Eat Your Way Through Long Island City's History with Queens Food Tours
Queens Food Tours serves up local history with local delights. Treat your taste buds as you eat your way through one of Queens most historic and vibrant neighborhoods with the Flavors of Long Island City Food Tour. Explore its industrial past, learn about its artistic present, and witness its vibrant future while savoring its unique culinary treats.
The brainchild of two Queens natives, Richard Mumith, a public-relations specialist and co-founder of the tour with friend Sergey Kadinsky, a licensed tour guide who heads the walk. Local Find: Queens Food Tours” gives participants a chance to sample six of Long Island City’s most unique restaurants during a mile-and-a-half stroll that also offers a slice of the neighborhood’s in Queens which are often overlooked for those in Manhattan and Brooklyn”.
Here are top 10 reasons why you should choose us to enhance your Queens experience.
- “WHAT’S THERE IN QUEENS?”
The #1 question often heard from tourists AND locals. The answer: A LOT! In 3 hours, you will get a delicious introduction to NYC’s largest borough covering what to see, do, and of course, eat. Many guests leave pleasantly surprised (and full) to discover just how much Queens’ offer.
- QUEENS IS HOT – Queens Food Tours is hotter
In 2015, Lonely Planet, the world’s leading travel guide book publisher, named Queens the #1 destination in the USA touting its diversity and incredible food scene! The Queens Food Tour helps tourists and visitors take a deeper look at the foods, culture and history of Queens that shows exactly why it’s the top destination in America.
- A TRUE “OFF THE BEATEN” NEW YORK EXPERIENCE
Let’s be honest, there isn’t any part of Manhattan that is truly “off the beaten”. Its too touristy! You’ve seen Times Square, Central Park, Empire State Building, the Statue of Liberty, and even made it across the Brooklyn Bridge. You are probably starving by now so why not take a chance on Queens!
- THE FOOD IS BETTER
Queens’ culinary scene is unlike anything else you’ll find in NYC—it’s unique, it’s authentic, it’s delicious! They have scoured the borough to find the best “mom and pop” restaurants, one of-a kind eateries, and specialty shops that would fulfill your deepest “foodie” craving.
- GO TO MANHATTAN TO TASTE, COME TO QUEENS TO EAT!
Speaking of food, Queens does things a little differently. They don’t give you a slice of cheese and call it a food tasting or pour oil in a piece of bread and expect you to have a mind blowing experience—because that’s not Queens. All their tastings offer a REAL and UNIQUE dining experience with a menu specially chosen to reflect the identity of the surrounding neighborhood. And, of course, nobody leaves hungry.
- QUEENS FOOD TOUR CUSTOMERS LOVE THEM
They are consistently ranked as the top things to do in Queens and proud to hold 5 stars reviews on Tripadvisor, Yelp, and Google+ in customer satisfaction. Time Out New York named us one of the best food tours in NYC.
- A TRULY PROFESSIONAL BUSINESS
As the only licensed tour company to focus exclusively in Queens, they take food touring very seriously. They live and breathe it, they are 100% committed to quality and customer service.
- PASSIONATE TOUR LEADERS
You can trust Queens Food Tour to show you around Queens like it’s their home—because it is. The guides are lifelong natives with incredible love, passion and pride for this borough. They are excited to share an unforgettable experience with you and are true professionals considerate of your needs.
- COMMITMENT TO SUPPORTING LOCAL
They are very proud to support locally owned, and operated, Queens’s establishments who themselves are committed to using only locally sourced ingredients and organic, humanely raised meats. All food enjoyed on the tour is paid for by the tour company as part of fostering and building community relationships. Your participation on our food tours helps support each local restaurant visited.
- IT’S JUST FUN
You’ll eat well, learn something new, meet new friends, enjoy old friends, while walking it off in the process. What more fun way to spend 3 hours and eat your way through Queens? Whether you’re a New Yorker, a tourist, or just someone who likes good food, we guarantee you’ll walk away with new historical and architectural perspectives, satisfied taste buds and a greater appreciation for Queens’ culinary artisans.
Restaurants on the tour were handpicked for their cuisine and the stories they had to tell about the history of Queens. You will taste a burger with a recipe that goes back 100 years, an authentic French patisserie, a rustic Italian eatery from the heart of Naples, and many more! All of the restaurant tastings are locally run with globally inspired recipes that tell the story of Queens as the most diverse county on the planet.
The Tasting Location includes Italian eatery Manducatis Rustica, Irish gastropub Woodbines, coffee shop Sweetleaf, new-American restaurant Alobar, microbrewery Rockaway Brewing Company and comfort food spot Sage General Store
WHEN: Wednesday, Friday, Saturday at 11 a.m.; Sunday at 12:00 p.m.
WHO: Food lovers of all ages and fitness levels
DURATION: Approximately 3 hours
PRICE: $64.95 adults; $47.95 children (ages 12 and younger)
FOOD: 5 hearty tastings both seated and on the go (inside establishments or sidewalk)
INCLUSIONS: All food tastings (enough for a full lunch)
FOOD SUB: We can accommodate certain food restrictions with advance notice
TOUR SIZE: 16 people max. with 1 guide per group
WHAT TO WEAR: Weather-appropriate attire and comfortable shoes
WEATHER CONDITIONS: We dine rain or shine
DISTANCE: 1.6 easy miles with plenty of rest stops
MEETING POINT: Long Island City (exact location provided with ticket purchase)
Book your Long Island City Food tour by clicking the button below or purchase gift certificates for the food lovers in your life. But you got to hurry, tours often sells out!
On the day of the tour, just bring your appetites and sense of curiosity…and they will take care of the rest. Queens Food Tour love showcasing the tastes and sights of Queens!
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