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Brooklyn Beats & Eats – A Food, History & Culture Tour

On this 4-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 Syrian markets offering meze platters stacked with stuffed grape leaves, hummus & baba ganoush to new-school, old style Jewish appetizing shops with the most mind-blowing smoked salmon sandwiches you’ve ever had. There’s awesome pizza from a sixty-year-old slice shop, there’s artisanal ice cream at a factory parked on top of an industrial canal and there’s layered and luscious Mexcian tortas inside a hidden deli.

Brooklyn Food Tour

Mark tasting artisanal pickles at Brooklyn Brine

Our first stop is Atlantic Avenue’s Middle Eastern market Sahadi’s, for our Lebanese specialties. This is right across from the most beautiful Trader Joe’s you’ve ever seen – built inside the shell of the former Brooklyn Savings Bank. This is also where we’ll learn about George Washington’s Battle of Brooklyn. Then we’ll hop inside Shelsky’s Appetizing Shop. 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 famous Brooklyn Transplant sandwich – hot smoked salmon, apple horseradish, pickled herring salad and cream cheese on pumpernickel. Trust us. Your tongue won’t believe it’s eyes.  

After Shelsky’s, we’ll ride along Court street through Cobble Hill & Carroll Gardens to Esposito’s Salumeria – a 40-year-old butcher where we’ll nibble on spicy pork soppressata (dry-cured sausage) & mini-mozz balls.

Brooklyn Food Tour

LUNY! Clients learning about Old World Flavor with
New World Chutzpah at Shelsky’s Smoked Fish

Then we continue to Sunset Park, Brooklyn’s one-half Mexican, one-half Chinese neighborhood. At Don Pepe’s Torteria, we get the 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, ir’ll change the way you think about tacos.

Brooklyn Food Tour
Matt and Fellow Pizza Afficionados at Totonos
Lastly, we’ll head to Coney Island, visit the Boardwalk, see the Cyclone, Wonder Wheel, Carousel & Parachute Drop. Optional hot dog at Nathan’s, the world famous hot dog stand.  Coney Island, is a seasonal amusement park which is open from Memorial Day > Labor Day. Nathans is open year round and the rides will be closed but still visible from the Boardwalk.
There will be lots of opportunities to purchase additional food to take home so bring your coolers!

Food costs are $45 per person. Talk to Mark when booking your tour.