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Urban Oyster – Food Cart Walking Tour

Come have lunch with us on the streets of New York!

Increasingly, New York’s mobile food carts have moved from street meat (think tube steaks, lamb gyro) to more haute (if not haughty) culinary offerings like kati rolls, Jamaican jerk chicken and scrumptious baked goods!  Join us for a strolling lunch around Midtown to sample an international buffet of offerings, observe the constructive genius that cram full kitchens into improbably small carts, and to learn the stories of their proprietors–from struggling immigrants to culinary school drop-outs, to former 4-star restaurant chefs. Along the way, learn about the history of Midtown, the history of lunch, and the challenges of running these thriving but feverishly demanding small businesses.

Length of tour: Approx. 2 hours.

Admission: Tickets are $45 per person.  Advance ticket purchase is required. Click here to purchase tickets.  Price of ticket includes all food tastings (you’ll be full), bottle of water, a tour map of the neighborhood, and your tour guide. Members of the Brooklyn Historical Society receive a 10% discount on this tour.  See the FAQs about how to claim your discount tickets.

Food Carts operate every Friday afternoon between March and December.  Click here to view the tour calendar.  If you’d like to book a tour for a private group, please contact us directly at info@urbanoyster.com

If you have questions, please visit our FAQ page.

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