Rum & Blackbird Tasting Tours bring adventurous tasters to the hidden mom-and-pop shops that never make it to the Food Network — the real gems of Hell's Kitchen.
In three hours, residents and tourists alike embark on an unforgettable whirlwind guided walking tour full of handmade food. Tasters sample Greek pastries from 87-year-old Poseidon Bakery, Italian biscotti from Biscotti di Vecchio, and Latin specialties from Empanada Mama, before taking a sweet descent into American Apple Pie at the Little Pie Company.
Rum & Blackbird Tasting Tours reveal the flavor of Hell's Kitchen through culinary exploration as well as through intriguing neighborhood tidbits: the streets teem with little-known stories of a violent past full of speakeasies, gang leaders, and dangerous mobsters.
It's the tastiest tour you'll ever walk into.
April 1 – October 31
DAYS: Thursday – Sunday
November 1 – March 31
HOURS: 12:00 p.m.
*more tour dates and times can be added upon request if tours are sold out
LENGTH: 3 hours, 2 miles
PRICE: $49, all major credit cards are accepted
Drinks and tour guide gratuity are additional
MEETING LOCATION: Near 51st Street and Ninth Avenue
Exact meeting location will be disclosed with ticket confirmation
WEATHER: Rain or shine
ATTIRE: Comfortable and stylish clothing and shoes
PRIVATE TOURS: Daily as requested, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for rates
Biscotti di Vecchio, Chef Owner Danielle di Vecchio
Traditional, twice baked, Italian cookies
- Little Pie Company
- Guelaguetza, Owners David & Diana Lopes
Mexican deli & taqueria
- Island Burgers & Shakes, Owner Mark Calvino
Eclectic mix of burgers and creamy shakes
- Shorty's, Owner Evan Stein
New York City's only Authentic Philly Cheese Steak
- Sullivan Street Bakery, Owner Jim Lahey
Rustic Italian Bakery
- Poseidon Bakery, Chef Owners Lily and Paul Fable
85 year old, family-owned Greek bakery
- Empanada Mama, Owner Socrates Nanas
Latin American empanadas
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