Take a bite out of New York on this Greenwich Village food tour, stopping in local eateries to sample the best they have to offer. Try one of the tastiest slices of pizza in New York, sample different olive oils, feast on fresh pasta, sip scrumptious wines, slurp up a new take on gelato, and top it all off with a drink in one of the Village's most beloved clubs.
Take a fork - you're about to eat some of the best food in NYC.
Our Greenwich Village food tour takes you to some of the most beloved restaurants and eateries in the village to taste iconic dishes and see how the locals dine. Along the way, you'll see iconic sections of the neighborhood and pick up insider tips on how to eat well in New York.
Your food tour starts beside the Stonewall Monument, where your local guide will give you an introduction to the history of this unique neighborhood and the various counter-cultures that have called it home. Then you'll head to the nearby John's Pizza for your first dish of the evening, one of New York's most beloved cheese slices. As you eat, you'll learn how this Italian institution became the preferred street food of New York.
Strolling deeper into the neighborhood, you'll pop into one of our favorite restaurants to try some appetizers paired with a glass of wine chosen by the in-house sommelier. Don't fill up, your next stop is another restaurant - Michael Greco's Cantina Giulietta which draws on the Village's deep Italian heritage to serve up some of the best New York-style Italian food in the city. Here, you'll enjoy two full courses: a fresh pasta and house-made meatballs. In between, you'll also enjoy a guided olive oil tasting and a glass of wine chosen from the pages of Wine Spectator by the sommelier.
No Greenwich Village food tour is complete without something sweet. To get your fix, we're taking you to the coolest new place in the Village, Pop Bar. This popular spot takes traditional gelato and makes it into popsicles. Choosing from their extensive menu, you can go with an old favorite, like coffee, or spice it up a bit with pumpkin pie or vanilla salted caramel.
Ice cream in hand, you'll stroll over to the Cornelia Street Cafe, which has been the preeminent concert and performance art venue in the village since 1977. Here you'll grab a drink at the bar and then decide whether to stay on to see a show (not included in the ticket price) or head out in search of more nightlife with recommendations from your guide.
The pacing of the walk was just right; we loved the stops for the food chosen for the tour. Also enjoyed the olive oil and balsamic vinegar tastings. The restaurants on this tour were terrific: would come back to try them out more fully. Our guide was very personable and knowledgeable. She's a great cultural ambassador for New York City and represents the best of the American cultural mosaic. Would recommend this walk to friends.
Our guide was knowledgeable, interesting, and friendly. We learned about food from different regions of Italy as well as enjoyed tastings of several olive oils and balsamic vinegar.