Around the World in Harlem - Food Experience

Soul food joints, empanadas, mofongo and Malcolm Shabazz Harlem Market.

  • Private &
    personalized
  • 3 hours
  •  From $107.50 USD per person
  • Walking
  • Multiple languages available. Request at time of booking.

What you’ll do

You’ll join one of our hosts on a jaunt from NYC to the Southern States, then the Caribbean to Africa, and back again. Just kidding, you’ll be staying in Harlem the whole time. But your tastebuds will be flying around, and we’re sure you’ll fall in love with the food in this vibrant neighbourhood which celebrates the roots of its communities through food. You’ll discover Harlem’s African-American heritage in classic soul food joints, as well as the newest generation of restaurants which are mixing up traditions. It’s down to you in the end, but we’d recommend you make a stop at Sylvia’s (she’s the Queen of soul food) for a generous helping of Southern comfort, short ribs and cornbread and fried chicken with waffle. Flit to Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic for some empanadas and mofongo, keep things classic with a slice of NY’s best pizza (a hotly contested title, but it’s at least one of the best) then peruse the stalls at Malcolm Shabazz Harlem Market, a vibrant bazaar selling crafts, textiles and delicious food from all over Africa and taste a couple of dishes as you stroll around.

Our Picks

  • Enjoy 3 hours with your host as you taste your way through the culturally diverse Harlem food scene

  • Get what you want out of your experience - try globally influenced flavors as you sample some of Harlem's classic soul food dishes

  • Your experience, your pace - let your host create an experience ideal for your tastes from across the world

  • Hear about the origin of many of the dishes that you might try and get the inside scoop on where to enjoy them

  • Try a feast of 6-8 dishes, all at the best place to try them - be it a soul food joint or a new-age restaurant or bar - your host knows exactly where to go

Good to know

What’s included
  • A private and personalized experience
  • 3 hours with your host
  • 6-8 tastings of various local food specialties
  • A glass of wine, beer or soft drink
  • Walking experience
What’s not included
  • Food and drinks other than the ones included in the experience
  • Transportation costs
  • Tickets to any attractions
  • Gratuities (optional)
Cancellation Policy

Cancel 14 days before the experience for a full refund



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