Hire Liz Young, a licensed guide and former food business professional, who has led culinary walking tours in New York City since 2003. She specializes in exclusive excursions in Manhattan, and strives to share the history and beauty of NYC while showcasing the best food operations in each neighborhood. She lived in Brooklyn for 19 years, served as general manager of two restaurants, was director of the world’s largest avocational cooking division with over 23,000 students each year, and the managing editor of a peer-reviewed nutrition journal, where she worked for 17 years. Liz has a Master’s degree in Food Studies and Food Management and graduated from culinary school. She lived in Mexico (so is conversational in Spanish) and has traveled elsewhere to learn about the world.  She also led continuing education classes for the Brooklyn Public Library/ NYC Department of Education called “Cooking in the Classroom” and wrote grants for non-profits. When not touring NYC, she spends her time painting watercolors and leads a community service opportunity for local high school students focused on urban tree care and other neighborhood concerns.

Special Tours:

Escorted historical tours ~ Midtown Manhattan ~ Hell’s Kitchen, Hotter than Ever ~ 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 ~ 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)

Special Interests:

Food & Drink
Come tour the delights on Ninth Avenue, Hell's Kitchen (aka Midtown West Manhattan)! You'll hear about the unique area history, find restaurants and shops, enjoy skyline views, and be near Broadway Theaters, Times Square, Central Park, subways, ferries and cruises.



Services Offered:

Corporate Meeting Staff Lecturer Tour Consultant Tour Escort Tour Guide Tour Manager

Tours Offered:

Brooklyn Central Park Chinatown/Little Italy Culinary Tours Grand Central Terminal Greenwich Village Hell's Kitchen Immigrant Experience Lecturer Lower East Side Olde New York Private Bus Tours Private Tours Step-On Guides Student Tours Theater District Times Square Walking Tours Chelsea