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Food & Cultural Walking Tour

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About our Heart of The Village Tour
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Our Central Village/SoHo tour has a new name:
The Heart of The Village
Food and Culture Walking Tour

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NYC's Best Food Tour
Rated 4.9 of 5 stars at Zerve by over 2,300 past guests!
Read Reviews of the Heart of Greenwich Village Food Tour

* Tour Description *

The Snapshot:
Feel the beat of the funky streets, taste charming off-the-radar eats, hear tales of the free-spirits who launched the 1960's NYC music scene, and stroll through the historical heart of the neighborhood and the site of so many social revolutions: Washington Square Park
The Full Description:

Tour through the heart of New York's Greenwich Village. As we explore, you will discover favorite neighborhood cafes (where the first cappuccino was served in America) eateries, restaurants and unique specialty food shops (including a former mafia hangout). Stroll on MacDougal Street which has been the object of songs and poems and has been called, "the most colorful and magnetic street for tourists and locals in NYC."

This part of the Village is also known for its counter-culture and social revolutions and it once was (and still is) enjoyed by bohemians, beatniks, artists, and singers. Follow in the footsteps of famous creative folks such as Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, Jimi Hendrix, Bill Cosby & Jerry Seinfeld.

Stroll through Washington Square Park, and view architecture from the 19th century. Learn secret NYC facts about the beginnings of off-broadway theatre, the birth of Reader's Digest, the impact of NYC's underground waterways and the origins of the NYC Fire Patrol. Discover where to go for live music, comedy & food establishments (like the oldest coffee shop in the Village, 1906). Taste a variety of food specialties from cafes, food shops & restaurants.

This tour DOES NOT overlap with our Original Greenwich Village Food Tour. This tour runs east of 6th Ave & west of Broadway, and is delicious and interesting in its own way - with no overlap!

* Tour Highlight Video *

Thanks to Miguel De Quinta for creating and sharing this mesmerizing film.

* Tour Details *

When: Tours are given Thursday-Monday year round.
Time: Tours start between 12:00pm & 12:30pm.
Check tour schedule for dates and times
Duration: Approximately 3 hours in length.
Meet: Near Bleecker & MacDougal Sts.
(Exact location given when tickets are purchased)
Weather: Tours take place rain or shine.
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Dress: Wear casual and comfortable shoes and clothing.
Capacity: 16 people per tour group (1 guide per group).
Food: 5 Tastings on the go (inside establishments or on the sidewalk) and 2 tasting seated in restaurants.
Included: All food tastings (enough for most people's lunch), bottle of water, and our Foods of NY Tours Neighborhood Guide are included. Food Tastings are subject to change without notice.
Food Subs: We CAN provide food substitutions for vegetarians, but unfortunately CANNOT provide food substitutions for any other food allergies (such as gluten-free or dairy-free). We are sorry for the inconvenience. Our Food Tours have been designed to highlight the best and most distinctive foods from each establishment.
There isn't always a "next best" option that meets the special dietary needs of each of our guests. Since we have your health (and palate!) in mind, we truly appreciate your understanding on this issue.
Tipping: Tour guide gratuities are NOT INCLUDED in the price of the tour. Gratuities are accepted if you had a wonderful experience.
Cost: $52 Buy Tickets
($49 Monday & Thursday Special!)

Tastings served from 7 establishments
Tastings may change. Visits based on availability.

Italian Mortadella & Mozzarella Sandwich on Ciabatta Bread
Indian Kati Roll - Authentic Street Food
Italian Penne Pasta with Chef Pietro's Bolognese Sauce
Ordering a wine on your own is an option at this tasting
(seated tasting)
Margherita Slice with Plum Tomatoes, Fresh Basil, Olive Oil and a Blend of cheeses
Cuban Empanadas and Maduros
Ordering a classic Mojito on your own is an option at this tasting
(Seated Tasting. Weekday Tour Visit.)


Bohemia-Braised Brisket Taco with Rice & Beans
Ordering a Margarita on your own is an option at this tasting
(Seated Tasting. Weekend Tour Visit.)
Tea Tasting
Salted Caramel Macaron
Enough food is served so that, for most people,
lunch afterwards is not needed!