Explore the tastes and history of two ethnic NYC neighborhoods, Chinatown and Little Italy. Animated and friendly guides allow their guests to learn these neighborhoods through fascinating historical stories and culinary delights. The delicious food tastings range from homemade mozzarella to a sit-down dim sum dining experience. One leaves this tour fully satisfied, along with a new found confidence in navigating the neighborhoods with a provided recommendation list in hand. This tour is a must if you're a local or visitor looking to get off-the-beaten path and taste amazing foods.
Discover two ethnic and delicious NYC neighborhoods, Chinatown and Little Italy on this three hour food and walking tour. You will begin your tour in Little Italy where you will meet your guide at the well-known and historic pasticceria, Ferrara's Bakery and Caf'. Your friendly guide will provide you with an in-depth introduction to the neighborhood and an overview of the tour while you enjoy Ferrara's ever famous cannoli. From there, you will explore the mom and pop specialty shops of Little Italy, sampling tastings such as fresh mozzarella with prosciutto, imported Italian cheeses and olives and fresh pasta. Your guide will make sure to engage you in the history of these local shops and ensure that you learn all about the foods that you are tasting. Once you have sampled some of the best foods that Little Italy has to offer, you will explore the neighborhood further by visiting historical landmarks and hearing colorful stories of the neighborhood's past.
During the second portion of the tour, you will discover the popular neighborhood, Chinatown. Once you enter this new "continent", you will soon see the vibrant colors of this neighborhood, hear the Chinese language and feel immersed. Your guide will lead you to the oldest dim sum restaurant where you will have a unique sit-down dim sum dining experience, tasting the highlights of the menu. After your sit-down tasting, your guide will lead you on a historical path of Chinatown revealing hidden secrets as you discover its historical landmarks. During this portion of the tour, you will be fascinated with stories of the past and Chinatown's beautiful culture. Your tour will end with tastings of Beijing style dumplings and a traditional Chinese pastry.
The final destination is in close proximity to Little Italy allowing you to continue to explore both neighborhoods on your own and retrace your steps. Each participant is provided a helpful handout at the beginning of the tour which includes a list of all the tastings, a map, a recommendation list and coupons. The handout will be helpful, post tour, as you return to pick up your delicious tour mementos!