Ray's Food and Walking Tours

Ray's Food and Walking Tours

Ray's Food and Walking Tours
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There's no better way to see Brooklyn than with Ray's Food & Walking Tours. We offer unique tours on foot with an emphasis on food, storytelling and local culture. We keep our groups small and sample the finest food from classic New York institutions and small local vendors alike. From street art, to craft chocolate, to dazzling skyline views, we'll show you the sites that only the locals like us know. We're thrilled that you're interested in Brooklyn because this place has so much to offer. It's our pleasure to show you around.
Brooklyn, United States

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Tracie H
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021
To celebrate my mom's 85th birthday. I hired Michael to organize a tour of Ellis Island for my family. I had initially watched Mike's virtual tour of Ellis Island and was so impressed, I reached out to him about a live tour. He was a pleasure to work with and well organized which made everything easy. He made all the arrangements so all we had to do was to show up. Mike knows Ellis Island like the back of his hand and clearly the history of this historic place has meaning for him. We all learned a great deal about Ellis Island and immigration and enjoyed Mike's warmth and easy manner. If you want to tour Ellis Island, you can't do better than having Mike as your guide.
Written 13 June 2021
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Gina M
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021 • Friends
Michael led me and a group of friends on a tour of Williamsburg, Brooklyn based on A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith, one of my favorite books. The two-hour tour stopped at many places that were in the novel. It was amazing to feel the book come to life as Michael read key passages in front of places like the library and the school that figured so prominently in the book. Michael also was very knowledgeable about Smith, the era, Williamsburg and Brooklyn in general -- we peppered him with questions. Michael was such a friendly, warm host. He helped us with all the little details that us out-of-towners needed help with. He even walked us to the restaurant where we dined after the tour. Thanks again, Michael, and we hope you develop more book tours!
Written 16 May 2021
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Alison S
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021
I booked the "A Tree Grows in Brooklyn" book tour with Ray's Food and Walking Tour. Our tour guide was Michael and it was a fantastic experience. There were 6 of us and we all read the book leading up to our tour and Michael took us to so many locations referenced in the book. Not only was he knowledgeable about the book but there was so much history to everything that he shared with us. We all loved the tour and talked all the way home about how it couldn't have been any better. Michael was personable and interesting and perfect for our group of ladies excited to be out touring Brooklyn for the day!
Written 16 May 2021
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Joel A
Edmonton, Canada4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019 • Family
We spent a delightful 3 hours with Mike from Ray's FAWT. He was extremely knowledgeable and we learnt so much, not just about Brooklyn, but also about the many immigrant communities that make up this amazing neighbourhood and all of their incredible and delicious foods. We started with a tasty drink, then visited a Glatt kosher Jewish deli, a pizza place, coffee shop and ended with dessert. Thoroughly recommended and a great way to spend a few hours. After the food tour, we took the ferry to Dumbo where we spent a few hours, and had more great food. A fantastic way to get a 'taste' of Brooklyn.
Written 14 November 2019
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muneesha99
London, UK2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 • Friends
I booked the Brooklyn food tour with a friend who was in from out of town. We had Billy as our guide. He was very knowledgeable about the area and took us to some delicious places. I would highly recommend booking this tour if you like to eat and want to get an understanding of the neighborhood.
Written 14 October 2019
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StuartRWashington
Sydney, Australia1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 • Family
We had a great tour with Mike on a recent Friday and we really appreciated the way he brought Brooklyn’s history to life for the kids, aged 12, 13 and 15.

He did this while skilfully steering us through the wonderfully atmospheric Brooklyn Heights, the kinetic energy of Dumbo and feeding us fun morsels - information, bagels, felafels, whoopie pies and more - along the way.

Fun to be able to say you have eaten at New York’s top-rated pizza spot; even better fun to have avoided the queue.

And as a testament to spot-on location and food choices: kids are VERY keen to get back to the bagel place, and there is plenty of further appetite to better explore Dumbo and surrounds.

A relaxed pace; not too much walking for any in our party, and really valuable insights and tastes that were a perfect appetiser for Brooklyn.
Written 8 October 2019
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blippster
Atlanta, GA2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 • Friends
We opted for a private tour with friends and had Michael as our guide. Michael is passionate about Brooklyn and it really showed from his choice of walking route to his intimate knowledge of local fare. We had delicious tastings that really told a story about the city. Michael really gave an excellent tour and I would highly suggest this tour to anyone wanting to get to know brooklyn.
Written 5 October 2019
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misplacedNewYorker
San Francisco12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
What a great afternoon! Mike took us on a personalized tour of the Lower East Side: a little Jewish, a little nosh, a little history. It was exactly what we wanted for my mother's 75th birthday celebration. Mike was lovely and extremely knowledgeable; we learned a ton and had a terrific time. Highly recommend.
Written 17 September 2019
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Dona J
Calgary, Canada24 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019 • Family
Had a great walking tour of Brooklyn Heights and Dumbo with our teenage daughters. The food, was great, of course. Mike was very informative and courteous and accommodated our schedule as best he could. You can't go wrong with this intro to Brooklyn!
Written 3 September 2019
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sally66Adelaide
Adelaide11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Couples
We had a fabulous time, tour was very informative with lots of food. Saw many different "sides" of Brooklyn, starting with an old diner and finishing with a very trendy chocolate shop. Guide was very informative and friendly
Written 11 August 2019
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