Food Tour Description
The Original Greenwich Village
Food and Culture
The West Village
Our favorite Mom & Pop food establishments in the old italian neighborhood
Tour the charming tree-lined streets of the historic West Village. Visit classic “mom and pop” specialty food shops and neighborhood restaurants – some in business for over 50 years!
Discover the history, culture, and entertainment offerings that makes Greenwich Village so unique and so different from the rest of New York City. Taste thin crust pizza from Joe’s, a fresh filled canolli from Rocco’s, a delicious meatball with sauce from Pesce Pasta, 3 types of cheeses from Murray’s and more. Mostly importantly, discover the secrets to having the ultimate food and cultural experience off the beaten path!
We will reveal unique and lovely gardens, the narrowest house in NYC, pristine homes from the 1850’s, tucked-away boot scrapers that Village-folk used in the 1800’s (and still today), and the explanation of why the Grid System does not exist in this section of Greenwich Village.
Fri - Sun
$58 / per
FOOD TASTINGS SERVED
This tour includes 6 on-the-go tastings and 2 seated tastings.
Tastings may change based on availability.
FOOD TOUR INFORMATION
All Food Tastings
One Bottle of Water
A Charming Tour Guide
Our Insiders Guide
Are you looking for one-of-a-kind shops, winding streets, and homemade eats? Then you’ve come to the right neighborhood. Greenwich Village is one of the oldest and most charming neighborhoods in New York City. On this tour, we discuss the Italian immigrant legacy and then talk about the transition from an immigrant community to a bohemian enclave. Greenwich Village is generally known as an important landmark on the map of American bohemian culture. The neighborhood is known for its colorful, artistic residents and the alternative culture they propagate. Due in part to the progressive attitudes of many of its residents, the Village has traditionally been a focal point of new movements and ideas, whether political, artistic, or cultural.
Greenwich Village’s known history dates back to the 16th century, when it was a marshland called Sapokanican by Native Americans who camped and fished in the meandering trout stream later known as Minetta Brook. The area later evolved into a country hamlet in 1713, a refuge for the wealthy during outbreaks of cholera and yellow fever in the early 1800’s and an immigrant neighborhood in the late 19th Century. The early 20th Century brought bohemia to the village as an enclave with secluded side streets, low rents, and a tolerance for radicalism and nonconformity which spawned the “Beat Movement” and “Happenings” of the 1950’s and 60’s. Today there is still the essence of this rich history found in the homes and businesses that the Landmark Preservation Society has helped maintain their historical look, and the specialty stores that still provide the same delicious food, some over the past 100 years!