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Local Flavors of Brooklyn Small-Group Walking Tour provided by Urban Oyster Tours

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Local Flavors of Brooklyn Small-Group Walking Tour

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See a side of Brooklyn that most visitors miss when you embark on this small-group walking tour of the Carroll Gardens neighborhood. Follow in the footsteps of locals and visit some of the area’s most popular independent shops and eateries. While you sample everything from artisanal cheeses and crunchy falafel to treats at an old-fashioned soda fountain, your guide shares stories about the shops, as well as Brooklyn’s history.
  • You'll start at
    61 Bergen St
    61 Bergen St, Brooklyn, NY 11201, USA
    Your Guide will meet you at Stinky Bklyn Address: 61 Bergen Street Brooklyn NY 11201
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  • 1
    Smith Street
    Stop: 2 hours
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  • 2
    Carroll Gardens
    Stop: 60 minutes
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    Pass by
  • 3
    Brooklyn Heights
    Stop: 20 minutes
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  • 4
    Cobble Hill
    Stop: 2 hours
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  • You'll end at
    Brooklyn Farmacy & Soda Fountain
    513 Henry St, Brooklyn, NY 11231, USA
    Our last stop is at Brooklyn Farmacy which is a short walk back to where we started the tour or also a short walk to nearby subways.
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  • Explore Brooklyn like a local with your guide and small group for company
  • Enjoy a number of generous samples at different shops in Carroll Gardens
  • Learn about the history of Brooklyn and its culinary scene from your guide
  • Receive a neighborhood map to use for later explorations
What to Expect
This small-group occurs over lunchtime and includes a generous array of nibbles, so come ready to snack. Sample some cheese, and hear stories about the cheese shop before heading to your next stop. As you explore what Carroll Gardens has to offer, your guide shares stories about the neighborhood, about Brooklyn’s history, and the business owners who have helped turn the area into a hot spot for food lovers. During the tour, visit a number of stops, including a Middle Eastern bakery, an Italian coffee shop, and an old-fashioned soda fountain. In addition to the culinary stops, you also get to admire the characteristic brownstone houses found in the area. The tour ends on Court Street, near a subway station.
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Important Information
Departure Point
61 Bergen St, Brooklyn, NY 11201, USA
Return Details
Brooklyn Farmacy & Soda Fountain, 513 Henry St, Brooklyn, NY 11231, USA
  • All food tastings and beverages
  • Knowledgeable local guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to departure
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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MACC2 wrote a review Feb 2020
Lakewood, Ohio56 contributions10 helpful votes
This walking/food tour of 3 Brooklyn neighborhoods was thoroughly enjoyable. It exceeded our expectations with numerous stops at independent small businesses—some with long histories, all with interesting histories and all with very tasty food and/or drink. The neighborhoods
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Date of experience: February 2020
Kauaiguest wrote a review Oct 2019
Sydney, Australia58 contributions37 helpful votes
This is a great tour! Sasha was our guide. He was excellent and informative. The tour was interesting, tasty, fun. It is a great way to learn about the history of Brooklyn, and how it has shaped, and continues to shape, the Brooklyn of today - particularly as you do much of that
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rebecca g wrote a review Sep 2019
Sheffield, Australia47 contributions17 helpful votes
What a brilliant introduction to Brooklyn migrant and food history. The tour is extensive and a must for foodies and cultural historians. Greg is so enthusiastic and engaging, everything you want in a tour guide. With only my partner and me on the tour, Greg made us feel like
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Date of experience: September 2019
Kelley C wrote a review Sep 2019
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Alex was a great tour guide. Lot of variety in the tasting and also enjoyed that we were allowed some time to shop during the tour.
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Date of experience: August 2019
missanh wrote a review Aug 2019
Boston, Massachusetts8 contributions
Tours from locals are awesome. We learned so much about Brooklyn and the local restaurants we visited. My friend, who has lived in Brooklyn for 15 years even learned about the architecture and history behind her favorite haunts. Sheli was fun, informative, personable, hilarious,
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  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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  • Languages Offered: English
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