Noshwalks, Culinary Walking Tours of NYC
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Custom Noshwalks

Noshwalks offers custom tours for 1 person to 25. These tours are great for alumni groups, trade associations, overseas visitors, students, conventioneers, employee outings, nostalgia buffs seeking to see what has become of the “old neighborhood,” and friends who want to do something unique and fun together.

Noshwalks make great fund-raisers for non-profits as well.

Bronx charter school took a summertime trip to visit Little Italy of the Bronx

Children from a Bronx charter school took a summertime trip to visit Little Italy of the Bronx. Here they see a demonstration of how pasta is made at Borgatti's.

I will work with you to make your experience a success, based on the needs and interests of your group. Some walks can be arranged with a second leader. Because of my experience in the neighborhoods, I can suggest how to accommodate special situations, such as people who may have some difficulty walking long-distances or keeping up with a group, and families who want to bring children . (Some tours are more child-friendly than others.)

Noshwalks may also be arranged to destinations other than those currently offered, although we prefer to focus on those which we’ve already extensively explored. Please call to discuss.

No one leaves empty-handed!
All Noshwalkers receive handouts that include a detailed map with the tour route; brief neighborhood history; and addresses of markets, restaurants and local landmarks, including museums, community gardens, parks or unusual stores. This means that if you wish to leave the group for any reason or to continue—or repeat—the tour on your own, you have an excellent resource to do so.

Depending on the group—and the neighborhood— we can arrange a meal at the end of a tour or improvise as we go.

Fresh-made tortillas in East Harlem

Fresh-made tortillas in East Harlem

Recent Custom Tour Clients

National Association for the Specialty Food Trade ● Good Experience.com ● Mount Sinai School of Medicine ● CUNY Honors College ● Fresh Air Fund ● City Lore ● Penn State University ● Wolfe Walkers ● Oxford Alumni Association of North America ● Project for Public Spaces ● NYU School of the Arts ● Jamaica BID ● Queens Botanical Gardens ● Jewish Community Center of Manhattan ● New School Culinary Arts Program


Recent Custom Tour Highlights

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Project for Public Spaces
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Project for Public Spaces (www.pps.org) was holding a conference on markets for an international constituency. I designed a tour for participants that included East Harlem and its Marqueta; a greenmarket in West Harlem as well as the African Traders Market, and a visit to Belmont in the Bronx to see its famous indoor retail market.

Knowing this would be a long day, I brought two delicious loaves of bread—one olive and one fennel raisin—that I’d bought in Belmont the day before. We also stopped for delicious tacos in East Harlem’s “Little Puebla.”
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Mt. Sinai Medical Students
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I arranged a tour of East Harlem for incoming medical students at Mt. Sinai Hospital. Working in conjunction with its community affairs department, I designed a tour that combined food tasting with visits to local health care landmarks that students needed to know about.
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CUNY Honors Students
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For the City University of New York Honors Program, I worked with two professors to create tours that spotlighted immigration patterns, one in Astoria, the other along 116th Street in East and West Harlem.
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BBC Radio
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I took visiting producers from BBC Radio in London to visit Sunset Park, Brooklyn, which I recommended because they wanted to visit an area they knew nothing about. We explored Sunset Park’s Chinatown and Mexican area, and had a delicious Mexican lunch in Sunset Park.
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Penn State Students
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I’ve taken students from Penn State University through Astoria (2002), Jamaica (2004), and Sunnyside (2005) as a way to highlight the impact of immigration in urban neighborhoods. The Astoria tour included a visit to a woodworking workshop whose owner and his team carve intricate religious relics—the owner won the United States National Heritage Award in 2000!
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YOUR GROUP!
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What type of noshing & neighborhood
experience would your group like?

I’ll put together a great tour!

Call or email me to get your tour started.
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Visiting a Thai grocery in Elmhurst

Visiting a Thai grocery
in Elmhurst

CUSTOM TOUR in Elmhurst for an employee team from Google

CUSTOM TOUR in Elmhurst for an employee team from Google

Turkish bread in Sunnyside, Queens

Turkish bread in Sunnyside, Queens

NYU Students enjoying a tour in Harlem

NYU Students enjoying
a tour in Harlem

 

Noshwalks — New York Culinary Walking Tours — (212) 222-2243 — noshwalks@aol.com
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