If you are looking for an interesting, off-the-beaten-path, unique thing to do with kids in NYC, look no further!
What: This is a world food tour for kids (and their parents) right here in NYC. In this 2.5-hour-long tour, we will travel through 4 or 5 countries via food: Nepal, Tibet, Colombia, Mexico, India. Tastings from each place will be enough for both parents and children to have lunch. There is some walking in between stops, but it’s pretty minimal, and we’ll be able to sit down (and use a bathroom) at two or three of the stops. Aside from the tastings, the kids receive an activity packet with country information, maps, and room for tasting notes. They will learn some words in the native language, be encouraged to taste everything (at least once!), and play a little game (with a prize) along the way.
**Please be very clear about any dietary restrictions or food allergies your child may have.
Who’s it for: Kids and their parents! (Or students and their teachers, but see our school-specific tours too.) Everyone eats, and it’s definitely enough for lunch. All ages are welcome, but this tour will be best appreciated by children age 5-11. Younger kids won’t get as much out of it, but can certainly still participate (kids under 2 are free). Strollers are recommended for little ones; the streets we walk get a bit crowded.
Picky eater? Don’t worry about it. Unless requested otherwise (we can accommodate more adventurous eaters), most of the dishes on this tour are like new spins on familiar foods for many children, and nothing is spicy. Plus kids are given an incentive to at least TRY everything once.
Where: Jackson Heights is easy to get to from midtown Manhattan via the E, F, 7, R, or M train (stop is 74th St./Roosevelt Ave.). It’s about a 15-minute ride from midtown, and our meeting spot is just off 37th Ave., a 5-minute walk from the subway. Parking is a little tricky but doable. Detailed directions will be provided if needed.
When: We have several tour options. Please click this booking link to book your food tour online now!