City Food Tours will take you on a fun, delicious, and entertaining adventure! You’ll see places you never knew existed, taste the best handmade foods, learn how these foods are made, meet food experts, and see behind-the-scenes action.

The unique concept behind City Food Tours was developed in 2003 by food expert and published author Joyce Weinberg.  A seasoned food industry professional with more than 20 years of experience, Joyce wanted to share her passion for fine foods with people throughout New York.  She is regularly quoted in the media, heard on the radio, and seen on TV for her food expertise. Joyce is also the author of the Everything Guide to The Catering Business.


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Most Recent Customer Reviews
 
  Date Attended Gender Age Where From Group Type
Rating: 1
Poor bar crawl
Sat, Apr 16  6:30 PM Male 30-39 Combination Group of Friends
 
Attended: NYC Cocktail Tour - Prohibition Style
 
We met outside an awful looking pub where our first cocktail was an old fashion. 3 out of 4 of us left this due to not liking whisky. The tour seemed really lacking in terms of history and the bars just seemed to be places that were vying for the business. It was a saturday evening and all 3 bars were empty. In the final bar we were made to wait 20 mins for a cocktail. My girlfriend had previously done the food tour with same company which she and her friends said was brilliant. This was massively disappointing in comparison.
Rating: 5
Prohibition style tour
Sat, Feb 20  6:30 PM Male 30-39 International Tourist(s) Group of Friends
 
Attended: NYC Cocktail Tour - Prohibition Style
 
I'm only back from a trip to New York. I had used New York City food tour company before for a food tour. It was nice to get the history of the prohibition and to see how the drinks are made and get the ingredients. These were probably bars that we wouldn't have known about ourselves. It was good to see a bit of the city that we would not have seen otherwise. Our tour guide was lovely and I did enjoy the tour. The only negative I would say is that it was probably about one bar too short time wise. If one more bar was added at even be a better experience
Rating: 4
Fun evening
Sat, Feb 20  6:30 PM Female 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
 
Attended: NYC Cocktail Tour - Prohibition Style
 
Very fun evening. We went to some interesting places. Did not learn as much as I wanted to about prohibition.
Rating: 2
very disappointing
Sat, Dec 5, 15  2:00 PM Female 50-59 Unspecified Group of Friends
 
Attended: Flavors of New York Food Tour
 
The history provided and the food (choices and quality) left much to be desired. The guide did the best she

could but had very little to work with.
Rating: 2
was not up to the standards we expected
Sun, Nov 22, 15  3:00 PM Female 40-49 Local Family Without Children
 
Attended: Downtown New York Chocolate, Dessert & Drink Tour
 
i purchased this a gift for family members but instead we went to see how it would be but it was disappointing

firstly there was only one stop for wine and that was at an ale spot

next the dessert selection was not more than a truffle tasting at 2 spots, a cookie and a piece of candy

then a tea spot for tea was one of the best spots of the bunch but how does that fit in just like the cheese shop

I expected more to taste and a wine tasting at a wine store instead we get 10 choices of wine off a menu with no actual person explain the wines in a soho beer and ale spot and actually i got a microbrew beer instead by choice

please note we walked by a crepes shop that was more intriguing than the bakery/candy shops we went to on the tour as well as walking by multiple wine shops

now the cheese shop was interesting and would a have been a home run if 3-4 wines were presented for pairings with types of cheese presented

in all the shops were spread out to far apart and should not be called a wine and dessert tour especially at the price I paid for

I've done other food tours for a less price and got a lot more interesting tastings with a more fully invested guide.
 
City Food Tours & Events responded:
Sorry you didn't love the tour or appreciate that we bent over backwards to accommodate you when you were more than 30 minutes late. You missed the important introductory portion of the tour :(. Jess, the guide, felt bad that after all that, you were the only ones that didn't tip her.

We try very hard to please, and we do so about 97% of the time.

We wish you a positive and joyous holiday season.
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