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February 3, 2018 Dining Out With Noshwalks: Woodside, Queens (Queens)
February 11, 2018 Year of the Dog: Lower East Side and Chinatown (Manhattan)
February 25, 2018 Slices of Midtown (Manhattan)
March 3, 2018 Nosh the Bronx: Belmont/Little Italy of the Bronx (Bronx)
March 11, 2018 Pre-Passover Shmurah Matzoh Noshwalk in Borough Park (Brooklyn)
March 17, 2018 NEW! Nosh New Jersey: Peruvian Paterson
March 24, 2018 Dining Out With Noshwalks: Central Asian Food, Sheepshead Bay
March 25, 2018 Northern Washington Heights
April 8, 2018 South Asian Jackson Heights (Queens)
April 14, 2018 Nosh The Bronx: Crossing 149th Street (Bronx)
April 21, 2018 Nosh New Jersey: Newark's Ironbound (New Jersey)
April 28, 2018 NEW! Wandering Woodhaven (Queens)
May 5, 2018 Ridgewood (Queens)
May 12, 2018 Nosh The Bronx ~ Bronx Week Special: Parkchester & Beyond
May 18, 2018 Nosh The Bronx ~ East Bronx Story
May 19, 2018 Sunnyside (Queens)
May 27, 2018 Multicultural Elmhurst (Queens)
June 2, 2018 Corona (Queens)
June 9, 2018 Amsterdam Avenue Meander (Manhattan)
June 16, 2018 Astoria (Queens)
June 22, 2018 Greenpoint (Brooklyn)
June 23, 2018 Latin American Jackson Heights (Queens)
June 30, 2018 Nosh The Bronx ~ All Around the World in the Bronx
July 28, 2018 Nosh The Bronx ~ Bronx Arts & Eats
August 4, 2018 NEW! Middle Eastern Paterson (New Jersey)
August 11, 2018 Nosh The Bronx ~ Williamsbridge, Wakefield, Woodlawn (Bronx)
August 12, 2018 East Harlem Giglio (Manhattan/Harlem)
August 25, 2018 Staten Island Ramble (Staten Island)
September 2, 2018 Flushing (Queens)
September 7, 2018 Brooklyn-Queens Double Header: Greenpoint & Ridgewood
September 29, 2018 Upper West Side/Morningside Heights (Manhattan)
October 6, 2018 Brighton Beach & Sheepshead Bay (Brooklyn)
October 21, 2018 Jackson Heights Combo: South Asian & South American (Queens)
October 28, 2018 Home Sweet Harlem (Manhattan)
December 8, 2018 Nosh the Bronx: Belmont/Little Italy of the Bronx
December 15, 2018 Dyker Heights Holiday Lights (Brooklyn)
   
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Noshwalks 2018
Belmont Bread

Dining Out With Noshwalks: Woodside Queens (Queens)

Saturday, February 3, 2018

I'm reviving "DOwN" after a two-year hiatus as an occasional evening out for dinner and dessert in one of the neighborhoods we visit. I choose a restaurant that has intrigued me but doesn't make sense for a mere nosh. In this case we'll have a Himalayan dinner at a newly-opened restaurant in Woodside, Queens, and Filipino dessert nearby. We will share the cost of the meal and dessert, including tax and tip; beverages are separate.

REGISTRATION: $10. I'll send details on meeting time and place when you register

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Bronx Arts and Eats Tour

Get Ready for the Year of the Dog: Tastes of the Lower East Side and Chinatown (Manhattan)

Sunday, February 11, 2018

Lunar New Year begins on February 16, so we're getting a head start with a Noshwalk that combines tastes of the Lower East Side and Chinatown. We'll discuss traditions of the Lunar New Year and taste treats associated with the holiday. So - make sure you're hungry as we begin with traditional tastes of the Lower East Side - knishes, smoked fish, pickles, bialys and halva, before heading for dumplings, sesame pancakes and other Chinese specialties. If you're adventurous, there's usually a sidewalk vendor slicing durian, the southeast Asian fruit banned on Singapore mass transit because of its odor, but many people love it! For those who want to stay longer, I'll walk you to Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA), a wonderful museum of Chinese culture in the US.

MEETING TIME: NOON

MEETING PLACE: First Park, northwest corner of Houston Street and First Avenue. Map it

DIRECTIONS: Take the F train to 2nd Avenue; exit at First Avenue

FEE: $59 - including all tastes except personal beverages; $20 children 6 to 12. Free for children younger than 6.

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Lunch Break!

Slices of Midtown (Manhattan)

Sunday, February 25, 2018

Korean, Persian and South Asian food are the edible attractions in this cluttered and busy "slice" of Manhattan, which combines Manhattan's "Koreatown" with a neighborhood of South Asian markets, bakeries and eateries known as Curry Hill. We will link our visits to these two areas with a stop at a Persian restaurant for delicious appetizers. This tour also includes non-food treasures, such as a church that was a stop on the Underground Railroad and a Russian gift shop. There are several great markets here, two of which have expanded in recent years. It's a cook's paradise!

MEETING TIME: 1 PM

MEETING PLACE: Kalustyan's Market, 123 Lexington Avenue at 28th Street. Map it

DIRECTIONS: #6 train to 28th Street at Park Avenue. Many buses travel nearby, downtown on Lexington Avenue, uptown on Third Avenue.

FEE: $59, includes all tastes but not personal beverages. $20 for children ages 6 to 12, free if younger

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Nosh The Bronx: Belmont/Little Italy of the Bronx (Bronx)

Saturday, March 3, 2018

Get ready for a tasteful tour of Bronx's own Little Italy (sometimes also known as "Little Albania"!) as we explore a neighborhood perfect for cool weather. Settled by Italian immigrants more than a century ago, this neighborhood is quite compact and there's lots to see and eat! (And more than Italian!) We'll have what may be the best homemade mozzarella ever, "pocket coffee" (you'll find out when we get there), clams, and two of the best breads in NYC (I swear – the BEST olive bread is in this neighborhood!) – and other local delights. But we'll also add tastes from elsewhere in this journey, including bureks from a pizzeria owned by Albanians. I can offer an "add-on" BEFORE we head to Belmont, which would include stops at a trio of markets offering Cambodian, Caribbean and South Asian foods. This choice is up to you when we meet. It extends the tour by about 30 minutes in a fascinating and worthwhile way.

MEETING TIME: 12:30 PM

MEETING PLACE: In front of the old box office of the Loew's Paradise Theater (now a church) at 2403 Grand Concourse. Map it

DIRECTIONS: Take the D train to Fordham Road, exit at 188th Street, walk south to the Loew's. You can also take the 4 train to Fordham Road, walk east on Fordham Road, bear right at the intersection with 188th Street, continue to the Grand Concourse, turn right.

FEE: Nosh the Bronx special for 2018: $54, includes all tastes but not personal beverages. $15 for children ages 6 to 12, free if younger.

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Pre-Passover Shmurah Matzoh Noshwalk in Borough Park (Brooklyn)

Sunday, March 11

Get ready for Passover as we tour bakeries, appetizing shops, a wonderful candy and nut store and a Yemeni market in bustling Borough Park. We'll also stop at some of the area's well known synagogues. We conclude our tour at a shmurah matzoh factory, which prepares hand-made Passover matzoh and watch it being made according to strict guidelines. You may take photos here. If you want to buy matzoh, you should pre-order and can pay for it on the day of the tour. (The matzoh if often sold out close to Passover even though it's still being baked.) Please write to noshwalks@aol.com to order matzoh upon registering for this Noshwalk.

MEETING TIME: 1 PM

MEETING PLACE: Eichler's Books, 5004 13th Avenue. Map it

DIRECTIONS: Take the D train to 50th Street. Turn east on 50th Street. Please check mta.info in case you have to take an alternate route to get there because of weekend rerouting!

FEE: $59 - including all tastes except personal beverages; $20 children 6 to 12. Free for children younger than 6.

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Paterson

NEW! Nosh New Jersey: Peruvian Paterson (Paterson, NJ)

Saturday, March 17, 2018

Join Noshwalks for a trip to the largest Peruvian community outside of Peru! We'll check out markets and bakeries and have a sit-down nosh. While mostly Peruvian, this area has markets and restaurants representing other countries as well. Get to know this bustling area – and experience a great way to get there, using one of a network of vans known as the "Spanish buses."

MEETING TIME: 11:30 AM

MEETING PLACE: in the waiting room of the George Washington Bridge bus terminal at Fort Washington Avenue between 178th and 179th Streets. We will take one of the so-called "Spanish buses" (25-seat vans) that leave regularly from the terminal. The trip is about 45 minutes. Contact me at noshwalks@aol.com for a meeting time and place in Paterson. Map it

DIRECTIONS: Directions

FEE: $50 includes all tastes, but not personal beverages. Transportation is $6 (cash) each way on the van. There are no senior discounts.

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Sheepshead Bay

Dining Out With Noshwalks - Central Asian Food, Sheepshead Bay (Brooklyn)

Saturday, March 24

We will share a delicious meal (mainly appetizers and a few entrees, depending on the number of people), and have dessert elsewhere in this great neighborhood. We will share the cost of the meal, tax and tip; personal beverages are separate. Our experience is that the cost is much lower with sharing.

FEE: $10. Location will be e-mailed to you upon registration.

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Northern Washington Heights (Manhattan)

Sunday, March 25, 2018

History and beauty combine with great flavors to make this a delicious experience of Manhattan that few tourists (or native New Yorkers who live elsewhere) get to know! Our tastes include Russian, Salvadoran, Venezuelan and Dominican, from appetizers to desserts, with a sit-down at one of the area's top Dominican eateries, and a taste of a fish soup that will warm your heart and soul! You can visit The Cloisters in Fort Tryon Park prior to this tour. (The Cloisters, part of the Metropolitan Museum, opens at 10 AM on Sundays.)

MEETING TIME: 1:30 PM

MEETING PLACE: in front of the 190th Street station of the A train at Fort Washington Avenue. (You will have to take the elevator in the station to get to our meeting place.) Map it

FEE: $59, includes all tastes but not personal beverages. $20 for children ages 6 to 12, free if younger.

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South Asian Jackson Heights (Queens)

Sunday, April 8, 2018

In recent years this neighborhood has increasingly incorporated food of the Himalayas, so our tastes will food of the Himalayas, as we visit markets offering appetizers, produce, spices and tastes of Tibet, Nepal and Bhutan as well as India, Bangladesh and Pakistan. Plus, we buy delicious appetizers at an Afghan restaurant. This neighborhood features several Vendy-award winning food trucks and we will patronize one of them. We will stop at a huge Indian supermarket, where you'll have time to browse and well buy Indian ice cream (usually fig – a favorite flavor!) for extra tasting.

MEETING TIME: 1 PM

MEETING PLACE: Dera Restaurant (72-09 Broadway) Map it

DIRECTIONS: Take the #7, E, F or R train to 74th Street/Broadway/Roosevelt Avenue. Look for the 73rd Street exit.

FEE: $59, includes all tastes but not personal beverages. $20 for children ages 6 to 12, free if younger

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Nosh The Bronx: Crossing 149th Street (Bronx)

Saturday, April 14, 2018

This Bronx Noshwalk incorporates architectural and cultural highlights with great food, as we head towards and beyond the historic Hub – a convergence of streets that could be called the borough's own Times Square, with 149th Street as its east-west spine. At this time, it's the focus of much new development, and this area (Mott Haven) may well take on a new look in a few years. In addition to tasting food of Honduras, Mexico, Puerto Rico and Peru, plus a stop at a soul food eatery, we'll see the Bronx Walk of Fame, the Bronx Documentary Center, a series of WPA murals painted by Ben Shahn (which is housed in a post office building currently undergoing renovation, so we'll hope we can see them), and a community garden where peppers used in the manufacture of Bronx Hot Sauce are cultivated. A truly filling tour!

MEETING TIME: 1 PM

MEETING PLACE: Lorelei Fountain, Joyce Kilmer Park, at 161st Street between Walton Avenue and the Grand Concourse Map it

DIRECTIONS: Take the 4 or D train to Yankee Stadium, walk uphill along 161st Street until you reach the park (on your left). Opposite the park is the beautiful Bronx County Building and courthouse.

FEE: $59, includes all tastes but not personal beverages. $20 for children ages 6 to 12, free if younger.

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Nosh New Jersey: Newark's Ironbound (Newark, New Jersey)

Saturday, April 21, 2018

In 2014 this was the first Noshwalk to be held outside of New York City's five boroughs. On this Noshwalk we focus on the Portuguese and Brazilian tasting opportunities in Newark's Ironbound District, a short jaunt from Newark's Penn Station. We'll check out bakeries, markets and some restaurants as well as some non-food stores selling Portuguese and Brazilian crafts and textiles. (One shop specializes in products made of cork.) Dessert is the classic custard tart pastel de nata, which you may wish to taste with a traditional galão (coffee with steamed milk). At the end, those who wish to stay a bit longer can join your guide to visit a huge market with excellent Portuguese, Brazilian and many Latin American products. This is the only Noshwalk with soup tastings!

MEETING TIME: 12:45 PM

MEETING PLACE: In front of Ironbound Plaza, where Ferry Street and Market Street meet. Map it

DIRECTIONS: by mass transit: The Path train and NJ Transit both go to Newark Penn Station. PATH (from the World Trade Center) costs the same as a standard Metrocard. Take the 11:55 AM train; the ride is 35 minutes. NJ Transit from New York Penn Station is more expensive but offers a senior discount. Take the 12:07 PM or 12:14 PM train. The ride is about 20 minutes.

FEE: $59, includes all tastes but not personal beverages. $20 for children ages 6 to 12, free if younger

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New! Wandering Woodhaven (Queens)

Saturday, April 28, 2018

Along a delicious stretch of Jamaica Avenue in Woodhaven (although we begin in Richmond Hill), we'll sample a multi-continental smorgasbord of tastes, including Central American and Peruvian, Guyanese, Colombian, Polish, German, Mexican and more. This is a new neighborhood for Noshwalks, and exploring it has been fun and fascinating. I hope you'll agree!

MEETING TIME: NOON

MEETING PLACE: in front of the Woodhaven Post office, 8642 Forest Parkway in Woodhaven, a few steps north of Jamaica Avenue. Map it

DIRECTIONS: Take the J train to Forest Parkway stop. Take the Forest Parkway exit. IMPORTANT: There will be a gap in the J train between Manhattan and Queens this weekend. The best way to get to our meeting place is to take the A or L train to Broadway Junction and to connect to the J train there. Please consult www.mta.info to plan your trip.

FEE: $59, includes all tastes but not personal beverages. $20 for children ages 6 to 12, free if younger.

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Ridgewood (Queens)

Saturday, May 5, 2018

Each year our Ridgewood Noshwalk gets better, with more food and an improved route. We experience a vibrant and diverse neighborhood, including an 80-plus-year-old German-Italian bakery and all sorts of delicious surprises. Our tastes begin in the Caribbean, but also include Italian gelati, Bulgarian specialties, Bosnian kebabs, Polish pierogi or blintzes or whatever we find in a Polish deli (which has backyard tables) and other culinary pleasures, including a new Peruvian café. There are several delightful architectural pleasures on this route.

MEETING TIME: 12 NOON

MEETING PLACE: In front El Dorado Restaurant, 54-55 Myrtle Avenue. Map it

DIRECTIONS: Take the L or M train Myrtle Avenue/Wykoff. Continue along Myrtle for a full block; the elevated tracks at Palmetto Street will be on your left. The restaurant – an old diner – is in a nice plaza.

FEE: $59, includes all tastes but not personal beverages. $20 for children ages 6 to 12, free if younger.

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Nosh The Bronx ~ Bronx Week special: Parkchester & Beyond (Bronx)

Saturday, May 12, 2018

Celebrate Bronx Week with this unique food and culture tour! It's the only Noshwalk where we recommend that you bring binoculars, and you'll understand why when you're there. Our visit to this fascinating planned community includes a huge Chinese market and delicious food from Bangladesh and Mexico. Following a mini-feast of food from these countries, we'll take a short walk to another neighborhood, Van Nest – and other continents – to taste Yemeni savories and Italian dessert. One of our favorite recommendations while here is to buy delicious fresh-ground coffee with cardamom. There are several architectural stops, too, including the beautiful Art Deco bank building where we will meet.

MEETING TIME: 12:30 PM

MEETING PLACE: In front of Apple Bank, 74 Hugh J. Grant Circle. This is a beautiful landmarked bank building – you can't miss it! Map it

DIRECTIONS: Take the 6 train to Parkchester.

FEE: Bronx Week special: $50 for adults includes all tastes (but not personal beverages; we also SHARE the tip when we get table service). Children ages 6-12 are $10 each (regular price is $20), and children under 6 come free.

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Nosh The Bronx: East Bronx Story (Bronx)

Friday, May 18, 2018

Celebrate Bronx Week with this wonderful neighborhood culinary experience! Come hungry AND curious as we enjoy a walk that spotlights food diversity and history in a slice of the Bronx that foodies have yet to devour. Tastes include foods of Trinidad, West Africa, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, and Bangladesh. There are great markets en route, so bring a backpack as well as your appetite.

MEETING TIME: 12:30 PM

MEETING PLACE: In Owen F. Dolen Park at Westchester Square in the East Bronx. We'll be near the large sculpture of a chair with an open book underneath it. Map it

DIRECTIONS: Take the #6 train to Westchester Square.

FEE: Bronx Week special: $50 for adults includes all tastes (but not personal beverages; we also SHARE the tip when we get table service). Children ages 6-12 are $10 each (regular price is $20), and children under 6 come free.

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Sunnyside (Queens)

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Sunnyside is where Noshwalks began, and it's a wonderfully dynamic neighborhood with great history and food! Our tastes are Turkish, Peruvian, Colombian, Paraguayan, Middle Eastern and Irish. We have an optional stop at a Nepali-owned market that sells jewelry, scarves and accessories from Nepal, Tibet and India, on the same block as the only Bhutanese market Noshwalks is aware of.

MEETING TIME: 1 PM

MEETING PLACE: Parrot Coffee Market, 45-15 Queens Boulevard @ 46th Street. Map it

DIRECTIONS: Take the#7 train to 46th Street.

FEE: $59, includes all tastes but not personal beverages. $20 for children ages 6 to 12, free if younger.

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Multicultural Elmhurst (Queens)

Sunday, May 27, 2018

Enjoy a Memorial Day weekend walk through one of NYC's most diverse neighborhoods! Although this Noshwalk focuses on the delicious Southeast Asian – mainly Thai – food to be found here, we will have other tastes as well, including sushi, Colombian baby corn arepas, specialty Mexican juices and smoothies and possibly Indonesian tastes, too. We will visit a Thai Buddhist temple and, if the weather is good, create a buffet in a local park. This neighborhood is packed with good markets, so be prepared to shop!

MEETING TIME: 1 PM

MEETING PLACE: NY Supermarket (also called Pacific Market), 75-01 Broadway @ 75th Street. Map it

DIRECTIONS: Take the #7, E, F or R train to Broadway/74th Street/Roosevelt Avenue. Look for the 75th Street exit.

FEE: $59, includes all tastes but not personal beverages. $20 for children ages 6 to 12, free if younger.

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Corona (Queens)

Saturday, June 2, 2018

You'll taste some of the best Ecuadorean and Mexican food in New York City – and from other countries as well! This Noshwalk includes a stop at the Louis Armstrong House, which has a yard we can visit (a museum visit would be separate), as well as a park with one of the few remaining bocce courts in NYC, and – of course! – the Lemon Ice King of Corona. This Noshwalk features two Mexican foods (tlacoyos and tlayudas) that are difficult to find elsewhere in NYC.

MEETING TIME: 1 PM

MEETING PLACE: In front of Café con Leche Bakery, 102-03 Roosevelt Ave. @ 102nd Street. Map it

DIRECTIONS: Take the #7 train to 103rd Street (Corona Plaza)

FEE: $59, includes all tastes but not personal beverages. $20 for children ages 6 to 12, free if younger.

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Amsterdam Avenue Meander (Manhattan)

Saturday, June 9, 2018

I'm always looking for delicious destinations in Manhattan that haven't made it to the foodie radar, and I found it with this Noshwalk, which I introduced in 2016. It showcases eclectic architecture, history and a range of tastes within a relatively short area: We'll sample Colombian, Indian, Jamaican, Moroccan and Mexican foodstuffs – and conclude with carrot cake – and we'll also see the landmarked City College campus, the Hamilton Grande, Trinity Cemetery, and that rarity in NYC these days: Two independent bookstores!

MEETING TIME: 1:00 PM

MEETING PLACE: Las Americas Bakery, 3362 Broadway at 136th Street. (The rest of the Noshwalk runs along Amsterdam Avenue!) map it

FEE: $59, includes all tastes but not personal beverages. $20 for children ages 6 to 12, free if younger

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ASTORIA (Queens)

Saturday, June 16, 2018

Some people think of Astoria as Greek, but Noshwalks adds additional tastes, including Brazilian, Venezuelan, Balkan and North African, including a new favorite for my customers – a French-style Moroccan cafe. We also add local history and culture; we'll pass and discuss the historic Kaufman Studios and Museum of the Moving Image. It's a fun and filling experience. This area is great for shopping, so as in all Noshwalks, you're advised to bring a backpack or tote to bring food home. Some people bring freezer bags and one smart regular walker brings plastic containers for leftovers.

MEETING TIME: 1:00 PM

MEETING PLACE: In front of Rio Market, 32-15 36th Avenue at 33rd Street. map it

DIRECTIONS: At this writing, the closest stop – 36th Avenue on the N line – is closed for renovation. The best alternative is 36th STREET on the R line. (Yes, this is Queens – be careful with those numbers!). Be sure to check www.mta.info in case the 36th Avenue stop has re-opened.

FEE: $59, includes all tastes but not personal beverages. $20 for children ages 6 to 12, free if younger

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GREENPOINT (Brooklyn)

Friday, June 22, 2018

With its Polish roots, landmarked architecture and fascinating history, Greenpoint is an appealing neighborhood to visit all year round. I always lead this Noshwalk on a Friday because it's the only day that the famous Acme Smoked Fish Company is open to retail customers. After visiting (and shopping at) Acme, we will have a sit-down lunch in a Polish eatery, but also taste baked goods, home-made applesauce and/or fruit soup or borscht, East European chocolates and kielbasa. The Greenpoint tour includes a stroll through a lovely historic district.

MEETING TIME: 11:30 AM

MEETING PLACE: In front of St. Anthony of Padua – St/ Alphonsus Church, 862 Manhattan Avenue. map it

DIRECTIONS: G train to Greenpoint Avenue, Greenpoint Avenue exit. You can connect to the G from the L in Brooklyn or the E in Queens.

FEE: $59, includes all tastes but not personal beverages. $20 for children ages 6 to 12, free if younger

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LATIN AMERICAN JACKSON HEIGHTS (Queens)

Saturday, June 23, 2018

Taste the foods of Colombia, Peru, Uruguay, Argentina and Ecuador as we ramble south of the border – via the #7 train. We taste Colombian cholados and arepas en choclo, Uruguayan arrollados, Argentinian mini-pastries filled with dulce de leche, and rotisserie chicken and appetizers at an Ecuadorean restaurant, where we love to taste empanadas made with sweet plantain. This Noshwalk includes a stop at a large market offering produce and packaged goods from Mexico and Central and South America.

MEETING TIME: 1:00 PM

MEETING PLACE: In front of Capital One Bank, 37-02 82nd Street. map it

DIRECTIONS: #7 train to 82nd Street and Roosevelt Avenue. Walk one block on 82nd Street to 37th Avenue.

FEE: $59, includes all tastes but not personal beverages. $20 for children ages 6 to 12, free if younger

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NOSH THE BRONX: All Around the World in the Bronx

Saturday, June 30, 2018

I always offer this Noshwalk on one of the longer weekends of the year – and one of the longest days – because it is a long tour and deserves the time. We will explore the amazing diversity of the Bronx with this four-hour, three neighborhood odyssey. We'll begin at the historic Kingsbridge Armory in one of the most diverse stretches of the Bronx. (Where else will you find Dominican, Cambodian, Vietnamese, Ghanaian and Mexican food on one short block?) Our visit also takes us to a landmarked (former) bank building that houses five murals depicting the early years of the Bronx, painted during the Works Progress Administration.

Passing through a park where Edgar Allan Poe spent his last years with his ill young wife, Virginia, we'll come to a trio of markets featuring food from around the world. We'll make a quick visit to the beautiful Central Bronx Library, the borough's first LEED building. Then, with your MetroCard handy (or $2.75 in exact change), we'll take a bus to the Pelham Parkway neighborhood. Our stop here includes Pakistani and Albanian food.

Walking to yet another neighborhood, we'll come to a burgeoning neighborhood of people from North Africa and the Middle East, stopping to taste Yemeni specialties. When here, we often go to a market where you can get coffee freshly ground with cardamom. We conclude at an old Italian bakery in Morris Park.

MEETING TIME: 11:30 AM

MEETING PLACE: Northwest corner of Kingsbridge Road and Jerome Avenue, in front of the Kingsbridge Armory. map it

DIRECTIONS: Take the #4 train to Kingsbridge Avenue. Our meeting place is right there!

FEE: $59, includes all tastes but not personal beverages. Customers will also pay the tip at our two sitdowns (Pakistani and Yemeni). $20 for children ages 6 to 12, free if younger

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NOSH THE BRONX: Bronx Arts & Eats

Saturday, July 28, 2018

This Bronx Noshwalk celebrates both the growing and diverse arts and food scenes in the center of the borough. We'll meet at the vibrant (and soon to expand) Bronx Museum of Art, taste west African food at a nearby eatery and nosh on Jamaican pastries. We'll visit one of the best African markets in New York City.

Have a Metrocard ready or $2.75 in exact change and we'll make a bus connection to Tremont, where we'll stop for a Venezuelan taste, buy alcapurrias on the street (hoping the cart is out that day!), and go to a popular lechonera.

We'll conclude with dessert in Little Italy of the Bronx about a 12-minute walk from Tremont. By then, even after all you've eaten, I hope you'll have space for pignoli cookies!

MEETING TIME: NOON

MEETING PLACE: Bronx Museum of Art, 1040 Grand Concourse at 165th Street. map it

DIRECTIONS: Take the D train to 167th Street, walk south to 165th Street – Bronx Museum of Art I recommend you arrive early so you can visit the museum, which is free. Please make sure you have a Metrocard for a bus connection or $2.75 in exact change.

FEE: $59, includes all tastes but not personal beverages. $20 for children ages 6 to 12, free if younger

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NEW! MIDDLE EASTERN PATERSON (New Jersey)

Saturday, August 4, 2018

Join Noshwalks for a new tour through the Syrian, Palestinian, Jordanian and Turkish stretch of Paterson, New Jersey, for wonderful tasting and shopping. You'll find larger restaurants here, including some with outdoor seating, than in Middle Eastern neighborhoods in NYC, probably because there's more space to spread out and the proportion of people from the Middle East is much bitter.

Prices are cheaper than in Manhattan, so bring a backpack and save! We've found some items that we've never seen in NYC. Come along and find out!

MEETING TIME: In Manhattan, meet at 11:45 AM

MEETING PLACE: In front of the Dean and Deluca Café, 620 Eighth Avenue at 41st Street. We will take on of the so-called "Spanish buses" (25-seater vans) to Paterson. If you plan to meet us in Paterson, please write to noshwalks@aol.com for a meeting time and place. map it

FEE: $50 for all tastes, not including personal beverages. We will share in leaving tips when we have sit-down tastes. Transportation by van is $6 (cash) each way. There are no senior discounts.

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NOSH THE BRONX: Williamsbridge, Wakefield, Woodlawn (Bronx)

Saturday, August 11, 2018

Visit this vibrant area of West Indian, West African and Irish tastes in the north Bronx. We will have a sit-down Guyanese lunch, delicious Trinidadian doubles, and Jamaican patties or roti, and have a few Irish tastes (a sausage roll or mince pie, depending on what's available at the local meat market, and trifle for dessert) and conclude at an Irish pub. (Sometimes we also get red velvet biscotti!) We will show you some foods you have likely not seen elsewhere. You can add a visit to historic Woodlawn Cemetery at the end of the tour.

MEETING TIME: NOON

MEETING PLACE: Mommy's Jamaican Market (aka Kim's Market), 3508 White Plains Avenue at Gun Hill Road. map it

DIRECTIONS: Take the #2 train to Gun Hill Road. On some weekends, the #5 train also goes there. Be sure to check!

FEE: $54 for all tastes, not including personal beverages. $15 for children ages 6-12, free if younger.

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EAST HARLEM GIGLIO (Manhattan)

Sunday, August 12, 2018

An annual Noshwalkspecial for many years now, this Noshwalk coincides with the traditional"Giglio Dance," with roots in an Italian-American ritual dating to the early1900s – and even earlier roots two centuries more in a pair of Italianvillages. We will begin with tastes of West Africa, check out the new food standsat La Marqueta, move on to Caribbean and Mexican tastes, stop at Patsy'sPizzeria – founded in 1933 – for some of the best slices in NYC. We'll thenhead to watch the "dance," which consists of over 120 people carrying amulti-ton platform with a brass band and a five-story-high structure, the giglio itself. We'll wind up our visit with French pastries.

MEETING TIME: 1:00 PM

MEETING PLACE: In front of the Malcolm Shabazz Harlem Market at 52 West 116th Street between 5thAvenue and Malcolm X Boulevard (Lenox Avenue). map it

DIRECTIONS: From theWest Side, take the #2 or #3 train to 116th Street, walk ½ blockeast. From the East Side take the #6 train to 116th Street andLexington Avenue, walk 3 ½ short blocks west. NOTE: Subway service on theselines often changes on the weekend. Be sure to consult mta.info for details.Write to noshwalks@aol.com if youhaveany questions.

FEE: $59, includes alltastes but not personal beverages. $20 for children ages 6 to 12, free ifyounger

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STATEN ISLAND RAMBLE (Staten Island)

Saturday, August 25, 2018

Sri Lankan, Albanian, Guatemalan, West African and Mexican flavors, plus a soul food finale, mark this fascinating walk through one of Staten Island's older neighborhoods – within walking distance from the ferry. We'll eat and shop, some bring a tote for ingredients! FYI, the quesadillas we will have are some of the best! To start, we'll take a quick bus ride up a hill to take in a scrumptious view of the harbor skyline, so make sure you have the fare ($2.75 in change or an extra ride on your Metrocard). Then we'll eat and walk and make merry en route back to the ferry.

MEETING TIME: 11:15 AM

MEETING PLACE: In the waiting room of the Staten Island Ferry opposite the newsstand on the righthand side. We will take the 11:30AM ferry. map it

DIRECTIONS: Take the R train to Whitehall Street or the #1 train to South Ferry. Be sure to consult mta.info for details because of frequent weekend subway construction. Write to noshwalks@aol.com if you have any questions.

FEE: $59, includes all tastes but not personal beverages. $20 for children ages 6 to 12, free if younger

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FLUSHING (Queens)

Sunday, September 2, 2018 (Labor Day Weekend)

Downtown Flushing is in constant flux, with new shops rising all over the place! We tweak this Noshwalk every year to accommodate changes we see here. Food will include South Asian, Chinese, Korean and Latin American (which we added in 2015). This tour also incorporates some of Flushing's historic landmarks. If we luck out on beautiful weather, there's a lovely park for tasting. One of our more fun stops is a place that makes about two dozen different types of barbecue, but you will likely be overwhelmed by the many markets. We conclude at a Korean café.

MEETING TIME: 1:00 PM

MEETING PLACE: In front of, Al-Rahmania restaurant at 43-39 Main Street, opposite the Queens Botanical Garden. (The name has changed various times over the years, so make sure to look for the address!) map it

DIRECTIONS: Take the #7 train to the last stop, Main Street. When you exit, turn south on Main Street (street numbers will ascend). It's about eight brisk minutes to the garden. You may also take the LIRR to Flushing. See www.mta.info for LIRR schedules and fares. The ride is about 20 minutes, but the trains are limited and the fare is substantially higher than a Metrocard, so plan carefully!

FEE: $59, includes all tastes but not personal beverages. $20 for children ages 6 to 12, free if younger

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Brooklyn-Quees Double Header: Greenpoint (Brooklyn) & Ridgewood (Queens)

Friday, September 7, 2018

This tour has been created at a customer's request and we invite all curious and hungry Noshwalkers to join it! We will do two tours in one day, using the L train to connect our neighborhoods. Starting in Greenpoint, we'll follow the usual Noshwalkroute to taste Polish specialties (including delicious Polish chocolate), and also visit Acme Smoked Fish Company – open for retail sales on Friday only - to buy some of its goodies for shared tasting and individual purchase. (Please bring a freezer bag if you do plan to buy. Acme also sells them.)

This tour includes a light lunch at a Polish restaurant. From there we'll head to the L train to connect to Ridgewood, Queens, where the route includes Caribbean, Latin American, Balkan and Eastern European tastes and we'll savor the (currently) low-rise character of a neighborhood with an extensive swatch of historic buildings. A Peruvian café and a Slovenian meat market, almost next door to each other, and an old and beautiful church across the street, emblemize Ridgewood's wonderful diversity.

This tour includes a stop at one of the most beautiful bank buildings in New York City, and once you see it, you'll know why I've included it in the tour.

PS: Both neighborhoods are in the midst of change, as Greenpoint's waterfront is being developed and the first high-rise is being built in Ridgewood. We'll discuss how these buildings may impact the character of the neighborhoods.

MEETING TIME: 11:00 AM

MEETING PLACE: Meet in front of St. Anthony of Padua/St. Alphonsus Church, 862 Manhattan Avenue at Milton Street. Take the G train to Greenpoint Avenue; exit at Greenpoint Ave. map it

FEE: $120 for the full day. All group tastes are included but not beverages or personal purchases. Make sure you have an extra ride on your Metrocard.

TO REGISTER: Contact noshwalks@aol.com to express plans to participate. I will send you an invoice so you can pay prior to the tour.

Upper West Side Nosh

Upper West Side/Morningside Heights (Manhattan)

Saturday, September 29, 2018

This eclectic walk combines historic sites, including the Columbia University campus and Cathedral of St. John the Divine, with delicious food: Hungarian, from a landmark decades-old pastry shop, Indian street food, Thai, Cuban, Ethiopian and Dominican! If we're lucky that day, one of our favorite Ecuadorian food trucks will be selling its delicious wares. Yes, this Noshwalk is filing! We conclude with café con leche and flan.

MEETING TIME: 1:00 PM

MEETING PLACE: Meet at the Columbia Sundial on the Columbia University Campus, midway along College Walk, which is an extension of 116th Street between Broadway and Amsterdam Avenue. The Sundial is a large structure which has a place to sit and faces both the Low Library building to its north and Butler Library to its south. Take the #1 train to 116th Street, the M104 or M4 bus along Broadway to 116th Street or the M11 bus along Amsterdam Avenue to 116th Street. map it

FEE: $59, includes all tastes but not personal beverages. $20 for children ages 6 to 12, free if younger.

TO REGISTER: Contact noshwalks@aol.com to register.

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Brighton Beach & Sheepshead Bay (Brooklyn)

Saturday, October 6, 2018

Memorialized by the late great Neil Simon in his autobiographical play, Brighton Beach Memoirs, this neighborhood, plus Sheepshead Bay, offer the best of New York by combining delicious food and a spectacular view of the Atlantic Ocean. Coney Island is within walking distance, so you can head there (as well as to the Coney Island Aquarium) after the tour. (The famous Cyclone roller coaster and Parachute Jump are visible from the Boardwalk.)

We will, however, begin in Sheepshead Bay, which we added in 2014 to create an enhanced experience. Here we'll have some delicious Turkish and Georgian tastes to get us going, visit a huge and beautiful market, and then take a picturesque walk (and work up an appetite) towards Brighton Beach. Additional tastes include Uzbek, Russian and Ukrainian flavors. We conclude with a sit-down at a Turkish café for baklava. Bring an extra tote bag or have space in your backpack: It's a shopper's paradise with some of the best produce, and produce prices, you'll see in New York City.

MEETING TIME: 11:30 AM

MEETING PLACE: Meet at at Portokali Market, 1509 Sheepshead Bay Road. map it

DIRECTIONS: Take the Q train to Sheepshead Bay, turn right – the market is very close!

FEE: $59, includes all tastes but not personal beverages. $20 for children ages 6 to 12, free if younger.

TO REGISTER: Contact noshwalks@aol.com to register.

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Jackson Heights Combo: South Asian & South American tastes (Queens)

Sunday, October 21, 2018

Jackson Heights has many personalities, and on this tour we'll experience at least two of them: South Asian (with an increasing influx of Himalayan eateries) and South American. Our tastes will include food of the Himalayas, as we visit markets offering appetizers, produce, spices and tastes of Tibet, Nepal and Bhutan as well as India, Bangladesh and Pakistan. Time permitting, we'll also taste delicious Afghan appetizers.

We will stop at a huge Indian supermarket, where we'll buy Indian ice cream (usually fig – a favorite flavor!) for extra tasting. (Personal shopping is recommended when the tour concludes.) Then we'll cross continents to taste foods of Colombia, Uruguay, Argentina and Ecuador. We taste Colombian cholados and arepas en choclo, Uruguayan arrollados, Argentinian mini-pastries filled with dulce de leche, and rotisserie chicken and appetizers at an Ecuadorean restaurant. This Noshwalk includes a stop at a large market offering produce and packaged goods from Mexico and Central and South America.

MEETING TIME: 1:00 PM

MEETING PLACE: Meet in front of Dera Restaurant (72-09 Broadway). map it

DIRECTIONS: Take the #7, E, F or R train to 74th Street/Broadway/Roosevelt Avenue. Look for the 73rd Street exit. As always, please check www.mta.info Trip Planner to time and plan your route.

FEE: $59, includes all tastes but not personal beverages. $20 for children ages 6 to 12, free if younger.

TO REGISTER: Contact noshwalks@aol.com to register.

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Home Sweet Harlem (Manhattan)

Sunday, October 28, 2018

This Noshwalk combines history and delicious tastes as we sample the variety of food you'll find in Harlem, while also pointing out key area landmarks. You'll have West African, Caribbean and soul foods as part of our excursion. Ethiopian is a possibility. Harlem, as many people know, has been in the throes of a development boom; many new restaurants have opened in recent years, catering to an upscale clientele.

Noshwalks focus on more affordable tastes but your map will include a listing a some of the trendier restaurants to have opened there in recent years. (And, you ask, will we go to the bakery famous for its rugelach? We can add it to our route!)

MEETING TIME: 1:00 PM

MEETING PLACE: Meet in front of the Malcolm Shabazz Harlem Market, 52 West 116th Street between Fifth Avenue and Malcolm X Boulevard (aka Lenox Avenue). This market sells all sorts of African textiles, baskets, musical instruments and jewelry. If you want to browse, please arrive at least 1/2 hour before the tour starts. Bargaining is part of the experience! map it

IMPORtANT TRAVEL NOTE: Please use the Trip Planner on www.mta.info to plan your travel that day, as train schedules often change on the weekend.

DIRECTIONS: The #2 and #3 trains stop at 116th Street and Malcolm X Boulevard, near the market. From the East Side take the #6 train to 116th Street and walk 3 1/2 blocks west to our meeting place.

FEE: $59 per adult, covers all groups tastings but not beverages or stops at a sit-down place. Children ages 6 to 12: $20

TO REGISTER: Contact noshwalks@aol.com to register.

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Nosh the Bronx: Belmont/Little Italy of the Bronx

Saturday, December 8, 2018

Get ready for a tasteful tour of Bronx's own Little Italy (sometimes also known as "Little Albania"!) as we explore a neighborhood perfect for cool weather. Settled by Italian immigrants more than a century ago, this neighborhood is quite compact and there's lots to see and eat! (And more than Italian!) We'll have what may be the best homemade mozzarella ever, "pocket coffee" (you'll find out when we get there), clams, and two of the best breads in NYC (I swear – the BEST olive bread is in this neighborhood!) – and other local delights. But we'll also add tastes from elsewhere in this journey, including bureks from a pizzeria owned by Albanians.

I can offer an "add-on" BEFORE we head to Belmont, which would include stops at a trio of markets offering Cambodian, Caribbean and South Asian foods. This choice is up to you when we meet. It extends the tour by about 30 minutes in a fascinating and worthwhile way.

MEETING TIME: 12:30 PM

MEETING PLACE: Meet in front of the old box office of the Loew's Paradise Theater (now a church) at 2403 Grand Concourse. map it

DIRECTIONS: Take the D train to Fordham Road, exit at 188th Street, walk south to the Loew's. You can also take the 4 train to Fordham Road, walk east on Fordham Road, bear right at the intersection with 188th Street, continue to the Grand Concourse, turn right.

FEE: $59, includes all tastes but not personal beverages. $20 for children ages 6 to 12, free if younger.

TO REGISTER: Contact noshwalks@aol.com to register.

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Dyker Heights Holiday Lights (Brooklyn)

Saturday, December 15, 2018

This tour highlights a tradition of extraordinary holiday decorations as well as great food to keep you full and warm both before and after we see the lights. We'll start with cannoli at an old-time bakery, have some Guatemalan specialties, then stop at a block of Italian markets where we'll taste home-made mozzarella, prosciutto bread and olives, and then head towards the famed blocks of Dyker heights where there seems to be a great competition to find out which house has the most elaborate decorations. After our roundabout, we'll stop at another great bakery to warm ourselves sup and finish at a wonderful pizzeria for Italian specialties. (The owners usually also put out holiday cookies, amaretto and whiskey, and request a modest donation if you choose to partake.)

There's one more treat before we conclude the tour, but I'm not revealing it here. This tour also stops at a supermarket with several sections of well-priced Italian specialties. As with all Noshwalks, we recommend that you bring a backpack with space for purchases!

PLEASE NOTE: If you prefer to take this tour on a Sunday and can rustle up some friends or family to come along, I will add a Noshwalk here on December 16. Please e-mail me at noshwalks@aol.com. The Sunday tour starts somewhat earlier because the bakery where we meet has shorter Sunday hours but we will arrive at the lights by dusk to get the greatest benefit.

MEETING TIME: 3:00 PM

MEETING PLACE: Meet at Cannoli Plus Bakery, 6903 New Utrecht Avenue at 69th Street. Take the D train to 71st Street, exit at 69th Street. map it

FEE: $59, includes all tastes but not personal beverages. $20 for children ages 6 to 12, free if younger.

TO REGISTER: Contact noshwalks@aol.com to register.

TRANSPORTATION TIP

If you are using mass transportation, please check www.mta.info for possible changes in subway routes. Go to Service Advisories for NYC Transit and check any subway lines you may take.  As always, leave extra time for weekend travel. You can also e-mail me for estimates of how long it should take to get to our meeting place. If you are driving, use www.mapquest.com to plan your route. Contact me for parking tips.

FEES

The fees for most Noshwalks are $45 for Noshnews subscribers and $60 for non-Noshnews subscribers. Longer tours cost more because of the added time (and more food!). Beverages are not included unless these are beverages I want to introduce you to. I provide cups, paper goods, etc., for all tastes, but I encourage you to bring reusable cutlery in a plastic bag to reduce waste. (Some Noshwalkers bring their own plastic plates - a good idea!) We'll have water to rinse off everything.

If we sit down in a restaurant rather than take food out, we will share in the tip. Such sit-down stops have been added to a number of tours (even when the stops are short) and these will be indicated at the outset of each tour and in the text. Your guide will order the tastes. Personal orders will be covered by the customer.

If you are having difficulty registering on line, please contact noshwalks@aol.com or call 212-222-2243. You'll have a much quicker response through e-mail.

CUSTOM TOURS

Custom noshwalks can be booked on weekdays or weekends by alumni groups, trade associations, overseas visitors, conventioneers, employee outings and student organizations—and any other group looking for a unique and fun New York experience. Groups can range from one person to 25.

Noshwalks — New York Culinary Walking Tours — (212) 222-2243 — noshwalks@aol.com
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