Doctor's Review: Medicine on the Move

January 19, 2022
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Taste tours of the Big Apple

Eat like a local and uncover
the real New York City

Greenwich Village Food and Culture Tour

In addition to food from mom-and-pop speciality stores, this excursion includes goodies from the best cheese shop in town as well as an American/French bread shop, an Italian pastry shop and a couple of pizzerias where you’ll mangia Neapolitan and Sicilian pizzas. Daily. US$40 per person.

A Slice of Brooklyn Pizza Tour

This tour is by bus and includes, in addition to pizza from Grimaldi’s as well as L & B Spumoni Gardens, a tour of Brooklyn’s landmarks and film locations including sites where Annie Hall, The French Connection, Saturday Night Fever and Scent of a Woman were shot. Mondays and Fridays. Adults US$65, kids under 12 US$55.

Nosh Walks

If ethnic food is what you’re hungry for, then this is your ticket. There are over 24 tours to choose from, each of which will acquaint you with different ethnic markets and shops. Craving Lebanese? How about Russian? Maybe Thai? They’re all covered. Weekends in the fall and winter. US$35, including most tastings.

The Institute of Culinary Education

ICE’s tours are a little pricier, between US$70 and US$100, but most are led by authors, instructors or chefs. They offer several tours covering everything from ethnic food like dim sum to fruits and seafood that are considered aphrodisiacs to chocolate and pastries. For a schedule, go to, click on “Recreational Division” and look for “Walking Tours.”

New York Chocolate Tours

Chocolate lovers rejoice! Both of their tours will bring you to the city’s finest shops where you’ll sample their sweet treats. The Luxury Tour, which is all about European chocolatiers, is the more popular of the two. The New Cuisine Tour focuses on American makers with an “adventurous” approach to chocolate. Fridays to Sundays. US$70.

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