Moore Street Market: Immigrant Foodways Tour

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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