New York City Food Cart Walking Tour

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  • Duration: 2 Hrs
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  • Departure Time :
    12:00 PM
  • Departure Details :
    1: 6th Avenue & West 42nd Street, 6th Ave & W 42nd St, New York, NY 10018, USA
    2: 145 Front St, New York, NY 10038, 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.


Treat your taste buds to some of the best street food in New york city, dished out of gourmet curbside kitchens! Explore either Midtown or the Financial District on foot as you taste six different food cart dishes. Your guide will also tell you about the rich food cart heritage in New York. After this delicious walking tour, you'll never look at street food the same again!


Lunch included

Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city

Fully narrated tour

Pickup from a centrally located meeting point

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Stop At: Turnstile Tours, Brooklyn, New York

Visitors will meet award-winning street vendors in New york city, learn about the ins and outs of the street food vending industry, and taste delicious cuisines that reflect the immigrant family-owned businesses that dominate the food truck and food cart landscape. A percentage of all proceeds will go to support a nonprofit that provides legal and business assistance to the NYC street vendors.

Duration: 2 hours


Five food tastings

Bottled water

Local guide



Hotel pickup and drop-off

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Wheelchair accessible

Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately

Stroller accessible

Service animals allowed

Near public transportation

Infant seats available

Transportation is wheelchair accessible

Surfaces are wheelchair accessible

Most travelers can participate

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers

Face masks required for travelers in public areas

Face masks required for guides in public areas

Social distancing enforced throughout experience

Guides required to regularly wash hands

Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms

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  • 07-Jan-2023

    We had an absolutely terrific tour of Midtown food carts. Our guide, Amanda, told us all about the delicious food we were eating and the vendors who made it. We really enjoyed learning about the history of food vendors in NYC (and beyond) and their working conditions today. What made it special was that Turnstile Tours has a long working relationship with the vendors. It was clear that Amanda knew them and their work. The tour group works with the non-profit Street Vendor Project, so there is an awareness of social justice issues alongside the amazing food. The tour gave us a whole new perspective on a slice of NYC. Bring your appetite! It's extremely filling (by evening we were still too full for dinner).

  • 20-Nov-2022

    The food cart tour was fantastic! Our tour guide Amanda was great! We didn't just eat great food that was filling, but we also had a great learning experience from the culture and history of food carts. Highly recommend!

  • 22-Aug-2021

    I did the Food Cart Walking Tour in Mid-town Manhattan with Brian on 8/20, and it was great. We sampled food at 5 carts, four savory and one sweet-all delicious. Brian was a wonderful source of information about the history of food carts in NYC and how they operate today. I'm a native New Yorker and learned a lot, and ate enough to hold me for two days. Highly recommended.

  • 09-Aug-2021

    Midtown Food Cart Tour on 8/4 with Turnstile Tours was informative, fun and yummy. I gained a larger appreciation of the vendors and their challenges and their contributions to NYC, especially in the environment of Covid. Brian, the tour guide, was a pleasure, with knowledge, personality and enthusiasm. I strongly recommend this tour and any others given by Turnstile Tours. My experience with them began early in the pandemic with their numerous virtual programs, and they are varied and consistently knowledgeable and personable.

  • 21-Oct-2019

    Brian was a great guide. He was very friendly, and knowledgeable about the different carts we visited and the dishes we sampled. The food included some old favourites (e.g. falafel) and some dishes I'd never tried before - but will definitely look out for again - such as kathi rolls. It was all washed down with a lovely cool cup of iced chocolate. :) Thank you, Brian, for an interesting and flavoursome tour!

  • 30-Sep-2019

    Doug was a very hospitable tour guide, making it comfortable, engaging, and educational as we walked around, met Food Cart owners and chefs, and tasted the most delicious small plates. (seriously - go for the food if nothing else). Our college class is studying food, culture, power, and art, so this was a perfect place to do field research. Thanks to Turnstile for bringing this kind of tourism to the NYC landscape!

  • 17-Jul-2019

    Turnstiles Tours offer quite a few different tours, we took a Food Cart Tour around the Financial District. You know those food vendors who park along the street selling all sorts of food - not just hot dogs and pretzels like you see on the TV. The tour introduced us to some of the diverse tastes and stories of the city’s street vendors - an inside look at the successes of some and the complexities imposed by this huge metropolis. Our guide, Brian Hoffman was wonderful - inclusive and solicitous, entertaining and informative yet very low key. We didn’t feel rushed at all but in two hours we managed to cover quite a lot of territory (about 2.5km) and a number of food styles. Greek, Vietnamese, Indian and Egyptian topped off with a sweet morsel and great coffee (we offered for iced as it was a pretty hot day - but Brian managed to find us some cool places to get out of the heat). It was really enjoyable. Thanks a lot Brian. Highly recommended. Would do other if their tours if we had time. Next time!

  • 25-May-2019

    Cindy, our tour guide, was so personable and knowledgeable! She took us to a variety of food trucks so we could sample different foods. We each got a nice sample size at each cart and she ended with waffles for dessert! I highly recommend Turnstile Tours!

  • 13-Oct-2018

    So glad we did this! Brian was the best tour guide: informative, personable, funny. He took us to explore the neighborhood FC stars: we had fabulous jerk chicken from Trinidad, amazing freshly made falafel, pork souvlaki, Kati rolls, vegan donuts. All the food we could possibly eat and it appealed to our gustatory adventurous side. And, makes me want to frequent Food Carts all the more.

  • 28-Sep-2018

    I booked this tour as a team activity, so we would get to eat good food while learning more about the business we use every day. What a fantastic experience! We learned so much about what it takes to be a food cart owner in NYC, why they charge what they charge and got to taste some hidden secrets of the financial district. Totally recommend for out of towners but also for new yorkers.

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