- 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
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.
Faicco's Italian Specialties
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!
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!