I was invited by SusanSez NYC to experience the inaugural Farm to Fork Tour, a food tour that aims to show people the healthiest, freshest, and cleanest food in New York City. Our tour met on the corner of 2nd Avenue and St. Marks Place in the East Village area of Manhattan.
Upon arrival, participants were given a bottle of water and a packet, which contained information about NYC companies who produce or use local foods. We departed from the corner and moved through the East Village while discussing some of the neighborhood stores and the role that they played in the immigration history of the area.
We passed by J. Baczynsky Meat Market on 2nd Avenue and talked about the fact that it is the last remaining European meat market in New York City. We then continued up 2nd Avenue and stopped by the former site of the locally famous 2nd Avenue Deli, which has now been replaced with a Chase bank.