Delve into the rich culinary history of Brooklyn as you visit iconic restaurants to sample tasty treats, like BBQ, pierogis, pizza, pastries and more!
Eat & shop your way through the best of sustainable Brooklyn with a local expert.
This tour is available as a private tour. Contact us for more information. All guests must wear face masks during the tour unless eating or drinking. Please see our COVID-19 health and safety protocols for further information.
Duration: 3 Hours
Tour Includes: Meet & greets, lunch, shopping discounts & more!
Walking Tour: Yes, 2.5 miles of walking. Please wear comfortable clothing/shoes. You must be able to move at a reasonable pace.
Private Tour Options: please contact [email protected] to book.
Don’t let the city grit sway you, we’re living green right here in the middle of Brooklyn! Join local sustainable fashion and textile designer, Amalya Meira, for a look at conscious design, forward-thinking cuisine, and innovative architecture all here in Williamsburg!
Stops include (subject to change based on availability):
BAGGU: Brooklyn Visit one of premier (and original) sustainable fashion brands. BAGGU was founded in 2007 to create reusable bags that are functional, affordable and nice-looking. Based on the construction of a plastic shopping bag, made from lightweight ripstop nylon, and built to hold 2-3 times as much as a disposable grocery bag.
SHANTI SHACK: The Shanti Shack is an innovative culinary schoolhouse housed within the beautiful space of a kula yoga project. Here we enjoy some delicious vegetarian or vegan cuisine in true neighborhood gem.
PACKAGE FREE: Make A Positive Environmental Impact By Joining The Zero Waste Movement. Shop Package Free. We’re On A Mission To Make The World Less Trashy. 100% Sustainable Goods All In One Place. Eco Friendly Supplies. Recycled. All Natural Ingredients.
GGrippo art + design: Atelier. Store. Art gallery. Tearoom. Event space. Textile studio for responsibly- made clothing and accessories. Artist-made pottery. You can spy GGrippo himself pottering around finishing up his latest creation. An Argentinian born multi-disciplinary apparel and interior designer, photographer and installation artist, GGrippo has lived in the area for 15 years and seen it develop from an area with just one little store to the bustling area it is today.
Malin Landaeus: Unique, on-trend collection of vintage mostly from the 60s to the 80s, great footwear. Let your tour guide help you shop!
The Canvas by Querencia: A truly unique concept and venerable sustainable fashion powerhouse, this collective showcases incredible brands and has an incredible story and mission. Not to be missed!
- Meet designers, chefs and entrepreneurs forging a path for conscious urban living
- Try delicious natural wine
- See innovative and up-and-coming sustainable design from around the world
- Taste amazing organic food that will leave you feeling wonderful (enough for lunch)
- Visit a local designer studio
- Give vintage gems new life!
- Discover a mother-daughter sustainable design success story
- Like A Local only discounts at local boutiques
- Learn about organic tea and tea ceremonies
- See one of the only Passive Houses in all New York!
- More natural and organic restaurant tips in the area!
Food tastings, organic tea ceremony, and behind-the-scenes access! Your tour guide is also a sustainable fashion designer, stylist and licensed tour guide. We also include info and history of the neighborhood and shopping discounts (where available).
A working Fashion and Textile Designer, Amalya launched her own sustainable womenswear line in 2017 (Amalya.com). Based in Brooklyn, her work is now selling in like minded boutiques internationally. Ever inspired by the city around her, and it’s local style Amalya has been working as a licensed Fashion Tour Guide and Personal Shopper for the past four years. “I gain so much inspiration from meeting curious shoppers from all over the world! Each person’s unique style really sheds new light on the city I already know and love so well. It’s amazing being able to introduce people to their new favorite designers and shops!” While specializing in specific to NYC boutiques of both independent designers and vintage gems, Amalya tailors her tours to your taste-you will definitely end the day with your new favorite piece!
See what one of our shops on the tour has to say:
Package-free shop: IMPACT
“SINCE OPENING WE’VE KEPT AN ESTIMATED 4,025,600 PLASTIC STRAWS, 3,061,240 PLASTIC BAGS AND 1,419,260 NON-RECYCLABLE BOTTLES AND CUPS OUT OF LANDFILL. WE ALSO VIEW SUCCESS AS HELPING OUR BRANDS TAKE STEPS TO REDUCE THEIR WASTE. WE HAVE A STRICT PACKAGING POLICY AND SINCE OPENING WE HAVE HELPED MANY OF THE BRANDS THAT WE WORK WITH TO MAKE CHANGES WITHIN THEIR COMPANIES TO REDUCE PLASTIC USAGE, PACKAGING, AND WASTE.”