Astoria Walking Tour
Culinary treats reach beyond Grecian shores in Astoria, where you will sample flavors of the greater Mediterranean. Indulge in honeyed baklava, nutmeg-laced bureks, fried haloumi, house-cured salumi, apple sheesha, and hibiscus tea without leaving New York City. Each stop along the tour offers a nibble, demonstration or shopping opportunity. You will start the morning with Greek pastries and coffee, then off to sample Bosnian bureks. You will continue to a Mediterranean grocery, where you will be able to fill your bags with assorted feta, olives, nuts, oils, and other culinary delights. You will pass “old world” fish mongers and butchers whom locals savor, and enter an Italian market for a demonstration in sausage stuffing or mozzarella making. A turn into the heart of Egyptian, Moroccan and Lebanese culture will set you amongst hookah bars and Middle Eastern specialty shops. You will rest your feet at a favorite funky Egyptian restaurant to sample small plates. Join food writer and recipe developer Stacey Ornstein through the neighborhood she calls home. Bring your appetite and walking shoes. The class meets at 11 AM in front of Omonia Café (3220 Broadway Ave, Astoria, at the corner of 33rd street and Broadway. Take the N/Q train to the Broadway stop, walk 2 blocks east on Broadway).If parking, do not park in a short-term metered spot as we will be walking away from the start point. Our tour ends near Steinway and 28th Avenue.