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Flatiron Food, History & Architecture Tour
A Slice of History: Uncover the Culinary Treasures of Flatiron and Union Square!
Duration: 3 Hours
Tour Includes: 5 tastings! Professional tour guide and enough food for lunch!
Dietary Restrictions: Vegetarian friendly; Vegan & Gluten-free currently unavailable on this tour.
Walking Distance: 1 mile / 1.6km. This is one of our shortest walking tours but it packs a punch – great sightseeing, history and tons of food!
Tour meeting point: gold Tiffany’s clock in front of Eataly, located at 200 5th Avenue, New York, NY.
Tour Capacity: 4 people minimum / 14 people maximum
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- Adult (11 years & up)
- Child (4-10)
- Children under 3 years
From Eataly to one of NYC’s best bagels, we visit 5 fabulous spots for food! Plus amazing stories, architecture and more food along the way!
Prepare for an extraordinary culinary voyage through the pulsating heart of New York City. Our tour unveils the rich tapestry of Flatiron and Union Square, where the echoes of history harmonize with the beat of modernity. Here, iconic landmarks entwine seamlessly with a symphony of delectable flavors. With our seasoned guides, every step of your journey promises to be as savory as the food you’ll relish. Join us and immerse yourself in the epicurean wonders of NYC’s Flatiron District and Union Square.
- Flatiron and Union Square: Begin your tour in the bustling heart of New York City, where iconic architecture and delectable food await. As you explore, our guides will regale you with captivating stories of the city’s past, setting the stage for the epicurean adventure ahead.
- Madison Square Park: Immerse yourself in the lush beauty of Madison Square Park, a tranquil oasis in the midst of the city’s hustle and bustle. Here, you’ll enjoy not only food but also the serene surroundings that make this park a hidden gem.
- Union Square Greenmarket: Stroll through the vibrant Union Square Greenmarket, where you’ll discover the freshest produce and hear from our Social Impact Partner, LES Ecology Center, about urban composting and sustainability. It’s a taste of local culture and environmental awareness all in one.
- Flatiron Building: Capture envy-inducing photos of the iconic Flatiron Building, a true architectural marvel that stands as a testament to the city’s rich history and innovation.
- Food Stops: Now, let’s talk about the food! New York City is a food lover’s paradise, and we’ll make sure you experience the best it has to offer. Our carefully curated food stops include:
- Eataly: Dive into the world of Roman-style pizza at Eataly, NYC’s renowned artisanal Italian food emporium. You’ll savor slices of pizza that will transport you straight to the streets of Rome.
- Zucker’s Bagels: Experience a modern twist on a classic New York Reuben sandwich. These mouthwatering bagels are a testament to the city’s culinary diversity.
- Honeybrains: Nourish your body and mind with a signature grain bowl at Honeybrains. It’s not just food; it’s brain food! Fuel up for your urban adventure ahead.
- Bread’s Bakery: Indulge in the award-winning Chocolate Rugelach, a sweet treat that’s as iconic as the city itself. You won’t be able to resist its tempting flavors.
- Devoción Coffee: Enjoy a delicious coffee sample from this beloved local favorite. It’s a caffeine boost that’ll keep you energized throughout the tour.
Please note that while we strive to maintain these fantastic food stops, they are subject to change at any time to keep your experience fresh and exciting.
Join us on this NYC Foodie Adventure and let us take you on a journey that tantalizes your taste buds, ignites your sense of wonder, and leaves you with a deeper appreciation for the rich tapestry of New York City’s culture and cuisine.
Our tour guides are some of NYC’s best! We bring destinations to life through engaging storytelling.
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!
The LES Ecology Center (Ecology Center) has pioneered community-based models in urban sustainability since 1987. They provide unique e-waste and composting services, environmental stewardship opportunities, and educational programming to all New Yorkers & visitors who want to learn about environmental issues and take responsibility for creating solutions through action.
Enjoy a talk from the composting team at the Union Square Greenmarket & learn about urban composting & sustainability!
On your tour you will hear the term “social impact”, but what does that really mean? For us, social impact is making sure that we have a positive impact on the communities we live and work in, as well as the amazing places we explore with our tours. We believe that truly experiencing a place “like a local” means having meaningful engagement that supports local, community-based organizations and learning about their causes and the people making them happen. Just as we carefully select the places you’ll visit and the food you’ll try, we have also carefully selected our social impact partners to showcase the amazing work being done in our communities. Your patronage on our tours is a small act to help these initiatives flourish. We want to help our visitors explore NYC on an authentic level and make sure that we are all having a positive impact while doing it.
- 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.
Plans sometimes change. We get it; it happens to us too. So we’re happy to provide a hassle-free, 100% refund if you give us 24 hours’ notice.
Inside of 24 hours, we’ve already started preparing for your visit, and can’t easily fill your slot, so we sadly can’t provide you a refund in that case.