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School Food Technology Trip to New York

Experience food influenced by cultures from all over the world on a food technology school trip to New York!

A vast melting pot of nationalities has given New York its unique flavour, evident in both its neighbourhoods and its food. On your school trip to New York, you can explore the markets and backstreets of the Big Apple, in search of great food from street vendors, delis and traditional restaurants. This tour is a great opportunity, offering a unique experience for your food technology group.

And you could even consider making this trip cross-curricular, by inviting other departments along to give more students the opportunity to explore New York. The city offers some great options for politics, art, business studies, performing arts, media studies, fashion, design and technology, maths and religious studies

Tour highlights
Sample itinerary
What's included

Take a Pizza Tour!

The only way to taste New York is by eating its pizza, which is exactly what you’ll do on this guided tour, while learning more about how this city made an Italian dish its own!

Italians began to immigrate to the US during the 19th century and a large Italian-American community was established in New York. Pizza restaurants began to spring up, with pizzas usually priced by the pie.

Unable to pay for the whole pizza, customers began to ask for a slice. Typically, New York-style pizza now is a large, thin crust cut into wide slices, usually folded to be eaten. Toppings are often simple, with cheese and tomato sauce still one of the most popular.

Did you know?

It was once believed that the specific minerals found in the city’s tap water were what gave New York pizza bases their characteristic flavour and texture. Some pizza restaurant owners even transported New York water across the country to achieve these, but this theory has since been debunked.

Take the Greenwich Village Food and Culture Walking Tour!

This tour will help your students understand what makes Greenwich Village so unique in the rich New York foodie scene!

Generally considered to be one of the most charming neighbourhoods in New York City, Greenwich Village has a fascinating history, from its Italian immigrant legacy to its status as a bohemian enclave.

Here you’ll certainly taste some incredible Italian food, but you’ll also have the chance to see innovative dishes and produce of the finest quality.

Did you know?

There’s some real foodie history in Greenwich Village, from the first cappuccino served in the United States at Café Reggio, to Mamoun’s Falafel, the first falafel restaurant in New York.

Visit Union Square Market!

This market offers small, family farmers the opportunity to sell their fresh produce to New Yorkers!

The Greenmarket programme was established in 1976, to provide regional small family farmers the opportunity to sell their produce in the city. The Union Square Greenmarket is know by far the best known and is held on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays throughout the year.

With the average distance between the farms where the produce is grown and the market around 90 miles, the market allows New Yorkers to get hold of incredibly fresh, seasonal produce.

Did you know?

It’s estimated that more than one thousand varieties of fresh fruit and vegetables can be found at the Union Square Greenmarket!

Day 1
Morning

Flight from UK to New York

Afternoon Transfer to accommodation on arrival
Evening

Optional evening meal at a local restaurant

Take a stroll through Times Square and visit some of the major stores there including Hershey's and M & M World

Day 2
Morning Take the free Staten Island ferry for views of the Manhattan skyline
Afternoon Half-day tour of a New York neighbourhood with food tastings
Evening

Visit the Empire State Building for evening views over the city

Optional evening meal at local restaurant

Day 3
Morning Take a New York pizza walking tour in Little Italy
Afternoon Explore China Town at your leisure
Evening Optional evening meal in a China Town restaurant, followed by a Broadway performance
Day 4
Morning

Early morning visit to Union Square Market to see where the locals shop for fresh produce

Free time for shopping and sightseeing

Afternoon Transfer to the airport
Evening Overnight flight back to UK
Day 5
Morning Arrive back in the UK
Afternoon  
Evening  
  • tick iconTake a Pizza Tour!
  • tick iconTake the Greenwich Village Food and Culture Walking Tour!
  • tick iconVisit Union Square Market!

Activities

Central Greenwich Village & SoHo  Food and Culture Walking Tour

Central Greenwich Village & SoHo Food and Culture Walking Tour

Take a trip back in time on a journey through the central part of Greenwich Village, and then into the old Italian sec… Read more

Chelsea Market & Meatpacking District Food Walking Tour

Chelsea Market & Meatpacking District Food Walking Tour

Explore two old industrial areas that have evolved into the hottest new destinations in New York City. Discover gourmet… Read more

Empire State Building

Empire State Building

Reaching more than a quarter of a mile into the Manhattan sky, the Empire State Building was the world's tallest… Read more

Greenwich Village Food and Culture Walking Tour

Greenwich Village Food and Culture Walking Tour

Explore the winding tree-lined streets of the historic West Village. Seek out classic "mom and pop" specialty… Read more

Hersheys Times Square

Hersheys Times Square

Make your day in New York City extra sweet with a visit to Hershey’s Times Square store for a one-of-a-kind, in… Read more

Pizza Tour

Pizza Tour

The best way to enjoy New York is by walking its streets, but the only way to taste New York is by eating its pizza. You… Read more

Staten Island Ferry

Staten Island Ferry

The Staten Island Ferry exists predominantly for the purpose of getting commuters to and from Manhattan, but outside… Read more

Union Square Greenmarket

Union Square Greenmarket

The City's first, largest and most famous Greenmarket takes place year-round every Monday, Wednesday, Friday a… Read more

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Accommodation

Hostelling International NY
Hostelling International NY

HI New York is Manhattan’s premier hostel, and is located in a landmark building on the Upper West Side. The building was built in 1883 to help widows of both the Revolutionary War and the War of 1812 and re-opened as HI New York in 1990.

The hostel offers clean, modern, mixed and separate male/female dormitory-style accommodation (4 - 12 bedded rooms) with shared bathrooms in the hallways. Linen, towels and a housekeeping service are provided. Private rooms with and without baths are also available (subject to availability).

The hostel is situated just one block from Broadway Avenue and a main subway line, and only minutes from Central Park.

Reviews

Northampton High School, February 2019

The trip was a success. Thanks to all those who helped it to be so. The modern hotel in particular worked well for us and the staff were exceptionally helpful; all bookings for visits etc. proceeded very smoothly, as did the transfers.

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