Private Group Tours

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Private Walking Tour Information (top)

Private tours are generally not available on the weekends from April - January.

Tour Duration

Each tour is 3 hours in length. This 3 hours does not include time needed to arrive, park, get off bus, etc. Please factor that into your day. It is very important to arrive and begin the tour on time. We have other tours operating and we do not want to interfere with them.

Gratuities

In the tourism industry, it is customary to tip the tour guide. For Private Groups, a 18% gratuity will be added to your total cost and will be provided directly to your tour guide. Your tour guide greatly appreciates this!

Group Size, Start Times, and Days Offered

We can accommodate up to 48 people (16 per guide) on certain walking tours (see below). Private tours are offered every day of the week.

  • Original Greenwich Village Food and Culture Tour

    Attendees: Maximum 48 people / 3 groups of 16 people
    Tour Days and Start Times: 7 days a week / 11:00am, 11:30am, 12:00pm, 12:30pm

  • Chelsea Market/Meatpacking District Food and Culture Tour

    Attendees: Maximum 48 people / 3 groups of 16 people
    Tour Days and Start Times: 7 days a week / 2:00pm - 5:00pm

  • Central Greenwich Village Food and Culture Tour

    Attendees: Maximum 48 people / 3 groups of 16 people
    Tour Days and Start Times: 7 days a week / 12:00pm or 12:30pm
    (If you need to use three guides, there will be three different meeting locations.)

  • Chinatown Food and Culture Tour

    Attendees: Maximum 16 people
    Tour Days and Start Times: 7 days a week / 12:00pm

Arriving On Time

It is very important that your group arrives on time. We ask all private groups to arrive 30 minutes before your scheduled start time. This will give us the time needed to organize the group, send a few people to the restroom, answer questions, and give the tour overview. It is also very important to arrive on time so we do not interfere with any other scheduled tours that are running on that day.

About Our Tours

Each tour highlights interesting food establishments and their specialties along with the history, culture, architecture, and local entertainment offerings of the neighborhood. If your total group is larger than 16 people we will split your group into two separate groups, each with their own private guide. Each group will experience the same exact tour but in a different order. We do this so we are not at any one place at the same time.

Food Tastings

All food tastings are done on the go, we are not seated in the establishments. Enough food tastings are served so that the majority of our participants find lunch afterwards unnecessary.

Restrooms

Restroom stops are available on each tour.
Unfortunately we cannot accommodate large groups of tour attendees using the restrooms at any point during the tour. We can accommodate 2-3 people at a time. If you are traveling by motor coach please advise the tour attendees to use the restroom on the bus before departing. Unfortunately this has become a problem that we need to address before selling a group tour.

Attire

Please dress appropriately, New York City is cold in the winter and warm in the summer.

Foot Wear

Comfortable walking shoes are highly recommended.

Inclement Weather

Tours are held rain or shine

Booking a Tour

Please fill out the Private Tour Request Form below. Advance bookings are suggested; tours dates get booked well in advance. Weekday tours are much easier to book than Weekend tours.

Foods of New York

Our staff will do their best to accommodate your specific needs.

Other Questions

Please go to the Frequently Asked Questions page for further tour information. We will answer all of your questions by phone or email once we receive the completed Private Tour Request Form below.

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Private Tour Payment Schedule (top)

  • Private Tours: Private Tours: Purchased less than 15 working days from a tour date

    Full payment made by credit card or check is required immediately to hold a specific date, time slot, and tour guides.

  • Private Tours: Purchased 16+ working days prior to a tour date

    A $100 non-refundable deposit is required to hold a specific date, time slot, and tour guides.
    Remaining balance (non-refundable) is due 10 working days prior to the tour.

No refunds are given for no-shows. A $35 service fee is charged for returned checks.

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Private Tour Prices (top)

Group Tours are sold on a Flat Fee Basis and includes a 18% gratuity.

  • Original Greenwich Village Tour
  • Chelsea Market/Meatpacking District Tour
  • Central Greenwich Village Tour
    1-16 People (One Guide) $832.00 + 18% Gratuity = $981.76
    17-32 People (Two Guides) $1664.00 + 18% Gratuity = $1963.52
    33-48 People (Three Guides) $2496.00 + 18% Gratuity = $2945.28
  • Chinatown: Food and Culture Walking Tour
    1-16 People (One Guide) $1040.00 + 18% Gratuity = $1227.20

Contact us to inquire about special MID-WEEK (Tues, Wed, Thurs) pricing options.
Mention CODE: MIDWEEK when filling out private tour request form below.

Please complete the Private Tour Request Form below. A Foods of New York representative will contact you within 48 hours and inform you if the date and time you requested is available.

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Private Tour Request Form (top)

(Please note that all fields are required.)

Tour Organizer's Name:
Tour Organizer's Email:
Tour Organizer's Phone Number:
Organization Name:
Group Leader:
(day of tour)
Group Leader's Cell Number:
(day of tour)
Approx # of People on Tour:
(limit 16 per tour guide)
How many vegetarians are in your group?:

Vegetarians will have an alternate tasting provided, when needed. We do not accomodate allergies other than Vegetarian. If you are not sure how many, please submit final Vegetarian numbers two weeks prior to your tour.
How will your group be arriving to the tour location? (Bus, train, cars, walking):
(day of tour)
Where are the participants from?
Age range of tour participants:
CHOOSE Desired Tour:

Please note: We generally do not offer Private Tours on weekends during our busy season (April - Jan)

Tour Date Desired: ,
Alternate Date: ,
Desired Start Time:
A few important questions...
To best serve the needs of your group, please be as specific as possible.


Are you a Culinary Group (a group of Chefs or students in a Culinary Program)?
What is the purpose of this food and culture tour for your group:
Please describe your group so that we can best meet your needs:
Questions for us: