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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.

Suggested Itinerary (5 days, 3 nights)

Pizza Tour, New York

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 19 th 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.

Greenwich Village Food and Culture Walking Tour

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.

Union Square Market, 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


Flight from UK to New York


Transfer to accommodation on arrival


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


Take the free Staten Island ferry for views of the Manhattan skyline


Half-day tour of a New York neighbourhood with food tastings


Visit the Empire State Building for evening views over the city

Optional evening meal at local restaurant

Day 3


Take a New York pizza walking tour in Little Italy


Explore China Town at your leisure


Optional evening meal in a China Town restaurant, followed by a Broadway performance

Day 4


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

Free time for shopping and sightseeing


Transfer to the airport


Overnight flight back to UK

Day 5


Arrive back in the UK





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Educational activities and visits

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… 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 "mom… 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 food shops, ethnic… 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,… 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… Read More

Union Square Greenmarket

Union Square Greenmarket

The City's first, largest and most famous Greenmarket takes place year-roundevery Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturdayand is organized byGrowNYC, a… Read More

Cultural activities and visits

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

Staten Island Ferry

Staten Island Ferry

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

Statue of Liberty

Statue of Liberty

No trip to New York would be complete without a visit to the Statue of Liberty; the city’s iconic symbol.… Read More


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.

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