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 I travel I try to book a food tour as I find blending history with food most enjoyable … I have been on food tours where there have only been three tastings (it is not a food tour to me if there are less than five stops) … I have been on food tours where there were local merchants to buy only and not to taste … this was not the case … I enjoyed the diversity of the tastings … polish, mexican, italian, barbecue and of course a lovely dessert at Milk Bar (a place I have wanted to visit for some time now) … not your standard New York fare (in a good way) … and yet Williamsburg is known for its many cultures … I enjoyed the grandma pizza as opposed to the standard slice … I loved the three hour span … no one felt rushed … I also appreciated a smaller group … I was traveling solo and felt very comfortable … Stay well … Barbara A
And be sure to check out these other great things to do in the neighborhood before or after the tour!
Take a stroll down the main drag, Bedford Avenue:
Bedford Avenue is definitely the main artery of Williamsburg. Although it’s worth noting that Williamsburg spans an additional several stops down the L subway line so it’s quite a large neighborhood! Gentrification has certainly infected the nabe, but there are still lots of authentic locally owned boutiques, bars and restaurants to check out.
Did you know? That Bedford Avenue is the longest street in Brooklyn, running 10.2 miles (16.4 km) and 132 blocks, from Manhattan Avenue in Greenpoint south to Emmons Avenue in Sheepshead Bay, and passing through the neighborhoods of Williamsburg, Bedford-Stuyvesant, Crown Heights, Flatbush, Midwood, Marine Park, and Sheepshead Bay.
Enjoy sunset cocktails at one of the many hotel rooftop bars with incredible views of the Manhattan skyline:
There are tons of places to pick from but one of our favorites remains the Wythe Hotel (current rooftop bar is called Lemon’s). For an upscale experience that’s hard to beat, there’s the William Vale’s . And if you want to party in a water tower tank, hit the Williamsburg Hotel. We recommend making a reservation if possible or going EARLY as there can be lines. There is also the Hoxton Hotel or simply enjoying the skyline and sunset from one of the waterfront parks in Williamsburg.
Explore Domino Park and walk or bike to Manhattan over the Williamsburg Bridge after:
Opened in 2018, Domino Park is a 5 acre site along the Brooklyn waterfront with spectacular views of the Williamsburg Bridge and Manhattan. The park features a children’s playground, dog run, volleyball court, bocce court, and a playing field. It’s a great place to take a stroll. Maybe buy an ice cream before and pull up the website while you’re strolling to learn more.
Why is it called Domino Park? It’s built on the grounds of the former Domino Sugar Refinery, a site of significance to the growth and development of Williamsburg and the entire Brooklyn waterfront.
Brooklyn Brewery, Brooklyn Bowl or for a really local experience, The Gutter:
These are all classic spots in Williamsburg that we still enjoying frequenting, although the crowds can be tough. Reservations if possible or have a couple beers before and bring friends to chat while you wait.
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And don’t forget that two equally fabulous neighborhoods border Williamsburg: Greenpoint and Bushwick. Both are also worth checking out!