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January 30, 2016 Bronx Arts & Eats (Bronx)
February 7, 2016 Lower East Side/Chinatown Lunar New Year combo (Manhattan)
February 21, 2016 Slices of Midtown (Manhattan)
March 5, 2016 Northern Washington Heights (Manhattan)
March 13, 2016 South Asian Jackson Heights (Queens)
March 19, 2016 Astoria, Queens
April 2, 2016 Nosh the Bronx: "East Bronx Story"
April 10, 2016 Pre-Passover Shmura Matzoh Noshwalk in Borough Park (Brooklyn)
April 30, 2016 Nosh New Jersey: Journal Square in Jersey City
May 7, 2016 Multicultural Elmhurst (Queens)
May 14, 2016 Nosh the Bronx: Crossing 149th Street
May 21, 2016 Bay Ridge (Brooklyn)
May 28, 2016 Nosh the Bronx: Northern Exposure: Williamsbridge, Wakefield &
Woodlawn (Bronx)
June 5, 2016 Flushing (Queens)
June 18, 2016 Parkchester & Beyond (Bronx)
June 25, 2016 Richmond Hill/Southwest Jamaica (Queens)
July 1, 2016 Greenpoint, Brooklyn
July 9, 2016 Latin American Jackson Heights
July 16, 2016 Bensonhurst (Brooklyn)
July 30, 2016 All Around the World in the Bronx
TBD East Harlem Dance of the Giglio Noshwalk (Manhattan)
September 11, 2016 Sephardic Brooklyn
September 17, 2016 Ridgewood Queens
September 24, 2016 Sunset Park (Brooklyn)
October 1, 2016 Sheepshead Bay & Brighton Beach (Brooklyn)
October 29, 2016 Staten Island Ramble
November 13, 2016 Kosher Williamsburg
December 3, 2016 Nosh New Jersey: Newark's Ironbound
December 10, 2016 Belmont/Bronx (Little Italy of the Bronx)
December 17, 2016 Dyker Heights Holiday Lights (Brooklyn)
December 30, 2016 The Wonders of Woodside (Queens)
   
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Bronx Arts & Eats (Bronx)

GhanaianGhanaian

Saturday, January 30, 2016

This NEW Bronx tour celebrating both the growing and diverse arts and food scenes in the center of the borough. We'll meet near the vibrant Bronx Museum of Art and visit its café; taste delicious juices and other snacks usually found on the sidewalks of Mexico but now on the sidewalks of the Bronx, and then make a bus or subway connection to Tremont, where we'll go to one of the borough's most popular lechoneras (one of the boroughs' best destinations for Puerto Rican specialties) with a follow up for Ghanaian food – and more! This neighborhood also has some good music stores.

Time: 12:30 PM

Meeting Place: Lobby of Bronx Museum of Art, 1040 Grand Concourse at 165th Street. map it

Directions: Take the D train to 167th Street, walk south. Museum is on the east side of the Grand Concourse. Also see www.mta.info for bus connections.

Fee: $57, includes all tastes but not personal beverages. (Beverages that are part of the tour are, of course, included!) Bring a Metrocard with at least one extra ride.

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Lower East Side/Chinatown combo Noshwalk (Manhattan)

Russ and Daughters Lower East Side

Sunday, February 7, 2016

We'll get ready for the Year of the Monkey with this visit to the Lower East Side and major Chinatown venues important in the Lunar New Year. But why not start with a knish? We'll do that and have a few other traditional tastes of the LES before heading to shops where we can get dumplings, sweets and other Lunar New Year specialties. The neighborhood may well be crowded because the Lunar New Year starts the next day – but the traditional parades that would really clog Chinatown will take place the following weekend!

Time: 12:30 PM

Meeting Place: Inside First Park, northwest corner of Houston Street and Allen Street/First Avenue. map it

Directions: Take the F train to 2nd Avenue – take First Avenue exit.

Fee: $57 – includes all tastes but not personal beverages.

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Slices of Midtown (Manhattan)

East Village! Midtown Dining

Sunday, February 21, 2016

We'll launch the 17th season of Noshwalks with an updated version of our winter-friendly "Slices of Midtown" tour, sampling South Asian, Persian and Korean food, including two sitdowns tastings, plus a visit at one of New York City's most famous food stores – Kalustyan's, where we'll met for some wonderful tastes! We'll also visit some local landmarks as well as a Russian non-food market to highlight the international aspect of this special area of New York City.

Time: 1:00 PM

Place: Meet in front of Kalustyan's Market, 123 Lexington Avenue north of 28th Street. (You may want to arrive early to do your own shopping and exploring in this newly expanded store.) map it

Directions: Take the #6 train to 28th Street at Park Avenue, walk one block east, or any of a number of buses on Lexington, Madison, and Third Avenues.

Fee: $60 – includes all tastes PLUS our tax and tip to cover the sitdown tastings.

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Northern Washington Heights (Manhattan)

Saturday, March 5, 2016

This cold-weather-friendly tour takes you to Russian, Salvadoran, Venezuelan and Dominican places, all the while highlighting historic and cultural sights in the area. We will conclude the tour with a light sit-down late lunch/early supper at one of the best Dominican eateries in NYC. This tour can be combined with a morning visit to the Cloisters! We will meet in front of Fort Tryon Park and make our way through this beautiful and surprising neighborhood!

Time: 1:30 PM

Meeting Place: Meet in front of Fort Tryon Park at Margaret Corbin Circle, across from the 190th Street exit of the A train at Fort Washington Avenue. map it

Directions: Take the A train to Fort Washington Ave. Make sure to take the elevator to Fort Washington Avenue from the train station! We will meet in front of the walkway leading into Fort Tryon Park. Note: the tour ends near another station of the A train.

Fee: $57 – includes all tastes but not personal beverages.

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South Asian Jackson Heights (Queens)

Sunday, March 13, 2016

In recent years, this neighborhoods has come to be more representative of both South Asia and some of its Himalayan kingdoms, as we visit markets offering South Asian produce, spices and pulses as well as tastes of Tibet, Nepal and Bhutan. We also buy appetizers at a wonderful Afghan restaurant. This neighborhood features a number of Vendy-award winning food trucks and we will patronize at least one of them.

Time: 12:30 PM

Meeting Place: Meet at Dera Restaurant/Shaheen Sweets, 7209 Broadway. map it

Directions: Take the 7, E, F, G, N or R train to Broadway/74th Street/Roosevelt Avenue. Look for the 73rd Street exit.

Fee: $57

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Astoria, Queens

Saturday, March 19, 2016

Some people think of Astoria as Greek, but Noshwalks takes a much bigger picture, including Brazilian Venezuelan, Balkan, North African and Chilean specialties... and, yes, Greek, too! We also pass and discuss the historic Kaufman Studios & the Museum of the Moving Image. A fun and filling experience!

PS: This area is great for shopping, too, so as in all Noshwalks, you're advised to bring a backpack or tote to bring food home!

Time: 1:00 PM

Meeting Place: Meet in front of Rio Market, 32-15 36th Avenue. (Feel free to enjoy shopping there if you arrive early!) map it

Directions: Take the N train to 36th Avenue (towards Ditmars Boulevard in Queens); walk east 1 1/2 blocks.

Fee: $57

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Nosh the Bronx: "East Bronx Story"

Saturday, April 2, 2016

Come hungry AND curious as we enjoy in a walk that spotlights a remarkable combination of food diversity and history in a slice of the Bronx that foodies have yet to devour. There are some great markets en route, so bring a backpack as well as your appetite! Tastes will be drawn from a selection of Guyanese, Guinean, Mexican, Dominican, Jamaican, Salvadoran, Bangladeshi, Ecuadorean and more places - it depends, in large part, on YOU!

Time: 1:00 PM

Meeting Place: Meet at at the bronze monument of an empty chair with a dictionary under it, located in Owen F. Dolen Park in Westchester Square, right by the elevated train station. You can't miss it! map it

Directions: Take the #6 train to Westchester Square, south of the intersection of East Tremont Avenue and Westchester Avenue. (As always recommended, check www.mta.info to plan and time your trip.)

Fee: $57

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Pre-Passover Shmura Matzoh Noshwalk in Borough Park (Brooklyn)

Sunday, April 10, 2016

Get ready for Passover as we tour bakeries, appetizing shops, a wonderful candy and nut store and a Yemeni market in bustling Borough Park. We'll also stop at some of the area's well-known synagogues. We conclude our tour at a shmura matzoh factory, which prepares hand-made Passover matzoh. This is always a tour highlight, as you watch the matzoh being made according to strict guidelines. You may take pictures here – and also buy matzoh (usually about $25 per pound.)

Matzoh! Matzoh!

Time: 1:00 PM

Meeting Place: Meet in front of Eichler's Book Store, 5004 13th Avenue. Please arrive early if you want to browse. map it

Directions: Take the D train to 50th Street at New Utrecht Avenue, walk east on 50th to 13th Avenue.; turn right to Eichler's. Because of occasional subway construction work on weekends, please check www.mta.info for any route changes. You can send an email to noshwalks@aol.com for travel advice prior to the tour.

Fee: $57

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Nosh New Jersey: Journal Square in Jersey City

Saturday, April 30, 2016

It's quicker to get to this tasty New Jersey neighborhood by PATH than to many NYC neighborhoods on the subway! So join us as we savor Egyptian, South Asian and Filipino tastes within a relatively small and very walkable area. Noshwalks is probably the only food tour company that goes here! This section of Jersey City also has some notable landmarks. One of them is the Jackie Robinson Statue, where we will meet! (See details below!).

Time: 12:45 PM

Meeting Place: Meet at the Jackie Robinson Statue on site at Journal Square Transportation Hub facing JFK Boulevard map it

Directions: Take the PATH from NY Penn Station OR World Trade Center to Journal Square. Meet at the Jackie Robinson Statue at the JS Transportation Hub facing JFK Boulevard.

Fee: $57

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Multicultural Elmhurst (Queens)

Saturday, May 7, 2016

Thai Bakery Thai Bakery

Although this Noshwalk focuses on the delicious Southeast Asian – mainly Thai – food to be found here, we will have other tastes as well, including Colombian and possibly Argentinian, and some specialty Mexican juices and smoothies. This depends in part on you! This year's map will offer options of different routes to take as we wander through Elmhurst, known, among other things, as a community where more languages are spoken than in any other area of NYC! This tour has several terrific markets – be prepared to shop!

Time: 1:00 PM

Meeting Place: Meet at Pacific Supermarket, 7501 Broadway, Queens. map it

Directions: Take the E, F, N or R train to Broadway/74th Street/Roosevelt Avenue. According to www.mta.info, the #7 train is NOT running that weekend between Times Square and this station.

Fee: $57 including all tastes but not beverages

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Nosh the Bronx: Crossing 149th Street

Saturday, May 14, 2016

This Bronx tour incorporates architectural and cultural highlights as well as great food, as we head towards and beyond the historic Hub – a convergence of streets that could be called the Borough's own Times Square (minus the theaters). In addition to tasting food of Honduras, Mexico, and Peru, plus a stop at a soul food eatery, we'll see the Bronx Walk of Fame, a series of WPA murals painted by Ben Shahn, the Bronx Documentary Center, and a community garden. A truly filling tour for all your senses!

This Noshwalk begins near Yankee Stadium and includes a stretch of the beautiful Grand Concourse and a detour through a lovely park.

Time: 12:30 PM

Meeting Place: Meet in front of the Lorelei Fountain in the south end of Joyce Kilmer Park, located on the north side of East 161st Street opposite Bronx Borough Hall. map it

Directions: Take the D or #4 train to 161st Street, walk east uphill to Joyce Kilmer Park at Walton Avenue. Take the park steps to the fountain or walk one block further (a gentle uphill) to the Grand Concourse.

Fee: $57 including all tastes but not beverages

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Bay Ridge (Brooklyn)

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Bay Ridge manages to embody the old and new in Brooklyn, with its old-fashioned ice cream parlors and many new markets and eateries catering to people from around the world who now call it home. Among our tastes (not in any particular order): the best string cheese in New York; Turkish borek, Greek honey cookies, Danish kringler, Lebanese appetizers and rose-flavored lemonade. As the neighborhood changes, we always look for something new!

Time: 1:00 PM

Meeting Place: Meet in front of The Family Store, 6905 Third Avenue. map it

Directions: Take the R train to Bay Ridge Avenue, turn east one block to Third Avenue, then turn left to the market. (As always, be sure to check www.mta.info for any route changes.)

Fee: $57

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Nosh the Bronx: Northern Exposure: Williamsbridge, Wakefield & Woodlawn (Bronx)

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Check what's happening in this dynamic corner of the Bronx, which includes samplings of Jamaican roti, Trinidadian doubles, and Guyanese specialties (and possibly a bakery stop for red velvet biscotti) in Williamsbridge and Wakefield, and plus Irish sausage rolls, Shepherd's Pie and trifle, with which we'll reward ourselves after we cross a bridge – and another ocean – to reach Irish Woodlawn. We'll conclude at a pub.

Time: 1:00 PM

Meeting Place: Meet in front of Mommy's Jamaican Market, 3508 White Plains Road at Gun Hill Road. map it

Directions: Take the #2 train to Gun Hill Road at White Plains Road; the #5 train SOMETIMES runs to Gun Hill (Check www.mta.info for full details).

Fee: $57, includes all tastes but not beverages.

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Flushing (Queens)

Sunday, June 5, 2016

Downtown Flushing is in constant flux! Last year we introduced a new Noshwalk to take some of these changes into account and this year we'll offer a hybrid of the two! Food will include South Asian, Chinese, Korean and MAYBE Latin American; this tour will also incorporate some of Flushing great historic landmarks. If we luck out on beautiful weather, there's a lovely park for tasting! One of our most fun stops is a place that makes about a dozen (or more) different types of barbecue skewers!

Time: 12:30 PM

Meeting Place: Patel Brothers Supermarket, 42-92 Main Street @ Blossom Avenue map it

Directions: Take the 7 train to Main Street, turn south (as address numbers ascend) until you reach Patel, which is on the east side of Main Street). You can also take the LIRR to Flushing, which brings you a little closer to our meeting place. Please arrive early if you want to shop at Patel.

Fee: $57

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Parkchester & Beyond (Bronx)

Saturday, June 18, 2016

This is the only Noshwalk where we recommend that you bring binoculars — and you'll understand why when you're there! Our visit to this fascinating planned community includes a huge Chinese market and delicious food from Bangladesh and Mexico. Following a mini-feast of food from these countries, we take a short walk to another neighborhood –and other continents – to taste Yemeni savories and Italian dessert!

Time: 12:30 PM

Meeting Place: In front of Apple Bank, 74 Hugh J. Grant Circle, Parkchester map it

Directions: Take the 6 train to Parkchester. It is elevated. You will see this big Art Deco bank building from the platform!

Fee: $57- includes tastes but not personal beverages (and not tax or tip if we have a sit-down taste). Children 6-12: $20; Free for children under 6.

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Richmond Hill/Southwest Jamaica (Queens)

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Make sure to wear a good pair of walking shoes, bring a freezer bag for the great food stuffs you will want to bring home, and be prepared for hot-hot-hot peppers during this eclectic and rhythmic tour of the amazing markets and exotic, inexpensive eateries of New York's Little Guyana, where Guyanese, Trinidadian, Latin American, Indian and Chinese influences blend and collide. After having lunch of doubles and roti, pone cake and maybe black cake (and other tastes), we'll then walk (10 minutes) to south west Jamaica to see NYC's small Portuguese enclave for "salgadinhos" (finger foods) and dessert. (This section of Jamaica is not featured in the Jamaica Noshwalk, which I alternate each year with this Noshwalk.) Produce in Richmond Hill is high quality and inexpensive - so you may want to do some shopping - or at least plan to come back!

Time: 1:00 PM

Meeting Place: Meet in front of the Lefferts Library at 103-43 Lefferts Boulevard. map it

Directions: Take the A train marked Lefferts Boulevard to the last stop. (Sit in the front car.) At Lefferts Boulevard turn left and walk 1/3 block to the library. NOTE: This tour ends in a different neighborhood. An alternative to the A train is the E train to Union Turnpike, where you can pick up the Q10 bus heading towards JFK Airport. It follows Lefferts Boulevard and runs often. It will drop you right near the library. At the end of the tour you'll be closest to the E and J trains and to the LIRR Jamaica station, where you can get a "Citi-Ticket" back to Manhattan that takes half the time of the subway.

Fee: $57

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Greenpoint, Brooklyn

Friday, July 1, 2016

If you're staying put on the 4th of July weekend (as I always do), this tour is for you! Focusing on the Polish heritage of an increasingly diverse area, it's always held on a Friday (and meets late mornings) in order to include a visit to the famed Acme Smoked Fish Company, which is open to retail customers on Friday only. We will have a sit-down lunch in a Polish eatery, but also taste baked goods, home-made applesauce, East European chocolates and kielbasa. The Greenpoint tour includes a fascinating historic district.

Time: 11:30 AM

Meeting Place: In front of St. Anthony/St. Alphonsus Church, 862 Manhattan Avenue at Milton Street. map it

Directions: Take the G train to Greenpoint Avenue, exit at Greenpoint Avenue – you will see the steeple and clock near the exit.

Fee: $57

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Latin American Jackson Heights

Saturday, July 9, 2016

We missed this sizzling tour last year so we're offering it again for a refresher! Taste the foods of Colombia, Peru, Uruguay, Argentina, Ecuador (and more?) as we ramble south of the border - via the #7 train. Tastes will include Colombian cholados, Uruguyan arrollados, Argentinian mini-pastries filled with dulce de leche, and rotisserie chicken (and vegetarian alternatives) at an Ecuadorean restaurant

Time: 1:00 PM

Meeting Place: In front of Capital One Bank, 37-02 82nd Street, at 37th Avenue. map it

Directions: Take the #7 train to 82nd Street, walk one block north

Fee: $57

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Bensonhurst (Brooklyn)

Saturday, July 16, 2016

People who think Bensonhurst means Italian will be surprised at the variety of tastes you'll experience in this historic area. But we will begin with visits to some of the more traditional Italian places, including a cannoli bakery another that makes amazing broccoli bread, and, yes, we'll also stop by a place with home made mozzarella. But we'll also have Guatemalan, Russian, Albanian and Turkish tastes. In fact, our final stop will be a café for Turkish coffee – amidst one of the best clusters of produce markets anywhere in NYC. This is one tour where a backpack is definitely warranted to bring fresh goods home.

Oh yes – we take a detour to see one of the most indiosyncratic houses in all of Brooklyn... perhaps all of NYC. My only teaser is one word: Elvis. You will want your camera on this tour!

Time: 1:00 PM

Meeting Place: Meet at Cannoli Plus Bakery, 6903 New Utrecht Ave. map it

Directions: Take the D train to 71st Street and take the exit at 69th Street.

Fee: $57

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All Around the World in the Bronx

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Around the World in the Bronx

Explore the amazing diversity of the Bronx with this four-hour, three-neighborhood odyssey. We'll begin at the Kingsbridge Armory in one of the most diverse areas of the Bronx (Where else will you find Jamaican, Cambodian, Vietnamese, Ghanaian and Mexican food all on one block?) Our visit also take us to a landmarked bank building that houses five murals depicting the early Bronx, painted during the Works Progress Administration. Passing through the park near where Edgar Allan Poe spent his last years we'll come to a trio of markets featuring food from around the world. With your MetroCard handy (or $2.75 in change), we'll take a bus to the Pelham Parkway. Our stop here includes Pakistani and Albanian food. Walking to yet another neighborhood, we'll come to a burgeoning Arabic area, where we'll taste Yemeni specialties, and we'll finish at an Italian bakery in Morris Park closing in on its first century of existence!

Time: 11:30 AM (Note that this tour lasts about four hours)

Meeting Place: Meet on the northwest corner of Jerome Avenue and Kingsbridge Road (at the Kingsbridge Armory). map it

Directions: Take the 4 train to Kingsbridge Road. You can also take the D train to Kingsbridge Road and walk three blocks west to Jerome. (The tour ends near the 2 and 5 trains and several bus lines)

Fee: $60 includes all tastes

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East Harlem Dance of the Giglio Noshwalk (Manhattan)

Date to be confirmed: Usually the second Sunday in August!

An annual Noshwalk special, this tour coincides with the traditional "Giglio Dance," with roots in an Italian-American ritual dating to the early 1900s - and dating back centuries more in Italy. We will begin with tastes of West Africa, move on to Caribbean and Mexican tasting, check out the new food stands at La Marqueta, stop at Patsy's for pizza slices, watch the "dance" (which consists of over 120 people carrying a multi-ton platform with a brassband and a 5-story-high structure – the giglio itself ) and wind up our visit with French pastries.

Time: 1:00 PM

Meeting Place: In front of the Malcolm Shabazz Harlem Market at 62 West 116th Street. map it

Directions: Take the 2 or 3 train to 116th Street and Lenox Avenue and turn east 1/2 block, or take the #6 train to 116th Street and Lexington Avenue and walk west 3 1/2(mostly short) blocks.

Fee: $57

Sephardic Brooklyn

Sunday, September 11, 2016

We skipped this tour last year, so we're coming back this time around! Just one week before Rosh Hashanah, we'll taste specialties of the Sephardic community and make ourselves a delicious lunch buffet to eat outdoors (sun permitting!) along Ocean Parkway. Dessert COULD be at a bakery on Avenue M (which means a bus trip up Coney Island Avenue) or at one of the bakeries along the far side of Kings Highway, which ends up being more traditional non-Sephardic kosher. This will be up to us! The tour includes a walk through the neighborhood, with its beautiful homes and a visit to one or two synagogues.

Time: 1:00 PM

Meeting Place: In front of HSBC Bank, 481 Kings Highway at McDonald Avenue. map it

Directions: Take the F train to Kings Highway. Note: In the event of weekend construction on the F train (check www.mta.info to check weekend service), take the N train to Kings Highway and the B82 bus east to McDonald Avenue. It's about an 8 block walk – not that long.

Fee: $57

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Ridgewood Queens

Saturday, September 17, 2016

This tour showcases a vibrant and diverse neighborhood, including an 80-plus-year-old German/Italian bakery and all sorts of delicious surprises en route. Our tastes begin in the Caribbean, but also include Italian gelati, Bulgarian specialties. Bosnian kebabs, Polish pierogi or blintzes, or whatever we find that day, and other culinary pleasures, which can also include Balkan, Dominican and Mexican tastes! Great markets to be found here!

Time: 11:30 AM

Meeting Place: Small park next to Caribe Star, 54-55 Myrtle Avenue, Ridgewood. (If you're early, treat yourself to delicious café con leche! map it

Directions: Take the L of M train to Myrtle/Wyckoff. Walk east on Myrtle (the elevated M train will be on your left-hand side!) to our meeting place about 2 blocks away. Please check www.mta.info for weekend service alerts. NOTE: The only weekend M train Manhattan stop is Delancey/Essex.

Fee: $57 includes tastes but not personal beverages (and not tax or tip if we have a sit-down taste). Children 6-12: $20; Free for children under 6

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Sunset Park (Brooklyn)

Saturday, September 24, 2016

In this revised version of the Sunset Park Noshwalk, we will visit three Asian destinations (Chinese, Vietnamese, Malaysian) along 8th Avenue and two or three Latin American destinations (Mexican, Salvadoran and maybe Peruvian) on Fifth Avenue and create a mini feast that we will savor in Sunset Park, weather permitting! This tour will include market visits (and a "secret" restaurant) and perhaps some spontaneous unplanned tastes, but the new format aims to showcase the best of the two avenues that make Sunset Park one of NYC's most intriguing food destinations! Stomachs permitting, we'll have Turkish coffee and baklava at the end of the tour. We will make a detour to a Turkish mosque on 8th Avenue.

Time: 12:30 PM (The tour may run a bit long.)

Meeting Place: Meet at Ten Ren Tea and Ginseng Company, 5817 8th Avenue, Brooklyn. map it

Directions: Take the N train to 8th Avenue in Brooklyn. Turn left to get to the tea shop. PLEASE NOTE: Due to frequent weekend route changes, PLEASE check www.mta.info for news about possible work on the N line – just in case! Write to noshwalks@aol.com shortly beforehand for travel advice.

Fee: $60

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Sheepshead Bay & Brighton Beach (Brooklyn)

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Memorialized by Neil Simon in his autobiographical play, Brighton Beach offers the best of New York by combining delicious food and a spectacular view of the Atlantic Ocean. Coney Island is within walking distance, so you can head there after the tour. (The famous Cyclone and Parachute jump are visible from the Boardwalk.) We will, however, begin in nearby Sheepshead Bay, which has some wonderful markets and delicious tastes to get us going, and then take a picturesque walk (and work up an appetite) towards Brighton Beach. Come on an empty stomach as we savor Turkish, Georgian, Ukrainian, Russian, and Uzbek foods and flavors! Bring an extra totebag or have space in your backpack – it's a shopper's paradise!

Time: NOON (Note: This tour will be 3 1/2 hours)

Meeting Place: In front of Portokali Market, 1507 Sheepshead Bay Road. map it

Directions: Take the Q Train to Sheepshead Bay Road. You'll see Portokali on the north side of the road just east of the exit.

Fee: $60 - includes tastes but not personal beverages (and not tax or tip if we have a sit-down taste). Children 6-12: $20; Free for children under 6.

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Staten Island Ramble

Saturday, October 29, 2016

Sri Lankan, Albanian, Guatemalan, West African, Trinidadian and Mexican flavors mark this fascinating walk through one of Staten Island's older neighborhoods – within walking distance from the ferry. We'll both eat and shop – so bring a tote for ingredients! FYI – the quesadillas will have are some of the best ever! To start, we'll take a quick bus ride up a hill to take in a scrumptious view of the harbor skyline, so make sure you have the fare ($2.75 in change or enough rides on your Metrocard). Then, we'll eat and walk... and walk back to the ferry.

Time: 11:15 AM for the 11:30 ferry.

Meeting Place: Second floor, Whitehall Ferry Terminal at South Ferry, Manhattan. map it (Send e-mail to noshwalks@aol.com if you want to meet in Staten Island). Wait in front of the newsstand to the right of the escalators. (Note: Aunt Butchie's cheesecake bakery is right next to it.)

Fee: $57 - includes tastes but not personal beverages (and not tax or tip if we have a sit-down taste). Children 6-12: $20; Free for children under 6.

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Kosher Williamsburg

Sunday, November 13, 2016

This is NOT your hipster "Billyburg," but the long-established Chasidic enclave that offers interesting food and a glimpse of traditions fee people see. Our tour includes delicious appetizers, baked goods, chocolates, blintzes and kugel… not necessarily in that order! We've seen many upgrades here in recent years – you'll be happily surprised!

Time: NOON

Meeting Place: In front of L'Chaim Kosher Wines and Spirits, 348 Roebling Street. map it

Directions: Take the M train to Marcy Avenue, walk two blocks west on Broadway (you will see the Williamsburg Bridge and Manhattan skyline in the distance), then turn left on Roebling for about two blocks.

Fee: $57 - includes tastes but not personal beverages (and not tax or tip if we have a sit-down taste). Children 6-12: $20; Free for children under 6.

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Nosh New Jersey: Newark's Ironbound

Saturday, December 3, 2016

In 2014 this was the first Noshwalk to be held outside of NYC's five boroughs. On this tour we explore the Portuguese and Brazilian markets in Newark's Ironbound District, a short jaunt from Newark's Penn Station. We'll check out bakeries, markets and some restaurants and also non-food stores selling Portuguese and Brazilian goods. Dessert is the classic custard tart "pastel de nata," which you may which to taste with a traditional "galao" (coffee with steamed milk).

Time: 12:45 PM

Meeting Place: Meet in front of the Ironbound Station Plaza, 2 Ferry Street, Newark, where Ferry Street and Market Street meet. map it

Directions: Travel options from NYC: New Jersey Transit - Penn Station, Manhattan (enter at 7th Avenue and 31st Street); The train trip is about 20 minutes into Penn Station/Newark. Try for the 12:07 or 12:14 train, The regular fare is $5.25; $2.45 for travelers 62 and older. PATH: World Trade Center station at 70 Vesey Street to Penn Station/Newark. Saturday trains leave every 20 minutes, and take about 22 minutes to reach Newark/Penn Station. The fare is $2.75. Try to get the 12:07 PATH train. If you want to travel with Noshwalks leader Myra Alperson (taking NJ Transit), please send e-mail to noshwalks@aol.com to arrange a meeting place.

Fee: $57 - includes tastes but not personal beverages (and not tax or tip if we have a sit-down taste). Children 6-12: $20; Free for children under 6.

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Belmont/Bronx (Little Italy of the Bronx)

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Get ready for a tasteful tour of the Bronx's own Little Italy (sometimes also known "Little Albania"!) as we explore a neighborhood perfect for short winter days. Settled by Italian immigrants more than a century ago, this neighborhood is quite compact and there's lots to see and eat! (And lots more than Italian!) We'll still have what may be the best homemade mozzarella ever, "pocket coffee," clams, and two of the best breads in NYC (I swear - the BEST olive bread is in this neighborhood!) - and other local delights - but we'll also add tastes from elsewhere in the world to this journey, including our very first taste: bureks from a pizzeria owned by Albanians. I can offer an "add-on" BEFORE we head to Belmont, which would include stops at a cluster of markets offering Cambodian, Caribbean and South Asian foods. This choice is up to you when we meet. It extends the tour by about 30 minutes in a fascinating way and is definitely worth it!

Time: NOON

Meeting Place: In front of the Loew's Paradise Theater box office, Grand Concourse near 188th Street map it. IF YOU ARE DRIVING, we can meet you in Belmont at 12:30 PM. Contact me at noshwalks@aol.com for parking information and the meeting place.

Directions: Take the D train to Fordham Road; exit at 188th Street. The theater is on the west side of the Grand Concourse. Another option is to take the 4 train to Fordham Road at Jerome Avenue. Walk east on Fordham Road, then follow the fork at 188th Street to the Grand Concourse.

Fee: $60 - includes tastes but not personal beverages. Children 6-12: $20; Free for children under 6.

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Dyker Heights Holiday Lights (Brooklyn)

Saturday, December 17, 2016

This tour highlights a tradition of extraordinary holiday decorations as well as great food to keep you full and warm both before and after we see the lights. We'll start with cannoli at an old time bakery, have some Guatemalan specialties, then pass by a block of old Italian markets until we reach the famed blocks of Dyker Heights where there seems to be a competition to find out which neighbor has the most lights and decorations! After our roundabout, we'll stop at another great bakery to warm ourselves up and finish at a wonderful pizzeria for Italian specialties. (The owners usually also have free holiday cookies, amaretto and whiskey!) There's one more treat before we conclude the tour, but I'm not revealing it here!

Time: 3:00 PM – timed so we get to the lights at sundown!

Meeting Place: Meet at Cannoli Plus, 6903 New Utrecht Avenue. map it

Directions: Take the D train to 71st Street, take 69th Street exit.

PLEASE NOTE: For the past two years, this tour has sold out and I've added a Sunday tour. I will do the same this year if necessary. If you prefer a Sunday tour, please e-mail me at noshwalks@aol.com. That tour starts somewhat earlier but we get to the lights by sundown.

Fee: $60, includes all tastes but not beverages.

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The Wonders of Woodside (Queens)

Friday, December 30, 2016

A Noshwalk of global tastes – France, Colombia, Korea, Ireland, Philippines, Tibvet and Nepal! - to celebrate the end of 2016! We'll start with gentle French mousse cake and gradually make our way through a range of cuisines and countries. Woodside seems to have a little – and a lot – of everything! The tour will include a sit-down at a Filipino eatery (for appetizers and/or dessert) and we'll end with savories in the Tibetan/Nepali section of Jackson Heights.

Time: 1:00 PM

Meeting Place: Meet at the triangle (Vincent Daniels Square) at 52nd Street and Roosevelt Avenue, adjacent to the 52nd Street exit of the 7 train. map it

Directions: Take the 7 train to 52nd Street in Queens. (Make sure to check www.mta.info to firm up travel plans.)

Fee: $57 includes tastes but not personal beverages

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TRANSPORTATION TIP

If you are using mass transportation, please check www.mta.info for possible changes in subway routes. Go to Service Advisories for NYC Transit and check any subway lines you may take.  As always, leave extra time for weekend travel. You can also e-mail me for estimates of how long it should take to get to our meeting place. If you are driving, use www.mapquest.com to plan your route. Contact me for parking tips.

FEES

The fees for most Noshwalks are $45 for Noshnews subscribers and $60 for non-Noshnews subscribers. Longer tours cost more because of the added time (and more food!). Beverages are not included unless these are beverages I want to introduce you to. I provide cups, paper goods, etc., for all tastes, but I encourage you to bring reusable cutlery in a plastic bag to reduce waste. (Some Noshwalkers bring their own plastic plates - a good idea!) We'll have water to rinse off everything.

If we sit down in a restaurant rather than take food out, we will share in the tip. Such sit-down stops have been added to a number of tours (even when the stops are short) and these will be indicated at the outset of each tour and in the text. Your guide will order the tastes. Personal orders will be covered by the customer.

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CUSTOM TOURS

Custom noshwalks can be booked on weekdays or weekends by alumni groups, trade associations, overseas visitors, conventioneers, employee outings and student organizations—and any other group looking for a unique and fun New York experience. Groups can range from one person to 25.

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