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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

Get to Know the Guides!

Our guides at Like A Local Tours are more than just walking encyclopedias. They are part entertainer, part concierge, part stand-up comic, part friend, and whatever else you might need on tour!  Our tour guides bring destinations to life through the art of storytelling and leave lasting impressions with top-notch customer service. We asked a…

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August 22, 2022

New Times Available: Immigrant New York Food Tour

Immigrant New York Food Tour: Lower East Side New Time Available! With so many different foods, cultures and neighborhoods in New York City, it can be hard to know where to start. That’s why we created the New Immigrant New York Food Tour! You’ll get to sample the best food that immigrants brought here over…

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August 14, 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

Expanded food on our Flatiron Food, Architecture, and History Tour!

With warmer weather on it’s way, now is a great time to book a spot on our fantastic Flatiron Food, Architecture, and History Tour! This tour isn’t just for out-of-towners, with our expanded food stops it’s sure to help locals find new favorites too. Check out this review we recently received: “Really great tour! I…

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April 6, 2022

New stop on our Chelsea Market & High Line Food Tour: Las Delicias!

Delicious indeed! We are thrilled to announce a new partnership with upscale bakery Las Delicias Patisserie and their first brick and mortar store, which is located in the Chelsea Local section of Chelsea Market. Las Delicias Patisserie is a boutique artisanal bakery producing high-end pastries baked with the finest locally-sourced ingredients. All of their products are…

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December 17, 2019

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

Boss Babes Series #1: Bagels, Babes & Babies

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! Who runs the world? GIRLS! Who runs Russ and Daughters? ALSO GIRLS! We love the story of this traditional bagel and…

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February 20, 2019

Lower East Side: Enjoy an Afternoon of Art & Food

We LOVE the Lower East Side and thought it would be fun to put together our ideal Saturday — popping into art galleries and nibbling in between. So here is a self guided Lower East Side Art & Food Tour. We recommended checking the websites of the galleries to see when they’re open and what…

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November 6, 2018

Focus on Immigrant NY on our Lower East Side Food Tour

The story of immigration and migration in the United States is one that can be told through the history of New York City. Our Lower East Side Food Tour tells all and fills your tummy all while meeting the people that make NYC what it is! Most immigrants who came to New York City in…

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August 30, 2018

Travel & Food Blogger Roaming Nanny raves about our Flatiron Food, History & Architecture Tour!

We are so pleased to share this great write-up on our Flatiron Food Tour by Roaming Nanny. Full article here. Our tour met up in the Flatiron district at 10:30 sharp. Rory, our tour guide, was there early to meet up with us all and I liked her instantly! Upon further investigation – Rory I…

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August 7, 2018

Interview with a Local: Ariel Rodriguez of La Sonrisa Empanadas!

We are so excited to introduce you to Ariel Rodriguez of La Sonrisa, a Pop-Up Empanada company selling in artisan markets and parks throughout NYC. Their mission: We specialize in selling high quality, affordable, fast, and delicious food options.  We offer competitive wages in our industry, leadership opportunities, team building environments, and a positive work culture. …

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June 13, 2018

Don’t miss our Chelsea Market, Meatpacking & High Line Food Tour!

If you haven’t been, Chelsea Market and the High Line are two of NYC’s best attractions! And even if you have, our food and history tour will share incredible insights and stories that we bet you never knew. Plus our tour guides are truly entertaining. GET TICKETS TO OUR CHELSEA MARKET AND HIGH LINE FOOD…

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May 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

Here’s why you don’t want to miss our Flatiron Food Tour this winter!

The Flatiron District and Union Square are wonderful neighborhoods in winter! From beautiful Madison Square Park, great views of the Empire State Building on Fifth Avenue to the majestic Flatiron Building and of course all the wonderful restaurants and delicious foods that we have in store for you on our Flatiron Food Tour: Photo courtesy:…

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November 1, 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

Eisenberg’s Famous Sandwich Shop now on our Flatiron Food Tour!

We are so pleased to have this tiny but historic (and famous!), classic New York luncheonette on our Flatiron food adventure. We truly do bring you the best of New York City … especially on a fork! From a bygone era on Ladies’ Mile, Eisenberg’s Sandwich Shop is an institution. Located on Fifth Avenue just…

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May 30, 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

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 part of NYC & Co + Australian Travel Trade Mission

October 30, 2015 by eGlobal Travel Media: NYC & Company, in partnership with Air Canada, recently hosted four product managers from Venture Holidays, Qantas Holidays, STA Travel, The Travel Corporation and a representative from Air Canada, as part of its trade educational program, from October 11-16.   Air Canada Lounge Product Mngrs Kristin Hellmrich, Jacqui Browne…

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October 30, 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

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 Bread’s Bakery featured in The Sunday Standard Magazine in India!

We were pleased to host writer Riaan George and he returned the love! “Let’s hop across to Breads Bakery for some coffee and babkas,” says an enthusiastic Lauren Beebe, New York’s walking tour specialist, as I lose myself to Manhattan’s magnificent buildings towering over me. I had signed up for one of Lauren’s insightful gourmet walking tours (www.likealocaltours.com), to discover the culinary underbelly of the Big Apple’s buzzing Flatiron District. The tour included hopping from a gourmet Italian market to a traditional American diner, while making a pitstop at a chic mozzarella bar. So the prospect of some good coffee was nothing short of tempting. “What is Breads Baker’y and what are babkas?” I asked with touristy innocence. As it turns out, Lauren was leading me to a coveted address which has become a favourite among locals. This address, as…

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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