New York City

NYC Food Tour: Flatiron & Union Square by Like A Local Tours

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Flatiron Food and History Tour
  • 3 hours
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


See two of New York City’s most iconic and picturesque neighborhoods, Flatiron and Union Square, on this food, architecture, and history walking tour. Try tastings at some of the most unique food stops in the city. Visit Caffe Lavazza at Eataly Market, an epic artisanal Italian food emporium. Also, enjoy a classic New York pastrami sandwich from a historic spot and try Big Apple’s best grilled cheese sandwich.
  • Visit two of New York City’s most iconic neighborhoods
  • Enjoy tastings at popular local eateries
  • A great introduction to Flatiron and Union Square
  • Vegetarian options available if advised when booking

What's Included

  • Lunch
  • Professional guide
  • Water available at most stops
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Meeting and Pickup

Meeting point

  • Eataly NYC Flatiron
    200 5th Ave, New York, NY 10010, USA

    Meet your guide 5-10 minutes before the tour starts at the gold Tiffany's clock in front of Eataly, located at 200 5th Avenue, New York, NY. The clock is in front of the Eataly Gelato entrance, between 23rd and 24th Streets. We cannot wait for late arrivals.

Start time

10:30 AM

End point

  • Breads Bakery
    18 E 16th St, New York, NY 10003, USA

What To Expect

Your day begins when you meet your guide at an easy-to-find spot on 5th Avenue. Beginning with Eataly, you’ll have a chance to sample delicious artisanal Italian food—such as Roman-style pizza, with all tastings included to save you the hassle and expense of paying at each stop.

Next up, it’s time for a modern twist on a New York classic—a Reuben bagel at a favorite local haunt, Zucker’s Bagels & Smoked Fish.

After walking off your delicious bagel, the tour proceeds to the Flatiron Building. Here, you can take photos of the exterior, before continuing the walk through Madison Square Park and onwards to Union Square, where it’s time to try some more tasty bites—including a menu designed with neuroscience in mind at Honeybrains, as well as coffee.

After sweet and savory bites, the tour finishes outside on E 16th Street, where you’re free to continue your city exploration.


45 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Zucker's Bagels & Smoked Fish

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Flatiron Building

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Madison Square Park

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Union Square

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Breads Bakery

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Honeybrains Restaurant - Healthy Food Catering Services NYC

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free


15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Operates in all weather conditions; please dress appropriately
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 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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200 reviews
Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
Reviews by Viator travelers.
Showing 1-10 of 200 reviews
Great tour -- food, stops, walking
Diane_B, Mar 2024
Great tour! Justin was on time, at the stated place and easy to spot. On a cold, slightly rainy day, it was a good mix of inside/outside, walking to be warm and stopping to hear the stories. Historical photos on his tablet worked well to show what the areas looked like before. Justin clearly enjoys history. The stops were a good mix of traditional NYC food and new items on the food scene. We had a few chances to sit down, and every stop had a clean restroom.
Response from Host, Mar 2024
Your wonderful review has brightened our day! Justin will be ecstatic to learn about your kind words, and we're grateful for your appreciation of the tour.
Bagels, bakes and Barbie
Gillian_A, Mar 2024
The tour was great fun. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable and keen to share his local insights on the history of the area and the best places to eat. The tour was a nice balance of walking and eating, which was particularly welcome given the less than clement weather. I got try delicious food from places I wouldn’t have found on my own as well as visiting the place Barbie was invented and where Buddy the Elf ate discarded gum - a perfect trip!
Response from Host, Mar 2024
We appreciate your fantastic review! It means a lot to us that you took the time to share your positive thoughts.
Great food and architecture! Take the tour!
Martha_B, Dec 2023
It was a great tour, with a very knowledgeable and interesting tour guide. The food was fantastic and representative of NYC. Our group had a great time and learned a lot. I would most definitely recommend the tour!
Response from Host, Dec 2023
Martha, a big thank you for taking the time to leave us a 5-star review! We're grateful for your kind words and thrilled that you enjoyed our tour. Your support is invaluable to us, and we hope to have the pleasure of guiding you on another tour soon!
LORENA_T, Nov 2023
Tour guide was very knowledgeable. The food stops were delicious! If you’re worried about the walking, then this tour is perfect because the walking is minimal.
Response from Host, Jan 2024
Thank you for the fantastic review! We're thrilled that you not only enjoyed the delicious food but also had a great time with your guide.
The food was just OK
Barbara_K, Oct 2023
If you are looking for a "foodies" tour, this is not it. The food was fair at best. I have had a better pastrami sandwich in my hometown than where I went, same with the pizza. Our guide was very knowledgeable and did a great job and offered a lot of information. If you are looking for a historic tour of the flatiron district, then I would recommend this tour.
Response from Host, Nov 2023
Thank you for providing this thoughtful feedback. We're sorry to hear some of the food stops did not live up to your expectations, but are glad you had a nice experience overall with our expert guide!
Great food and learning opportunity
Youngjae_P, Jul 2023
Our tour guide, Justin, did an excellent job in taking us through the Flatiron District with a great balance between fun facts and history. The food was not an afterthought either as we got to get the best choices of local classics and relatively newer stars.
Response from Host, Jul 2023
Thank you for leaving us this wonderful review. We are s glad to hear you enjoyed the tour, food, and Justin's hard work!
Jason # 1
Herbert_R, Jun 2023
Jason was a great tour guide. He really enjoys his history and did a great job relating to his customers.
Response from Host, Jul 2023
Thank you for taking the time to leave us a 5 star review! We appreciate you taking our tour!
It turned out that we...
Michael_K, Jun 2023
It turned out that we were the only ones to sign up for our tour, so Justin was our personal tour guide for a few hours! It was a great balance of history and food and spots supporting the current community. Justin had a ton of knowledge and was a great guide!
Response from Host, Jun 2023
Thank you for taking time to leave us a great review of your Flatiron Food, History & Architecture tour!
Good Food, Fun Tour, great guide
michael_c, Apr 2023
Cool tour to learn about history of flat iron neighborhood. Good food. Our guide Justin was great guy. He shared a lot of additional tips for our trip. Recommend checking this tour out if you are in NYC.
Response from Host, Apr 2023
Thank you Michael for leaving us an excellent review of your Flatiron Tour. We appreciate your feedback!
Take this tour
Mike_R, Jan 2023
A great tour with so much information. Justin was amazing! Not for the carb fearful. This tour was well worth the price of admission.
Response from Host, Feb 2023
Thank you Mike for taking our Flatiron Tour & for the 5-star review!
Great food and history
Paul_R, Jan 2023
Really enjoyed the tour, excellent food and it was very interesting learning about the history of the area. Justin was a great guide and extremely knowledgeable.
Response from Host, Jan 2023
Thank you for leaving us this great review! We are happy to hear you enjoyed your tour!
Interesting area of city with great food
Mel_C, Dec 2022
It was a lovely tour in miserable weather. Bridget was very knowledgeable and easy to talk with. The area is full of architecture wonders. The food was excellent, great Ruben, gelato and rugelach. Highly recommend tour
Response from Host, Dec 2022
Thank you for leaving us a great review!
Great tour in the heart of Manhattan
Roger_W, Nov 2022
Our guide was exceptional - knowledgeable, very engaging and energetic. It was obvious that he enjoyed his job and that was infectious. Highly recommend this tour if you are interested in the history of New York. The food portion was a bonus.
Response from Host, Nov 2022
Thank you Roger for leaving us this 5 star review! We appreciate your feedback and hope to have you on a tour in the future!
Good Stuff!
Cindy_W, Nov 2022
Very educated guide. He knew something about everything. Didn’t expect so many food stops. The food was delicious and varied. Such a treat!
Response from Host, Nov 2022
Thank you Cindy for taking time to leave us such a great review! We are thrilled to see you enjoyed your tour!
Food, Architecture, History - Excellent tour!
Susan_M, Nov 2022
The food, of course, was amazing. Food in NYC is always incredible. The history and architecture sharing were very interesting and a bonus you don't get with other tours.
Response from Host, Nov 2022
Thank you Susan for your positive feedback on our Flatiron Food, Architecture & History Tour!
A must do tour!
Deborah_M, Oct 2022
Wonderful day! The food stops were fabulous and our tour guide Justin was really fun and knowledgeable! Tons of great stories about the local architecture. I highly recommend this tour!
Response from Host, Oct 2022
Thank you Deborah for taking the time to leave us a great review! We are happy to hear you had a great time on your tour!
A little something for everyone
Amanda_W, Oct 2022
We took the Flat Iron tour with Like a Local. It covered architecture, history, and food. This way, for our family of four (ages 7-37), there was something for everyone. Previous reviews mentioned small portion sizes so we did eat breakfast before going. Mistake! You get plenty of food. A whole slice of pizza, half a bagel sandwich, a serving of gelato, a mini pastry, and some coffee. It was all delicious and the guide had lots of information to share.
Response from Host, Oct 2022
Thank you Amanda for leaving us a great review! We're glad your whole group had a great time!
Great tour
Keren_H, Oct 2022
Really great tour with lots of interesting facts and great food samples! Definitely a good option away from where most tours go to
Response from Host, Oct 2022
Thank you Keren for this excellent review! We are happy to hear we were able to show off some things off the beaten path and you got to travel Like A Local!
Fun and entertaining food...
Linda_F, Oct 2022
Fun and entertaining food tour by Justin of the flat iron district! Beautiful buildings that you never think to look up to see while you were just walking along the street. It was nice to get a sense of the history of this fascinating neighborhood. Great food too!
Response from Host, Oct 2022
Thank you for leaving us a 5 star review Linda. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your time on the Flatiron Food, Architecture & History Tour!
We had a great time...
Kelli_R, Sep 2022
We had a great time learned a lot and ate great food. The Ruben on the bagel was delicious and I would highly recommend it.
Response from Host, Sep 2022
Thank you for your review Kelli! We appreciate your positive feedback.

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