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On this tour, you'll learn about Harlem's rich history while sampling a variety of dishes from distinctive restaurants. After the tour, use your newly acquired knowledge to explore Harlem's many culinary and cultural gems.

Harlem’s culture means much more than eating. Whether or not you're a native New Yorker, this unique and fun tour will be to place Harlem on your “must do” list in the city.

On this guided tour, tasting selections are subject to change, but typically include:

  • An authentic Soul Food restaurant
  • A Spanish Caribbean eatery
  • A French West African Café
  • A neighborhood bakery
  • An amazing tea and spice shop

All tastings are included in your ticket price. For most guests, enough food is served that a meal afterwards is not needed. You will also be given a bottle of water per person at the start of the tour.

Do not eat before the tour. You will be eating a lot of food!

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Harlem
Taste Harlem Food & Cultural Tours
Overview
Taste your way through Harlem's eclectic food scene on a 4-hour walking tour. Sample traditional soul food, African cuisine and Caribbean bites as you explore the neighborhood on foot with a local guide. Listen as your guide fills you in on the rich history, culture and traditions of the vibrant neighborhood. Be sure to bring your appetite, you won't leave hungry; you'll walk away with a list of restaurants you can return to in the future.
Highlights
  • Walk through Harlem on a culinary tour
  • Taste soul food, Caribbean food and African cuisine
  • Learn about the neighborhood's vibrant history from your local guide
  • All food tastings included
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Reviewed 21 May 2018
Amazing day with even better food!

I did the Harlem tour with a small group of work colleagues with diverse backgrounds and interests. Jackie (our tour guide) was able to cater to them all with her unrivaled knowledge of the local area, its residents, its unique stories and finally the amazing...More

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TasteHarlem, Owner at Taste Harlem Food & Cultural Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks so much for taking your time to write this review! I look forward to seeing you again in the future. Please plan to come again there is so much more to see! Check out the website. Sincerely, Jacqueline Orange Owner Taste Harlem Food and...More

Reviewed 1 May 2018
Wonderful food and a gorgeous day!!!!!

I cannot thank Jacqueline Orange enough for the spectacular tour she gave us on Saturday. There were 8 of us and the tour lasted 4+ hours.... Lots of walking, listening, visiting. Such fun meeting new people and experiencing new foods, culture and neighborhoods. Starting off...More

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TasteHarlem, Owner at Taste Harlem Food & Cultural Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks so much for taking your time to write this review! I look forward to seeing you again in the future. Please plan to come again there is so much more to see! Check out the website. Sincerely, Jacqueline Orange Owner Taste Harlem Food and...More

Reviewed 24 April 2018 via mobile
Had fun in spite of disorganization

I participated in the food tour with a group of friends. We were told in advance that the restaurants would be able to accommodate our one gluten free and 2 vegetarian’s. Communication prior to tour date was spotty and we were not given final instructions...More

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TasteHarlem, Owner at Taste Harlem Food & Cultural Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 27 April 2018

Thanks so much for your review! I am sorry the experience was did not meet your expectations. Please do not give up on Taste Harlem. We had a few unusual issues with staffing and restaurants on this particular morning. This was an unusual day of...More

Reviewed 14 April 2018
Delicious way to experience all the great things Harlem has to offer!"

My son and I opted for this food tour to experience Harlem and some great food - the tour did not disappoint. Our tour guide Jackie lived right in the neighborhood so she knew all the great spots to go. She also seems to know...More

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TasteHarlem, Owner at Taste Harlem Food & Cultural Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 22 April 2018

It was great meeting you and your son. Thanks so much for taking your time to write this review! I look forward to seeing you again in the future. Please plan to come again there is so much more to see! Check out the website....More

Reviewed 7 April 2018
Jackie was a great tour guide!

We really enjoyed our food tour through Harlem and it was one of the highlights of our trip. It wasn't just about food, Jackie also told us all about the history of the area. She was a great tour guide. Really passionate and knew a...More

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TasteHarlem, Owner at Taste Harlem Food & Cultural Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 22 April 2018

Thanks so much for taking your time to write this review! I look forward to seeing you again in the future. Please plan to come again there is so much more to see! Check out the website. Sincerely, Jacqueline Orange Owner Taste Harlem Food and...More

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