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Address: Hell's Kitchen, Near 50th Street and 8th Avenue, New York City, NY
Phone Number: +1 212-209-3370
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Not just good food - also an amazing experience!

My partner and I decided to purchase this tour for my best friend who's a true foodie and lives in Staten Island. We got a few friends together and took the tour. I LOVED learning... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 23 February 2015
Jennifer G

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2015

I took this tour while on a business trip to NY with my co-worker who is a foodie. Our tour guide was Melanie, who was very friendly and full of really interesting information about the history of Hell's Kitchen and all the restaurants & shops we visited. The 3-hour walk went by quickly and we had plenty of opportunities to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2015

My partner and I decided to purchase this tour for my best friend who's a true foodie and lives in Staten Island. We got a few friends together and took the tour. I LOVED learning the history of Hell's Kitchen and hearing the little tidbits only locals would know - ie. why is there a huge courtyard in the middle... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2015

Melanie - the tour guide - was warm and passionate and such a unique, unforgettable character. Having grown up in the area, she had stories galore. Fascinating histories and anecdotes and quirky humour thrown in for good measure. The taster choices were so completely yum. My favourite was the very first - at Empanada Mama - I had the chicken... More 

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London
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2015

A culinary walking tour of Hell’s Kitchen? Who would have thought it? It just shows that it pays to click deep on TONY website to reveal little treasures like this. Kicking off with crunchy corn crusted empanadas at Empanada Mama on 9th,we worked our way through some sublime spinach pie at the Poseidon Bakery, served by Lily the boss -... More 

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Fulton, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2014

We had the pleasure of touring Hell's Kitchen through Rum and Blackbird Tours. Our guide, Jody Mullen, was fantastic! He was both friendly and knowledgable in both the history of the HK area, and the food stops we made. We toured with another couple (long-time friends) and it was just the four of us and Jody. Had a great time... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2014 via mobile

Our hotel is close to Hells Kitchen and we wanted to do a walking/tasting tour so we could get comfortable with the area. We were lucky that it was just us and our guide Melanie. We had several yummy tastings, visited cool foodie and fresh food markets, learnt all about the history of Hell's Kitchen and Melanie also answered any... More 

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New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2014

I've done a few food tours around the city - each one with its own charm. The Hell's Kitchen experience was a private tour headed by Jody, an enthusiastic guide who seemed to genuinely enjoy filling us in on the land of Mickey Spillane. The tastings were all delicious and varied; I've already been back to Empanada Mama. I highly... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2014

We have done a number of the food tours in the city, the Hell's Kitchen tour is definitely one of the best. We learned about quite a few restaurants that we would normally just walk by, but now want to go back and try. Our guide Jody was one of the best guides we have had,he is animated and interesting... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2014

After years of eating mediocre food and paying ridiculous prices in Times Square, I now have a list of great restaurants to visit a few blocks away in Hell's Kitchen thanks to Rum and Blackbird. I spent a pleasant afternoon with Jody on a private tour, which included lots of great food, lots of information about the neighborhood, and lots... More 

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Whittier, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2014 via mobile

We had a great time on our food tour! Jody was very knowledgable and passionate about the Hell's Kitchen neighborhood. He showed us some hidden gems, shared interesting facts and took us to some amazing mom and pop type establishments. The tour included 5 tastings which left us both full and happy. I will be returning to many of the... More 

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