Chinatown Food Tour

Savor Authentic Asian Food

Discover the Immigrant History of This Dynamic Neighborhood

Private Version of Tour Available

Taste the authentic Asian flavors in the heart of the city

Uncover immigrant history in New York City’s vibrant Chinatown. Tales of the struggle and survival so far from home, how the community has maintained its character, and dumplings to die for await you on this mouthwatering food tour. Your palate will be singing, and your mind dazzled as you indulge in the delicious flavors and discover the stories that set this neighborhood apart.

Highlights

Experience immigrant history…..along with incredible food!

Discover how the neighborhood evolved from its origin as the Five Points

Taste the varied cuisines the neighborhood has to offer including Vietnamese and Malaysian

There are way too many restaurants for one tour! We’ll give you our favorite recommendations for when you’re not with us!

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Trip Details

Price

$99, but your best value is the combo tour. This tour combines with our Historic Downtown Tour


Departure time

12:30 pm


Meeting point

Upon your reservation, you will receive a confirmation with maps and best mode of transportation to get to your meeting point


Finish Point

Mott Street & Bayard St.


Availability

Seven days a week, rain or shine


Duration

Approximately 120 minutes


Group size

All tours are semi-private with 8 people or less


Included

All your food and drink at five different spots is included, and a fully qualified, knowledgeable, award-winning tour guide


Subsitutions

Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required. Any other dietary needs cannot be accommodated on this tour (vegan, kosher, nut allergies, dairy-free or gluten-free diets)


Difficulty

It is a walking tour, but the pace is slow and comfortable


Distance

1.1 miles


Private Tour Option

All of our tours are available as private tours. Enjoy the same great tour with just your friends and family, and one of our guides. Get in touch to plan your tour today!

What You’ll Do and Eat

Experience immigrant history, along with incredible food on our Chinatown walking tour. We’ll show you the oldest tenement building in New York City, and bring the culture alive, both old and new. New York’s Chinatown is a complex and diverse community. We’ll show you the hidden gems of New York City’s best diverse Asian restaurants and then the best Chinese Ice Cream Factory in the USA. New York’s Chinatown is a complex and diverse expanding Asian community. Let’s not forget that over half of Chinatown is composed of all the other Pacific Rim Nations, so you can get the finest Thai, Vietnamese, Malaysian and Japanese foods here in Chinatown as well. We know the best places to eat in NYC’s “China town.” Where else can you find dumplings with soup in them instead of dumplings in the soup?

This neighborhood has been Irish, Jewish, and Italian before it was Chinatown. The overlapping experience of all these New York City immigrants is what makes us New Yorkers who we are today, and that’s what your Manhattan Walking Tour guide brings to life for you.

Whether it is barbecue pork with honey glaze or just wasabi peas, New York’s Chinatown has it all. Even choosy New York foodies love this tour of Chinatown! This isn’t just a Chinatown food tour-it’s a culinary experience coupled with amazing stories of New York’s history. So come hungry, the food is plentiful – enough for a full lunch and join us in Chinatown for an unforgettable day re-tracing New York’s family history – maybe even yours.

After your tour you will be very close to a lot of other great attractions and neighborhoods. NOHO, Little Italy, Nolita, St. Patrick’s Old Cathedral, the Tenement Museum, City Hall Park. Chinatown’s downtown location is a great place to catch your NYC subway ride. Almost all New York City trains go to the Canal Street stop in Chinatown, meaning fast and easy access to wherever you are coming from or going to.

Remember, we are a custom NYC walking Tour Company and can make your New York tour match you and your wants or needs. We also offer a guided tour of historic downtown that pairs perfectly with Chinatown at a substantial discount. It is seamless and your guide travels with you from one tour to the other. The Chinatown / HistoricDowntown Double Combo tour(opens in a new tab) lasts about 3.5 hours.

Additional Things We Recommend for You to See and Do

For those of you who want to discover New York City landmarks on your own, here is a list that works well with your Chinatown food tour:

  • Score major bargains on NYC souvenirs and a world of other merchandise in the stores and bustling sidewalk markets for which this area is famous.
  • Head over to the Lower East Side and The Tenement Museum, where you can be immersed in the immigrant history and folklore of New York City.
  • Spend time at Ground Zero and the 9/11 Memorial and Museum. Ascend 102 stories above New York City to the One World Observatory in The Freedom Tower, the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere.
  • Catch a free ride on the Staten Island Ferry for great views of the Statue of Liberty and the NYC skyline.
  • Wander the trendy streets and shops of NYC’s hip Tribeca neighborhood, and maybe even spot a celebrity.
  • Enjoy magnificent views of the Brooklyn Bridge from City Hall Park, also a pedestrian access point to this iconic structure known as “the eighth wonder of the world.”
  • Visit the storied St. Patrick’s Old Cathedral in Nolita, one of NYC’s oldest surviving churches and where the baptism scene in The Godfather was filmed.

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