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Famous Fat Dave's Food Tours

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Greenwich Village
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Address: New York City, NY 10013
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

Eating tours by classic Checker cab, minivan, or on foot with Famous Fat...

Eating tours by classic Checker cab, minivan, or on foot with Famous Fat Dave himself!

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Ya gotta feel bad for visitors to NYC who think they might be getting a "real" NYC experience, staying in a typical tourist area and dining on "authentic" NYC food. It ain't gonna... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Brooklyn, New York

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ya gotta feel bad for visitors to NYC who think they might be getting a "real" NYC experience, staying in a typical tourist area and dining on "authentic" NYC food. It ain't gonna happen unless there's been a lot of research and some interesting exploration of the outer burroughs. Take the mystery (and potential disappointment) out of the equation and... More 

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Essex, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

We went on a tour with Dave in the Checker cab. It was with a young couple who live in New York. We went to Brooklyn and Queens. We ate so much it was fabulous! We had sausage, arincini, Mexican torta, spicy dumplings, a beefy burger, jerk chicken, mac and cheese, cheesecake and some ice cream. You need to pace... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

A food tour with Famous Fat Dave is worth every penny. You get a full blown tour of New York driving through, Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx, Coney Island and Manhattan. We ate at 6 different places and tasted 8 different foods. We ate at places New Yorkers eat at every day. Dave gave us a history of the area and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

We booked this tour having read fantastic reviews on TripAdvisor. We were not disappointed. A group of 4 of us were taken out to Brooklyn and Coney Island, trying all sorts of specialties at places we would never have found without Dave. No need to worry about making conversation - Dave can talk!! but its all really interesting and informative.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

Had a great tour with dave, my husband and i along with two others. We got to visit about 12 places in the 3.5hr walking tour, he's a great guide really friendly and knowledgeable, well worth it :D Two satisfied west aussies

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

Had a lovely, fun day driving around Brooklyn tasting different foods. An absolute must even if you don't take the food trip, is Brennan & Carr and their roast beef and broth. Been craving it since november 2015! Daves food tour was fab, but a bit pricey.. But glad we did it!!

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Sunbury, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

What a great experience we had driving around The Bronx & harlem. Dave was very friendly and informative and took us to great hidden gems for fabulous food. We all enjoyed our day immensely

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

We highly recommend Fat Dave's food tour a uniquely New York experience. We were taken to some magnificent local food places that you wouldn't find in the Bronx, City Island and Harlem. Dave is a wealth of local NY knowledge which added the the fantastic day. Great guy, great food - unique experience.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

This was the highlight of my trip! A fabulous insight into the culinary traditions that have shaped New York City for generations. With Famous Fat Dave behind the wheel, nothing can go wrong. His knowledge of New York City's cuisine, both old and new, is intertwined with the city's history and only adds to the flavor of each incredible bite... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

Don't miss out and sleep on this tour. The tour is amazing!! Dave caters the tour to your likes. I had great arancini, cannoli's, pizza, burgers etc. He takes you to Mom & Pop places that have been around forever and that have a history as opposed to the latest fad restaurant. Thank you Dave and to Sweetness for a... More 

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