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Get a taste of New York City’s eclectic West Village on this fun and flavorful food tour. Led by a friendly guide, stop in at six top-rated neighborhood eateries to sample local cuisine. Experience the cultural diversity of New York with fare ranging from Middle Eastern falafels to Italian cannoli. In between tastings, learn about the rich bohemian and artistic legacy of the West Village, which was the one-time stomping ground of many famous musicians and writers.  


  • 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

Experience the multicultural flavor of the West Village on this tasty, 3-hour 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. 


Customer Reviews


5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

Loved this tour! Plenty of sampling along the way so do not eat prior to the tour and definitely try the caramels at the coffee meeting place. We had a great day and the tour guide was a lot of fun, we would highly recommend this tour!

Jackie R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Awesome tour guide! Super smart!

tamy I

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Excellent tour in the West Village, loved all the food selections. Ian our tour guide was amazing. Very knowledgeable about the area and very helpful at the end. Highly recommend anyone to take this tour. Be sure to come Hungry!!

Patricia K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Our guide was excellent. He could not have been more professional ansd provided much information about New York the food tasting experiences were wonderful


5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Great tour, great food. Matthew our tour guide made the tour fun and interesting. i can't wait to get back to the Village and try some of the restaurants that he told us about.

Kathleen M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

Informative and engaging tour guide. Samples were delicious.

James M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Our guide Ian was great. Good personality and knowledgeable. Food was also very good. Would have liked to stop somewhere for beer or wine after the first place perhaps at the artichoke pizza place.


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!

Paul L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

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

James H

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!

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