Brooklyn Bridge Walking Food Tour

Brooklyn Bridge Walking Food TourBrooklyn Bridge Walking Food Tour is a great experience when visiting NYC. It combines seeing this famous icon and eating local foods in Brooklyn.
The Brooklyn Bridge is the jewel in this neighborhood, but I would add a few more sites to see while you’re here and make it a day trip. Walking tours are always fun,
but let’s add local foods to the trip and make it even better.

The following places are all must-see venues while in Lower Manhattan;

Century 21, discount department store
Wall St, where the NY Stock Exchange began
World Trade Center
City Hall Park, excellent resting stop across from Woolworth Building.

Important facts to know before heading over, it’s a little over 1 mile, so it usually takes about 30 minutes to reach Brooklyn. There are benches on the bridge, so you can stop and enjoy the view. The bridge is open 24 hours a day, and it’s very safe crossing at night.

What makes the walk so enjoyable, is the beautiful view of the East River with shipping vessels floating against the blue sky, making this location so serene compared to the crowds we left behind in Times Square.

Stopping midway is a great place to stop, take some photos, with the statue of Liberty in the distance. And look back to Manhattan and see the skyline that
poets have written about since its inception 130 years ago.

When you get to Brooklyn you’ll notice some very old buildings that were warehouses and factories last century, and are now condo apartments, some going for as much as $20 million. Let’s head to the Fulton Ferry Landing, an historic spot where ferry boats connected the 2 boroughs before the bridge was built.

By this time you must be famished, there are 2 great thin-crust pizzerias to visit, I usually pick the one with the shorter line, because both are equally delicious.
Grimaldi’s and Juliana’s both have coal-fired ovens for that lovely smokey taste.

And save room for dessert, because on the Fulton Landing is an excellent ice cream maker, called simply the Ice Cream Factory. A sweet end to a lovely journey.

Booklyn Bridge Walking Food Tour can be booked at; http://walkingtoursmanhattan.com

Food tours are a perfect way to walk around great neighborhoods like Greenwich Village, SoHo Little Italy, or the Brooklyn Bridge, and eat in iconic New York shops and restaurants. All tours visit famous landmarks and historic points of interest.

Written by Bruce Scher, owner of Walking Tours Manhattan, native New Yorker, and licensed tour guide, in business since 2008.

Written up by the New York Times, CBS New York, and Time Out New York.
Receives 5 stars from Trip Advisor. Member New York City Tourist Board.

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10 Reasons to Take a NY Food Tour

10 Reasons to Take a NY Food Tour10 Reasons to Take a NY Food Tour there are probably more but 10 covered most reasons. If you’re planning your vacation now and New York is one of the options, to help you get in the mood, think of Frank Sinatra, or Liza Minnelli singing New York, New York. If you love food, theatre, shopping, and museums, then New York is waiting for you.

Here are my 10 reasons to take a walking food tour in New York City;

1) The Weather
New York has 4 seasons so pick the one you feel at home in. If you love it cold like your beer, please visit from December through March. Spring and Fall the temperatures are in the 60′s and 70′s. And some do like it hot, so make your plans for the Summer season.

2) People Watching
Not only do we have a mass of people in this the biggest of all U. S. cities with over 8 million human beings, and we are the capital of the fashion industry. Beautiful looking people dressing in the latest fashions, or in their own unique style of dress. Sit at an outdoor cafe, and watch the show.

3) Only in New York
Visit Washington Square Park in Greenwich Village and you’ll hear some excellent music. Everything from solo piano concerts, to 5 piece jazz bands playing alfresco for tips. One time I spotted a Billy Joel impersonator, singing New York State of Mind.

4) Take a Walk
The best way to see the city is on your 2 feet. Walk by Lombardi’s Pizzeria in Nolita and you can smell that wonderful pizza clear out on the sidewalk.

5) The Food
Make sure you try some of the iconic foods New York is known for like bagels. Hudson Bagels in Greenwich Village, makes their own cream cheese. Or Murry’s Bagels in Chelsea.

6) Restaurants
One of my favorites is in Chinatown, it sells only 1 item, pork dumplings, always fresh, with a line to prove it. Don’t forget to look for the Health Dept. ratings on doors/windows; A is the cleanest, B means some minor violations, C means proceed at your own caution. No letter grade, run as fast as your can.

7) Food Shops
In Little Italy there’s Alleva, the oldest cheese shop in America. It’s a small shop where the owner waits on customers, giving it that old time feel. The cheese is to die for! Don’t forget the cold cuts too!

8) Famous Buildings
From SoHo you can see the new World Trade Center, a beautiful modern building which opens in Fall 2015. Or the residential building entrance shot used on the Friends Show in Greenwich Village.

9) Famous People
A lot of celebrities live and work in New York City. At one shop in SoHo I saw Clive Owen, and minutes later, Harvey Keitel. Like most New Yorkers I checked them out discreetly, and gave them their privacy.

10) Native New Yorker Tour Guide
My name is Bruce Scher, I am the owner and licensed tour guide of www.WalkingToursManhattan.com I confess I am a foodie, and run to new openings of shops and restaurants, to make my food tours the best tasting ones you can find. I’ve received 5 stars from Trip Advisor and written up in the New York Times. If you have a question please email, bruce@walkingtoursmanhattan.com
Bon appetit.

10 Reasons to Take a NY Food Tour and I didn’t even touch on the best neighborhoods to get your tour on. Stay tuned I promise to divulge more in later blogs.
New York City food tours are a perfect way to walk around great neighborhoods like the Brooklyn Bridge, Greenwich Village, SoHo, Little Italy, and Chinatown and eat in iconic New York shops and restaurants. All tours include a full meal and visit famous historic points of interest.

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Visit Greenwich Village NYC

Visit Greenwich Village NYCVisit Greenwich Village NYC for the best neighborhood. As a native New Yorker I can unequivocally state this is my favorite neighborhood in the City of New York. There are many reasons why I love it, and I’m sure if you come down here for a visit, you’ll most certainly want to return too.

The neighborhood is residential with no large office buildings or mega hotels clogging up its sky, giving you a sunnier and open feel as you walk its streets. Even on a weekend when many visitors frequently the area, the side streets feel quiet and peaceful, not crowded and overwhelming like Times Square and SoHo.

There is much to do so I will break it down into categories of places to see, shopping areas to visit, and eateries and bars for consumption.

Cup of Coffee – Stumptown
Great cup of coffee newest location in New York City for the Portland roaster.
30 West 8th St, corner Macdougal St.

Shopping – Bleecker Street
You won’t find chain stores here but individually-owned smaller shops offering exclusive fashions. It’s an 8 block stretch from 7th Avenue to Eighth Avenue.

Sightseeing – Washington Square Park
A small urban city park, getting a mix of locals, New York University students, and tourists. Very good for people watching, and always have entertaining musicians,
dancers, artists and jugglers to amuse. Lots of benches good resting spot.
Enter on Fifth Avenue and Waverly Place, 1 block south of 8th St.

Highline Park
Very cool site to visit, was an elevated freight train line that was closed down, and reopened as a park 3 years ago. Great views of the Hudson River, plus food carts.
Enter on West 14th St bet. 9-10 Avenue.

Glass of Wine/Cocktail
Café Reggio, great little outdoor café, with limited seating. Lively block excellent people watching.
119 Macdougal St, bet. Bleecker & West 3 St.

Fat Black Pussycat Bar
Great spot for happy hour crowd and late nite night cap.
130 W 3rd St, bet. 6th Avenue & Macdougal St.

Places to Eat
Sunday Brunch – Blue Note Jazz Club
Great spot to enjoy brunch with live jazz.
131 West 3rd St, bet. 6th Ave. & Macdougal St.

Sunday Brunch – Tavern on Jane
Local crowd offering an excellent brunch
31 8th Avenue, corner of Jane St.

Cheap Bite

Joe’s Pizza
In the neighborhood since 1975, thin-crust, fresh sauce, fuhgetabouit.
7 Carmine Street, off 6th Avenue.

Burger Joint
Newest location of the famed spot in the Parker Meridian Hotel.
33 W 8th St, corner Macdougal St.

Mid-priced Cafes

Westville
Fresh ingredients American/comfort food.
210 West 10 St, bet. Bleecker & West 4th St.

Da Silvano
Very good Italian with outdoor seating.
260 6th Ave. bet. Bleecker & West Houston St.

Expensive

Minetta Tavern
Former speakeasy now serving excellent food, very comfortable surrounding and helpful staff. Tough reservation to secure, check menu first.
113 MacDougal St, corner of Minetta Lane

Blue Hill
Very small and charming, President Obama took Michelle here for their evening out.
75 Washington Place, bet. 6th Ave, & MacDougal St.

Dessert
Payard Bakery
I saved the best for last. Great French pastry chef shows his stuff.
116 West Houston St, bet. Thompson & Sullivan.

Visit Greenwich Village NYC for the best neighborhood. Everything you want is here, make sure you include it on your next trip.
New York City food tours are a perfect way to walk around great neighborhoods like the Brooklyn Bridge, Greenwich Village, SoHo, Little Italy, and Chinatown and eat in iconic New York shops and restaurants. All tours include a full meal and visit famous historic points of interest.

Written up in the New York Times, CBS New York, and Time Out New York.
Receives 5 stars from Trip Advisor. Member New York City Tourist Board.

Article written by Bruce Scher, owner of Walking Tours Manhattan, native New Yorker, and licensed tour guide, in business since 2007.

If you’re interested in New York walking tours;
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New York City Walking Tour

New York City Walking TourNew York City Walking Tour is the best way to see the Big Apple. When visiting New York and staying over night most people tend to stay in the Times Square area, simply because the majority of the city’s hotels are located there. As important as this area is, for the hotels and Broadway theatres, it’s mostly tall buildings with not much sky showing, and huge crowds.

To really appreciate New York City I would recommend getting out of Times Square and heading to Greenwich Village. The major difference you’ll see right away, is that Greenwich Village is actually a residential neighborhood where New Yorkers live. And that means you can walk the neighborhood without the crowds from up north.
These beautiful tree lined streets can be appreciated without the hordes of bodies brushing past you like speeding taxis.

The community board of Greenwich Village doesn’t like crowds either. The area had a height restriction on new buildings to be under 10 stories, but is now being challenged in court. New York University wants to expand its student capacity and build a high rise building of 24 floors in this low-key residential community.

So get your walking shoes ready for a great walking in a wonderful neighborhood. As a native New Yorker I love to walk around the city and find great spot to eat in.
For your walking and culinary pleasures I will divulge 4 places; 2 places to eat, and 2 cultural treasures to visit.

First head to Francois Payard for lunch, a French bakery/restaurant owned by a master chef. You can have a salad, sandwich, and dessert here and everything is delicious including the macaroons.

Next we’ll head to Washington Square Park. As you exit the bakery turn right and go right on Sullivan Street, and take this lovely street straight to the park. A great spot to see students from New York University, tourists, and local New Yorkers enjoying a little rest and some really good people watching. Make sure you see the arch from outside the park, it’s a smaller copy of the Arch de Triumph.

You should be on Waverly Place now, and go in the direction of the motor vehicles to Avenue of the Americas. Turn left and go 4 blocks to Carmine Street. Here you will smell great pizza as you are in front of Joe’s Pizza. I would get a slice if I were you. On the other corner of Carmine Street is Grom, a great place for gelato or sorbet. Take a right here and you should be on Bleecker Street, go for several blocks until you hit Magnolia Bakery on the corner of West 11th Street. This is one of the better cupcake joints in the city, and became famous from Sex and the City.

As you exit Magnolia, turn right and stay on Bleecker Street until it dead ends. Turn right and go north up to West 14th Street, and then go left for 2 avenues,
right before 10th Avenue you’ll see a staircase go up to the Highline. A wonderful place to see a bit of history, formerly an elevated railroad that brought meat from all over America to this neighborhood called the Meatpacking District, aply named for meat wholesalers who called this area home.

New York City food tours are a perfect way to walk around great neighborhoods like the Brooklyn Bridge, Greenwich Village, SoHo, Little Italy, and Chinatown and eat in iconic New York shops and restaurants. All tours include a full meal and visit famous historic points of interest.

Written up in the New York Times, CBS New York, and Time Out New York.
Receives 5 stars from Trip Advisor. Member New York City Tourist Board.

Article written by Bruce Scher, owner of Walking Tours Manhattan, native New Yorker, and licensed tour guide, in business since 2007.

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The Best Dim Sum in NYC

The Best Dim Sum in NYCThe Best Dim Sum in NYC is found downtown in Chinatown. Those rolling carts of mysterious and delicious dishes pushing through the restaurant’s narrow aisles like cars on narrow crooked streets. Little portions of tasty foods for an even smaller price.

Red Farm
Under the watchful eye of chef Joe Ng great spot for modern take on Chinese classics with a higher price tab too. Located in West Village, definitely worthy of a visit. If place is crowded check out Decoy bar downstairs and enjoy the wait.
529 Hudson Street, at West 10th St.

Golden Unicorn
This Chinatown favorite has been in business for 15 years. Menu carries a heavy number of fresh fish dishes.
22 Mott St between Pell and Worth St.

Nom Wah Tea Parlor
The oldest dim sum parlor in the city and operated by Wilson Tang, who took over from his uncle, Wally, in 2010. Located on the enchanting and hard to find Doyers Street. Place is too small for rolling carts, so you order dim sum off the menu.
13 Doyers Street, bet. Bowery and Pell St.

Oriental Garden
Typical Chinatown restaurant with lack of décor, very good food and at a cheap price. What are you waiting for, free parking!
14 Elizabeth St, near Canal Street.

After the best dum sum in NYC, head over to very fun Pearl River Mart for a bargain store selling all items Chinese, 477 Broadway near Broome Street.

New York City food tours are a perfect way to walk around great neighborhoods like the Brooklyn Bridge, Greenwich Village, SoHo, Little Italy, and Chinatown and eat in iconic New York shops and restaurants. All tours include a full meal and visit famous historic points of interest.

Written up in the New York Times, CBS New York, and Time Out New York.
Receives 5 stars from Trip Advisor. Member New York City Tourist Board.

Article written by Bruce Scher, owner of Walking Tours Manhattan, native New Yorker, and licensed tour guide, in business since 2007.

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Best Grilled Cheese Sandwiches New York City

Best Grilled Cheese Sandwich NYCBest grilled cheese sandwiches New York City is a hot trend. Say cheese as in the best grilled cheese sandwiches you ever tasted. Sometimes you just crave that savory melted cheese between great hot and crusty bread. It’s a light meal add some tomato and it’s now healthy.

Murray’s Cheese
The best selection of cheese’s in the city, on last count almost 300 types of cheese.
And one of the oldest shops, opened in the 1940’s. A beautiful clean shop, an excellent place for your grilled cheese sandwich.
254 Bleecker St. @6th Avenue, or try Murray’s Cheese Bar Café, 264 Bleecker St.
Grand Central Terminal

Beecher’s Cheese
A wonderful shop with its original location in Seattle. All the sandwiches employ Flagship cheese, a 15-month aged cow’s milk cheese with a strong, nutty flavor.
900 Broadway at 20th Street

Melt Shop
A new comer to the world of grilled cheese. Try the traditional 3 cheese sandwich or go wild and add fried chicken or maple bacon.
877 8th Avenue, @W52 St., 601 Lexington Avenue, @E53 St, 55 W 26 St, @6th Ave.

Little Muenster
The closest you’ll get to your classic childhood favorite is white American or Cheddar. Or interesting combinations like the Cuban or French Onion.
100 Stanton Street, @Ludlow St.

The Spotted Pig
It’s made on filone from Sullivan Street Bakery; Fontina, Taleggio, and goat cheese encrusted in Parmesan, adding that salty, savory contrast. Great upscale restaurant
with bar and appetizers added bonus points.
314 West 11th Street, @ Hudson Street.

Best Grilled Cheese Sandwiches New York City is a new trend in casual dining. It may not prove to be as successful as the cupcake craze, after all it got it’s own show on Food Network. Bon Appetit.

New York City food tours are a perfect way to walk around great neighborhoods like the Brooklyn Bridge, Greenwich Village, SoHo, Little Italy, and Chinatown and eat in iconic New York shops and restaurants. All tours include a full meal and visit famous historic points of interest.

Written up in the New York Times, CBS New York, and Time Out New York.
Receives 5 stars from Trip Advisor. Member New York City Tourist Board.

Article written by Bruce Scher, owner of Walking Tours Manhattan, native New Yorker, and licensed tour guide, in business since 2007.

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NYC’s 10 Best Budget Zagat Restaurants

NYC's 10 Best Budget Zagat RestaurantsNYC’s 10 Best Budget Zagat Restaurants is a list you must keep handy for great dinners at budget prices. The number one rated restaurant on New York City’s Zagat list scored a 29 out of 30 for quality and costs $162.00 for 1 person for dinner. And good luck trying to get a reservation for 2 at 8pm this Saturday night.

I needed a professional to do this research so I asked our accountant here at WalkingToursManhattan.com to crunch the numbers on the top 100 Zagat restaurants in New York City, and find us the best bang for our buck. It’s a good thing we sought out a professional to dive into the numbers, because he came up Aces.

He came up with 10 of the best restaurants on Zagat’s top 100 list with an average dinner cost for 1 person of only $29.80, and in accountants terminology he stated; “individual dinner prices may vary according to how many appetizers you consume.”

Below are winners of NYC’s 10 Best Budget Zagat Restaurants, average cost is for 1 dinner with 1 drink and tip;

Pearl Oyster Bar, food score 27, average cost $53.
Well known for it’s raw bar and lobster roll.
18 Cornelia Street, Greenwich Village

Taverna Kyclades, food score 26, average cost $38.
Freshest fish and popular Greek dishes.
33-07 Ditmas Blvd, Astoria Queens
228 1st Avenue, East Village

Mighty Quinn’s Barbeque, food score 26, average cost $26.
Wood-fired BBQ served cafeteria style at communal tables.
103 2nd Avenue, East Village

Caracas Arepa, food score 26, average cost 21.
Taste of Venezuela with corn flour tortilla.
93 East 7th Street, East Village

Totto Ramen, food score 25, average cost $21.
Authentic Japanese noodle shop.
366 West 52nd Street, Hell’s Kitchen

Taim, food score 25, average cost $15.
Israeli vegetarian falafel and salads.
222 Waverly Place, Greenwich Village
45 Spring Street, Nolita

Buttermilk Channel, food score 25, average cost $47.
Popular for it’s fried chicken and waffles brunch.
524 Court Street, Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn

Katz’s Delicatessen, food score 25, average cost $26.
Excellent hand-carved pastrami and corned beef sandwiches.
205 East Houston Street, Lower East Side

Ippudo, food score 25, average cost $32.
Most popular dish is Hakata tonkotsu pork soup.
65 4th Avenue, East Village

Lombardi’s Pizzeria, 24, average cost $25.
America’s oldest pizzeria with coal-fired brick oven.
32 Spring Street, Nolita

New York City food tours are a perfect way to walk around great neighborhoods like the Brooklyn Bridge, Greenwich Village, SoHo, Little Italy, and Chinatown and eat in iconic New York shops and restaurants. All tours include a full meal and visit famous historic points of interest.

Written up in the New York Times, CBS New York, and Time Out New York.
Receives 5 stars from Trip Advisor. Member New York City Tourist Board.

Article written by Bruce Scher, owner of Walking Tours Manhattan, native New Yorker, and licensed tour guide, in business since 2007.

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Student Group Tours New York

Student Group Tours New YorkTeachers and administrators are getting more creative when it comes to educational field trips to NY. Broadway shows and museums have fallen into the category of; been there, done that.

Student group tours New York are a great way to see the big city in a easy and fun way. It’s very hard for a teacher to get 2 students to agree on something, so where does a group of 25 students go that most or all of them find interesting?

Two popular student destinations have been Harlem and Ground Zero, both offering the culture and the history of New York. But many students have already visited Harlem or Ground Zero with their parents or friends.

Bruce Scher, President of Walking Tours Manhattan, has led many middle school, high school and college student tours and believes walking and eating are two things students enjoy doing. “I’ve found offering students variety helps to reduce the level of boredom and keep the students looking forward to the next attraction on the tour.

“Our most popular student tour is the SoHo/Little Italy/Chinatown Food Tour. Students enjoy walking through 3 distinctive neighborhoods, and stopping at 4 different places to eat, and seeing several local landmarks. They learn the culture and history of each neighborhood, eat in iconic shops and restaurants, and walk a little over a mile to keep things moving.”

The menu is kid approved comfort foods. Two of the most popular items from the tour are pizza from Lombardi’s, the oldest pizzeria in America, and green tea ice cream from the family owned Chinatown Ice Cream Factory. The menu also includes Italian cold cuts and cheese, a cannoli, and Chinese dumplings.

Student group tours New York are fun and educational learning about the different neighborhoods, tasting new foods, plus walking and socializing with their classmates. The tour takes only two hours, and can be customized to begin at 11, 12 or 1 o’clock. The menu can also be modified for vegans.

New York City food tours are a perfect way to walk around great neighborhoods like the Brooklyn Bridge, Greenwich Village, SoHo, Little Italy, and Chinatown and eat in iconic New York shops and restaurants. All tours include a full meal and visit famous historic points of interest.

Written up in the New York Times, CBS New York, and Time Out New York.
Receives 5 stars from Trip Advisor. Member New York City Tourist Board.

Article written by Bruce Scher, owner of Walking Tours Manhattan, native New Yorker, and licensed tour guide, in business since 2007.

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SoHo/Little Italy/Chinatown NYC Walking Dinner Tour

Little Italy Waling TourThe SoHo/Little Italy/Chinatown NYC Walking Dinner Tour has just been introduced by Walking Tours Manhattan. This dinner tour starts at 5pm allowing you to enjoy the city’s nightlife.

Walking Tours Manhattan announces new dinner walking tour in SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown. This is the second walking food tour the tour company now offers on weekends in NYC. It introduced the Brooklyn Bridge Sunset Food Tour last year, on Sunday evenings at 5pm.

“Fall is a wonderful time of the year to visit NYC, and do something new like taking a dinner food tour,” says Bruce Scher, Founder of Walking Tours Manhattan.
Offering a dinner walking tour gives prospective new customers the option of enjoying the cooler Fall weather, making it a great time to break out those walking shoes.

The SoHo/Little Italy/Chinatown Dinner tour starts at 5pm and lasts for 2 hours. And stops at 4 of the best iconic New York shops and restaurants for a full dinner. The menu includes, thin-crust pizza, Italian cold cuts and cheese, a cannoli, and pork dumplings in Chinatown. There is a vegetarian option.

The SoHo/Little Italy/Chinatown NYC Walking Dinner Tour also includes sight-seeing several landmark buildings and learn a bit more about the culture and history of these changing neighborhoods. The tours are $62.00 per person and includes food and sightseeing, beverages are additional.

New York City food tours are a perfect way to walk around great neighborhoods like the Brooklyn Bridge, Greenwich Village, SoHo, Little Italy, and Chinatown and eat in iconic New York shops and restaurants. All tours include a full meal and visit famous historic points of interest.

Written up in the New York Times, CBS New York, and Time Out New York.
Receives 5 stars from Trip Advisor. Member New York City Tourist Board.

Article written by Bruce Scher, owner of Walking Tours Manhattan, native New Yorker, and licensed tour guide, in business since 2007.

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10 Most Wanted NYC Foods

NYC Bagel10 Most Wanted NYC Foods must be tried before you leave the city. As a native New Yorker and founder of Walking Tours Manhattan, I have always been in search of New York’s most iconic foods. This gastronomic endeavor has brought me to all neighborhoods in this great city, and here are my favorite foods in Manhattan. The order is random but all are #1 specific winners in each category.

Murry’s Bagels
Crunchy top with soft chewy center, and a lovely brown color.
500 6th Ave, and 242 8th Ave.

Joe’s Pizza
If the long lines didn’t impress you, then the thin-crust with fresh home-made tomato sauce and mozzarella will.
7 Carmine St

Magnolia Bakery
OK so there’re famous from Sex and the City, and responsible for long lines, but you won’t find a fresher or tastier cupcake.
401 Bleecker St

Yohah Schimmel’s Knish
This 100-year old institution is the last knish baker standing on the Lower East Side, have the potato, its soft in the center with a light pastry shell baked to perfection.
137 East Houston St.

Jacques Torres Chocolates
Parisian born chocolate master known for his tasty chocolates and beautiful design.
His chocolate cookie is a must taste, plus you’ll love his bonbons.
350 Hudson Street.

Katz’s Deli
Hot dogs from a grey water food vendor, fuhgetabouit! This is the real deal, all beef, secret spices, juicy, with that unforgettably snap. Don’t forget to buy a pastrami sandwich before you leave.
205 East Houston St.

Prosperity Dumplings
This restaurant is the size of an elevator, but the pork dumplings are huge. A delicious bargain at 5 for 1 dollar.
46 Eldridge St.

Junior’s Cheesecake
They’ve been baking this winner for over 60 years, and have it down pat. Best to let it sit 1 hour before eating.
1515 Broadway

Rocco’s Cannoli
Have the mini, a little taste of heaven in your mouth, piped fresh when you order.
243 Bleecker St.

L’Arte del Gelato
Made in small batches, incredibly fresh with an excellent assortment of flavors, including sorbets.
75 9th Ave. (Chelsea Market)

10 Most Wanted NYC Foods allows you to travel to different neighborhoods in the city. You’ll visit the Lower East Side, Greenwich Village, SoHo, and Chelsea, great residential areas to see where real New Yorkers live and see the uniqueness in each place.

New York City food tours are a perfect way to walk around great neighborhoods like the Brooklyn Bridge, Greenwich Village, SoHo, Little Italy, and Chinatown and eat in iconic New York shops and restaurants. All tours include a full meal and visit famous historic points of interest.

Written up in the New York Times, CBS New York, and Time Out New York.
Receives 5 stars from Trip Advisor. Member New York City Tourist Board.

Article written by Bruce Scher, owner of Walking Tours Manhattan, native New Yorker, and licensed tour guide, in business since 2007.

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