Brooklyn’s Edible Ethnic Eats! A Foodie Tour through Brooklyn
On this 5 hour tasting tour of New York’s BEST borough, we travel the world but stay in Brooklyn!
We’ll taste our way through a series of neighborhoods in order to experience the diverse, exciting ethnic communities that make Brooklyn the place to be in the 21st Century. From old-school markets that sell Italian dried & cured sausages, newly-made mozzarella and fresh-baked olive bread to brand-new, old style Jewish appetizing shops offering smoked fish with a schmear on a bagel. We’ll also visit Middle Eastern olive bars and gourmet groceries, a new hip cookie shop, a fourth generation family-run pizzeria and the birthplace of the hot dog.
Our first stop is Atlantic Avenue’s Middle Eastern markets Damascus Bakery & Sahadi’s, a pair of Syrian markets known for olives, dried fruits, nuts, bread and coffee. We’ll sample olives and pickles at Sahadi’s, then Sambooseks (small cheese filled savory pastry) & rice-stuffed grape leaves from Damascus. A bottle of water is included.
After learning about George Washington’s Battle of Brooklyn outside of a local supermarket, we’ll ride along Court street through Cobble Hill & Carroll Gardens to Caputo’s Bakery & Esposito’s Salumeria – at this 80-year-old bakery we’ll nosh on Lard (Prosciutto) Bread & Olive Bread, then down the block at the 30-year-old butcher we’ll nibble on spicy pork sopresata (dry-cured sausage) & mini-mozzarella balls.
Eat your way through Brooklyn NYC!
Following our Italian stop, its a quick round-the-corner to Shelsky’s Smoked Fish on Smith street. This new-style, old-world Jewish Appetizing shop is a fine purveyor of smoked fishes, spreads, bagels, bialys and noshing. We’ll get a bite of their world-famous Member of the Tribe sandwich – smoked lox, cream cheese schmear on a bagel.
Food costs are $45 per person. Talk to Mark when booking your tour.