Although I’m nearing my third year anniversary in New York City, exploring different pockets of the city never gets old. We were invited to experience Williamsburg, Brooklyn via a food tour from Like A Local Tours so I grabbed my girlfriend Jaime for an afternoon of noshing and knowledge.
The tour featured five famous food destinations with plenty of walking and talking in between – definitely bring some comfortable shoes. We met our amiable tour guide right outside the Bedford Avenue subway stop, which was convenient for those coming from Manhattan. We had an intimate group of four other couples, a mix of tourists and New Yorkers in a variety of ages.
I was pretty familiar with most of the food stops on the tour, which were Best Pizza, Momofuku Milk Bar, Pies n Thighs (read our brunch review of Pies n Thighs here), Devocion coffee bar, and Oddfellows Ice Cream.
The lineup was a balanced mixed of savory entrees, sweet treats, and some much-needed coffee. We had sliced of pizza, fried chicken, samples of Momofuku’s infamous cereal milk ice cream and compost cookies, a beverage of our choosing, and ice cream.
The food was delicious, but my favorite part of the tour was learning really fascinating factoids about the history of Williamsburg as it related to American history overall and how the neighborhood has evolved. We took a detour and learned more about street art, a major part of Williamsburg’s charm, and also took a stroll along the East River for photo opps.
Although both Jaime and I frequent the neighborhood for brunches and nights out, we picked up some great cocktail party fun facts. For example, did you know that Brooklyn Heights was the first suburb in America?
I’d absolutely recommend the Like a Local tour whether you’re a New York City resident looking for an out-of-the-box weekend activity or entertaining some out of town guests. The company also hosts tours in Flatiron and in the Long Island wineries, which I’d love to check out. For more information about the Like a Local tours, click here.