Harlem Historical Food Tour - New York City

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Duration: 4 Hrs
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  • Departure Time :
    10:00 AM
  • Departure Details :
    1: New York City, New York City, New York
    2: Lenox Saphire Harlem, 341 Lenox Ave, New York, NY 10027, USA
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


Harlem is home to a variety of diverse cultures and tastes. On this walking tour, you will taste renowned soul food as well as Caribbean and African cuisines at a variety of restaurants. Between tastings, youll learn about Harlems rich history. Its the perfect introduction to Harlemwith a list of restaurants and destinations youll be eager to visit again. For most guests, enough food is served that a meal afterwards is not needed. Come hungry!


  • Small-group tour
  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Private guide for a more personalized experience
  • Led by a local guide

Know More about this tour

On this tour, you'll learn about Harlem's rich history while sampling a variety of dishes from distinctive restaurants. After the tour, use your newly acquired knowledge to explore Harlem's many culinary and cultural gems.

Harlems culture means much more than eating. Whether or not you're a native New Yorker, this unique and fun tour will be to place Harlem on your must do list in the city.

On this guided tour, tasting selections are subject to change, but typically include:

  • An authentic Soul Food restaurant
  • A Spanish Caribbean eatery
  • A French West African Caf
  • A neighborhood bakery
  • An amazing tea and spice shop

All tastings are included in your ticket price. For most guests, enough food is served that a meal afterwards is not needed. You will also be given a bottle of water per person at the start of the tour.

Do not eat before the tour. You will be eating a lot of food!


Bottled water

Food tasting

Gratuities at each stop

Local, professional guide


Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)

Gratuities to the guide are not included but optional

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Not recommended for travelers with back problems

Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level

Children must be accompanied by an adult

Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required

Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking

A minimum of 2 people per booking is required

Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately

This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If its canceled because the minimum isnt met, youll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund

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  • 14-Oct-2019

    We started with grits and chicken and waffles. Then a walking tour with interesting historical information about Harlem. And more food-west African, southern and Jewish. Jacqueline loves her community and is a delight. Terrific!

  • 12-Aug-2019

    Had a great experience. The sites visited were interesting. The food venues were tasty. I would definitely recommend

  • 22-Jul-2019

    Jacqueline was a fabulous host, steering us through important points of interest. It was fascinating to hear how she has tailored her tour according to customer feedback. While historic waves of immigration through Harlem (e.g. Jews, Irish, Italians) are not represented through food, Jacqueline was able to weave a robust history lesson into her walking tour. She was welcoming and well prepared for all the needs of her guests. Our food portions were satisfying and very tasty. We have recommended this tour to friends and family without hesitation.

  • 16-Oct-2018

    One of the BEST tours i've ever been on! The food was AMAZING and there was so much. We were stuffed by the end. The tour guide did a great job of giving the history of the area. It is, however, a lot of walking so be prepared!

  • 01-Oct-2018

    This gal, Jacqueline Orange, really knows Harlem and so she pased on all that knowledge to our tour group. Loved her and how she presented this most interesting part of Manhatten. The food was fantastic too!

  • 27-Apr-2018

    The tour started off well, at a restaurant with chicken and waffles. However, the tour wasn't what I expected. One of the stops of this food tour was at a grocery store, where the guide bought food from the store's deli. At times, the guide would just start walking crossing the street without us knowing to follow her. Both my co-traveler and I were disappointed in the tour. A positive part of the tour...the guide was extremely nice, so I don't take anything away from her personally.

  • 02-Apr-2018

    Phenomenal tour and experience! For locals or for those traveling from afar, this tour is not to be missed. The food was delicious, but most importantly our tour guide did an excellent job in explaining the culture and history of Harlem.

  • 26-Dec-2017

    Great guide and interesting tour

  • 07-Dec-2017

    Great tour. Super guide Jackie

  • 24-Nov-2017

    Great time, other than started an hour late as the guide Jacqui had her time and Viator's time feeds differently combining different sources. But that was okay, we wandered around for an hour. Great food and plenty of it, but more importantly great history and knowledge
    of what formed Harlem and how it has ebbed and flowed and changed over the years. Excellent day.

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