Food Tour Description
Little Italy’s Secrets
Food and Culture
North of Little Italy
Godfather, graffiti & good eats in a hip neighborhood filled with old Italian secrets
Tour the cozy corners of Nolita (the area North of Little Italy) where old-world charm meets a cool downtown vibe. Taste mouthwatering eats from undiscovered spots that specialize in century-old recipes. Devour a divine slice of brick oven pizza and a Brooklyn Blackout cupcake from a 1950’s style bakery owned by four Italian brothers.
Walk the same streets as John Gotti and Martin Scorsese while visiting sites made famous by The Godfather movie. Hear eye-opening tales of why The Mafia emerged in NYC. Get an insiders look at world-renowned street art and snap photos as your tour guide points out hidden graffiti gems along the route. Between the bespoke boutique stores, cute cafes and remarkable restaurants, you’ll want to move in and never move out.
Fri - Sun
$58 / per
FOOD TASTINGS SERVED
This tour includes 3 seated tastings to relax and enjoy, and 3 on-the-go tastings.
Tastings may change based on availability.
FOOD TOUR INFORMATION
All Food Tastings
One Bottle of Water
A Charming Tour Guide
Our Insiders Guide
Romance and reality collide in this movie-set worthy neighborhood. An industrial-chic neighborhood filled with Little Italy’s secrets, mafia stories, and mouthwatering bites, Notlita is where old-world charm meets a youthful downtown vibe. Walk the same streets as John Gotti and Martin Scorsese while visiting sites made famous by The Godfather. Taste mouthwatering eats from undiscovered spots that specialize in traditional recipes and century-old techniques. Learn about the colorful history of The Bowery. Formerly known for flophouses, Skid Row bums and the legendary CBGB’s music venue, this area has transformed into a mecca for posh hotels and delectable dining. Easily walkable and cozily quaint, this neighborhood faces no competition when it comes to cool hotspots.
Nolita is the moniker given to the area North of Little Italy. The neighborhood has lost much of its recognizable Italian character in recent decades with the migration of Italian-Americans out of Manhattan. The mafia is said to have conducted their business on the streets of Nolita. In the second half of the 1990s, the neighborhood saw an influx of yuppies and an explosion of expensive retail boutiques and trendy restaurants and bars.
Need some time to digest, but don’t want to stop exploring? This neighborhood has some amazing hidden gems to discover!
St. Patrick’s Old Cathedral
The Basilica of St. Patrick’s Old Cathedral is the original Cathedral of the Archdiocese of New York. Since its construction 200 years ago on the corner of Mott and Prince, it has stood as the heart of old New York.
263 Mulberry St./ 212-226-1219
Lower East Side Tenement Museum
This museum tells the stories of 97 Orchard St. This tenement apartment building was home to nearly 7,000 working class immigrants between 1963 and 1935.
103 Orchard St./ 877-975-3786
The Bowery Poetry Club
Founded in 2002, as a poetry performance space. The BPC is a popular meeting place for artists and aspiring artists.
308 Bowery/ 212-614-0505
Now that you have booked your food tour (or almost have!), you may need a place to rest after the tour to sleep away your food coma. Here are a few recommendations within steps from your tour.
The Bowery Hotel
Locals come to hang out this hip hotel with an old-world look. The vintage guestrooms feature floor-to-ceiling windows, and beautiful bathrooms.
335 Bowery / 212-505-9700
Crosby Street Hotel
Situated on a quiet cobbled street in the heart of New York’s vibrant Soho neighborhood, the hotel’s interior design reflects a fresh, contemporary style.
79 Crosby St./ 212-226-6700
The Nolitan Hotel
Set in trendy Nolita, this casually chic boutique hotel is a 5-minute walk from Soho’s shops or the restaurants in Little Italy.
30 Kenmare St. / 212-925-2555
From Michelin starred restaurants to new spins on old classics, you’re sure to find what you’re craving in Nolita/NoHo.
Wood-fired pizzas & homemade pastas highlight this rustic Italian restaurant with a skylight in the back room.
231 Mott St./ 212-966-1234
Beachy, relaxed eatery serving sustainable seafood plus beer, wine & cocktails in light-filled digs.
390 Broome St./ 212-730-6005
Allow us to take the stress out of one thing all New Yorkers find frustrating: Parking!
Parking Panda allows you to reserve your parking spot IN ADVANCE, so there’s nothing to do the morning of your tour arrive. You can check out real-time availability right now: Parking Panda — Nolita
Here are a few other parking garages in the neighborhood.
Edison Park Fast
375 Lafayette St. (bet .Great Jones St & E 4th St.)
$24 – $40