Noshwalks, Culinary Walking Tours of NYC
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Welcome to Noshwalks!

Delicious walking tours of New York City’s ethnic neighborhoods!

You'll love our tours if you love food from around the world
and have a taste for adventure.
For less than the price of a Broadway theater ticket you'll have a unique urban adventure with enough tastes to constitute a great meal!

Read about Noshwalks in the New York Times

Our tours are fun, informative, original and delicious. Once you’ve tried us, you’ll know why we say… Nosh your way from Odessa to Bombay and never leave New York!View our Tour Schedule to see if anything tempts you or learn about the custom tour program to see how I can organize a private Noshwalk for your group or organization.

Each season of tours can take you through the richest ethnic neighborhoods in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx and Staten Island.

The roll-out of the 2014 schedule will begin shortly. Follow us on Facebook.
This year we're also taking requests.
Send e-mail to with the names of tours you would like to take and a selection of dates.
Noshwalks will try to accommodate you.

This Web site will tell you all you need to know about Noshwalks, but here’s a thumbnail:

In February ‘99, I launched Noshnews, a newsletter about the best markets, bakeries and eateries in NYC’s ethnic neighborhoods, and in August 2000 I began leading Noshwalks. I introduced “custom” walks in 2001. But I’ve been sharing my passion for NYC neighborhoods with folks since co-founding Hungry Pedalers Gourmet Bicycle Tours in 1983. (See About Myra Alperson for details.)

Below are some comments from folks who’ve joined Noshwalks, along with some photos. Then click away through the rest of the Web site for more details (and pictures). I hope to meet you on a Noshwalk some time!

— Myra Alperson, Noshwalks Founder and Guide

Tour Group in Ridgewood, Queens
Tour Group in Ridgewood, Queens

Apiar AfarianMeeting folks like Apiar Afarian is one of the highlights of writing for Noshnews and leading Noshwalks.

The head chef at Kalustyan Foods, he prepares all sorts of Mediterranean specialties at this amazing market/deli, which was founded in 1944 as an Indian market but now sells products from round the world. I describe it as the F.A.O. Schwarz of food stores!


Featured in the New York Times article, Changing Tastes, From Lingonberry to Baba Ghanouj.

Excerpt: Myra Alperson is a matchmaker of sorts. Multimedia Slide Show A NoshWalk Through Bay Ridge She brings together people curious about exploring the city and introduces them to out-of-the-way neighborhoods they may never have visited. And like Napoleon's army, her crew travels on its stomach.

Featured in Time Out New York's Own This City: Non-touristy walking-tour companies

Noshwalks Bubbly epicure Myra Alperson uses food—and lots of it—to draw crowds to out-of-the-way neighborhoods in all five boroughs. A typical Noshwalk tempts you with treats from bakeries, groceries and restaurants; on past jaunts, Alperson has taken tourgoers to a kosher matzoh factory in Brooklyn and a Sri Lanken market in Staten Island. Oh, and there’s some walking, too.


Argentinian mini pastries in Jackson Heights
Argentinian mini pastries in Jackson Heights

[We] really enjoyed our afternoon in Astoria with you. I can fully understand why so many New Yorkers do repeated trips with you. I'm hoping that on our next visit to the city we'll be able to go exploring with you again.

—Kathy P. and Larry M.

[My friend] really enjoyed the Lower East SIde-Chinatown Noshwalk. I think he initially came because I wanted to go and he was being polite. He's now a fan. Thanks!

— C. D.

Myra, My wife and I enjoyed Sunset Park last week and want to thank-you for being our guide . Your passion and knowledge are clearly shared with everyone and have made us further interested in future walks.


Thanks for introducing us to another interesting food neighborhood and a wonderful restaurant that we never would have tried without your input.


Ices at Lempon King in Corona
Enjoying ices at Lemon King in Corona


Malcolm Shabazz African Market in Harlem
I led this group on a custom tour for participants in a national conference for Project for Public Spaces on markets. This tour took them to the Malcolm Shabazz African Market in Harlem; to a local green market; to what remains of East Harlem's Marqueta, and then to Belmont, in the Bronx, to see its famous indoor market dating from the LaGuardia years.

Sunset Park
These folks took part in my second Noshwalk, in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. The weather was gorgeous, so we bought food at a Mexican restaurant and some goodies from Sunset Park’s Chinatown and brought it into Sunset Park itself, which has one of the most beautiful settings in NYC.

Noshwalks offer a chance to get under the skin of the REAL New York, and get a great meal as well!

Producer, BBC Radio

Your tour was absolutely marvelous - from the full report from Tom and Mike - and you treated them like kings! I simply cannot thank you enough for their experience! Both Tom and Mike were amazed at the architecture, neighborhoods, foods, and more. Things they just didn't think about would be in NYC or that would catch their eye if they decided, on their own, ‘so what shall we do and see today.’ Incredible. Your help with the subway and a million other little details was well beyond the norm.

— JAN JERRELLS, Nebraska
(Bought her husband a trip to NYC and a Noshwalk!)

We had a wonderful time thanks to you! We would never have found as many terrific places! We wandered and noshed and bought treats to take home, and ended our journey back at Tandoori restaurant, where the owner seated us with another couple, who were immigrants from Tashkent. We had a great time with them, and stuffed ourselves with wonderful food - it was the perfect end to a perfect afternoon. Thank you again.

— a visitor to NYC who toured Rego Park on a day when I wasn't available for a custom tour, so for a fee, I provided her with materials to take her own walk.

Everyone was very impressed by the breadth of your knowledge — regarding shopping opportunities, food, synagogue history, etc. VERY informative! You really had EXCELLENT information and had clearly done your homework! I am still hearing from people when they see me that they really enjoyed the day.

— a woman who hired me to lead a tour of Borough Park and Brighton Beach for a synagogue group of 40.

Apiar Afarian
Bronx Bites tour at Papaye Restaurant


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