive experience leading programs for people with and without intellectual and development disabilities.  Please contact info@turnstiletours.com or text or call +1(347)903-8687 for more information.

Please contact us via email at info@turnstiletours.com or call or text us at +1(347) 903-8687 for more information.

Please contact us for more details on booking a private Immigrant Foodways Tour or visit our Group Tours page. Private tours can be scheduled most days of the week, subject to availability.

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