Moore Street Market: Immigrant Foodways Tour
- Select Saturdays at 11am
- 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 Mexico, sounds 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
Click here to purchase tickets. Advance ticket purchase is required.
Admission includes your knowledgeable guide, 6 generous food and beverage tastings, a postcard map, and a follow-up email with traditional recipes.
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 restrictions and requests 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.
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.
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