These top U.S. experiences will reveal the true flavors and culture of a city

If you’re like us, chances are you want to get to know a new city by exploring beyond the traditional hotspots. That’s where our food and market tours come in. Join our local hosts in cities across the U.S for an experience that will feed your food and culture curiosity. Here are a few of our top food tours.

1. Uncover Italian Gems in New York City’s Little Italy

More than a tourist hotspot, New York City’s Little Italy is a vibrant neighborhood full of bustling storefronts that showcase Italian culture and heritage. With host Giuseppe, you’ll get an exclusive tour of the neighborhood’s most iconic shops. Giuseppe draws on memories of his upbringing in Naples to give guests an authentic taste of everything Little Italy has to offer. During this food tour and cooking class, you’ll gather ingredients from some of the neighborhood’s oldest shops then head back to Giuseppe’s East Village apartment to prepare and enjoy a meal.

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2. Enjoy Beachside Bites with a View in Manhattan Beach

Manhattan Beach Food Tour

Nothing says Southern California more than sun, surf, and sand, and if you’re looking for a mellow seaside escape without the crowds, you’ll find it in Manhattan Beach. But before you hit the sand for the day, get a taste of what this coastal town has to offer with hosts Lauren and Amanda. Learn the history of Manhattan Beach while taking in ocean views on their guided food tour. From a healthy yet trendy starter to seafood and Mexican dishes, this 7-stop experience will give you a taste of everything California has to offer.

Click here to learn more about Lauren and Amanda’s tour.

3. Discover Houston’s Diverse Food Scene 

Houston (and it’s food) are on the map! The city’s recent growth in population gave birth to a food scene packed with international flavor. Go beyond the BBQ and experience all of Houston’s diverse bites on host Star’s food tour. You’ll get an insider’s look into the city’s culture, architecture – and of course, it’s culinary evolution.  From elevated soul-food to a 36-year old Shawarma recipe and craft cocktails, this foodie adventure will leave you with secrets even the locals don’t know about!

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4. Taste Creole & Cajun Classics in New Orleans’ Garden District

With all the flavorful cuisine that exists in New Orleans, eating well is essential. While many flock to the French Quarter, we suggest an alternative. Go beyond the obvious with host Michelle’s culinary adventure through the Garden District. You’ll get a true taste classic Creole and Cajun cuisine as you make stops at three local eateries. Michelle, a NOLA native, will also fill you in on local secrets of the city’s culture, traditions, architecture, and history. Whether it’s your first visit to New Orleans or your 100th, this tour will give you a taste of the ever-evolving palate of the city!

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