Taste Harlem Culture & Cuisine Tour


An insider cuisine and culture tour of Manhattan’s most vibrant and historic neighborhood, Taste Harlem is the brainchild of Jacqueline Orange, an escapee from the corporate world.

Taste of Harlem Culture & Cuisine Tour

Welcome to Harlem on a Taste of Harlem Culture & Cuisine Tour

She and/or her savvy, certified local guides will lead you on a 2- to 4-hour walking-and-bus expedition to casual and fine dining spots, art galleries, landmark architecture, and music venues. Between the generous tastings of soul food, Caribbean cuisine, African fare and more, you’ll learn about Harlem’s vivid history and hidden neighborhoods, and meet some of the district’s most fascinating residents.

“Queen of Soul Food” Sylvia Woods holds forth at her legendary eatery, Sylvia’s Restaurant, and the legendary Samuel Hargress is often found at his jazz, blues and R&B club, Paris Blues.

Southern Fried Chicken in Harlem Eatery

Southern Fried Chicken in Harlem Eatery

Other stops on Taste Harlem:

  • Patisserie des Ambassades Senegalese café & bakery
  • Tropical Grill Restaurant Caribbean & Spanish food
  • Make My Cake Bakery
  • Le Lee’s Baked Goods “home of the world’s most outrageously delicious rugelach”
  • Jacob Restaurant soul food & salad bar
  • World-famous circa 1934 Apollo Theater
    Historic Apollo Theater in New York's Harlem Neighborhood

    The Historic Apollo Theater in New York’s Harlem Neighborhood

  • Cecil Harlem – AfroAsianAmerican cuisine
  • Madiba Harlem – South African food & live music
  • and many more unforgettable Harlem sites

The licensed, professional New York City tour guides (historians, artists, architects and other lively locals) give each small group rich architectural commentary, historical facts, local culture and culinary insight

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Think about . . . . .

  • Chicken & waffles
  • Oxtails, flan, mac & cheese
  • Yellow rice & red beans
  • Peanut butter stew Maffe
  • Collard greens & black-eyed peas
  • Ribs, corn bread, candied yams
Taste of Harlem Tour

Savvy local guides show off architecture, history and cuisine on a Taste of Harlem Tour

Taste Harlem Culture and Cuisine Tour

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Taste of Harlem Tour

Meeting the locals on a Taste of Harlem Tour


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