Taste Harlem Food and Cultural Tours


The seed for Taste Harlem Food & Cultural Tours was planted in 2002 when Jacqueline Orange moved to Harlem from Chicago and lived in a Bed & Breakfast for two weeks. When friends and family visited, they explored the different neighborhoods in search of food, culture and entertainment.

Every outing was a new experience for the senses – great food, fascinating culture, and great music. They discovered restaurants with ambiances ranging from white linen tablecloths and jacketed waiters, to finger licking, take-it-out in a paper bag styles. Jacqueline knew then that Harlem was something special and decided to stay for a year just to take it all in. Well, that was many years ago and she now calls Harlem home.

In 2008, Jacqueline co-founded ArtCrawl Harlem, Inc., a non-profit art gallery tour developed to showcase local galleries and their support for local artist.  ArtCrawl Harlem has conducted many successful tour and has been featured on ABC, NBC, NY1, HGTV, and in the NY Times and Daily News.


With an owner who's passionate about Harlem as well as food, if you're interested in really getting to know the food scene then Chocolat is the best place to be!

Make My Cake

Almost as nice to look at as they are to eat! Beautiful cupcakes, and mouth-watering bakery treats!

Lenox Sapphire

It's the deserts that you'll be talking about for months after visiting this place, but the savories are fantastic too.

Harlem Shake

A 50s themed diner, with yummy shakes and a diner menu to die for your mouth will be watering the minute you step through the door.

Red Rooster

Named after a historic Harlem speakeasy, this venue has embedded itself into the area and is now a local favorite.

Camaradas El Barrio

A lively venue, perfect for music and night-life lovers! Whether you're looking for cocktails, nibbles or a nightout; Camaradas El Barrio  is the stop for you!

Sylvia's Soul Food

Founded by Sylvia Woods, the "Queen of Soulfood", if you're experiencing food in Harlem stopping off here is a must!

Barawine Harlem

Located in the historic district of Harlem, you'll love this place if you enjoy dining in beautiful surroundings!

BLVD Bistro

This spot takes us down South, with a menu of tasty Southern-inspired dishes. Mouth watering.....

Ricardo's Steak House

Delicious food, and an incredible atmosphere! Ricardo's mixes great music, non-stop fun and lots of tasty grills for a really great evening out.

Lee Lee's Baked Goods

A well known local treasure, famous for his Rugelach!