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Liz Young
Culinary and City Tours in New York City with Liz Young

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Enjoy customized food and culture excursions with Liz Young of Culinary and City Tours. Her tours include history, architecture, and all things food and drink. You can choose from a neighborhood list or create your own tours built to your interests, time, and budget.

Fun and food-filled culinary walking tours include meals and a private, licensed, guide who is fluent in New York City’s history and culinary scenes. These escorted tours, developed over a decade, allow guests to enjoy the city’s iconic purveyors, restaurants, and food happenings with the flexibility you need. Come join the fun!

Liz is also available for step-on guiding and other hospitality and tour needs (see listed services).

A licensed guide now, Liz spent the first part of her career running restaurants in New York City and Philadelphia, followed by heading the world's largest cooking program for home cooks as a culinary school director. She is a culinary school graduate and holds a master's degree in Food Studies and Food Management.

Liz has entertained discerning clients from around the globe along with corporate and leisure groups (1-40 guests), including the Fancy Food Show, International Association of Culinary Professionals, Campbell's, Unilever, Norseland, the History Channel, New York University, and more. She loves giving tours to international visitors, lived in Mexico for a year, and has traveled extensively.

Besides leading culinary tours, Liz was the Managing Editor of a peer-reviewed nutrition journal until 2020. She is a member of the Art Students League, Les Dames d'Escoffier, and Les Amis d'Escoffier. 

Tours & Services Offered

Special Tours: 

Harlem Eating Tour ~ Chinatown Manhattan Dim Sum and Food Shopping Tour ~ The Lower East Side - Old and New ~ Chelsea Market and The High Line ~ Williamsburg – What the World is Talking About ~ Arthur Avenue, the Bronx’s Little Italy ~ Atlantic Avenue in Brooklyn – Arabs, Yuppies and More ~ Battery Park City – a Traveling Meal along the Esplanade ~ Brighton Beach – New York’s Little Russia by the Sea ~ Walk the Brooklyn Bridge to Fulton Landing ~ Chinatown Brooklyn ~ Greenpoint – Polish Enclave to Hipster Haven ~ Hell’s Kitchen, Hotter than Ever ~  Manhattan’s Little Italy ~ Prospect Park Excursion ~ Tribeca – The Historical Heart of Culinary New York ~ Union Square Greenmarket Farmer to Table Tour ~ West Village, Meatpacking and the Whitney ~ New Amsterdam Fish Fry (Lower Manhattan historical tour) and more!

Services Offered: 
Corporate Meeting Staff,
Tour Consultant,
Tour Escort,
Tour Guide,
Tour Manager
Tours Offered: 
Central Park
Chinatown/Little Italy
Culinary Tours
Grand Central Terminal
Greenwich Village
Hell's Kitchen
Immigrant Experience
Lower East Side
Olde New York
Private Bus Tours
Private Tours
Step-On Guides
Student Tours
Taxi Tours
Theater District
Times Square
Walking Tours

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