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New York's West Village Food Tour

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Experience the vibrant and eclectic atmosphere of New York's West Village on the immersive and mouth-watering food tour. Take a stroll through the historic streets where literary giants like Jack Kerouac and Allen Ginsberg once frequented and discover the neighborhood's bohemian past. Indulge in six delectable tastings at local favorites like Faicco's Italian Specialties and Mamoun's Falafel. From the irresistible bagels to the famous New York-style pizza, every bite will transport you to culinary bliss. Immerse yourself in the rich history and lively culture of this beloved neighborhood as you learn about iconic spots like Washington Square Park and the legendary Cafe Wha. With Sidewalk Food Tours, you'll not only satisfy your taste buds but also create unforgettable memories in the heart of the Big Apple.

About this experience

  • Free Cancellation For a full refund cancel at least before the start of your booking
  • Admission Included
  • 3 hours
  • Suitable for 1-12 Participants
  • Small Group Tour, Private Tour
  • Guided Experience
  • Tastings of bagels, pizza, and neighborhood favorites
  • Discovering the history of famous writers and musicians
  • Exploring the bohemian past and current hotspots
  • Enjoying local insights and terrific customer service
  • Savoring the best falafel in New York City
  • Lunch
  • Professional guide
  • Six food tastings
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pick and drop-off
  • Additional food and drinks

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Introduction

Welcome to the vibrant and eclectic streets of New York's West Village! Prepare to embark on an unforgettable culinary adventure, exploring the hidden gems and iconic landmarks of this beloved neighborhood. The West Village Food Tour is not your average tour; it's an immersive experience that combines mouthwatering tastings with fascinating historical insights.

What to expect?

Indulge your senses as you savor six delectable tastings at popular West Village spots, including Faicco's Italian Specialties, Hudson Bagels, Mamoun's Falafel, and more. Sink your teeth into the best pizza in New York, as named by The Food Network, and bite into a decadent Build-Your-Own Molly cupcake. Alongside these culinary delights, immerse yourself in the rich bohemian past of the neighborhood, where famous writers and musicians like Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg, and Bob Dylan once roamed.

Who is this for?

This tour is for the adventurous food lover and the curious explorer alike. Whether you're a local New Yorker looking to discover new gems in your own city or a traveler eager to taste your way through the Big Apple, this tour caters to all. From solo travelers to families and groups of friends, everyone is welcome to join this culinary journey through the West Village.

Why book this?

Unleash your inner foodie and discover the flavors that define New York's West Village. Not only will you sample some of the most delicious bites in the city, but you'll also gain insider knowledge from an experienced guide. Immerse yourself in the vibrant culture and historical significance of the neighborhood, as you stroll through quaint cobblestoned streets and past Federal-style townhouses. This tour offers a unique opportunity to indulge in mouthwatering food while uncovering the fascinating stories that make the West Village truly one-of-a-kind.

Good to know

During this 180-minute tour, you'll make stops at iconic locations such as Washington Square Park, Café Wha (a former hangout of music legends), and the exterior of Monica's apartment from the hit show 'Friends.' Alongside the culinary delights, you'll also have the chance to interact with locals and fellow food enthusiasts, creating unforgettable connections and memories.

Reviews

Customers have raved about the West Village Food Tour, praising the knowledgeable guides, delicious tastings, and the unique blend of history and food exploration. Travelers have left with their taste buds tantalized and a deeper appreciation for the cultural diversity and culinary traditions of this vibrant neighborhood. Join us and become part of the chorus of satisfied guests who have experienced the West Village like never before.

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

Sidewalk Food Tours of New York

Sidewalk Food Tours is keenly attuned to every aspect of your walking food tour experience. On our food tours, you can expect wonderful local insights, terrific customer service, and a non-stop fun experience that keeps you smiling for days. As Maya Angelou said, “People will forget what you said. People will forget what you did. But people will never forget how you made them feel.”

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West Village

The West Village draws fashionable crowds to its designer boutiques and trendy restaurants. Quaint streets, some still cobblestoned, are lined with Federal-style townhouses and dotted with public squares.

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Washington Square Park

Washington Square Park is a 9.75-acre public park in the Greenwich Village neighborhood of Lower Manhattan, New York City. One of the best known of New York City's public parks, it is an icon as well as a meeting place and center for cultural activity

Friends Building

This tan brick building served as the exterior for the apartment in the popular 1990s TV series.

Cafe Wha?

Your guide will discuss Cafe Wha - An Energetic house bands play at former hangout of Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix, Allen Ginsberg & others.

Faicco’s Italian Specialties

Savor the most delicious rice ball (Aranchini) you've ever had in your life.

Molly's Cupcakes

Bite into a decadent Build-Your-Own Molly cupcake. You choose the cake, frosting and topping. Amazing!

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Bleecker Street Pizza

The Nona Maria Pizza names the best pizza in New York 2 years running by The Food Network.

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Mamoun's Falafel

Hands down the best falafel in New York City since 1971!

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Reviews

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Lindsay_H

Ross was an excellent guide who brought the history of Greenwich Village to life. He patiently answered many questions and had a wonderful blend of personal knowledge and experience along with the general history of the area. The food options were delightful and while I certainly would have enjoyed more pizza, we were well fed. Lovey variety of food and perfect timing between stops as well. Highly recommend!

Diane_R

Our whole family (6) went on the tour of the West Village, and we all agreed Ross was an outstanding guide! Perfect amount of time spent on the historical aspects of the village while stopping for 6 yummy tastings! Highly recommend!

Eileen_A

Eating pomme frites on a trash receptable Searching for a bathroom Meeting new people Great falafel Awkward tour guide.

Teresa_T

Brendan was great and had so much knowledge about the neighborhoods we walked through. Our group loved the food, but some said they wished it was flipped. We had light small bites and then 3 heavy options at the end. My husband wished we would’ve had the full slice of pizza, but that was his only complaint. All in all, we loved it and it was a great way to start our day in the city!

Amy_H

Lydia was an awesome! We had the best time! The food stops were great!!!! What a great way to spend a day off!

LouiseBittleston

I really enjoyed this tour, we were a small group of three and Brendan was a fountain of knowledge. There was so much food on this tour (possibly too much but makes it worth the money), it all tasted great and was a great way to learn about the area.

Susan_M

Andrea was very informative about the area. Food was ok but experience was great! She was a great guide!

harrietgs2019

It was awesome. The West Village is amazing. So different than Times Square. And the Food...Everything was delicious. Our guide was knowledgeable and fun. Ages ranged from 18-77. We all loved the experience. Would do it again.

L9558MGchristinem

We had a great tour and experience on the Lower West Side Food Tour. Our guide, Brendan, was knowledgeable and made the day both fun and enjoyable. We were able to have six tastings and were told some interesting stories about the west side of NY.

Rossella_F

Adam was awesome!! This was by far our favourite tour on our trip. The food tastings were really good and substantial. Adam was knowledgeable and fun. We would absolutely recommend this tour.
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