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Best of Brooklyn Half-Day Food and Culture, Bus and Walking Tour

New York, United States

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Take a bite out of New York City’s hippest borough on this half-day Brooklyn food and culture tour. From traditional ethnic eateries to culinary hotspots that spark national dining trends, your guide will show you where to eat like a local. Snack on kielbasa and pierogis in the Polish enclave of Greenpoint, satisfy your sweet tooth in DUMBO, and get a taste of farm-to-fork freshness in trendy Williamsburg. Vegetarians can be accommodated.
  • Bus, walk, and taste your way through Brooklyn on a food and culture tour
  • Explore four Brooklyn neighborhoods, and enjoy the views of the NYC skyline
  • Get a great value, with luggage storage, food tastings, and travel included
  • Meet-up in the West Village for hassle-free travel by air-conditioned coach

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

This tour whisks you from kielbasa to Neopolitan pizza to chocolate with a side dish of culture and history.
Learn to eat like a local on this fantastic, filling, half-day tour of Brooklyn’s trendsetting dining scene. Make your way to Manhattan’s West Village, where you’ll meet your local foodie guide and climb aboard a comfortable coach. 

After crossing the Williamsburg Bridge, begin by exploring Brooklyn’s hippest, hottest neighborhood. From acclaimed farm-to-table restaurants to third-wave coffee-roasting cafés, Williamsburg is a launching point for many popular culinary trends. It’s also home to many traditional ethnic enclaves, including an ultra-Orthodox Hasidic Jewish community and deep Italian roots, so you can get an authentic taste of Italy with Neapolitan pizza and a creamy cannoli. 

Continue on to Greenpoint, Brooklyn’s traditionally Polish neighborhood, and pop in at a Polish restaurant to sample kielbasa and pierogis.

View the beautiful Prospect Park and have a big slice of Neapolitan Pizza in Park Slope for an authentic taste of Italy. Then explore the deep Italian roots of Carroll Gardens with a creamy cannoli. In the DUMBO neighborhood at the base of the Manhattan Bridge, take a digestion break with a short stroll to the newly refurbished Brooklyn Bridge Park, where you’ll want your camera to capture unbeatable views of the Manhattan skyline. Then indulge your sweet tooth with the famous Bonbons of the Jacques Torres chocolate factory. Your appetite sated, enjoy the urban views on the return drive to Greenwich Village, where your tour concludes.
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West Village
You begin your tour in this historic district. Feel free to arrive early and enjoy the unique character of this charming downtown neighborhood.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
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Williamsburg Bridge
The Williamsburg Bridge is a suspension bridge in New York City that crosses the East River, connecting the Lower East Side of Manhattan at Delancey Street with the Williamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn.
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This rapidly-changing hipster hot spot is a thriving art community with a dazzling array of shops, restaurants, and night spots.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
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Greenpoint Heights
Home to one of largest Polish populations in the United States, here you can see a mix of old and new businesses on Manhattan Avenue, which resembles a main street in small-town America. Greenpoint’s refreshing feel makes exploring the neighborhood and its culinary delights a real pleasure.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
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Brooklyn Bridge Park
Brooklyn Bridge Park is an 85-acre (34-hectare) park on the Brooklyn side of the East River in New York City.
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Manhattan Skyline
You can see the NYC skyline from the coastline in Brooklyn.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
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Jacques Torres Chocolate
Indulge your sweet tooth with the famous bonbons of the Jacques Torres chocolate factory.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
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The final stop on the tour includes the opportunity to be drooped off near the iconic Brooklyn Bridge to walk across, or stay on the bus and enjoy a ride back to the starting point in Greenwich Village, New York.

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Traveler Tips

  • "You will see a good bit of Brooklyn, the bus saves time and is better for the mobility challenged client." See review
  • "Plan to skip dinner following the tour, you'll be stuffed."
  • "If the weather is fine and you are a good walker, we would highly recommend that you take the option of walking back to Manhattan over the Brooklyn Bridge at the end of the tour as the views are spectacular." See review


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A must do
, Mar 2020
Loved this experience! So happy we did this, Laurie was fantastic and taught us all about the origins of downtown Brooklyn. My husband and I are huge foodies and enjoyed everything we tried. A must do for sure. Bonus for us was the walk across the Brooklyn bridge at the end, the day was perfect.
Enjoyable Brooklyn experience with delicious food.
, Feb 2020
Laurie was really lovely, informative about all the food and the Brooklyn neighbourhoods in general and fun also. Great food and good variety to taste.
Great intro to Brooklyn!
, Dec 2019
We were lucky to have a small group...Rick was a great guide, giving us lots of information on the neighborhoods we passed. The food at each stop was tasty and filling, with opportunities to purchase beverages (or extra treats at the bakery!). We had a lovely day to walk across the bridge back into Manhattan. We’ll definitely visit Brooklyn again!
One of The Best Tours I've Experienced!
Chrislina M
, Nov 2019
Rick our guide was AMAZING!!! So much knowledge and really passionate about the culture of Brooklyn.
Brooklyn 4.5 hour Food tour
Margaret M
, Oct 2019
It was a great tour. Our guide Laurie was great. She remembered our names and was very knowledgeable. I highly recommend this tour.
Brooklyn foodie fun
, Oct 2019
Laurie was an excellent tour guide. She was very knowledgeable and made the tour both informative and fun. All of the good stops were great. Must do for anyone visiting NYC
Great tour
Galina K
, Oct 2019
Everything was great in our tour! Thank you Laurie,you did great job!The bus was very comfortable and all the food was different and delicious !
Good way to see Brooklyn
Kirstin C
, Oct 2019
It was a good tour that takes you through multiple neighborhoods of Brooklyn. The food was great. The bus kept the walking to a minimum.
Unique & Cultural Brooklyn Half-Day Food Tour
, Oct 2019
This tour was a delight and an excellent way to see Brooklyn. We went on a Saturday which turned out to be even more intriguing as we got to see how different groups and cultures live in Brooklyn (hipsters, Jewish and Polish communities, etc.). Our guide, Rick, was wonderful. He had a great mannerism about him and his voice was great for story telling. He shared with the group historic insights and funny encounters he had experienced as well. Out of the 6 stops for tastings was Table 87. It was the best pizza we had in New York by far. The pizza is made in a coal oven!! Rick also plays photographer and takes great pride in making sure you get a good shot of the Brooklyn Bridge. Super amazing excursion- strongly recommend!
Fun Day
Katherine M
, Oct 2019
Rick was fun, informative and helpful. The food stops gave us a good feel for each area of Brooklyn and the food was delicious. Highly recommend this tour.

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