What you'll do
We'll start off meeting outside of Columbus Park where I'll give you the insane history of Chinatown and dumplings! We'll jump right into trying some of the best fried, soup, and steamed dumplings Chinatown has to offer (including a few SUPER local places that don't even have a website). Along the way, I'll introduce you to all of my favorite shopkeepers, like the owner of the oldest shop in Chinatown that runs 5 generations deep. By the end of the tour, you'll learn all about Chinese culture, how to properly eat soup dumplings and how to navigate Chinatown like a local! I'll show you all the best places to shop, go out to explore, and more during your stay here! We'll also be playing fun games along the way! NOTES: We won't be hitting the traditional tourist spots -- this is the same tour that we offer to local New Yorkers on our site.(www.instagram.com/ciaooomag). I also have a few surprise locations we can visit with some of my favorite neighborhood treats!
I'm the founder of ciaooo! magazine, a website featuring the best places to eat, drink, shop and see for local New Yorkers. A native New Yorker, my father was a chef in Chinatown for over 20 years. I've spent the bulk of my life eating my way through NYC, from tiny hidden gems you would only know about if you lived here to phenomenal restaurants that are a MUST try.
We'll be having a wide assortment of dumplings & other beloved Chinatown snacks. There are few alternatives for non-pork…
One beverage will be included. Water and tea provided at sit down restaurants.
Special ciaooo! branded dumpling Kit for ranking your favorite dumplings!
Where you'll be
We'll be visiting my favorite restaurants and shops that I grew up going to, and that my parents passed along to me. Every place that we go to is a local small business run by families, and beloved by locals. We'll visit 4 different dumpling shops, ranging from eating on the streets to sit down spots. Along the way, we'll be exploring the various streets, markets and hidden gems of Chinatown.
Things to keep in mind
Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.
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Up to 10 guests ages 9 and up can attend. Guests should know that walking is required. There will be a few places where we may have to stand and eat outside.
Dress comfortably! You'll be walking around and eating a ton. For additional purchases, you should bring cash. Expect that we are going to have a great time!
Chinatown Dumpling & Drunken History
€47 / personNew experience
€47 / person