Not a food tour but a food excursion to New York’s greatest outdoor food market festival with a walk-through in one of the city’s most beautiful and famous parks. If you want to visit real New York you need to visit Queens, the true melting pot of the world’s melting pot, New York City. With about 150 dialects and languages spoken, Queens is the most mixed place on the planet. Meet your group outside Grand Central Terminal for a subway ride to Queens and travel to world famous Flushing Meadow-Corona Park, home to the 1939-1940 and 1964-1965 World’s Fairs, The US Open Tennis Tournament and Major League Baseball’s NY Mets Home Run Apple and The Unisphere, the great (700,000 lb. /317,515 kg) globe of the world. After a park walk-through with amazing picture taking opportunities enjoy incredible eats from local Queens vendors at the Queens Night Market, our favorite New York food experience. Choose what you like from an amazing variety of international cuisines at amazing prices. You’ll be free to enjoy the market at your own pace and sharing within your group or family is part of the experience. Stay as long as you like and return to Manhattan with easy subway directions from your guide. Tickets are available with or without a food credit.  This is a scheduled public tour with individual ticket sales set to run in the summer of 2023 and each guest requires a ticket.  Excursion runs most Saturdays from early May to mid-August and meets mid-afternoon. Two ride subway pass or OMNY fare payment required per person. Please note: This is an outdoor market and park walk-through experience and not a traditional food tour. Usually Includes about two-hundred plus inexpensive international food options from about fifty vendors. The calendar code is QFME.

Tour Information

Helpful Tips For The Queens-International Food Excursion by Food On Foot

  1. This excursion includes a park walk-through and the subway. A two-ride subway pass or OMNY payment is required.
  2. This is an amazing picture taking experience and a chance to see one of New York’s great parks and to get out of Manhattan. 
  3. This market is a local experience. 
  4. You return to the subway on your own and easy directions are provided. The guided portion of the excursion ends when you arrive at the market. 
  5. You eat WHAT YOU LIKE!
  6. This excursion goes up to 60 people for the walk-through and is not a traditional food tour.
  7. Meat, dairy, gluten-free, vegan and vegetarian options are available. 
  8. We do not control the event. If the event is cancelled, Food On Foot, at its discretion, will substitute a food tour or issue a refund. This is strictly the decision of Food On Foot. 
  9. The excursion is designed to arrive at the event about when it opens so you can hopefully get one of the limited tables, if you like. This is a walk-around event. 
  10. Come hungry as there are many food choices

Meeting The Tour

Accessibility, Transportation & Tickets

  1. Meeting points are clearly noted and simple directions are given on your confirmation to help you meet the group. Two subway rides, including the return, are required. Tour meets outside Grand Central Terminal. Info: www.mta.org/fares.
  2. Your confirmation is your ticket. The tour guide will have a list with your name. There are no physical tickets.
  3. You must arrive 15 minutes early for check-in. If you do not, you risk missing the tour and we do not issue refunds under ANY circumstances. Our tickets are the same as any concert, performance or sporting event. They do not issue refunds if you don’t show up or are late and neither do we. 
  4. There is a toilet in the park and facilities at the market. We will do a quick toilet stop in the park, if needed. 
  5. This event can be handicapped accessible if you are willing to arrange your own transportation to meet the group in Queens. Some tours are handicapped accessible and this tour is not handicapped accessible by subway. Since we do not have our own facilities, we must work within the parameters of the city itself to accommodate special requests.
  6. We offer different ticket levels based on cancellation options and whether you’d like a food credit included or you’d prefer to pay-as-you-go. No matter what ticket you pick you choose what you like.
  7. If you are getting tickets through a partner program, only the type of tickets offered by that program are valid for that tour. Tickets CANNOT be changed once purchased. TICKETS ARE CONSIDERED A PURCHASE. WE DO NOT ACCEPT RESERVATIONS. Check your program for details and requirements. Your booking agreement also has those details. All partner program tickets require a cancellation fee if there is a cancellation option offered. 
  8. If you choose a pay-as-you go ticket or have any ticket where food is not included we recommend having at least twenty dollars cash in person in smaller bills. Not all vendors take credit cards. 
  9. Tickets are sold via our website and we recommend advance purchase as tours often sell out. Walk-ups are welcome based on availability for Gold Tickets only. Walk-up tickets are cash only and exact change is required. Meeting point is noted on the website calendar, not the booking calendar, by clicking on this tour.