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  • Location:New York City, New York
  • Duration:3 hours (approx.)

New York's West Village Food Tour

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.


  • Food walking tour of New York's West Village neighborhood
  • Learn about the West Village's artistic legacy, and see where Jack Kerouac, Jimi Hendrix and Bob Dylan once lived
  • Skip the lines and sample pizza, bagels, cannolis and other local favorites at six popular eateries
  • All tastings and a bottle of water included in tour price

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What You Can Expect

New York's West Village Food Tour

Take a delicious walk through New York's West Village

Your walking tour begins on Bleecker Street in the heart of New York's West Village. Long a favorite with artists of all types, this quaint, tree-lined neighborhood comprises the west side of New York's famous Greenwich Village and is home to some of the city's most charming streets and best food.

Learn about eateries locals love from your knowledgeable guide, and bypass the lines. Stop into Faicco's Italian Specialties for a taste of homemade sopressata and Arancini. Sample New York-style pizza and authentic bagels that are boiled before baked. Enjoy cannolis from Pasticceria Bruno, a first-place winner on Food Network Challenge: Sugar Adventures, and visit Mamoun's Falafel, the oldest falafel restaurant in the city. You'll find your tastings at six different establishments (see Itinerary for a list) add up to an ample lunch.

As you leisurely stroll 2.5 miles (4 km) through the West Village, your guide will also talk about the area's rich artistic legacy and show you where famous Beat Generation icons such as Jack Kerouac and Allen Ginsberg and legendary musicians including Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix and Lou Reed once lived and hung out. Wander along hidden alleys, and admire comfy coffee shops and lovely brownstones, including the one used for Monica's apartment on the hit show 'Friends.'

Your 3-hour West Village walking tour concludes on La Guardia Place — just a short walk from where it began — making it easy to spend the rest of your afternoon exploring the neighborhood and revisiting the restaurants on your tour for more tasty bites.


Tastings take place at:

Faicco's Italian Specialties
Artichoke Pizza
Mamoun’s Falafel

Hudson Bagels
Fatty 'Cue
Pasticceria Bruno

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

This is the kind of tours that you enjoy because you get to try many different typical NY foods cupcakes, pizza, bagels, falafel while learning a lot of nice stories and anecdotes about the neighborhood. Totally recommended!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Highly enjoyable. Learned a lot about Greenwich Village and tasted wonderful food.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

The tour was fantastic! Ian was our guide and he was truly amazing. In between the stops he would share interesting facts about landmarks and historical people, places and events! Totally recommend this tour and would do it again! We had a group of 15 and everyone was raving about it!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

The best thing we did during our four days in the City. Our guide was Ian, and he was fantastic! He was a wealth of information about the restaurants we visited and of the history of the area as we walked from place to place. We will definitely do it again and we'll recommend it to others!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Everyone is still talking about what a great time they had on the West Village Food Tour. Those in our group who didn't participate wished they had based on the reviews of those who enjoyed it. Thanks to Ian, our tour guide!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015

It was a excellent trip, learn some new west village culture and taste famous foods. And a lots fun to talk with our tour guide.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

Highly recommended.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

This tour was amazing!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

This is a great tour. Dante was amazing!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

Loved this tour. We had a great tour guide who interspersed the history of the area with the food stops. Each stop had delicious food.

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