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Welcome to Noshnews!

Noshnews is the premier — and unique — guide to New York City’s ethnic neighborhoods and where to eat and shop for the most delicious food at great prices – with history, culture and self-guided walking tours!

Read a recent article about Myra and Noshwalks in the New York Times!

Nosh New York by Myra Alperson
My new book was published in September 2003! Order it online at


Glad you found me! I'm Myra Alperson, founder of Noshnews and Noshwalks.

Noshnews is a newsletter, available in print and PDF format, that profiles the best, most interesting and most fun markets, bakeries and eateries in ethnic neighborhoods in New York City. Noshnews is no longer available in print. It's available in PDF format only, including past issues.

Noshnews is in the process of becoming a FREE blog - Watch for it in 2015! You MAY purchase back issues. Meanwhile, please enjoy the below material that contains the type of information the blog will have; I experimented with a new format of Noshnews, but the people I showed it for feedback said it should turned into on a blog!

East Village - Venieros Pastry

The "New" Noshnews!  

Thanks for your interest in Noshnews. The last newsletter version of Noshnews was published at the end of 2012 and explored Manhattan's East Village. A Noshnews blog has been in formation for a while. It will present neighborhood updates, articles about specific foods found around New York City, and a range of topics of interest to the folks who love Noshnews AND Noshwalks. You can download Noshnews Issue #25, a prototype of a new version of Noshnews that was being developed late last year, but the feedback I got was that this material made more sense as a blog that I could add to continuously.

Please be patient... The blog, of course, will be free, so when it's ready, it's yours for the viewing!


Each issue also features history, cultural highlights, detailed maps, recipes and walking tours. Tips on parks and picnic spots, plus directions by mass transit and car, are also included. A back page section, NoshNotes, describes new discoveries by readers (and me), along with Noshnews updates. Some issues also feature recipes. You can also purchase my book. Nosh New York: The Food Lover’s Guide to New York City’s Most Delicious Neighborhoods, published by St. Martin’s Press!

Noshnews made its debut in February 1999 by bringing readers to Sunnyside, Queens, a neighborhood where Asian, East European, Irish, Latin American and Middle Eastern places operate side-by-side. I’ve published 19 issues since then, listed below. You can get details on their content by clicking Back Issues.

Starting with Issue #22 (Elmhurst, Queens), Noshnews is available only in PDF format that you will receive through e-mail, and not in hard copy. The pictures in the PDF version are in color. It still prints as an 8-page newsletter.

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To experience these neighborhoods up close, join a Noshwalks tour. I‘ll be happy to arrange custom tours for alumni associations, corporate clients, organizations and friends or family or other groups. Just call or e-mail me with your request! If you are a business person, educator, scholar, film location scout, or other professional wanting more information about the neighborhoods, I can help you! Visit the Noshwalks website for more details.


Current Issue

East Village - Venieros Pastry

East Village

Issue #24 — Fall 2012

East Village Other  

This issues explores the many sides of the East Village and includes closeups on the Italian and Ukrainian traditions of the neighborhood, insights into many other ethnic food gems (eateries, markets and bakeries, including one where you can take cupcaking baking classes), a special tour of St. Mark's Place, a listing of non-food destinations and recipes from Istanbul, where author Myra Alperson took a food tour and cooking class!

Download a FREE issue of a recent Noshnews: Noshnews Issue #20: Slices of Uptown





Noshnews — New York City