NYC: Street Food Tour Set to Launch in Midtown

The tour will introduce tourists to Midtown's best street carts. (

By Jill Colvin |

The tour will introduce tourists to Midtown's best street carts. (

The tour will feature some of the city’s most famous vendors on wheels along Sixth and Seventh avenue.

MIDTOWN — Street food has become such a big deal in Midtown that it’s getting its own food tour.

The new walking tour, run by New York Street Food blogger Perry Resnick, will sample five to six of Midtown’s best food vendors ranging from waffles to Indian to Jamaican cuisine.

“There’s street vendors on almost every street corner in Midtown. And some aren’t so great, but some are really great,” said Resnick, who says he’s eaten street food for lunch every day since Jan. 4, 2010.

Resnick, a die-hard street food fan, said he got the idea after receiving numerous emails from people outside the city asking where to stop for lunch.

He hopes to share the best street food secrets as well as change the minds of some who may not be fans.

“I want to give them an authentic New York experience,” he said.

“Some people are afraid of street food. They think they’re going to get sick and that they’re going to be stuck in the bathroom all night.

I hope people will see it’s not scary,” he said.

Resnick hasn’t finalized the list of stops, but said he’s been in conversation with eight to 10 different vendors along Sixth and Seventh avenues including the Biryani Cart, El Rey del Sabor, Kabab Express and Kwik Meal, and hopes to end the tour with sweet waffles from Wafels and Dinges.

The tour, which is set to launch this summer, will set eaters back $40, and is being offered every Friday at 2:30 p.m. from late May through early September.

Tickets can be purchased here.

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