Brooklyn Beats & Eats – An Ethnic Eating Tour

Tour by Foot & Subway

Foodies rejoice! A tasting tour through Brooklyn beautiful neighborhoods.


A 4-hour walk through various Brooklyn neighborhoods enjoying tasty treats both artisanal and ethnic while learning about the amazing changes happening to New York’s BEST borough. 

Tour Description

On our Brooklyn food tour, we 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 2019, whether visiting or setting down roots. There’s remarkable pizza from a 60-year-old slice shop and luscious ice cream at a factory located on top of a heavily polluted industrial canal.  From layered Mexican tortas inside a sandwich and juice shop to old-school Syrian groceries with hummus, baba ganoush and zaatar pita bread to new-school, old-style Jewish appetizing counters that will hand you the most mind-blowing smoked salmon sandwich you’ve ever had. Stop reading this tour description and book it already – I’m starving! 

But please remember – every time we book a Brooklyn’s Beat & Ethnic Eats tour it’s a different experience, catered to your interests and taste buds. Just tell us what you’re into when filling out the form. 

Foodie hotspots can include the following: Sahadi’s Grocery for Lebanese breads and spreads; Shelsky’s Appetizing Shop for their famous Brooklyn Transplant sandwich – hot smoked salmon, apple horseradish, pickled herring salad, and cream cheese on pumpernickel. Trust us. Your tongue won’t believe its eyes. Shelsky’s is right across from the most beautiful Trader Joe’s you’ve ever seen – built inside the shell of the former Brooklyn Savings Bank. Your guide will discuss George Washington’s Battle of Brooklyn which happened nearby.

After Shelsky’s, we walk down Court Street through Cobble Hill & Carroll Gardens to Sal’s Pizza for a taste of their Grandma slice & fresh garlic & cherry tomato pie. Nibbles at Esposito’s Salumeria – include spicy pork soppressata (dry-cured sausage) and mini-mozzarella balls. Or we pop into Ample Hills Creamery, an astonishingly expansive artisanal ice cream factory located on the Gowanus Canal – one of the most heavily polluted industrial canals in America. It’s a superfun superfund site! 

After Italian snacks and/or ice cream, it’s on the subway to Sunset Park, Brooklyn’s half Mexican, half Chinese neighborhood. At Don Pepe’s Torteria, we get a delicacy unknown in most parts of America – the Mexican chicken sandwich. Built on freshly baked bread, layered with avocado, refried beans, lettuce, tomato, and jalapeno, it’ll forever change the way you think about Mexican foods. If that doesn’t float your (gravy) boat, we can also visit Industry City Food Hall, a bustling, cavernous space filled with Makers, Thinkers and Doers, not to mention FOODIES! Korean, Japanese, Thai, American, Butchers, Bakers, Candlestick makers (ha!) ICFH is a relative newcomer to the exploding Brooklyn scene. 

Tour cost does not include food, which can be paid on site or put onto your credit card and charged at the conclusion of the tour. But we keep the eats cheap! Food costs won’t run more than $15-20 pp.