New York City

Guided Food Tour of Chinatown and Little Italy

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Chinatown and Little Italy Food Fest
  • 3 hours
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English

Overview

Tuck into the flavors and traditions of two of New York's top foodie neighborhoods on this Chinatown and Little Italy food tour. While exploring these neighborhoods can be overwhelming on your own, traveling with a guide enables you to focus on the food rather than worrying about getting lost. Plus, the guide takes you to off-the-beaten-path establishments where you can sample gourmet food samples at local eateries.
  • Explore Chinatown and Little Italy on a guided tasting tour
  • Enjoy the personalized attention and recommendations from your guide
  • Arrive hungry and enjoy several tastings to equate a meal
  • Enjoy a mix of seated and on-the-go tastings

Sample Menu

Starter

A popular Chinese pastry paired with jasmine green tea (seated)

Dessert

A Chinese sponge cake with a twist

Starter

Authentic Chinese dumplings

Starter

Scrumptious Roasted Duck

Starter

Delicious imported Italian cheeses and olives

Starter

Fresh pasta with an outstanding marinara sauce

Main

Seated and hearty tasting of Italian cuisine with choice of wine or beer

Dessert

A well-known Sicilian pastry, cannoli

What's Included

  • Food tasting
  • Local guide
  • Detailed itinerary
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Bottled water
  • Vegetarian and gluten free tastings upon request- 48 hrs
  • Gratuities

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Silk Road Cafe
    30 Mott St, New York, NY 10013, USA

    Take subway lines 6, N, R, or Q to Canal St. Exit the station walk east along Canal Street, at Mott Street turn right (walking south) until you reach Silk Road Cafe. Contact Number (518) 332-4386

End point

  • Ferrara Bakery & Cafe
    195 Grand St, New York, NY 10013, USA

What To Expect

Meet your guide near Canal Street for a culinary journey through two of New York’s iconic neighborhoods. This tour combines Chinatown and Little Italy, allowing you to experience both in one go, saving time and eliminating the need for maps.

Begin in Chinatown with a cup of tea and a Chinese pastry at a popular teahouse, immersing yourself in the area's rich history. Then enjoy traditional main dishes, with all tastings included, so you don’t have to worry about paying at each stop. Relish a Beijing-style dumpling before moving to your next destination—Little Italy.

Here, you can learn about the neighborhood's history and visit specialty shops to sample fresh mozzarella, prosciutto, olives, and fresh pasta.

End your tour on a sweet note with a visit to a pasticceria for a delicious cannoli. Concluding near Chinatown, you have the flexibility to explore further with a provided map, recommendations list, and coupons.

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Not recommended for children aged 5 and under
  • Please mention food allergies or dietary restrictions in special requirements. (Must be received 48 hours prior to tour date)
  • A maximum of 4 people per booking
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking
  • Please arrive 15 minutes before your tour
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 13 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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History and cuisine!
Jeffrey_S, Apr 2024
Patrick was terrific! He integrated the history of the area with the cuisine. Enjoyed all various tastes and fascinating history. Great guide!
Super fun food and walking tour in Chinatown & Little Italy
Holly_R, Apr 2024
Our guide Lily was so knowledgeable and friendly, we enjoyed her tour so much! The bites were yummy, especially the dumplings and pork bun. We learned so much about the history of these neighborhoods.
This is a must do tour!!!
Kathleen_W, Apr 2024
This was one of the best things we did in NYC! The food was good but our guide, Patrick, was beyond amazing. He was easy to talk to and had great information about the area. He even took the time to just talk with my 9 year old daughter as we walked. This is a must do tour and the fact they only go to the locally owned places makes it even better!
Do it, it’s worth it!
Heather_R, Mar 2024
Incredible fun and learning… we were lucky to have a group of 5 on the move with Lily (so knowledgeable and easy going), time flew by in a great way, and the businesses and tour guide were friendly and professional! The food portions are large, and such a variety made for a fabulous experience overall!
Fantastic Tour
Denise_G, Mar 2024
I brought my granddaughter to NYC for the first time. This was our best excursion so far. Patrick is a one of a kind tour guide. He is so friendly and packed full of knowledge. He is incredibly. He can tell you all the history of Chinatown and Little Italy. Which makes it a very interesting tour. And the food was great as well. I definitely recommend.
We sampled great food...
Rachael_L, Mar 2024
We sampled great food during the tour and learned some history along the way as well! Group size was small and guide (Liz) was knowledgeable.
Valerie, our guide was...
Aviva_A, Mar 2024
Valerie, our guide was wonderful, pleasant, knowledgeable, smart, interesting and fun. We enjoyed the variety of stops and tastings. We highly recommend the tour!
Amazing time
Jim_S, Mar 2024
Liz was excellent!! Really enjoyed the food and the tour….went places we would never go on our own and saw a piece of the city we’d been missing. Highly recommend.
Fun, delicious and we learned a lot!
Mia_C, Mar 2024
This was our second time booking this tour in NYC because we enjoyed it so much the first time. The second time didn’t disappoint! Our guide, Liz, was amazing! She was very knowledgeable about the history of Chinatown and Little Italy and the food we were tasting. We’ll be back!
Great tour!
Alexander_W, Mar 2024
Patrick was a great tour guide! Great stories and history. Food was excellent and the locations were really nice!
GOOD EATS IN NYC
John_G, Mar 2024
The nice group of people touring with me and mine. made the day a lot of fun. Lilly (like the flower) was informative, engaging, and witty. Every bit of the food was delicious except one. but since everything else was great and I never did like Duck, I hold myself to blame. my son told me it was very good Duck. I forwarded your website address to half a dozen friends already. I look forward to trying another tour.
Terrific Tour!
Zoe_K, Mar 2024
We had the best time on Ahoy’s Chinatown and Little Italy food tour! My mom and my sister came into town for a weekend girls’ trip, and we all agreed that this was one of our favorite things we did together! Our tour guide, Liz, was so friendly and warm — she taught us so much on the tour and still had great recs to share at the end. And the food was incredible. Loved getting to know the neighborhoods this way. All in all, would recommend!
Don’t Miss Out!
Wendy_B, Mar 2024
I’ve been on many food tours around the country and this was one was one of the best! Our guide, Maryana, was a wealth of knowledge and loved hearing about all the history while walking the streets of China Town & Little Italy. Book this tour. Come hungry! You won’t be disappointed!
Excellent tour guide!!
Paola_A, Mar 2024
This is the tour for those interested in the history and food of Chinatown and Little Italy. The food was good, but specially the dumplings!! Patrick took the time to explain and answer all our questions in the most thoughtful way possible. He was patient with my daughter and another teenager in the tour. Thank you!
Take a bite out of the Big Apple with this food tour.
Meredith_B, Mar 2024
Valerie was a fantastic host. We learned so much about the history of the neighborhoods and had great bites along the way. Highly recommend taking a bite of the Big Apple with this tour.
Excellent Tour. 100% Recommended!
Maria_O, Mar 2024
Excellent Tour! 2nd time! Lilly was our tour guide. Very energetic and considerate. very knowledgeable. Plenty of food to taste!
A great way to learn about both "Little Italy" and "Chinatown."
BOB_P, Jan 2024
The selection of venues to visit was outstanding. The tastings were great and wanted to stay and eat a full meal at each. Liz took a sincere interest in dealing with some physical limitations we had. We were not only tasting great food, but learning a great deal about the history of both "Little Italy and Chinatown." We will share this experience with all our friends
Just a great time
Andrew_S, Jan 2024
Patrick was a joy to tour with, and the food was delicious. From the start, we enjoyed Patrick's calm demeanor and ability to explain so much about the history and culture of the city. Any tour he leads is bound to be great, thank you!
Excellent tour
Alex_R, Jan 2024
Valerie was an excellent tour guide, very friendly and knowledgeable. Eating at various restaurants and learning their history was fascinating and the food was great. Highly recommend!
Delicious and Informative!
Tyler_R, Dec 2023
What a great experience! Patrick was a wonderful guide and very knowledgeable. All the food was amazing. The tour was filled with a lot of history and info about the local area. Would recommend!
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