Thursday, December 11, 2014
- Wylie Dufresne Introduces His First Burger, With Side Of French Onion Soup Rings: Chef Wylie Dufresne has created myriad inventive and sometimes kooky dishes in his career, but surprisingly has never offered a burger on the menu of any of his restaurants. That changes starting now, with the chef debuting his first ever burger at his fun neighborhood eatery Alder.
- The Ultimate Guide to Eating in NYC, All in One Place: Whether you've lived in New York all your life or you're just in town to see Rockefeller Center and the Christmas Tree, our goal at Serious Eats is to point you towards something delicious. That's why we've compiled the best of our New York stories into a comprehensive guide to eating out all across the city.
- Inside The Tenement Museum, A "No Photo" Zone: The Tenement Museum has a strict "no photo" policy, as they believe it takes away from the visitor experience—"We are trying to facilitate an interactive experience with our visitors. It really is what makes us unique," the Museum's Jon Pace told us. "All the tours we offer are led by an educator."
- 16 THINGS YOU DIDN’T KNOW ABOUT THE NYC SUBWAY: If you take the subway every day in NYC, you probably know the basics: put $19.05 on your MetroCard, don't block the left side of the escalator, let everyone off the train before you barge in, and never -- under any circumstances -- get on the empty subway car during rush hour. Still though, there are probably a few things you don't know, like, say, which historic buildings have secret subway entrances...
- How America’s only water sommelier justifies his restaurant’s 44-page water menu: Riese is the general manager at Ray’s & Stark Bar, a restaurant at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. He’s also the “water sommelier”—the only one in America, he says.
- The ‘World’s Largest’ Truffle Sold for $61,250: In real life, the so-called world's largest truffle is the size of a healthy cauliflower. It was unearthed in Umbria late last month and, as promised, arrived in New York City last week after a 4,330-mile plane trip.
- Joy From the World; Diverse Holiday Feasts From Five New York Families: Our December traditions define us, from wherever we hail. We celebrate the last of the autumn harvest. We cheer the arrival of the solstice and the knowledge that the nights will grow shorter.
- Scammers Are Ruining the Integrity of America’s Crab Cakes: To fight shenanigans like these, Maryland recently ramped up its True Blue certification program, and more chefs say they no longer trust anyone but local watermen, so not all of the consequences of the slackage are bad — there's more local seafood on your plate.
- Gluten-Free Italian Restaurant Risotteria Opening UWS Outpost: The West Village-based Italian restaurant and bakery Risotteria, which describes itself as a "gluten-free heaven," is opening a new outpost on Amsterdam Avenue this spring.
- Cook Duck Like a Pro With Chef Anita Lo: Chef Anita Lo of Annisa in New York, known for her foie gras soup dumpling handiwork, demonstrates how easy it is to break down a duck. She also offers up a bunch of ideas on how to cook with the whole bird from skin to bones.
- Visiting Caffe Reggio, A Timeless Classic In A Changing Greenwich Village: Bleecker Street, MacDougal Street, and Greenwich Village as a whole certainly isn't what it used to be, back when bohemians ruled the roosts and Dylan was strumming his guitar at Cafe Wha?. These days, in place of the Village Gate you'll find a CVS, and over where The Bleecker Street Cinema was? A Duane Reade. The area does still have its charms, however, and a few businesses have survived the times-a-changin'. Caffe Reggio, which opened its doors at 119 MacDougal Street in 1927, is one of them.
- HANUKKAH FRIED CHICKEN LATKA FINGERS ARE FOR EVERYONE: Available now through Dec 24th, both of NYC's Sticky’s Finger Joint locations -- the city's first gourmet chicken finger restaurant chain -- will be doling out the world's first Hanukkah-inspired chicken finger, the Latka Finger, because honestly, regular latkes just aren't cutting it anymore.
- Christmas In New York: Top 13 Things To Do In NYC During The 2014 Holiday Season. The 6,000-square-foot indoor market has something for everyone. From a smorgasbord of delicious food options (our personal favorite is Cull & Pistol) to a variety of stores, Chelsea Market just might become your favorite New York destination -- especially during the holidays.
- How the Cookie Crumbles, The city's best chocolate chip cookies: The Smile ($3.50), A little sea salt goes a long way at this cult Noho café. Brenna White puts a little crunch in each bite, nicely accentuating the slightly bitter chocolate chunks.
- A New Yorker's guide to Chinese food for Christmas: It's an unofficial Jewish (and therefore New York) tradition to eat Chinese food on Christmas. Perhaps it's a cultural love of a good egg roll, or perhaps the custom roots from Chinese restaurants around the country staying open on Dec. 24-25 when almost everything else in America seems to be closed.
Thursday, December 4, 2014
- New York Becomes Fertile Hub for Tours Entrepreneurship: Foods of NY Tours was started by Todd Lefkovic fifteen years ago and today sells more than 30,000 tickets per year. Lefkovic says there are “many many many” more entrepreneurs starting walking tours today and credits the increase in tour entrepreneurship to similar tools as well as low barriers to entry.
- Gourmet Chinatown Food and Culture Walking Tour! Whether you have lived in NYC all your life, are visiting for the first time, or are a local looking for a fun and unique activity to entertain out of town guests, I can’t think of more worthwhile daytime activity than going on a Foods of New York Tours’ Gourmet Chinatown Food and Culture Walking Tour — which I took a couple weekends ago and had the best time ever!
- The Explore Chinatown Food And Culture Walking Tour: See (And Taste) Chinatown As You Never Have Before!
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- Inside Chef's Club, Where You Can Dine Under A Giant Hunk Of Salt: Of all the places to sit at Food & Wine's newly debuted Chef's Club, the ones directly below the enormous hunk of Himalayan crystal salt are probably the least appealing. For one, it's an intimidating art piece to sit beneath; but mostly, you'll want to be able to stare at it from wherever you're enjoying your meal.
- New York's 8 Hottest New Pizza Joints: NYC needs more pizza joints like it needs another Duane Reade, but 2014 introduced innovative new toppings and varieties like Roman-style and Chicago-style deep dish to the local scene. Here are eight killer pies to try.
- Danny Meyer’s Marta in NoMad: Marta, opened in September, is a continuation of that project, a spinoff that might have found a space next door if Danny Meyer’s Union Square Hospitality Group had not decided to place it about a half-mile away in the soaring, stately lobby of the Martha Washington Hotel. Marta has Roman appetizers and entire Roman dishes repurposed as toppings for pizzas with thin crusts in the Roman style.
- How Cost of Train Station at World Trade Center Swelled to $4 Billion: With its long steel wings poised sinuously above the National September 11 Memorial in Lower Manhattan, the World Trade Center Transportation Hub has finally assumed its full astonishing form, more than a decade after it was conceived.
- Per Se to Join Restaurants Charging in Advance: The system, called Tock, has been used since 2012 at the Chicago destinations Alinea and Next, where the co-owner, Nick Kokonas, devised the proprietary software. Diners at those restaurants reserve tables and pay online, in full, weeks or months in advance for nonrefundable tickets. Service charges are included, leaving only liquor charges to be added at the end of the meal.
- Once an Icon, Per Se Is Showing its Age: Per Se, Keller's East Coast analogue to the (marginally cheaper) French Laundry, helped set the bar dramatically higher for how much money and time New Yorkers were willing to spend in dining rooms. Per Se's nine-course, three-hour feasts helped usher in our American era of extended tasting menus, paving the way for Blanca, Brooklyn Fare, Atera, Momofuku Ko, and other venues serving 16-30 courses for hundreds of dollars or more.
- Amid Bugs, Hail, Floods and Bacteria, Italian Olives Take a Beating: The devastation has already translated into rising prices in Italy for a family staple, and will soon be felt by consumers worldwide. The commodity price for Italian extra virgin olive oil has doubled since last year, and the outlook is also very bad for Spain, the world’s biggest olive oil producer.
- Greenwich Village Senior Center Threatened By Pastor Trying To Cash In With Film Shoots: Our Lady of Pompeii Church serves dual purposes—not only is it the site of the Greenwich House Senior Center, it's also a popular location for film shoots—so popular, in fact, that church pastor Father Walter Tonelotto opted not to renew the senior center's lease when it ends in 2015, preferring instead to convert it into a full-fledged movie set.
- Soho Brunch Favorite Jack's Wife Freda to Open New Outpost in the Old West Village Fatty 'Cue: Jack's Wife Freda, the perennially popular Soho brunch spot, is planning to open a second location in the former Carmine Street home of Fatty 'Cue, which shuttered back in May.
- The New West Village Toby’s Estate Is Very Instagram-Worthy: The idea behind Toby's Estate's newest location — its third in New York — is that the coffee shop resemble a West Village townhouse. After all, it's housed in a landmarked building that was constructed in 1921, and it was once used as a collaborative working space for artists.
- Bark Hot Dogs Opening Second Location on Bleecker Street: No one can ever take the place of the recently shuttered Greenwich Village Gray’s Papaya. But you can find solace in the fact that the folks at Park Slope’s excellent ecofriendly hot-dog shop are bringing their lard-butter-basted frankfurters to Bleecker Street.
- Bruno Bakery Ends Decades-Long Run in Greenwich Village: An Italian bakery that's become a Greenwich Village institution closed its doors for good this weekend due to rising rent.
- 100 Montaditos Sandwich Shop to Close LES Branch Two Months After Opening: The chain’s first NYC location opened on Bleecker Street between MacDougal and Sullivan streets last year. Mini Hospitality had planned to open five 100 Montaditos branches in the city this year, and have a total of 30 locations in the area by 2017.
- The 13 Best Sandwiches In NYC: The sandwich is the greatest culinary invention of all time. Sandwich chain Num Pang knows what it's doing when it comes to cooking up tender, melt-in-your mouth, fatty pork.
- The Everything Guide to Last-Chance New York: Here, we offer a spotlight on the places that belong to a dying breed of shop (or mobile knife sharpener, or roller rink), which are in many cases the very last of their kind. Get to these glove-makers, fleabag hotels, Chino-Cuban eateries, dirt roads, and seltzer men while you still can.
- Martha Stewart to open a café in Chelsea: Martha Stewart Cafe will open in the Starrett-Lehigh Building in Manhattan's Chelsea neighborhood, where the domestic maven's company headquarters are located. Cafe managers now are hiring baristas.
- Finding a New York Replacement for Poilâne, the Celebrated Parisian Sourdough: “Every good family in Paris has poilâne bread at home,” Mr. Dutko said on a recent afternoon over lunch at the Tartinery, the one-of-a-kind Nolita restaurant devoted to tartines—French open-faced sandwiches now popular in fashionable places—he founded four years ago with the model Alicia Rountree.
- Kimchi Parties Are Real, And They Keep The Kimchi Flowing All Year Long: Ain't no party like a kimchi party. Seriously. Once a year in Korea, communities spend an entire day (and sometimes longer) making kimchi together. The special day is called Gimjang.
We are now smack dab in the middle of the “season of giving”, so we wanted to share with you how Food of NY Tours is giving back to the community.
As a small company that pounds the pavement with our customers every single day, we're in a unique position to receive feedback from visitors to the neighborhood. In the past 15 years, we've toured thousands of hungry tourists and New Yorkers through the picturesque and historic Greenwich Village.
We officially began the Keep the Neighborhood Clean Campaign in 2012, and we are committed to keep this initiative going by partnering with ACE clean up crews, to whom Foods of NY Tours donated $1,500. Other local establishment contributors included Faicco's Pork Shop, The Blind Tiger, and Rocco's.
|Director of Operations Amy Bandolik gets hands on.|
Our Keep the Neighborhood Clean campaign includes the following:
- We've asked all local shops and restaurants to clean up in front of their establishments by 10:15am (picking up garbage, sweeping, hosing down the sidewalk).
- Some shops are not open every day or not always able to spare someone to clean up outside, in which case the staff of Foods of NY Tours will be there to lend a hand.
- If a shop is having trouble accommodating our requests, we're going to work with them to come up with a solution that will work for everyone.
- We'll also be working in conjunction with the ACE clean up crews.
|Tour guide Heather and Amy work together to pick up trash.|
We realize that keeping streets clean that accommodate thousands of visitors a day is no small task, especially for the smaller businesses that have only one or two people working at a time. But with our direct help and the entire neighborhood working together in this concerted effort, we know that keeping Greenwich Village beautiful will have a direct positive impact for all involved. Additionally, we'll be reducing the amount of waste that ends up in the sewage system and our waterways as a result of runoff when it rains.
It's not a glamorous effort that will have any kind of fancy one-time payout, but it's one that we find well worth our time. Many of the businesses in the neighborhood are already great stewards of the space outside their storefronts, so it is our hope that we'll do an even better job when we are all working together to keep the streets clean.
|It's a tough job, but someone's gotta do it!|
If you've been a part of a successful cleanup campaign in the past, please contact us and let us know how it went! We're happy to hear any suggestions, tips, or comments you might have.
Thursday, November 20, 2014
The Weekly Roundup: Thomas Keller's Turkey Tips, 2014 Eater Awards and A Pork Rib Lovers Guide to NYC
- TRAVEL | FOODS OF NEW YORK TOURS:A few weeks ago, I took a couple days off to unwind in New York with a few friends. While there, I had the pleasure of taking a Foods of NY Tour. We decided on the Original Greenwich Village Tour since is was a part of New York that we have not fully explored yet and wanted to discover its rich Italian history and culture. I had the best time trying delectable bites from all the "mom and pop" restaurants and learning about the neighborhood.
- New York City in 10 exciting tours: Foods of New York Tours promises you an off beat experience, giving you tantalizing glimpses into the ethnic food culture of the average New York resident. And really, its not just about the food, it is a blend of the cultures, the history, the architecture and the various influences that have brought into existence the quintessential New York City food.
- The 2014 Eater Awards for New York City: It is time now-drumroll, trumpets, gongs-to announce the winners of the 2014 Eater Awards. In over a dozen categories in 24 cities, the winners comprise a diverse group of the finest and most interesting chefs, operators, and characters on the continent that have defined this year in dining.
- Thanksgiving in New York City; 20 Great Places to Dine Out: Thanksgiving is a mere two weeks away, and reservations are booking up fast. So if you want to eat out in the city, it's time to start planning. Here's a guide to 20 excellent New York restaurants, at a range of price points, that will be serving something special on Thanksgiving.
- The Ultimate, Unabridged Pork Rib Lovers Guide to New York City: The pork rib was once considered to be an off-cut, relegated to the economy section of the butcher's case. But its popularity has risen dramatically in recent years, so much so that some ribs can compete in price and demand with those "high on the hog" cuts like loin chops.
- Hudson River Park Gets $100 Million Launch: Barry Diller Leads Private Funding for Pier, Amphitheater Planned on Hudson
- How Thomas Keller Makes His Juicy, Crispy Thanksgiving Turkey: From high-heat roasting to clarified-butter basting, Chef Keller's easy techniques will make your holiday bird legendary.
- Momofuku Taught Me How to Not Be a Total Hack: How to make famous Momofuku brussel sprouts at home.
- Newark Airport Lands Big-Name Chefs: Alex Guarnaschelli and Jacques Torres to Open Restaurants in Newark Airport.
- Get Ready for Pie-Flavored Whiskey: The holidays are approaching, and despite all odds, the flavored-whiskey trend is exploding, so Diageo decided to get all synergistic and cash in on a drink meant to evoke your very first taste of "Grandma’s pies fresh from the oven," but in 70-proof form.
- Via Carota, the Joint Project From Jody Williams and Rita Sodi, Is Now Open in the West Village: Queens of the West Village restaurant scene Jody Williams and Rita Sodi opened their Italian charmer, Via Carota very quietly earlier this week, just down the street from Williams' restaurant Buvette and around the corner from Sodi's I Sodi.
- Via Carota Now Serving Stupendously Good Bunless Burgers on Grove Street: If you happened to be in the vicinity of Sheridan Square this past rainy Monday night, you might have seen Rita Sodi and Jody Williams very quietly unlock the door of their new joint venture, the double-wide, glass-fronted Via Carota, where they have since been welcoming locals and passersby for dinner and drinks.
- Beloved Village Shop Bonnie Slotnick Cookbooks Being Forced Out Of Space: Bonnie Slotnick Cookbooks, the beloved little cookbook store on West 10th Street, will be closing up shop in January. Slotnick told Vanishing NY, "I can't believe I'm turning into one of your sad stories, but I've just lost my lease.
- Where to Find an Oyster Happy Hour in All 5 Boroughs: All three Mermaid Inn locations offer $1 oysters Monday through Friday from 5 to 7 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 4 to 7 p.m. The oysters are paired with a drink special: All draft beers are $5, wine is $6 and cocktails are $7.
- The Best Lease In NYC: $10/Month For 50 Years In West Village: We've seen things you people wouldn't believe: $1,000/month rent-stabilized Upper West Side apartments; $331.76/month four-bedroom Village apartments; $55.01/month SoHo pads; $287/month Prospect Park co-ops. But nothing could prepare us for West Village tenant Jud Parker's deal: $10/month for a 1,400 sq ft apartment on Minetta Street ...for the next 50 years.
- Grazing Through the Gansevoort Market in the MePa: Eater critic Robert Siestema eats his way through the Meatpacking District's new high-end food hall.
- Someone Finally Combined the Best Parts of a Bánh Mì and a Cuban Sandwich: Num Pang reopens in Union Square tomorrow, right across the street from its original location. In honor of the opening, there's a special new "Num Cubano" sandwich, with slow-cooked pulled pork, ham, Swiss cheese, spicy pickled kirby cucumbers, yellow mustard, and the signature toppings of pickled carrots, cilantro, chili mayo, and toasted semolina bread.
- What to Eat at El Colmado Butchery, Opening in the Meatpacking District: Seamus Mullen has brought his Gotham West Market tapas-bar concept to the meatpacking district and added a twist. To augment the lineup of tasty morsels like pan con tomate, Ibérico-ham croquettes, and lamb meatballs to nibble on at the bar or at a table, there’s an equal emphasis here on prepared foods to go and a full-fledged butcher’s counter.
- Keith McNally’s Cherche Midi Is a Meaty Time Machine: The light at Cherche Midi, restaurateur Keith McNally’s latest in Nolita, is exceptionally flattering -- a clutter of glowing orbs, dangling overhead like so many midsummer moons, their warm light glossing off massive angled mirrors.
- The 10 Best Art Galleries In NYC: Art & Architecture, a 32-year-old triangular slice located in that SoHo/Little Italy no-man's land. Storefront's an all-around art "institution," a non-profit dedicated to supporting emerging and local art.
- THE 10 BEST PHO SPOTS IN NYC: NYC's 10 best places to get the slurp-worthy noodle soup that is pho, from Manhattan, to Ridgewood, to the always-reliable Sunset Park.
- Inside Chinatown's Dim Sum Dance Party Scene: An after-hours Chinese restaurant adventure always raises a few eyebrows among friends I implore to tag along, but it's not a new premise, as promoters MeanRed and Travis Bass have been hosting pop-up parties in these spaces since 2008.
Thursday, November 13, 2014
The Weekly Roundup: Shop Like a NYC Chef, Know Your Steak and a Chat With Il Buco Alimentari's Head Baker Kamel Saci
- Zerve Launches New Consumer Platform to Help People Make the Most of Their Free Time: For years Zerve has been empowering merchants to thrive in ways that they hadn’t thought possible. “Our partnership with Zerve is one of the top reasons for our growth,” said Todd Lefkovic, Owner, Foods of New York.
- Shop Like a Chef; Pros Share Their Favorite Food Stores: Even the experts pay retail sometimes. We tagged along to their favorite food stores to learn what they buy and how they cook it.
- 17 Excellent Local Beers That You Should Be Drinking: From chocolate-layered imperial stouts to bitter and balanced IPAs, a breakdown, by category, of the best bottled and on-tap beers made in and around New York City.
- Out of Dust and Debris, a New Jewel Rises: The glass-and-steel prism called Fulton Center began life as a public-transit labyrinth, a spaghetti-bowl tangle of dimly-lit corridors, narrow switchbacks and baffling signage cobbled together out of five subway stations built in the early 1900s. A century later, and more than a decade after part of the Lower Manhattan subway complex was destroyed in the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, the nine subway lines that converge on Fulton Street and Broadway have been knit together anew.
- Against the Grain: Sales of gluten-free products will exceed fifteen billion dollars by 2016, twice the amount of five years earlier. The growing list of gluten-free options has been a gift for many children, who no longer have to go through life knowing that they will never eat pizza, cookies, or cake.
- Steak Cuts Explained in Two Minutes: Know your steaks!
- 20 Major Restaurant Openings Around The United States This Winter: As we transition from fall to winter, some of the openings we wrote about in our many fall previews are still in the oven, if you will. And on top of that, new projects with winter openings have been announced. Here are 20 we are keeping our eyes on from around the United States.
- 44 Specialty Food Shops That You Need to Know: Rob Kaufelt, who’s owned the Greenwich Village Murray's Cheese shop since the ’90s, has done more than function as the headmaster of a finishing school for smart young cheesemongers—many of whom, Anne Saxelby among them, have gone on to open their own shops.
- The Ultimate Guide to NYC Omakase Meals: Perhaps the trickiest table to snag in NYC right now is chef Daisuke Nakazawa's $150 omakase, which is made in the Edomae style (a simple style that originated in Tokyo as street food). The cozy West Village sushi den offers this 20-course, nigiri-only experience that boasts Tokyo-level sushi without pretense.
- Eat at famous TV, film spots: You do not even have to watch a full episode of the FX show “Louie” to see a scene filmed at Ben’s Pizzeria.
- 30 Mouthwatering Dishes From New York's Top Restaurants: New York Magazine held its 16th annual New York Taste event Monday night featuring more than 40 of the city’s most celebrated chefs and mixologists. Toloache served up a tasty tuna with quinoa, avocado aioli, and chile oil.
- Beyond Sushi Opens Third Location in Manhattan’s Midtown:Ex-'Hell’s Kitchen' Reality TV contestant Guy Vaknin opens another vegan sushi spot in NYC.
- Takumi Taco Is Taking Over Chelsea, Opening Two Outposts in Less Than a Month: Takumi Taco, the Smorgasburg stand that specializes in Japanese-influenced tacos, opened two brick and mortar locations in the past month. First came a stand at the Starret-Lehigh building on the west side at 26th Street, and last weekend, another, larger space with seating just 10 blocks south in Chelsea Market.
- Q & A with Il Buco Alimentari’s Head Baker Kamel Saci: If you stop to think about it, it’s a noble pursuit to devote your career to churning out the tastiest loaves imaginable, and Kamel Saci, the Head Bread Baker at Il Buco Alimentari e Vineria in the East Village, makes some of the very best.
- St. Patrick’s Old Cathedral School trades in $30.7M deal: Following a $30.7 million deal, St. Patrick’s Old Cathedral School in Nolita is set to go condo.
- Please Don't Touch or Eat the French Fries at this New York Exhibit: From November 6 through November 8, a gallery space at 168 Bowery in the NoLita neighborhood will be transformed into a french fry sanctuary. Eighty french fries from acclaimed New York restaurants have been placed under glass domes and tidily arranged along white tables for the public to salivate over.
- A Historical Timeline Of Ketchup And French Fries, And How The Pair Grew To Fall In Love: It's undeniable, french fries and ketchup are destined to be. They are the Beyonce and Jay of the culinary world, and they deserve to be honored as such. And just like pop's power couple, ketchup and fries weren't always paired together. To learn more about the history of their romance, study this informational timeline
- Still Got It: Xi'an Famous Foods: Chinese food chainlet Xi'an Famous Foods has not so subtly spread its delectable seed over the years, bringing its noodles, soups, burgers, and other specialties to locations on the East Village, Chinatown, Midtown, and the Upper West Side.
- Around the World in 25 Shops; Where to Buy International Food in New York: Hong Kong Supermarket, this supercolossal branch of the California chain peddles practically every Pan-Asian pantry item you can imagine and then some.
- How Racism Created America's Chinatowns:At their height, there were dozens of Chinatowns, in big metro areas like Los Angeles and Chicago and in smaller cities like Cleveland and Oklahoma City. You might think of these neighborhoods as places to eat dim sum and buy knickknacks, but the reasons they initially formed are much more complex -- and political.
Wednesday, November 12, 2014
It is with great enthusiasm that Chelsea Market, and Foods of NY Tours announce a strategic partnership.
Our two companies have formed a partnership that combines the respective strengths of both companies to provide access for individuals and groups wishing to tour the historic and delicious Chelsea Market. The partnership will result in significant benefits for those visiting Chelsea Market by providing high quality, historically accurate, well-organized Food Tasting Tours, lead by our expert tour guides, while allowing both companies to manage space and crowd control concerns within the busy Market environment. We both are incredibly excited about the journey we are on together.
Foods of NY Tours:
Foods of NY Tours has been giving Food Tasting and Cultural Walking tours since 1999 through New York City's most delicious and historic neighborhoods. They provide a "non-touristy" experience so you feel like a native New Yorker. Each tour includes food tastings from the best specialty food shops and local restaurants, as well as an "off-the-beaten-path" glimpse of life in NYC - the history, culture, architecture, and entertainment offerings. Foods of NY Tours have been conducting their Chelsea Market Food Tour since 2003.
Since opening its doors to the public in 1997, Chelsea Market has been an invaluable community resource for artisanal goods. The Market attracts 120,000 visitors a week and is home to primarily culinary-focused retailers on the ground floor, and a mix of distinct television-production studios and established high-tech creative firms on the upper floors. Jamestown, a leader in acquisitions and value added management is the owner and developer of Chelsea Market.
Here is a quick summary of the goals of our partnership:
• Minimize the overcrowding in Chelsea Market with scheduled tours operated by Foods of NY Tours
• All tours will be given when the market is at its quietest (10am, 10:30am, 4pm, & 6pm)
• Maintain close communication between the Foods of NY Tours and Chelsea Market management
• Ensure accuracy of information on all tours
• Ensure a top quality touring experience with expertly trained guides
• Enhance the flow of traffic for non-touring visitors of Chelsea Market
Both companies bring incredible assets to the table. Chelsea Market’s history of innovation and constant adapting to stay relevant as a mixed-use artisanal market is second to none. Foods of NY Tours is the leader in the Culinary Tourism industry (since 1999); the company’s incredible expertise in touring techniques and culinary knowledge creates an opportunity for thousands of visitors to get more out of their NYC experience by learning about and tasting their way through Chelsea Market.
Beginning January 1, 2015:
All requests for a formal guided tour of Chelsea Market will be funneled through Foods of NY Tours.
Tour groups will not be permitted to enter Chelsea Market unless accompanied by a Foods of NY Tour, or unless permission is given by Chelsea Market management.
Please contact us if you have any questions about guided tours of Chelsea Market:
CONTACT Chelsea Market:
INDIVIDUAL TICKET SALES & TOUR INFO:
212 913-9964 - Zerve (Our Ticket Center)
LARGE GROUP PRIVATE TOUR INFO:
917-408-9539 ask for Mason