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5 Things to Do in Brooklyn this October

October in New York is a sight to behold. The weather cools off, the leaves start to change, and the city is alive with events. Looking for ideas for how to spend your time this October? We’ve got you covered with this list of 5 things to do in Brooklyn this October (and a bonus…

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September 14, 2022

Autumn in New York City

Autumn in New York City is a sight to behold. As the leaves turn their brilliant colors, the city transforms into a cultural cacophony of sights, smells and sounds. You’ll find everything from breathtaking walks through Central Park to intimate dinners with friends at some of New York’s best restaurants. Below are our favorite ways…

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September 12, 2022

Things to do in Brooklyn in September

This September, there’s no shortage of things to do in Brooklyn. From outdoor markets and festivals, to special performances and tours, there’s something for everyone. Start off the month with a stroll through Boerum Hill’s favorite summer hangout spots or head over to Brooklyn Bridge Park for some fun for the whole family! Labor Day…

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August 31, 2022

Sustainable Brooklyn Food & Fashion Tour- Book now!

Introducing our Sustainable Brooklyn Food & Fashion Tour It’s no secret that the fashion industry is a major polluter. And it’s also no surprise that we at Like A Local Tours want to do our part in helping the planet. That’s why we created our Sustainable Brooklyn Food & Fashion Tour, which focuses on local…

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August 11, 2022

Brooklyn Heights, Brooklyn Bridge, and DUMBO Food Tour – New Public Tour!

Did you know that Brooklyn is the 4th largest city in the US (if you separate it from New York City)? The borough has experienced an explosion of popularity in the last 10 years and is now on most tourists’ must do list when they come to New York City. Let us help you see…

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July 21, 2022

Williamsburg Bites Brooklyn Food Tour is still a favorite!

Considering our Williamsburg Bites Brooklyn Foodie Adventure? Check out a great recent review we received! Walter was a wonderful tour guide … He was extremely knowledgeable and easy to converse with … I am a native New Yorker (born and bred) and I learned some new things … I appreciated the five stops … Whenever…

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March 12, 2022

How to Indulge in NYC Pizza Like A Local

If there’s one thing New Yorkers don’t play about… it’s their pizza. Debates over the best pizza in town can get heated and everyone has a reason why their “pizza spot” is the best. Some folks prefer no-frills classic New York-style pizza (which is known for its large slices and thin foldable yet crispy crust),…

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October 22, 2019

VIP Brooklyn BBQ Tasting Tour

Explore Brooklyn, visit some incredible venues and enjoy delicious BBQ. Plus, go behind the scenes and meet some of the pit masters with a licensed tour guide who used to run a BBQ joint! From Williamsburg to Red Hook and in between, we’ve got you covered. We know what to order where.  Click here for…

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October 10, 2017

Like A Local Tours is Featured (& Recommended) by Verlocal!

We are so excited to be featured in Verlocal’s Host Spotlight! Verlocal is evolving the way individuals build businesses by connecting them to people looking to discover local classes, events, products, and services. From our food tours to Ikebana in Chicago or surf lessons in Washington, this awesome website has it all! We love their mission…

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August 23, 2017

Interview with a Local: Meghan Love of Mable’s Smokehouse

Mable’s Smokehouse has been a neighborhood gem in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, since it opened in 2012. A BBQ joint is a bit unorthodox for the neighborhood and perhaps that is precisely why it’s so beloved – plus the food is incredible. Praised by the New York Times, Food & Wine Magazine, Eater, Travel Channel, New York…

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June 19, 2017

Interview with a Local: Hartje Andresen of Pudge Knuckles

This month, we spoke to Hartje Andresen of Pudge Knuckles, a coffee shop favorited by locals, as well as a wine bar and roastery. It’s also a featured stop on our Williamsburg Bites Brooklyn Food Tour and Sunday Funday Boozy Brooklyn Tour. As their website states, “Packed with the full flavor and energy of New…

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March 18, 2017

The Daily Telegraph: Brooklyn, New York City: What to eat, shop and see in hipster central

September 7, 2016 by Kristie Kellahan // In Brooklyn, they go hard. Take it from Jay-Z, you don’t want to miss out on BK. Five boroughs make up New York City, and Brooklyn is one of them. First-time visitors might think Manhattan is all there is, as it’s home to famous landmarks including Times Square,…

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September 9, 2016

Fodor’s Travel: Best Tours in New York City

The Best New York Tours: Sometimes a guided tour is the way to go, even if you usually prefer to fly solo. It can be a great way to investigate out-of-the-way areas, to get an insider’s perspective on where locals eat and play in the city, and to learn about interesting aspects of the city’s history, inhabitants, or architecture. Whether you want the classic hop-on, hop-off bus tour to get oriented in the city or a more personal, interest-specific walk, you’ll find it here. Some of the bigger tour companies offer discounts if you book in advance online. Like A Local. Walk like a local, talk like a local, and best of all eat like a local with a highly curated tour from Like A Local. Tours include the Flatiron Food tour, which is a lovely walk from the Flatiron…

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February 8, 2016

An Afternoon of Gluttony in Williamsburg, Brooklyn by Subways & Stilettos

January 11, 2016: It’s Saturday afternoon in NYC and you and your bestie are overdue for some catch-up time, you are both STARVING and you’re feeling exploratory. What do you do? You open up YPLan, a super cool mobile app designed to help you find fun things to do in the city at any time of day. From free activities, to discounted tickets to shows, YPlan is perfect for planning some fun with your friends, a date night when you don’t want to “Netflix & Chill”- or check out local sporting events. I pulled up Yplan and clicked on a super colorful confetti-infused picture of a bagel and quickly purchased tickets for a Williamsburg Foodie Tour. I’m a visual girl, what can I say? I see something pretty, and I must eat it, buy it or own it. Now, unlike…

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January 22, 2016

Like A Local in NY by Style Mayvin

December 5, 2015: Most of the attractions New York has to offer have become household names, but what about the unique local spots that may become lost among the flash of the big city lights? Like A Local Tours strives to bring these special places into the limelight and give participants the “insider secrets” on the hottest spots only a local would know, while also touching on some of the crew’s favorite famous stops! I recently went on one of these tours and in a coming post I will be sharing my experience with some pretty awesome photos, but first…let me give you all of the logistics. Tour guides Lauren Beebe and Robert Stout share a passion for their city and the creative charm that it holds. The two are a perfect pair to show you hidden wonders. Founder Lauren describes herself as…

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December 5, 2015

We are selected as Editor’s Choice on Stay.com!

Download the app and check out of list of recommendations in Brooklyn. Or better yet, take our Williamsburg Bites Brooklyn Food Tour or Sunday Funday boozy Brooklyn Tour!

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November 8, 2015

Like A Local Tours — Sunday Funday Brooklyn Tour by The Travel Bite

November 2, 2015 – Sunday Funday is a Brooklyn tour designed to show both tourists and natives what’s going on in The Hipster Capital of the World, Williamsburg. AKA “Billysburg.” When you live in a city as big as New York, it’s not hard to feel like a tourist even when you’re from the next…

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November 2, 2015

Like A Local Tours Makes NYC Feel More, Local

October 26, 2015 by Not Just A Girl in a Dress: Anyone who knows me, knows I am a proud native New Yorker. I love everything about New York City, so much so that it makes me a little sad whenever I have to tell people that I now live in New Jersey with my…

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October 26, 2015

A Quest for New York’s Perfect Biscuit

October 8, 2015 – New York Times – A Southern biscuit is equal parts comfort and controversy, its quality, authenticity and very classification as a biscuit subject to dispute. Its most crucial ingredient is not flour, fat, leavening or liquid, but nostalgia. The biscuit you ate at your grandmother’s knee is the only biscuit there will ever be. ….Two blocks south of BeeHive Oven stands Pies ’n’ Thighs, a Southern restaurant born in the back room of a biker bar nine years ago and settled at its current address in 2010. (A second location opened in January on the Lower East Side.) Sarah Sanneh, the head baker, comes from Corona del Mar, Calif. She has Southern roots, but her biscuit recipe was improvised, not inherited. It includes all-purpose flour cut with lower-gluten pastry flour, for airiness; higher-fat European butter, frozen…

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October 9, 2015

Eating Your Way Through Brooklyn – Like a Local – by IdentifyLA

New York, a place where bright lights meets sleepless nights. A place that is known for its fine dining and endless entertainment. In the pocket of it all is, Williamsburg, a quaint city within the madness. Williamsburg shines by its undeniable art and underground scene. A nice little getaway from the norm when you think of “New York City”. For travelers that want to get a feel of what the locals do I highly suggest checking out “Like a Local” food tours. These walking tours not only give you a taste of some of the best food that is “off the beaten path”, but also gives you some background and knowledge of the city. Over the span of 1.5-2 miles these walking tours take you throughout the city and even gives you the chance to check out some of the…

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October 9, 2015

5 Reasons We Love “Like A Local” Food Tours by Design&Trend

September 25, 2015 by Meg Busacca: This week our design editor Meg happily experienced “Like A Local” guided food tours in Williamsburg. Like A Local Tours offers is an exclusive walking tour that marriages gourmet food and history to street art and architecture. The company provides four tours residing in Flatiron in Manhattan, Williamsburg, a Brooklyn “Sunday Funday” tasting and North Fork for wineries. 1. Good Company The Founder and tour guide, Lauren Beebe, conducted the highly curated Williamsburg food crawl. Beebe is a very warm and welcoming guide who willingly shares her passion for bringing people and great food together. The social experience was enjoyably organic and hosted a great group of individuals from all over the United States. 2. Savory Spots The tour kicked off with Best Pizza, literally. Best Pizza in Williamsburg is in a former bakery and its century old…

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September 27, 2015

WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE A TOUR GUIDE OR TRAVEL AGENT FOR THE MODERN TRAVELER?

Lilo Travel Blog September 27, 2015: What does it mean to be a travel agent or travel company for the modern traveler? Well, first one needs to know what defines the modern traveler – sometimes it’s someone looking for the best way to go like a local, someone looking for thirtysomething travel ideas, or someone looking for modern ways to travel as a couple – most always, it’s someone looking for better ways of planning authentic travel experiences. However, to dig in deeper on what defines the modern traveler, we asked our friends at Like a Local Tours in Brooklyn for their take on what defines the modern traveler…. The modern traveler: I think the word that most defines today’s modern traveler is savvy. Savvy travelers are looking for a hyper local experience. Sure they might want to enjoy some of the traditional tourist sights in…

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September 27, 2015

Like A Local and the NYC Pizza Run!

Like A Local is proud to sponsor the NYC Pizza Run! The NYC Pizza Run is an annual challenge in which participants aim to complete a two mile run while stopping to eat three slices of pizza at checkpoints throughout the course. Our 2015 event will take place in the historic Tompkins Square Park on Saturday, September 19th. In a food obsessed metropolis where people are always on the run, putting together an event which pays tribute to some of the city’s defining characteristics seemed like a no-brainer. So grab your appetite and running shoes & join us for our 6th annual run! It is open to participants of all ages. Please note that a portion of the proceeds from the race benefit the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF). Like A Local has donated two tickets to our Williamsburg Bites…

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September 15, 2015

Get to Know New NYC Neighborhoods Through Food With Like A Local

POSTED ON SUN, SEPTEMBER 13, 2015BY DIANE PHAM If you’re like most New Yorkers, you probably keep within a ten block radius of your home when you have downtime, maybe venturing out on a Sunday afternoon for brunch. A tired routine? Well, here’s the perfect opportunity to spread your wings a bit. Like A Local…

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September 15, 2015

Ballin’ in Brooklyn: Like a Local Tours’ Williamsburg Bites Food Tour

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2015 Ballin’ in Brooklyn: Like a Local Tours’ Williamsburg Bites Food Tour By: Finance Foodie The Mister and I are absolutely obsessed with taking walking food tours as a way to explore new neighborhoods, imbibe in delicious gems while getting some outdoor exercise (yes we are the couple who wear the matching athletic gear walking around town). Since we stayed local this past Labor Day weekend, we decided to take Like a Local Tours’ Saturday Williamsburg Bites Food Tour. In our numerous years of living in Manhattan, we realized we had never been to the hipster hangout across the river! Given that the city traffic pretty much dies during Labor Day weekend, we thought there was no better time to check out the local flavor in this trendy Brooklyn enclave. Williamsburg Waterfront So at 2PM, we met…

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September 10, 2015

Like A Local Tours is featured in official NYC Tourism press about fall walking tours

FALL INTO AUTUMN WITH WALKING TOURS AROUND NEW YORK CITY —Visitors Can Enjoy the World’s Best Walking City While Experiencing Exciting Culture and Vibrant Foliage This Fall— New York City (August 25, 2015) — As the color of the leaves begin to change, NYC & Company, New York City’s official marketing, tourism and partnership organization, invites visitors to enjoy the outdoors this fall with walking tours around New York City’s five boroughs. From tasting global cuisine in Astoria to walking through historic Harlem to hiking the Greenbelt in Staten Island, there are several tours that appeal to every visitor’s interests and budget. “New York City is the world’s best walking city, and we encourage visitors to venture through the City’s five boroughs this fall with our incredible walking tours,” said Fred Dixon, president and CEO of NYC & Company. “The…

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August 31, 2015

7 NYC Food Tours Not to Miss

All the city is your oyster in late summer. The crowds are minimal and as August days begin to wane into September the weather is just right to wander around, getting lost in NYC’s boroughs and discovering hidden treasures. Let your stomach and a few knowledgeable guides help you discover the off-the-beaten path gems in…

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August 20, 2015