Join us on an exploration of local flavors in one of the most diverse neighborhoods in the world! As a center of New York’s street vending community, Jackson Heights is the perfect location to learn about the ins and outs of the industry, while sampling delicious favorites from around the globe and getting to know more about the people and organizations who help these vendors to thrive. We’ll dig into the past, present, and future of street vending in New York, discuss how vendors have advocated over the years to make important changes, and look at how they play an essential role in feeding their communities. On this two-hour walking and tasting tour, you’ll learn about the origins of many of our favorite street foods while you enjoy tastings from five different businesses, which may include award-winning Colombian arepas, hot Himalayan momo, flavorful Bengali fushka, and much more! Enjoy an insider’s perspective into this complex industry, while chatting with vendors and devouring incredible, fresh made-to-order dishes right there on the sidewalk.
Food Cart Tours
Food Cart Tour: Street Vending After Dark
As night falls on the sidewalks of New York, street vendors continue to fill the streets, offering some of the best food in the city, as well as art, souvenirs, and other merchandise. On our Street Vending After Dark tour, we introduce visitors and locals alike to the amazing flavors, creations and stories of the city’s street vending community, while discussing the ins and outs of the industry. We’ll chat with vendors while admiring their wares, devouring incredible food from around the world, and discussing how they navigate the challenges of being a street vendor in NYC. On this two-hour walking and tasting tour, we’ll stop at five different businesses to indulge in tastings of late-night classics like chicken over rice, kati rolls, tacos, and maybe even a New York hot dog. And we will visit street artists, booksellers, and clothing merchants, and gain an insider’s perspective into this complex industry.