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Famous Fat Dave's Food Tours

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Address: New York City, NY 10013
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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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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My only regret is that I have but one stomach to give to this town

I've tried the rest, and now I feel as though I've tried the best. No other food tour gave me me variety, history and insight into the city I was visiting. Dave cares about his... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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Lebanon, New Hampshire

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Lebanon, New Hampshire
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I've tried the rest, and now I feel as though I've tried the best. No other food tour gave me me variety, history and insight into the city I was visiting. Dave cares about his clients and makes sure that the experience is exactly what they were expecting, with a few surprises. My favorite food was the hand-piped canolis of... More 

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Burlington, Vermont
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I'm the type of person who's a little apprehensive when it comes to contrived social interactions like this. I tend to feel awkward, or, in an attempt to avoid awkwardness, I'll overcompensate and end up doing extra work to sustain conversation, which tires me out and feels disingenuous. I'd rather not make small talk while getting my haircut or sitting... More 

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Wailea, Hawaii
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We booked our tour with Dave after seeing him on the Rachel Ray Show as the centerpiece for our trip to New York. The tour was amazing! Dave thoughtfully worked around the picky eaters in our group and built a custom tour that found perfect bites for everyone. In-between food stops he enriched our minds with history and entertaining stories... More 

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Dave took us all around the Big Apple and we took a bite out of everything! The variety of food, Indian, Kosovar, Egyptian, Italian, and who can forget the frozen Key Lime pie? If you're looking to spend some quality time eating your way across town with someone who knows his stuff and just not food Famous Fat Dave is... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Famous Fat Dave food tour was EPIC!!! Dave has an encyclopedic knowledge of the food scene throughout New York. I have been on many food tours in the past. Quite honestly, the thing that puts Dave's tour above all others is his incredible grasp of the history of the food scene in NYC. The places that he chose were... More 

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Manchester
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our private food tour in the checker cab was a total highlight of our recent trip to NYC. The food was awesome, but beyond that, Dave was a fantastic host and guide, with lots of good chat - the whole thing was a real treat.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went with a group of 4 recently. It cost us US$720 for three hours. The food we ate was tasty but just cheap slop. It could not have totalled more than $50 for all of us. Most of the talking was just random gossip rather than intriguing history- after all Dave is from WASHINGTON.... We also went for dinner... More 

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Dave took us on a 3.5 hour walking tour where we ate endlessly and well, everything from Chinese ice cream, to pizza, to fabulous italian pastries. Dave is funny and knowledgable about food and the history of the neighbourhoods you're walking through, so not only do you eat well, but you can learn something too!

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Toledo, Ohio
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Yes! This was our 3rd tour we have taken with Famous Fat Dave-- and it's not our last! If you are looking for an authentic food tour without a zillion other people on a tour bus then this is for you. My husband and I, along with another couple (who have also previously toured with Dave in 2015), booked Dave... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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Reviewed 9 April 2017

We ( wife, 15yo daughter) did the 3 hour walking tour with Dave. This was the best part of our trip. We have done other food tours with groups and they don't compare. This was like walking with a friend - a friend who knows all the ins and outs of NYC that is. The knowledge he imparted on us... More 

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