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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

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

NYC Is Re-Opening, and So Are We!

As the calendar turns to June and summer gets underway, New York City is roaring back to life after a year of quarantine. Broadway is set to re-open at full capacity in September. Yankee Stadium and Citi Field are admitting fans back into the stands. And tourism – New York’s #1 industry, is revving back…

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June 1, 2021

Why Williamsburg?

Visitors to New York City either think they know Williamsburg or that it’s just not for them. Having a more recent reputation as a home to hipsters or seeing the extensive L train renovations may have put you off from taking the trip over / under the East River. Well not only is Like A…

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June 14, 2019

Boss Babes Series #3: Back In The Day Babes

March is Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day is March 8. We are proud to present a series of articles about some serious NYC and Brooklyn boss babes both past and present! Enjoy! There are no bigger Boss Babes than Grandmas. They rule the roost, they tell your parents what’s what (even as adults!),…

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February 26, 2019

Boss Babes Series #2: She’s A Baking Boss Babe!

March is Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day is March 8. We are proud to present a series of articles about some serious NYC and Brooklyn boss babes both past and present! Enjoy! The old saying went ‘behind every great man is an even greater woman’. Well we may have gotten to know Christina…

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February 22, 2019

Food blogger Beauty & The Beets loved our Williamsburg Bites Brooklyn food tour!

“I used to live in New York City – Queens to be more specific. I had an apartment in Rockaway Beach while I was a Flight Attendant for Delta and I would spend my days sitting on the beach, waiting for crew scheduling to call. Sometimes I would be sent off to Switzerland where I…

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July 11, 2018

Why we love our Williamsburg Bites Brooklyn Food Tour

From our featured partner — Expedia.com: Hit up a handful of Brooklyn’s hottest eateries on this walking tour of Manhattan’s hippest borough. Fill up on enough tastings to make a lunch of it as an expert guide leads you between innovative kitchens, killer street art, and waterfront viewpoints offering up a sweeping panorama of the…

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November 7, 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

Finally! Smorgasburg is back. Here’s what to eat at this Brooklyn Foodie Mecca!

We always know summer is around the corner when our beloved Smorgasburg is back in business. Located on the Williamsburg Brooklyn waterfront (the views of NYC are fabulous as is the food), this is one of our favorite Saturday activities. After our Flatiron Food Tour and Williamsburg Brooklyn Food Tour of course. “Smorgasburg is the…

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April 3, 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

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

Happy Holidays from Like A Local!

Happy Holidays! We hope you will consider sharing our tours with a loved one. Give the gift of one of our 5-star rated food tours! And in the spirit of giving back, gift a tour AND a tree as part of the MillionTreesNYC Initiative! GIFT A TREE to be planted in NYC and receive a personalized certificate signed by Bette Midler! Give your loved one a chance to be a permanent part of NYC and help to beautify the city. We will handle all of the administrative work. The tree is planted through MillionTreesNYC & New York Restoration Project. Click here to gift a tour & a tree! The kindest gift: I know you already received a follow-up email after your tour to write us a review on TripAdvisor. And for those of you that did, THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU. As a small business, TripAdvisor drives a lot…

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December 15, 2015

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

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

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