People eating at Nepali restaurant

Kids’ Birthday Party Food Tours

coming soon!

Looking for a super unique birthday party idea for kids in NYC? Launching soon, these semi-customizable food tours will let your kid and their friends travel around Jackson Heights with a guide, tasting a variety of diverse, delicious foods. Of course there will be dessert (and a candle)! At least one other adult must be present. Stay tuned for more details in early spring 2024, or email laura@eatyourworld.com to express interest.

Pictured: Kids on a birthday food tour puzzle over a food-themed word search while waiting for their food.

Details coming soon!

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.

Why this Eat Your World tour? Laura has long loved showing people around her incredibly multicultural NYC neighborhood of Jackson Heights, Queens, where she’s lived for 15 years and has led food tours for more than a decade. She’s also a mom to two boys, and growing up here, they’ve developed adventurous palates and a curiosity about the world. With this tour, she hopes to share that with other families wishing to expose their children to new cultures and foods from around the world, in a fascinating off-the-beaten-path NYC neighborhood.

As with other EYW tours, we donate a portion of our tour proceeds back to the neighborhood (via a local food pantry, local immigrant-rights nonprofit Make the Road NY or restaurant-food relief nonprofit Queens Together, or another worthy cause), and we make efforts to “green” this tour via things like compostable utensils and plates, and reusable containers where possible. (And we do actually collect and compost the biodegradable things we use!)

What People Are Saying About This Tour

We had a blast on the family tour! We tasted an amazing variety of colors, flavors, textures, and spices. Laura took us to restaurants we never would have found, and knew exactly what to order. All the restaurant staff knew her and were extremely friendly to our group. It was such a special experience to chat with them and hear about the food traditions from their countries. My favorite part was later hearing my kids excitedly recap the experience to their dad. They remembered so many details about each of the countries and foods. The tour is a NYC gem. I highly recommend it!

Margaret

This was a wonderful experience for our family! We love to eat and are adventurous eaters, but Laura introduced us to dishes and cuisines we’d never had before. Her hole-in-the-wall spots were terrific, she was patient and warm with our kids, and the whole experience was a memorable highlight of our trip. (Plus, it’s an easy subway ride from Manhattan.). Try this!

Krista J.

We experienced the Jackson Heights food tour with our 2 kids and had an amazing time with Laura showing our little ones the way to enjoy the diversity of this fantastic neighborhood. 100% recommended!

Jeremy L.

AMAZING TOUR! LAURA IS A TRUE WORLD FOOD CONNOISSEUR, DELIGHTFUL AND KNOWS HER STUFF. STOPPED AT 5 DIFFERENT PLACES … EVERY PLACE KNEW HER AND SHE ORDERED LIKE A LOCAL FROM THE COUNTRY. BEST PART IS I TOOK MY 8-YEAR-OLD WHO SAID IT WAS THE HIGHLIGHT OF HER NYC EXPERIENCE!

Andres G.