Brooklyn Food Tour

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  • Duration

    - 2 hours (approx.)
  • Williamsburg

  • Capacity

    - 20 persons per guide
  • Dress

    - It's a walking tour, so dress comfortably!
  • Departs

    In front of the South Entrance to the Bedford Ave L Train Stop, Fri-Sun @ 3pm
  • Meeting Location

    Bedford Ave & N. 7th St

  • Final Destination

    Oddfellows Ice Cream, 175 Kent Ave


Brooklyn Food Tour

Ever wonder how Brooklyn’s hipsters fit into their 29-inch waisted skinny jeans? Prepare to wonder even more...because after this two hour tour of Williamsburg’s trendiest artisanal eateries, your own pants may become an inch too small. From wood-fired pizza and down home country barbecue to Brooklyn-made wine and walnut brittle, prepare for the hippest food tasting tour on the East Coast! (American Spirits and PBR not included!)

Brooklyn Food Tour Itinerary

  • Fornino Since opening in 2004, Fornino’s wood-fired pizzas have racked up several awards, including 2007’s best pizza in NYC!
  • Handsome Dan Browse Dan’s wild selection of desserts and candies that scream 'only in Williamsburg', while you munch on some homemade Kings County Walnut Brittle.
  • Mable's Smokehouse Husband and wife owners from Oklahoma and Kentucky built every chair, table and barstool in the place. If you’re impressed with their woodwork, wait ‘til you try their ribs.
  • OddFellows Ice Cream Celebrating it's one year anniversary this summer, OddFellows' made-from-scratch ice cream has already been named the best in NYC!
  • Bagelsmith This bagel shop bakes on premises, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Sundried Tomato-Basil Tofu Cream Cheese anyone?
  • Mast Brothers New York's only bean to bar chocolate maker, the expert Mast siblings make superb artisanal chocolate from scratch, roasting and grinding single source cacao beans right here in Williamsburg!
  • Aside from the food, there is much more to experience on the tour, from street art to hipster watching, and the stunning view of Manhattan, there are many more hidden stories and secrets in store on this cultural dive into Williamsburg.


Customer Reviews

Fun time in Brooklyn Review by usatravelerCT
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Even though I live close by in CT, I've never been to Brooklyn. I thought a food tour would be a great way to see this borough, and I was spot on. Our tour guide Brendon, was fun and informative. We visited a variety of delicious food establishments in Brooklyn. I'd highly recommend this tour company, whether a foodie, a tourist, or just want to have a nice time in Brooklyn.

Visited April 2015 (Posted on 9/25/2015)
Williamsburg Brooklyn food tour; cupcake, chocolate and west village food tours Review by TAP4151983
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Chandler is friendly and informative tour guide. He was knowledgeable about Brooklyn and the formation of NyC.

Food was great but portions could be larger. We are BBQ, pizza, bagels, small bits of candy and a nice size sample of ice cream.

I've also had Marcia and Walter as your guides on the chocolate, cupcake and west village food tours. They are great too. Very friendly, knowledgeable, & funny too. These tours serve bigger portions and samples and u get your $ worth.

Overall a great tour company and delicious experiences.

Visited April 2015 (Posted on 9/25/2015)
Brooklyn Food Tour Review by dsill
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We met above a subway in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn. We had a slice of pizza, some really good bbq, some chocolate, a bit of ice cream, bagel, cheese, and candy. This is a pretty gritty area that is becoming more "gentrified." The sidewalks, roads, and buildings seemed dirty to us, but I guess that's part of the big city! The guide kept a good pace. It's always fun to walk around with someone who knows the area and can give some history.

Visited October 2014 (Posted on 9/25/2015)
Fantastic Food Tour with Ian Review by Marc R
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Went on the 11AM food tour this Saturday with Ian and had an amazing time! I have worked for 2 years in the neighborhood that the tour took place and still loved it! I really appreciated the history and charisma that our guide Ian brought to the table. The food was delicious and perfect in amount. I am looking into the Pizza/Beer tour that they offer next.

Thank you!

Visited October 2014 (Posted on 9/25/2015)
Lived in Williamsburg from 1946 to 1967 Review by Sophie_Leon
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Of course the evolution of the area is dramatic since I left but there are still remnants of the past. Our guide,Brendan, was well versed in the history and was able to keep the trendy shops and restaurants in context with the history of the neighborhood. He made the tour fun and interesting. I would highly recommend it for anyone seeking to find the true history of Brooklyn.

Visited September 2014 (Posted on 9/25/2015)
Awesome tour Review by Tat1311
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It's was our first Great New York Tour. Our tour guide Walter was amazing. He gave us a perfect mix of historical information and delicious food. Walter made it a truly enjoyable experience and we will definitely do another tour.

Visited August 2014 (Posted on 9/24/2015)
“Brooklyn Foodie” Review by tlcback (a TripAdvisor Member)
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Our second NY Food Tour and again a great experience. I love the mix of neighborhood history with some great food. Its a great way to discover parts of New York. The tour group is fun we'v met people from the neighborhood as well as all over the country

Visited June 2014

From TripAdvisor (Posted on 7/1/2014)
“Brooklyn was great” Review by sdanser4 (a TripAdvisor Member)
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This was our second tour.First one was Chocolate tour.The Booklyn Food tour was fun and a lot of variety.Our guide Brendon made the walk interesting with the bits of local history.We started with pizza and ended with ice cream,with seven stops in between.

Visited May 2014

From TripAdvisor (Posted on 7/1/2014)
“Lots of great food!!” Review by Peter C (a TripAdvisor Member)
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We did the Williamsburg Food Tour on Saturday May 17, 2014
The tour was very interesting
It had a variety of stops: Pizza; bagel; cheese; chocolate; barbecue and ice cream. The portions at each were ample. I enjoyed the barbecue the best.The place was Mable's and we had pulled pork; brisket of beef and at Louis ribs. Each was excellent! The pizza was very good as well.
The tour guide Brendon was very knowledgeable of the area and the restaurants we stopped at and he was very affable as well. I recommend this tour as a great newYork experience!

Visited May 2014

From TripAdvisor (Posted on 5/31/2014)
“Brooklyn Food Tour” Review by Noelia N (a TripAdvisor Member)
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As native New Yorkers, we like to visit different areas of the city to get to know what is new and popular. We had an amazing time with our tour guide Alex who was knowledgeable, friendly and so very entertaining. He was a fountain of historical stories, trivia and good jokes . The establishments we visited gave us a good "tasting" of what Williamsburg has to offer with a good variety of foods. The tour was leisurely yet thoroughly took us through the neighborhood. It was a great introduction into a new area for us and we will certainly be back.

Visited March 2014

From TripAdvisor (Posted on 3/31/2014)
“Brooklyn Food Tour” Review by Bea P (a TripAdvisor Member)
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This was our second tour with great New York tours. Both tours were food tours. They were fun and delicious. Our tour guide, Brendon, was very good.

Visited March 2014

From TripAdvisor (Posted on 3/31/2014)
“Brooklyn Food Tour - good but too many sweets” Review by HI22 (a TripAdvisor member)
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I've done several Great New York Tours - chocolate and cupcake. They're great. I was excited for the food tour for real food (not sweets) in my neighborhood. Turns out I'd only tried 2 of the 6 places, which was great. The downside was 3 of 6 were either chocolate or ice cream. Don't get me wrong, I have a killer sweet tooth. But there are TONS of food places in the Williamsburg area. I think the tour should have included more food places (we tried bagels, pizza and barbecue) and fewer sweet places - that's what the sweet tours are for. Brendan was a solid tour guide but not outstanding like others I've had. Bare minimum effort it seemed. I'm used to guides who have a wealth of knowledge not just about the places we're attending but the neighborhood as well.

Visited March 2014

From TripAdvisor (Posted on 3/31/2014)
“Delicious Afternoon” Review by CSR56 (a TripAdvisor Member)
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Delicious afternoon. Walter provided entertaining and informative history of Little Italy and food establishments that we visited. All were wonderful and I look forward to visiting again. I have enjoyed all of the Great New York Food Tours that I have taken.

Visited February 2014

From TripAdvisor (Posted on 3/3/2014)
“Brooklyn food tour excellence” Review by Christopher R (a TripAdvisor Member)
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We had a fantastic day, mostly due to our wonderful tour guide, Alex. Not only was he knowledgeable about the sites we were taken to, but I got a chance to talk to him in between locations about all things history and New York and he knew quite a bit. I live in Manhattan and I was taking my parents on this tour as a gift; the tour far exceeded expectations. We got more food than I expected, and it was not at all touristy or corny.

Visited February 2014

From TripAdvisor (Posted on 3/3/2014)
Hip Hip Hipster! Review by Michael
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Guides were the best, food was great, and with big portions to boot! Glad we did it. (Posted on 3/1/2014)
Great Brooklyn Food tour Review by Karen Lippman
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I bought the tour for my family from Living Social as a gift! The Williamsburg Food Tour was excellent. We live in Long Island and thought it would be a great thing to do. Thank you so much to our terrific tour guide, Walter, who really made the trip! He was really informative about the area.Delicious food and great history about Williamsburg. Our last stop was supposed to be a local winery, but just before we left to walk there, Walter was told that the wine stop could not take our group. It could have been a bad end to the tour but Walter immediately had a back up plan to take us all the a homemade ice cream place. As a special treat, we each received a single scoop of any flavor we wanted. It was delicious! The one food that we did not enjoy on the tour was the cream cheese that they put on the bagel. The bagel was yummy but all 5 of us were not happy with the tofu cream cheese. Hopefully they will change that. It tasted funky. Overall, the tour was excellent and I would be happy to recommend it! Thanks again, Walter
(Posted on 2/26/2014)
“Brooklyn Food Tour” Review by ecooper89 (a TripAdvisor member)
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I bought a Groupon for the Williamsburg Food Tour (4 people) and it was awesome! We had such a great time. This was a really nice way to explore a neighborhood we don't usually frequent. I would definitely recommend this tour for anyone visiting New York or just looking for a food/NYC adventure.

Our guide, Alex, was what made the experience so great. He was very friendly, personable, funny, and SO knowledgable - a true history buff. He knew so much about the history of Brooklyn, Manhattan, and the US and had so many interesting facts to share along the tour.

The other great part was the portions. We assumed we'd get small "tasting" portions, but that wasn't the case at all! For example at Fornino, I thought we'd get a sliver of a slice of pizza, but we each had 1 1/2 full slices! The tastings were generous at each stop and we definitely felt satisfied after - actually, walking between stops was welcomed to keep our appetite going!

The only negative comment I have was that the last stop, Brooklyn Oenology, couldn't accommodate our group so we had to cut the tour short. I'm pretty sure it was a fluke and it was in no way Alex's fault (he felt really bad about it), but it was a let down nonetheless. Even if this doesn't happen frequently, I would recommend Great New York Tours reserve space for their tours to ensure it doesn't happen. We were given cards to bring in and get our free tasting another time, but they're just business cards so I'm not sure they prove anything.

Visited February 2014

From TripAdvisor (Posted on 2/5/2014)
Amazing tour Review by Simona Vakar
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We have just done the Brooklyn Food tour and it was amazing! I loved all the stops especially Malbe's BBQ and Fornino. But the best part was our guide, Alex. This guy is like a walking encyclopedia. I was amazed at how much info we got. I would highly recommend it, you will not be disappointed. (Posted on 1/5/2014)
“Great NY Food Tour Williamsburg” Review by Amy S (a TripAdvisor Member)
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Great stops and terrific guide, Walter, makes this a terrific excursion. Seven varied ports - pizza, ribs, chocolate, cheese, wine - and a knowledgeable leader made this two-hour food tour a joy.

Visited December 2013

From TripAdvisor (Posted on 1/3/2014)
“hipsters food tour” Review by Shavar C (a TripAdvisor Member)
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Great tour. Great opportunity to experience Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Establishments visited where great, food was excellent and service with a smile. Tour was done on a Sunday 11/17/13 and the weather was excellent. Good amount of walking, be prepared, but great way to work off food. Highly recommend this tour.

Visited November 2013

From TripAdvisor (Posted on 1/3/2014)
“Great Food Tour of Williamsburg Brooklyn” Review by Stephie4821 ( a TripAdvisor Member)
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Aside from the damp and chilly weather, this was an awesome day. Alex was our tour guide. He was excellent. Super knowledgeable of the history of Bklyn, funny and made us feel like we were getting a personal tour. I was totally impressed. The tour itself was very tasty with 7 different stops along the way. We used a groupon and paid 35.00 for two people. Def. worth it. Looking forward to doing the cupcake tour and chocolate tour in the future. Anyone looking for a fun and tasty adventure, this is a perfect way to spend the day.

Visited November 2013

From TripAdvisor (Posted on 1/3/2014)
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Brooklyn (Williamsburgh) Food Tour is Da Bomb Review by John Hankinson
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Brendan was a charming host with good knowledge of the area and the restaurants and shops. The tour features some good, some very good and a couple of brilliant stops. Fornino's Pizza begins the tour and really does feature excellent pizza margherita. You can decide for yourself if it's in your top three NY pizzas or not, but it will certainly be in your top ten. The standout stops for us were Mable's Smokehouse and Bedford Cheese. Mable's is a labor of love and the barbecue isn't just the best we've had in NYC, it's the best we've had north of the Mason-Dixon Line. Jeff and Meghan built the tables, the bar, did the tile work... It's a labor of love named after Jeff's grandmother who's recipees are integral. The other brilliant stop is Bedford Cheese. It exemplifies what an old fashioned/modern cheese shop can and should be (so much more than just cheese, and with the brilliant selection of top quality cheeses, that is saying a lot). Mast Bros chocolate is also currently on the tour. Real chocolate made with love (of chocolate) right in front of you. 50 lb bags of cacao beans are arranged by source with an interesting variety. Handsome Dan's is a candy maker who offered us delicious walnut brittle in what, technically, is a mall. I guess the Brooklyn version of a mall is more like a hallway with stores, kinda seems aprapos. Bagel smith was very good. Most of us brought home bagels. We ended at Brooklyn Oenology, a winery and wine tasting room. They make wine from a variety of New York State grapes, mostly from Long Island's north fork. Brendan saved the cheese tasting from Bedford Cheese to enjoy with our wine and it was the perfect way to end the tour. On a walking tour you develop a rapport with your neighbors and everyone was very pleased with the tour and Brendan. He got tipped pretty well so I'd say it was good for everyone. (Posted on 11/10/2013)
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“Groupon value for good food” Review by Matthew J (a TripAdvisor Member)
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We did the hipster tour, in Brooklyn. We started a little late because some folks were not there, and our guide decided to wait more than 10 minutes for them.
All of the stops on the tour are tasty, including pizza (of course), and 6 other stops. We did not need dinner afterwards.
On some tours, the guide gives you a lot of background about the stores or the neighborhood, whereas here that element was very small. Also, in only about half of the stops do you meet the restaurant people, whereas in others, the guide brings out the food.
So, this tour has very good food, a super value with Groupon, but not much focus on selling the neighborhood or restaurants to you.

Visited August 2013

From TripAdvisor (Posted on 10/6/2013)
great tour, and tour guide ! Review by chrissy
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I'm from long island, but love williamsburg. The tour was really nice if you visit Williamsburg a lot like i do its nice to know where to go and eat when visiting. The tour guide was very nice and knowledable. My favorite place to eat as well as my boyfriends is MABLE'S SMOKEHOUSE. Their BBQ souce is to die for. Their actually kind enough to give you a coupon free pie after you sample their food. after the tour was over we went back for dinner ! lol..Fornino, great pizza,deelissshh ..The reason why i didnt give this 5 stars is b/c at the end when the last stop was BROOKLYN OENOLOGY ,..for some reason they didnt allow us to sample their wine, which i found to be unfair after all you pay to do a tour ! (Posted on 9/23/2013)
Too crowded Review by JB
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Neat idea but 25 people? Way too many to be walking with and eating on the streets. (Posted on 9/1/2013)
“Hipsters tour” Review by Garyhjohnson (a TripAdvisor Member)
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Took this tour in Williamsburg Brooklyn in degree heat but had a good time anyway. Most of the tastings were inside in A/C. Nice walking tour with food tastings of pizza, bagel, cheese, bbq, chocolate, walnut bridle, and wine. Took the tour because I had never been to this part of Brooklyn and wanted to see the neighborhood. Not sure why it's called a hipster tour but did enjoy the information and the food. Would recommend if you wanna see a different part of NYC and taste the local food offerings.

Visited July 2013

From TripAdvisor (Posted on 8/8/2013)
“A great way to see Brooklyn” Review by andromedaeve (a TripAdvisor Member)
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My husband and I participated in the "Hipster's Food Tour of NYC" that visited 7 different stores/restaurants in Brooklyn, New York. Our guide, Brendan, was great. He was friendly, and we liked his sense of humor.

We got to sample pizza, brittle, bagels, BBQ, chocolate, cheese, and wine. We happened to use a coupon to participate, and it was a bargain with the coupon. Everyone was friendly, and I took lots of pictures. Next time, we will take the food truck tour! The full price of the tour seems a little high - I was glad we had the coupon, because I'm not sure I would have been as satisfied at full price.

Funny - we were the only out-of-towners in the group. Everyone else were local, from the surrounding Burroughs/suburbs.

My only advice is not to eat lunch before you go. We made the mistake of eating at Grimaldi's before the tour, so we couldn't enjoy the food as much as everyone else! Also - not really for kids. A mature child might appreciate the tour, but a rambunctious seven-year old like my son would have been a crazy maniac.

Visited June 2013

From TripAdvisor (Posted on 8/8/2013)
You have to add Williamsburg Creamery to tour Review by Allie
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Tour was great, loved the neighborhood but the ice cream shop, Williamsburg Creamery, should be a must on the tour. Chocolate Chardonnay! (Posted on 6/3/2013)

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