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According to NY Magazine: The Best Pizza in the World Can Be Found in One Square Mile of Williamsburg

On December 5, Grub Street / New York Magazine published a great article as part of their annual Reasons to Love New York issue, titled The Best Pizza in the World Can Be Found in One Square Mile of Williamsburg.   “The best pizza neighborhood in New York is actually Williamsburg, where excellent pizzerias are…

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December 13, 2022

Like A Local Tours’ Williamsburg Bites Tour Featured in The Australian!

We are honored to have been able to host Graham Erbacher, writer for Travel + Luxury: The Weekend Australian on our Williamsburg Bites: A Brooklyn Foodie Adventure Food Tour while he was visiting NYC this summer. Graham was a pleasure to have on tour and had some wonderful things to say about his time in…

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October 24, 2022

Top Five FOOD Factoids about Williamsburg, Brooklyn

Williamsburg is a neighborhood of 200,000 inhabitants. A mecca for young creatives for over two decades. Interestingly, the hip Williamsburg scene plays out against a backdrop of old industrial buildings and a long-standing residential community of Hasidism. Williamsburg used to be populated primarily by artists and immigrants, but is now mostly gentrified with spillover from Manhattan. It remains an influential hub for fashion, music, art, food and nightlife. During its earliest days, Williamsburg was known as Bushwick or Bushwick Shore. Local farmers would gather near what is present day Grand Street to market their produce. Eventually a developer named Jonathan Williams acquired land along what is now Metropolitan Avenue, and in 1802 renamed that area Williamsburgh in honor of himself.   During the last twenty years, Williamsburg has become home to a new set of “immigrants.” First, artists moved in…

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October 13, 2022

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

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.. As their website states, “Packed with the full flavor and energy of New York City, PUDGE KNUCKLES is not just another coffee shop. PUDGE KNUCKLES was started by Ivan Greene &…

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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