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New York's West Village Food Tour

New York's West Village Food Tour
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Experience New York's West Village like a local on this lunchtime walking tour that combines tastings of bagels, pizza and other neighborhood favorites with a hearty helping of history. See where famous writers and musicians including Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg, Bob Dylan and Lou Reed hung out and where Monica on the hit show 'Friends' lived. Savor six tastings at popular West Village spots including Faicco's Italian Specialties, Hudson Bagels and Mamoun's Falafel. By the end of your tour, you'll have learned lots about the bohemian past and current hotspots of this beloved New York neighborhood.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
What to expect
  • Experience the multicultural flavor of the West Village on this afternoon walking tour. Make your way to Bleecker Street on the west side of Manhattan’s famed Greenwich Village neighborhood to meet up with your guide, a passionate local foodie. Feel the energetic hum of the area, which is home to an eclectic mix of restaurants, cafés, shops, and music venues. Stop in at six renowned local eateries to sample their finest fare, including Hudson Bagels and Mauman’s Falafel — the city’s oldest falafel joint. Get a taste of New York’s Italian heritage with cheesy pizza, housemade salami at Faicco's Italian Specialties, and creamy cannoli at Pasticceria Bruno, which was a champion on Food Network Challenge: Sugar Adventures. Combined, the tastings make up a satisfying sampler lunch.  As you make your way from stop to stop, learn the bohemian history of this unique neighborhood that was once home to musicians including Bob Dylan, Lou Reed, and Jimi Hendrix, and Beat writers Allen Ginsberg and Jack Kerouac. Your guide will point out their former homes and hangouts, as well as the apartment of fictional chef Monica from Friends. After walking around 2.5 miles (4 km), say farewell to your group and your guide at La Guardia Place near the original departure point. 
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
  • Experience the multicultural flavor of the West Village on this afternoon walking tour. Make your way to Bleecker Street on the west side of Manhattan’s famed Greenwich Village neighborhood to meet up with your guide, a passionate local foodie. Feel the energetic hum of the area, which is home to an eclectic mix of restaurants, cafés, shops, and music venues. Stop in at six renowned local eateries to sample their finest fare, including Hudson Bagels and Mauman’s Falafel — the city’s oldest falafel joint. Get a taste of New York’s Italian heritage with cheesy pizza, housemade salami at Faicco's Italian Specialties, and creamy cannoli at Pasticceria Bruno, which was a champion on Food Network Challenge: Sugar Adventures. Combined, the tastings make up a satisfying sampler lunch.  As you make your way from stop to stop, learn the bohemian history of this unique neighborhood that was once home to musicians including Bob Dylan, Lou Reed, and Jimi Hendrix, and Beat writers Allen Ginsberg and Jack Kerouac. Your guide will point out their former homes and hangouts, as well as the apartment of fictional chef Monica from Friends. After walking around 2.5 miles (4 km), say farewell to your group and your guide at La Guardia Place near the original departure point. 
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 6242WEST
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
  • Professional guide
  • Six food tastings
  • Lunch
  • Entry/Admission - New York City
  • Entry/Admission - West Village
  • Entry/Admission - New York City
  • Entry/Admission - New York City
  • Entry/Admission - New York City
Exclusions
  • Hotel pick and drop-off
  • Additional food and drinks
  • Gratuities
Duration
3h
Departure details
  • 201 Bleecker St, New York, NY 10012, USA Meeting at 201 Bleecker Street (outside in front of Porto Rico Importing Co)
  • 228 Bleecker St, New York, NY 10014, USA Molly's Cupcakes
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Comfortable shoes are recommended
  • Tours run rain or shine
  • Please advise of any specific dietary restrictions at time of booking
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Per New York City regulations, you must show proof of vaccination for indoor dining. Some of our food tastings are done inside the food establishment. You must show proof of vaccination to take this food tour. Thank you for your understanding.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
Inclusions
  • Professional guide
  • Six food tastings
  • Lunch
  • Entry/Admission - New York City
  • Entry/Admission - West Village
  • Entry/Admission - New York City
  • Entry/Admission - New York City
  • Entry/Admission - New York City
Exclusions
  • Hotel pick and drop-off
  • Additional food and drinks
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • 201 Bleecker St, New York, NY 10012, USA Meeting at 201 Bleecker Street (outside in front of Porto Rico Importing Co)
  • 228 Bleecker St, New York, NY 10014, USA Molly's Cupcakes
Duration
3h
Return details
  • 228 Bleecker St, New York, NY 10014, USA Molly's Cupcakes
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Comfortable shoes are recommended
  • Tours run rain or shine
  • Please advise of any specific dietary restrictions at time of booking
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Per New York City regulations, you must show proof of vaccination for indoor dining. Some of our food tastings are done inside the food establishment. You must show proof of vaccination to take this food tour. Thank you for your understanding.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: Aug 16, 2021
A note from New York's West Village Food Tour
Per New York City regulations, you must show proof of vaccination for indoor dining. Some of our food tastings are done inside the food establishment. You must show proof of vaccination to take this food tour. Thank you for your understanding.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks provided for travelers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    201 Bleecker St
    201 Bleecker St, New York, NY 10012, USA
    Meeting at 201 Bleecker Street (outside in front of Porto Rico Importing Co)
    See address & details
  • 1
    Sidewalk Food Tours of New York
    Stop: 3 hours - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    West Village
    Stop: 3 hours - Admission included
    See details
  • 3
    Washington Square Park
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • 4
    Friends Building
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • 5
    Cafe Wha?
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
  • 6
    Faicco’s Italian Specialties
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • 7
    Molly's Cupcakes
    Stop: 15 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 8
    Bleecker Street Pizza
    Stop: 20 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 9
    Mamoun's
    Stop: 15 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • You'll end at
    228 Bleecker St
    228 Bleecker St, New York, NY 10014, USA
    Molly's Cupcakes
    See address & details
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Robin L
1 contribution
So much fun…
Sep 2021 • Couples
Had an awesome time with Adam on the food tour. Best pizza and cupcakes ever. Very friendly snd even helped us get back on to our hotel on the subway. If we are in NYC again we will do another tour!
Written September 13, 2021
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Doris C
12 contributions
Highly recommended
Aug 2021 • Couples
I took the tour with my husband . I recommend this tour to any tourist or local that wants to know places with good food in the city. Our guide Adam was awesome, he took us to places that I passed by before but I have no idea they were there or that they were that great. I liked the food we tried and also I liked to know more about the history of the places we passed by in the West Village. Thanks Adam for the great tour! We had a great time! See you next time!
Written September 7, 2021
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JoshuaH2615
Hi Doris. We're thrilled you enjoyed our West Village food tour with Adam. We love it when our guests say our guides are "awesome!" Join Adam on our Lower East Side Food Tour next time you're in The City.
Written September 9, 2021
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Ryan B
1 contribution
Delicious, educational, and entertaining
Jul 2021
Jonathan was a fantastic tour guide and the food we had was delicious and representative of the history of the area. Lots of food was included, I was feeling quite full by the end and there were multiple opportunities to buy your own food along the way if you wanted more. Jonathan was great at explaining the storied history of every location along our tour in a fun and entertaining way. Truly a great experience and fantastic way to learn about the Lower East Side on any visit to the area!
Written July 11, 2021
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Jenn C
Richmond, VA2 contributions
A delicious, entertaining, and educational way to experience the Village!
Jonathan did a great job of bringing the Village alive for us. The food, the past, and the present were all well-represented. Jonathan set the tone with his pre-tour texts — he was friendly, accommodating, paid attention to details (which resurfaced during the tour!), and funny. As a result, he recognized us, as we approached him at the meeting spot, and greeted us by name. Throughout the tour, he made a point of continuing to address each participant by name and had conversations on a personal level with all of us, including our teenagers. His detailed knowledge of the restaurants (their histories and specific details of the ingredients and food preparation) was impressive and added much to the experience. He also shared many historical facts about the neighborhood, placing poignant emphasis on the plight of restauranteurs during the pandemic. Jonathan was a superb host!
Written June 5, 2021
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BryanInIndy
4 contributions
Fantastic Experience
May 2021
My wife and I took the West Village tour our first morning in town, and our guide Jonathan was amazing. He was very friendly and knowledgeable, and we loved learning about the history of this side of town just as much as we enjoyed the food. We’ll definitely be scheduling the other food tours when we’re back in NYC because this was a perfect way to spend half of the day and experience parts of town that we wouldn’t have otherwise.
Written May 30, 2021
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LBHack
1 contribution
Great (and Tasty!) Way to Explore the West Village
May 2021
We went on a GREAT tour of the West Village with Jonathan - such a fun, insightful and tasty way to learn more about NYC. Jonathan was friendly, knowledgeable and clearly passionate about both food and the rich culture and history of the area. We enjoyed every bite at every stop and all the information and conversation in-between each stop. Highly recommend!
Written May 24, 2021
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Luc Phan
Philadelphia, PA1 contribution
Excellent Culinary Journey!
Mar 2021
This tour is an EXCELLENT culinary journey into all that Greenwich Village has to offer. The food is amazing, the restaurants are authentic, and our host, Adam, was incredibly knowledgable, kind, efficient and personable. Highly recommend!!
Written April 2, 2021
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Astin
New York City, NY1 contribution
Amazing Food Tour!
Sep 2020
My wife and I had an amazing time on the West Village Food Tour. We're local but we got to try foods from places we've never been to before. It was a private tour with just the 2 of us, which was nice. We had our guide's full attention, and moved at our own pace. Pizza, thai and middle eastern foods were our favorite. We're not big dessert people. Take this tour! You will be happy you did.
Written September 22, 2020
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Staci W
Arlington, VA1 contribution
Great for Out of Towners AND Locals
Feb 2020
I'm not from NY, but rarely do any "touristy" stuff in NYC when I come visit at least 2x/year especially since all of my friends there are locals, however, I'd highly encourage everyone to go on this tour. Adam was an awesome guide, the food was awesome, the bits of history that we received along the walk was super interesting.

The food was plentiful and diverse and you have an opportunity to buy drinks at a few of the places if you so desire!

Beside the food, Adam really made this trip special. He was personable, funny, and had good relationships with the restaurants (especially Bleecker street) that really puts the icing on the cake. You can tell that this company respects the restaurants they patronize which is a very important aspect to me.

Although most people in the group were older, I think those in their 20s and 30s would really enjoy this (My friend and I are 28-29 for reference!)
Written February 24, 2020
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JoshuaH2615
Hi Staci! This is such a well-written review. We're so grateful that you took the time to share with us. Our guides truly are masters of their cities and their excitement about sharing with you is contagious! We also appreciate you noting that alcohol is an option for our tours. It's a neat perk that makes Sidewalk Food Tours so different! Next time you're in the Big Apple, we think you would enjoy our Lower East Side Food Tour, our Food Truck Food Tours, our Pizza, Beer and History Tour, or our Mad Men Cocktails Experience!
Written February 24, 2020
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Jason S
Cambridge, UK5 contributions
Brilliant tour, a must do.
Dec 2019
Matt was a brilliant host around our tour and kept us engaged, informed and well fed during the 3 hours. The walking was easy paced and took us across famous landmarks and discovered some secrets and gems around the quiet back street of the West Village. Food was great and bigger portions than I expected. Also a good mix across food types, ethnicity and flavours. Thanks Matt, this was a fantastic start to our New York holiday.
Written January 5, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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simonnike
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Good pizza and stories
We lucked out and got a private tour of pizza spots and Greenwich Village. Janet was a great tour guide, entertaini
Hannah S
Hannah S
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EXCELLENT tour guides - used for team building event
HIGHLY RECOMMEND. Jonathan and Adam did a spectacular job leading our tours. My 25-person group walked away with ra
dspreis
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Food and Fun
We took the Lower East Side Tour. Our tour guide was really nice and she brought us to sample many different types
tmorgan784
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Best thing to do in NYC
This food tour was so much fun! We got 10 different tastings all while learning about the history of the Lower East
dfreedman2021
dfreedman2021
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Highly recommend Sidewalk Food Tours!
Our tour guide Jonathan was the best!! He was extremely knowledgeable, hilarious, and professional. All of the indi
nj606
nj606
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Tasting tour
A really fun tour. Lots of good food and a wonderful, knowledgeable, tour guide. It was perfect. I’m looking for
Debra P
Debra P
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AMAZING!
This experience was amazing! Loved being able to experience local restaurants. There are so many in New York, it wa
Andrea R
Andrea R
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Jewish all around
Great tour walked around the area at a good pace not hilly at all. Tour guide Adam the best spoke with confidence n
265erin
265erin
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awesome food tour in Astoria
Awesome food tour in Astoria! Matt was super knowledgeable about the area and the food and he picked some great pla
Feltondoll
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Very pleased
My son and I really had an amazing time celebrating his 21st birthday by doing the city tour. Thank you so very muc
kwigs2021
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Team Building
I gave a gift of a walk tour to a few of my employees and there spouses. It was a great way to really get to now t
Kathleen M
Kathleen M
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Great day in NYC
My husband and I live in NJ and haven't been in NYC since the start of the pandemic. This was such a fun way to ret
RSistersNYC
RSistersNYC
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Fantastic!
The Lower East Side tour with Adam was wonderful! Highly recommend it and am looking forward to the other tours th
tompete11
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A tasty and informative walk
Adam was a great tour guide! He accommodated our needs and managed the COVID access restrictions without compromis
durelldefelice
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West village food tour
We were celebrating my husband’s 40th birthday and the gift fit him perfectly and our tour guide was personable and
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