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The Flavors of Brooklyn's Little Levant

food walk

The Flavors of Brooklyn's Little Levant

Duration
4 hours
Group size
Up to 6 people
Includes
Food
Hosted in
English
food walk

The Flavors of Brooklyn's Little Levant

food walk

The Flavors of Brooklyn's Little Levant

Duration
4 hours
Group size
Up to 6 people
Includes
Food
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

I’ve led ethnojunkets through most of New York City's ethnic neighborhoods at one time or another; we’ve eaten our way through the Chinatowns of Manhattan, Flushing, and Sunset Park, enjoyed Filipino, Indian, Bangladeshi, and South American treats in Jackson Heights and Woodside, and prowled around Staten Island’s Sri Lankan area – to name but a few. Brooklyn’s Bay Ridge is home to so many Middle Eastern restaurants and bakeries that it should have earned the moniker “Little Levant” long ago; the influx of Lebanese and other Middle Eastern and Arab Americans makes it the ideal neighborhood for an ethnic food tour. (Did you know that Bay Ridge and Beirut are cognates? Just kidding.) But there’s a lot more to it than that: the locale was formerly home to a thriving Norwegian community and now welcomes shops and markets representing Mexico, Poland and more – and our mission is to sample the flavors of all of them! It will be an afternoon of treats and sweets as we make our way through Little Levant: Lebanese kishk, Middle Eastern shawarma and toum plus sweets and unique mastic ice cream, cheesy pide and chocolate baklava from Turkey, spanakopita from Greece, Palestinian cheese, and lots more. But you’ll also taste kringler from Norway, kielbasa from Poland, and savory Mexican snacks too.

Your host

Learn more about Rich

Rich

Call me Ethnojunkie. I live to absorb ethnic cultures – the music, the languages, and especially the cuisines. Most of all, I enjoy turning folks on to flavors they’ve never experienced. That’s what my ethnojunkets are all about: food-focused walking tours through NYC’s many ethnic enclaves. As a licensed Sightseeing Guide and an inveterate storyteller, this is my passion. Want to learn more? Check out my website, ethnojunkie.com, follow me @ethnojunkie on Instagram or on my ethnojunkie Facebook page, or write to me directly at rich@ethnojunkie.com.

What's included

Food
I’ll have plates, utensils, napkins, cups and a host of other necessities for eating our way through a neighborhood!

Where you'll be

We’ll sample a vast array of goodies from Bay Ridge restaurants, markets, bakeries, and shops, from the famous to the newest representing the Middle East, Turkey, Greece, Poland, Norway and Mexico. We’ll even stop by a breathtakingly awesome Middle Eastern gift shop. It’s a veritable cornucopia of international goodies so bring your appetite; you won’t leave hungry, and you will leave happy!

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests ages 15 and up can attend.

More tips

I can usually open up a specific date if the one you’re looking for isn’t available on the calendar. Don’t hesitate to reach out: I can most likely accommodate you!

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Rich
The Flavors of Brooklyn's Little Levant
New experience
$75/person
New experience
$75/person