Food Cart Tours

Try some of New York City’s best street food, and learn how food offers an amazing window into the life of a city and its neighborhoods and people. On our Food Cart Tours of Manhattan’s Financial District and Midtown, we introduce visitors and lifelong New Yorkers alike to the amazing tastes and stories of the city’s street vendor community, offering the opportunity to not only taste amazing dishes from all over the world cooked up on the sidewalk, but also to get an insider’s perspective on the industry. 5% of all Food Cart Tour ticket sales are donated to the Street Vendor Project.

Public Tours

icon-calendar  WED 12pm / FRI 2pm / SAT 1pm
icon-clock-o  2 hours
icon-male  Walking tour
icon-cutlery  5–6 generous tastings included
icon-map-marker  Financial District or Midtown, Manhattan

Public Market Tours

The first and second floors of the Essex Market with a historic neon sign from the Orchard Essex Meat Market

New York City boasts a network of public markets that provide fresh, diverse food to neighborhoods and create opportunities for culinary entrepreneurs. These tours highlight the history of these markets, the vendors, and the food they serve.  Essex Street Market Tours showcase the butchers, bakers, fishmongers, cheese purveyors, and more that make this market a cornerstone of the Lower East Side. In Williamsburg, Brooklyn, our Immigrant Foodways Tour of the Moore Street Market offers cuisine from Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, and Mexico from the market and nearby eateries, highlighting the connections between immigrant communities and local food systems.

Public Tours

icon-calendar  SUN 11:30am / TUE 11:30am
icon-clock-o  1.5 hours
icon-male  Walking tour
icon-cutlery  5–6 generous tastings included
icon-map-marker  Lower East Side, Manhattan

Wafels and Dinges Factory Tour

Waffles on display through a window

Have you ever wanted to see what it takes to run a successful street food business behind the scenes? This tour will take you inside de Royal Dinges Factory, the commissary, production space, and headquarters of one of New York City’s most popular street food brands, Wafels & Dinges. On this guided tour, we will show you how they make their spectacular Liège wafel dough and delicious ice cream to supply their constellation of carts, trucks, kiosks, and cafés; you will learn how those carts and trucks are stored, supplied, and maintained; and you will get an insider’s look at this dynamic and growing business. You will even get the chance to put your hands in some dough, and cook your own fresh-made wafel in their custom-made irons. This tour is a great complement to our Food Cart Tours of Manhattan that explores NYC’s food systems, manufacturing, and entrepreneurship.

Public Tours

icon-calendar  TUE 10am / FRI 10am
icon-clock-o  1.25 hours
icon-male  Walking tour
icon-cutlery  Fresh-baked wafel and coffee included
icon-map-marker  Gowanus, Brooklyn