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Ultimate Greenwich Village NYC Food Tour

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Experience the ultimate culinary journey through the charming streets of Greenwich Village on the Ultimate Greenwich Village NYC Food Tour. Immerse yourself in the rich history and culture of this iconic neighborhood as you indulge in the diverse and iconic flavors that make it so unique. Follow in the footsteps of beatnik poets, creatives, and immigrants as you visit historic cafes and neighborhood favorites, sampling mouthwatering treats along the way. From a classic American breakfast sandwich to freshly made ravioli and grandma's secret tomato sauce, from signature gluten-free cheese puffs to delicious specialty flatbread, this tour will take your taste buds on a tantalizing adventure. Complete your foodie experience with a slice of the Village's famous pizza and unique flavored donuts. And don't forget to quench your thirst with a sample of the local craft beer movement. Get ready to savor the flavors of Greenwich Village like never before.

About this experience

  • Free Cancellation For a full refund cancel at least before the start of your booking
  • 3 hours
  • Suitable for 1-12 Participants
  • Small Group Tour, Private Tour
  • Guided Experience
  • Experience the diverse and iconic flavors of Greenwich Village
  • Trace the paths of beatnik poets, creatives, and immigrants
  • Taste mouthwatering classic American comfort foods with an inventive touch
  • Indulge in freshly made ravioli and secret tomato sauce
  • Sample delicious specialty flatbread from a Lebanese hot spot
  • Local english-speaking guide
  • 7 food tastings at 7 family-run venues
  • Expertly guided walking tour
  • Small group of 12 people
  • Hotel pick-up/drop-off
  • Gratuities

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Introduction

Step into the vibrant and diverse world of Greenwich Village, New York City, on the Ultimate Greenwich Village NYC Food Tour. This tour promises to take you on a mouthwatering journey through the charming streets and brownstones of the Village, immersing you in its rich history and culture. Prepare to tantalize your taste buds and discover the flavors that make this area so unique.

What to expect?

During the 180-minute tour, you will embark on a culinary adventure, sampling a delectable array of food and beverages that represent the cultural tapestry of Greenwich Village. Indulge in the iconic flavors of this neighborhood, as each bite tells a story and unveils the identity of the Village. From classic American comfort foods with an inventive touch to mouthwatering breakfast sandwiches, freshly made ravioli with secret tomato sauce, and signature Lebanese flatbread, your taste buds are in for a treat.

Who is this for?

The Ultimate Greenwich Village NYC Food Tour is a must-try experience for anyone who desires an authentic taste of New York City. Whether you are a food enthusiast, a history buff, or simply someone who loves to explore different cultures through their cuisine, this tour caters to all. From solo travelers seeking new adventures to couples looking for a romantic escapade, and even families exploring the Big Apple, everyone can partake in this delicious journey.

Why book this?

Immerse yourself in the heart and soul of Greenwich Village's food scene, with an expert local guide leading the way. This tour offers more than just a collection of tasty bites; it captures the essence of the neighborhood. As you wander through the streets, you'll feel the spirit of beatnik poets, artists, and immigrants who have shaped the area. The distinctive flavors you'll sample reflect the cultural diversity and vibrant history of Greenwich Village.

Good to know

Please wear comfortable shoes and come hungry! This tour covers approximately 1.5 miles, so be prepared for a leisurely stroll through the picturesque streets of Greenwich Village. Rest assured, vegetarian options are available. Don't forget to bring your camera to capture the beauty of this historic neighborhood and the delectable dishes you'll savor.

Reviews

Travelers who have embarked on the Ultimate Greenwich Village NYC Food Tour have raved about their experiences. They praise the knowledgeable guides for the insight they provide into the neighborhood's history and culinary secrets. Many have been delighted by the diverse range of flavors they encountered, painting a vivid picture of the melting pot that is Greenwich Village. Guests have relished the opportunity to try both classic and innovative dishes that truly capture the essence of this iconic New York City neighborhood. Overall, participants have left with satisfied stomachs, newfound knowledge, and a deeper appreciation for Greenwich Village's cultural heritage.

How long before the event do I need to book?

  • You can book at any time before the event

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Is an adult required for the booking?

  • At least one adult or senior required per booking

Your Itinerary

Washington Square Park

Meet your guide in one of New York's most iconic squares. Listen to a brief introduction of history of Greenwich Village from your expert local guide before heading to the first foodie stop of the day.

Court Street Grocers

The owners of this updated version of a classic NYC bodega are dedicated to making classic American comfort foods with an inventive touch. Here, you’ll try a mouthwatering breakfast sandwich to begin your day the right way.

Raffetto's

This fourth-generation pasta shop offers up a real taste of the Village’s Italian heritage. Serving freshly made ravioli and grandma’s secret tomato sauce, see why this shop is a local favorite before checking out the century old pasta machine still in use today.

Brigadeiro Bakery

This Brazilian bakery introduces something new to the food scene in Greenwich Village – which is no easy task! You’ll try one of their signature gluten free cheese puffs made from yucca or a classic Brazilian chocolate truffle.

Manousheh Bleecker

This new addition to the Village’s international food scene has quickly become a favorite spot. NYU students line up outside this Lebanese hot spot, you’ll see why as you sample delicious specialty flatbread.

Caffe Reggio

This historic espresso bar on MacDougal Street will give you a flavor of the area’s rich history, populated by beatnik poets, artists, and folk singers.

Bleecker Street Pizza

No trip to the Village is complete without a slice of pizza. You’ll stop by this local hotspot specializing in consistently delicious slices.

The Doughnut Project

A twist on the classic dessert is presented at this Greenwich Village favorite. Masters in everything donut, you can try a wide variety of flavors from ‘Everything Bagel’ to ‘Beets and Ricotta’.

Blind Tiger Ale House

Watering holes are scattered throughout the Village but this one is known for having introduced the local craft beer movement to the neighborhood over 20 years ago. You’ll sample their delicious grilled cheese and tomato soup.

Reviews

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matthewmL8219LN

I’ll start by acknowledging I probably had a very atypical experience with this tour consider I went on the 4th of July. Despite the tour company insisting that they had called each of the restaurant destinations that morning to ensure they were open, two of the planned food stops ended up being closed unexpectedly. I’m not sure how much this impacted things but it very much felt like eating a meal in reverse order with the tour front loaded with sweets and pastries and then ending with the more filling savory entrees. While I didn’t personally mind this a lot of the other guests were definitely getting hangry midway through the tour. I had booked the tour with a discounted rate through one of my friends, but I feel that if I had paid the full listing price I would’ve been more disappointed in the amount of food I received. That being said, all the food that we DID have was pretty good quality with the highlights being the Brazilian cafe and the Cannolis. The tour guide was also a bit of a divisive subject amongst the guests I was with. We toured with Ric and were a relatively small group. While I personally enjoyed all of the stories he would tell us about his time working as a Broadway actor in the area and felt like I was getting enough info about the Greenwich area, some of the other guests I had talked to were annoyed that they hadn’t gotten as much of a history lesson as they would’ve liked. This may have also been impacted by the fact that several of our scheduled stops were closed, but I will add that Ric was very nice and was able to answer any questions the group asked. I appreciated that he also helped me find my way back to Grand Central after the tour. If I were to suggest any edits to this tour I’d say to rearrange the food stops so that people can get some larger food in them at the start to hold them over, and also to maybe include a list of the historical spots that will be covered in the tour description so people aren’t caught off guard or disappointed. Or perhaps offer the tour at later hours in the day during the summer to avoid some of the heat and humidity.

NorthStar01956514626

If you enjoy your food, this tour is a definite! Not only do you get to try some of the food which ranges from breakfast burgers to pasta, pizza, brigaderios and pub food but you also get to know the history of Greenwich which Brian is well versed in. The food itself was fabulous, be warned you won’t need to have breakfast before or lunch afterwards.

Curious115461

Ric is an amazing guide full of knowledge and fun! Thoroughly enjoyed his tour and the food along the way! My first time in NYC and we had a great time!

E9649HXdawnr

Tour was great! We had small bites of several different types of food. Tour is small and quaint and easy walking. Rick our tour guide was personable and knowledgeable.

notownenvy

Brian is an amazing guide. He is thoughtful and accommodating to everyone’s individual needs. He is very present and remembers everyone by name. If you are open to exploring and looking to experience the local scene then this tour is for you.

2007MBS

Brian was an amazing relatable guide. So many new facts. Loved the local experience!! Pasta shop was amazing and my favorite!!

ejbdoc

This was such a fun, informative and delicious tour. Steve made this tour extra special with his insights and personal touches as well as his New York authenticity. He gave us extra time and did not rush things a he maneuvered us around bottlenecks during the tour due to crowded areas in the village as everyone was out and about on a beautiful spring day. It was a great mix of old world and more recent history of Greenwich village. I highly recommend this for anyone who enjoys getting a flavor, literally and culturally, of this great New York neighborhood.

Wanderer49145684698

Brian was very friendly and informative. I ate well and got a nice mini tour of the neighborhood. We had a nice variety. I'm stuffed.

Brian W

This tour feels like the perfect family tour, we were able to converse with the tour guide and ask questions about everything we were interested in. As much as this was a food tour the history aspect was easily the highlight, New York City is such a cultural focused place and it felt great to learn its history of both the city and ethnic groups here. The food was delicious as well, they gathered foods of all different ethnicities so there was truly something for everyone. Although our tour started later than expected due to delay, it was still well worth the pay for a far more personalized experience that feels far more authentic than any earpiece. 14 year old view.

Happiness27074859279

Brian was an excellent food tour guide in Greenwich Village NYC food tour. He gave us great history on the area and restaurants we visited. All of the food we tasted was excellent! Top Notch! Brian was also very organized and kept our tour going smoothly. Highly recommend this tour and Brian!
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