Tasting the Immigrant Experience Food Tour - Group

2.5 Hours
Group Activity
Shore Excursion with Guaranteed Return to Ship

From (USD) $106 Per Person (Minimum 2)

Tasting the Immigrant Experience Food Tour - Group

2.5 Hours
Group Activity
Shore Excursion with Guaranteed Return to Ship

From (USD) $106 Per Person (Minimum 2)

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      Tasting the Immigrant Experience Food Tour - Group

      New York, New York, USA
      From (USD) $106 Per Person (Minimum 2)
      • Small group walk: You'll join a group of other foodies (six maximum) to stroll several city blocks through the adjacent neighborhoods of Chinatown and Little Italy.
      • Multiple tastings: Stops along the way let you sample a variety of authentic dishes and learn about their origins. Gluten-free options are available at some locations.
      • Ph.D. or M.A. scholar guide: Your guide will share his or her expertise in cuisine, history, and urban planning on this unscripted tasting tour.
      • Rain or shine: While your guide will modify the tour so more time is spent indoors in case of rain, it doesn't hurt to bring along an umbrella or rain gear.
      About This New York Tour

      Experience a sensory overload of sights, smells, and tastes—from the rich aroma of cappuccino wafting out onto the narrow sidewalks of Little Italy to the uncensored (i.e. not for the faint of heart!) displays at Chinatown's food markets. Immerse yourself in these immigrant neighborhoods through the food they produce and peddle. You'll hear stories, venture into stores you might not go into on your own, and nosh your way through centuries of culinary traditions.

      First, just get past those windows with hanging ducks and beady-eyed fish, and you'll discover the mysteries of Chinatown's past and gain an understanding of its current food scene. This is perhaps New York's most vibrant, evolving neighborhood, now home to Vietnamese, Burmese, Thai, Cambodian, and Japanese immigrants, who have added pan-Asian flavors to the more traditional smorgasbord of pork buns, steamed dumplings, barbecue duck, and almond cookies.

      In Little Italy, your guide will help you distinguish the genuine from the junk, pointing you to the spots that offer the most authentic dishes and the best gelato, pastry, and espresso. You'll feel like a local insider, not a tourist, as you go behind the scenes to meet the families who have run these businesses for generations and taste their wares. Now that you're fortified with great pizza, fascinating history, and plenty of dining tips, you'll be ready to take Manhattan by storm.

      Using your noodle

      Here's a question for nosy foodies to ponder: what's the link between Chinese noodles and Italian pasta? Noodles have existed in Asia for thousands of years. While the origin of pasta is often attributed to Marco Polo, who traveled to China in the 13th century, it's more likely that nomadic Arabs brought noodles west at an earlier date. Italian immigrants went on to use their noodles to create a new dish for their adopted homeland: the "all-American" spaghetti and meatballs!

      Getting prepared
      Tour Participation Requirements
      Great photo opportunities Great photo opportunities
      Bring money Bring money
      Wear sunscreen Wear sunscreen
      Bring water Bring water
      Wear comfortable shoes Wear comfortable shoes
      Wear Hat Wear Hat
      Wear Sunglasses Wear Sunglasses
      Cancellation policy

      Choose your date and time very carefully. Only a portion of this tour is refundable from the time of booking; within 72 hours of operation, it is fully non-refundable.

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