Food Tour Description
Flavors of Chinatown
Food and Culture
America's largest Chinatown
Enjoy seated dining featuring upscale Asian eats while navigating this vibrant neighborhood
Chinatown can be intimidating, even for a native New Yorker! It’s a hugely diverse neighborhood with historic landmarks, hidden side streets, different types of delicious foods from all over Asia, and it’s home to one of the largest populations of Chinese people in the western hemisphere. There are so many interesting stories to be heard, sights to see, and delicious foods to be devoured.
With so many choices, where do you start? That’s where we come in! Enjoy abundant sit-down tastings of Dim Sum (5 different types of dumplings), Peking Duck (prepared as if you were in Beijing), and more at three exquisite restaurants, plus taste from a classic Chinese bakery. Join us for a memorable journey that will leave you with a deep understanding of the flavors and history, as well as the confidence to navigate Chinatown’s food scene on your next visit!
UNIQUE FEATURES OF THIS TOUR INCLUDE:
3 sit down tastings – larger portions than you’ll experience on our other tours.
Fri & Sat
$65 / per
FOOD TASTINGS SERVED
This tour includes 3 abundant seated tastings and 1 on-the-go tasting.
Tastings may change based on availability.
FOOD TOUR INFORMATION
All Food Tastings
One Bottle of Water
A Charming Tour Guide
Our Insiders Guide
While exploring New York City’s diverse Chinatown, you will experience and expand your knowledge to learn about the many ethnic cuisines brought to this area. You will also dive into the history, culture, markets and landmarks that make up one of the world’s oldest cultures. While tasting at three exquisite sit down restaurants, you will enjoy regional Chinese & Malaysian cuisine with a focus on learning the traditional etiquette that is partnered with these fine foods. When finished with this tour, your understanding of the neighborhood’s interesting flavors will only leave you hungry for more.
Chinatown does not directly mean Chinese. This neighborhood has been a home to every ethnic group that has ever lived in NYC. Beginning with the Dutch, Irish, Italian, Eastern, western and central European communities, and eventually small groups of Chinese beginning in 1890-1940. Over the years this area has developed into the largest population of Chinese in the western hemisphere. Now, the neighborhood is predominantly Cantonese, but a large amount of mandarin speaking, Fujinese, Taiwanese, and Vietnamese live and work in Chinatown. This diversity insures a huge variety of food and cultural traditions that continue to expand to this day.
Discover where to go for Chinatown’s best amusements, top notch Museum’s and the most interesting cocktails.
Museum of Chinese in America
A world-class facility providing a space for people to learn, share and explore the evolving story of Chinese in America.
215 Centre St.
212-619-4785 / http://www.mocanyc.org
Chinatown Fair Family Fun Center
Colorful and family oriented, this indoor arcade houses an abundant selection of video games & other amusements.
8 Mott St.
212-964-1001 / http://www.chinatownfair.biz
Mixologists whipping up complex cocktails in this off-the-beaten path hideaway.
9 Doyers St.
212-406-0400 / www.apothekenyc.com
Now that you have booked your food tour (or almost have!), you may need a place to rest after the tour to sleep away your food coma. Here are a few recommendations within steps from your tour.
Overlooking Columbus Park in Chinatown, this casual hotel is located within steps of little Italy as well as central Chinatown.
52 Mulberry St.
212-385-4633 / www.hotelmulberry.com
Duane Street Hotel
Set in the Tribeca neighborhood, this hotel is chic, yet contemporary. Located only blocks from Chinatown as well as other must-see neighborhoods during your New York stay.
130 Duane St.
212-964-4600 / www.duanestreethotel.com
This hip and upscale hotel features a creative décor as well as conscious hospitality. Relaxed and smartly curated, this is the place to stay in SoHo.
11 Howard St.
212-235-1111 / www.11howard.com
Chinatown has over 350 restaurants to both satisfy and entertain the many flavors of the Chinese culture. Whether you are looking for a classic Chinese family meal or something more modern, you won’t be disappointed.
Dim Sum Go Go
Dim Sum meaning – a touch of heart; this basic Chinese spot serves a long list of cheap, tasty dim sum from a menu rather than a trolley!
5 E. Broadway
212-732-0797 / www.dimsumgogo.com
Nam Wah Tea Parlor
Vintage dim sum parlor dating back to 1920; serving up sharable plates and a drink menu including teas, beer and wine.
13 Doyers St.
212-962-6047 / www.nomwah.com
Peking Duck House
Juicy and savory, the namesake tableside fare is the specialty of this Chinese restaurant.
28 Mott St.
212-227-1810 / Yelp Listing
Allow us to take the stress out of one thing all New Yorkers find frustrating: Parking! Parking Panda allows you to reserve your parking spot IN ADVANCE, so there’s nothing to do the morning of your tour arrive. You can check out real-time availability right now: Parking Panda / Chinatown Tour
Additionally, you can park close to the tour start at Champion Parking:
2 Division St