Presented in partnership with the merchants of the Moore Street Market & the Graham Avenue BID

Next Public Tours:

  • Saturday, August 29, 2015
  • Saturday, September 19, 2015
  • Saturday, October 31, 2015
  • Saturday, November 14, 2015
  • Saturday, December 12, 2015


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Credit: David Berkowitz
Credit: David Berkowitz

From farms to pushcarts to public markets, this 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 Mexico, sounds of salsa, and traditional ingredients and foods from Latin American and Caribbean countries.

Based on more than 20 oral history interviews with neighborhood residents and local business owners and 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. By the end of the tour, you’ll be equipped with new knowledge about Latin American and Caribbean ingredients, a postcard map of the area, traditional recipes to help you recreate the tastes and smells of the market, and hopefully an appreciation for the people that have made and continue to make Williamsburg a special place to call home.

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General Admission: $42 per person

Seniors (65+): $37.80 per person (10% off)

Children (5-11): $21 per person

Children under 5 are welcome to attend free

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Admission includes your knowledgeable guide, 6 generous food and beverage tastings, a postcard map, and a follow-up email with traditional recipes.

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 1-2 Saturdays per month. For a full list of public tour dates, please click here to view our schedule and purchase tickets.

Tastings on the tour may include (but are subject to change) morcilla sausage, green bananas and onions, roasted pork and chicken, sancocho stew, batidos (Latin American hand-made beverages), plantains, sorullos (corn fritters), tembleque, herbal tea, and tamarind juice.

With advance notice, most dietary preferences/restrictions can be accommodated. Vegetarians can be easily accommodated, and while we strive to accommodate all dietary needs, visitors with a vegan diet may have a more limited menu, though we offer the same quantity of food.

The Immigrant Foodways Tour is fully accessible for individuals and groups who use wheelchairs. We will walk approximately 0.5 miles on this tour and will be standing for most of the tour. Please contact us or call (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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