We bring you inside some of NYC’s most famous hotels, shops, churches and landmarks. Learn amazing NYC history through engaging storytelling. Tour runs Fridays and Saturdays 3-5pm (see the holiday lights!) and Sundays 11am-1pm.
Flatiron Food, History & Architecture Tour
One of NYC's best foodie neighborhoods!
- Adult (11 years & up)
- Child (4-10)
- Children under 3 years
Enjoy some of New York City’s best and most unique Flatiron food stops with a local! We visit 5 fabulous NY spots for food!
Recommended by Fodor’s Travel!
Duration: 3 Hours
Tour Capacity: 12 people. Our groups are small for intimate, SAFE, COVID friendly, high-quality experiences.
Tour Includes: Enough food for lunch!
Walking Distance: 1 mile or 1.6km. Please wear comfortable clothing/shoes.
Tour meeting point: gold Tiffany’s clock in front of Eataly, located at 200 5th Avenue, New York, NY.
Want to take the tour, but can’t make it at one of our regularly scheduled times? Private tours can be booked any day, any time! Click here to book your private Flatiron experience!
Enjoy some of New York City’s best and most unique food stops with a local! Eat your way through two of New York’s most iconic and picturesque neighborhoods, Flatiron and Union Square, while learning incredible history and architecture throughout the tour.
FOOD STOPS SUBJECT TO CHANGE DUE TO THE PANDEMIC. Included on the food tour:
- Famous, Roman style pizza at epic artisanal Italian food emporium, Eataly. Please note on Sundays we get the breakfast focaccia because we go to Obica for pizza.
- Enjoy a modern twist on a classic New York Reuben at Zucker’s Bagels
- An out-of-this-world grilled cheese sandwich at Beecher’s Cheese, where believe it or not, they make cheese right in the middle of Manhattan! Please note that Beecher’s is closed on Sundays so instead we go to gorgeous Obica Mozzarella Bar for pizza.
- Award-winning baked goods at Bread’s Bakery
- A treat and a coffee sample at Devocion, one of NYC’s favorite coffee shops.
- Stop for photos at the famous Flatiron Building
- Explore Madison Square Park and Union Square and learn about their incredible history.
This food tour is great for families!
Our tour guides: All of our tour guides are working actors, comedians or writers, as well as amazing storytellers. Every tour comes packed with personality!
- Madison Square Park
- Outdoor sculpture art
- Eisenberg’s Sandwich Shop
- Flatiron Building
- Beecher’s Handmade Cheese
- Union Square Farmer’s Market (Wed, Fri & Sat only)
- Bread’s Bakery
- Start: Eataly, 200 5th Avenue (between 23rd & 24th Streets)
- Optional restaurants for group tours: Obica Mozzarella Bar or Tacombi Taco
Over a hundred years ago, the Flatiron District was a very important commercial and residential district in New York City. The Met Life Tower was once the tallest building in the world, many important historical figures lived in the neighborhood and there was, of course, Ladies Mile. Today, this incredibly beautiful and charming neighborhood is full of the city’s best restaurants and shops. Come enjoy all the modern day popularity of the Flatiron District and hear the interesting tales of what came before.
“Italian food court/theme park in the Flatiron District, Eataly (breakfast for two $15), attracts a crowd, and it’s a daily ritual for this writer, who uses the superstore as a coffee shop. I walk to work every morning and stop in at Café Lavazza for the best skim cappuccino and apricot croissant ever. Better than Milan, better than Paris,” Travel + Leisure.
“Wedged between the indie cool of the East Village and the corporate canyons of Midtown is this trio of neighborhoods. It’s here that you’ll find the eclectic crowds of Union Square, the triangular Flatiron Building, and the verdant respite of Madison Square Park.” And Union Square, “Union Square is like the Noah’s Ark of New York, rescuing at least two of every kind from the curling seas of concrete. In fact, one would be hard-pressed to find a more eclectic cross-section of locals gathered in one public place: suited businessfolk gulping fresh air during their lunch breaks, dreadlocked loiterers tapping beats on their tabla, skateboarders flipping tricks on the southeastern stairs, rowdy college kids guzzling student-priced eats, and throngs of protesting masses chanting fervently for various causes,” Fodor’s.
Focused on providing high quality, sustainable products for all, Eataly is the largest Italian retail and dining experience in the world, transforming the way consumers experience food, beverage and, culture. At Eataly, guests have the unique opportunity to experience Italian culture through markets, counters, cafés, restaurants and educational offerings that explore the best food and beverage options Italy’s 20 regions and the world has to offer. Since Oscar Farinetti first opened Eataly Torino Italy in 2007, his philosophy has spread to 39 stores across the world, including our US flagship NYC Flatiron (2010), Chicago (2013), NYC Downtown (2016), Boston (2016), L.A. (2017), Vegas (2018), Toronto (opening in 2019), and Dallas (opening in 2020). Eataly NYC Flatiron, the authentic Italian marketplace, opened in NYC is 2010. Located in the heart of the Flatiron neighborhood, features 8 unique food counters, 6 restaurants and bars, 2 cafes, and a market that all offer traditional Italian food in a vibrant ambiance. To learn more about Eataly please visit www.Eataly.com.