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Famous Fat Dave's Food Tours

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Address: New York City, NY 10013
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Eating tours by classic Checker cab, minivan, or on foot with Famous Fat...

Eating tours by classic Checker cab, minivan, or on foot with Famous Fat Dave himself!

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Best part of our trip!

We were lucky enough to meet up with Dave our first night of a 4 day NYC trip and I can honestly say it was my favorite part of the whole trip! Between the cool checkered cab with... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 29 October 2013
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Orlando, Florida, United States

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Orlando, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2013

We were lucky enough to meet up with Dave our first night of a 4 day NYC trip and I can honestly say it was my favorite part of the whole trip! Between the cool checkered cab with a ridiculous amount of leg room(seriously, with my legs straight out I barely could touch my toes to the front seat) to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2013

We had a great time with Dave! In addition to the great food, he was very knowledgeable about the city, took us to a couple of places great for pictures and was very entertaining. I would recommend his food tour to anyone.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2013

Dave is so interesting, personable, and knowledgeable! This was an experience I will never forget. It wasn't at all like your typical tourist trap. If you want to eat where the locals eat, take this tour.

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Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2013

I cannot begin to say enough wonderful things - Dave is a treat in himself! Not only is he extremely knowledgeable about NYC history, the neighborhoods, food and culture - he is so enjoyable to spend time with! He's bright, he's happy - we had a ball. Every stop was a new experience - the afternoon is a memory the... More 

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2013

There are three key elements to a Famous Fat Dave food tour. First, there is the cab. It's a piece of art. Coming from the UK and having only see a cab like that on the telly, it was a real treat to be driven around in it. It was like being driven around in a limo it had so... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2013

As a former chef, I can be very picky about food and food knowledge, so let me explain how Dave went above and beyond my expectations: First and foremost, Dave is an awesome dude Second, I've lived in the NY/NJ area for my whole life, and Dave knows more about the history, culture, and evolution of food in NY than... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2013 via mobile

Well weren't we the greedy ones!?! Five hours flew by, we were apparently training our stomachs to expect food every 20mins.. Don't worry this is not an all you can eat extravaganza. There are plenty places you can bust a gut in NYC but this is tour is carefully crafted to let you see places you would never even get... More 

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Thousand Oaks, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2013

My son was heading off to UCSD and I wanted to do something special with him. I know that he loves food so I found Dave by searching the internet. I will tell you that it could not have been a more special trip and Daves tour made it perfect. My son and I had a great time and it... More 

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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2013

Hands down the best food experience that we have had and the highlight of our trip to New York in August was the four hours spent with Dave eating our way around Brooklyn. Tears of joy as I bit into fried pierogies and onions, speechlessness at the pizza slice and spumoni at Spumoni Gardens then ecstasy as I bit into... More 

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Osprey, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2013

My husband and I took my parents on Dave's Food Tour while visiting NYC in July. It was amazing -- I don't even know where to start! First off, Dave is extremely polite, absolutely hilarious and he doesn't drive like crap. He took us on a 4 hour eating binge through Brooklyn. We had incredible food: blueberry blintzes, fried periogies,... More 

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