The day was extremely hot and so we aptly took a Hell's Kitchen Food Tour. When we arrived, our tour guide Annabel was there to greet us. She was charming and made us feel right at home! We went into our first stop and ate delicious food. Each stop was the same - some information about the eatery and food and then we got to try everything. After the tour we were e-mailed the places we'd visited and information to find them again when we return to New York. My husband and I would definitely recommend this tour - ate some unusual things we'd never tried before and enjoyed the company of a wonderful, knowledgeable guide! Cudos!
Nancy our tour guide was great. I recommend doing this tour at the start of your holiday so you can get an idea of all the fantastic places available to eat at in Hell's Kitchen. We would have walked past a lot of them and not ventured in so it was really interesting to get inside these restaurants and cafes and see what their food was like. Do not judge a book by its cover was certainly true. Arrive for the tour hungry as you will be getting plenty to eat !
Guide, Nancy, was knowledgeable and charming. Enjoyed seeing the area. Didn't enjoy the food choices. Mediterranean and vegetarian were not to my taste. Perhaps it was good to try things I'd NEVER eat. Had I known what the tastings would be, I would not have selected this tour. I expected the tastings to be representative of the early immigrants to Hell's Kitchen, maybe Irish or Italian. Perhaps the tour Ino could indicate the kinds of tastings.
Truly enjoyable. We met in a small middle eastern restaurant. Here we tasted some wonderful food. It was just the first of many flavors offered on the tour. We visited 5 restaurants including a Portugese, Israeli, Italian. We ended at a dessert restaurant that served up a decadent ice cream sandwich made with three scoops of ice cream surrounded by halves of a donut. Throughout the tour the guide imparted a lot of interesting history about the neighborhood. What was really nice, he gave us his card and invited us to consult him if we had questions about restaurants throughout the city while we were in NY. I would highly recommend this tour for anyone wanting a taste of a variety of foods walking a limited area in New York City.