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Private New York City Food Tour of East Village and Greenwich Village

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icon2 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

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Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Guides required to regularly wash hands
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Overview

Discover the best eats in the East Village and Greenwich Village neighborhoods of New York City on a private food and walking tour. Check out the main attractions of each district and hear interesting historical tidbits in between frequent stops for tastings at top eateries.
  • Private food and walking tour of East Village and Greenwich Village
  • Get tips from your guide for places to visit on your own
  • Try different cuisines such as Japanese, Italian, and desserts
  • Customize your itinerary to your preferences
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Private tour
Food as outlined in description
Friendly and professional local guide
Multiple start times available
Expert advice where to go and what to do after the tour
Iconic places for photo shoot
Flexible customizable itinerary
Must-see attractions and off the beaten path
Meeting in the hotel lobby
Extra food, not included in the tour description
Gratuities

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Lobby of your hotel. Please provide the exact name and address of your hotel.
Your guide will meet you at your centrally-located hotel, hostel or vacation rental
You don't need to call to confirm the tour. The local supplier will contact you via email

After meeting your guide at your hotel, head to Tompkins Park, a green urban oasis with a collection of towering elm trees. 

Start off with a cup of coffee or tea accompanied by a sweet treat, then delve into Japanese culture while visiting the Little Tokyo neighborhood. Continue to the New York University campus for a stroll around Father Demo Square and Minetta Garden.

Next up, check out Bleecker Street, which has a variety of interesting boutiques, restaurants, and historic landmarks such as the Bayard–Condict Building and Our Lady of Pompeii Church.

You can choose to visit renowned food shops such as Raffetto’s Pasta (founded in 1906), Italian Faicco Market, McNulty's Tea and Coffee (founded in 1895), Murray’s Cheese, or Rocco’s Pastry. Then taste New York City's delicious Italian cuisine during your lunch at La Lanterna di Vittorio. Choose from a selection of traditional pasta, pizza, and other dishes, all served up in atmospheric surroundings. 

Your tour ends at Washington Square Park. Your guide can advise you on additional places to see on your own in Greenwich Village.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Tompkins Square Park
This tour can be customized to make it a unique experience for you. Your private local guide will meet you in the hotel lobby and discuss the tour itinerary with you at the beginning of the tour. Begin your tour at Tompkins Park. Since being founded in 1850, it has seen numerous events including insurrections, conflicts between police and emigrants or homeless people. But nowadays nothing reminds you about these events. Just enjoy this quiet green zone with lovely atmosphere and beautiful plants including a great collection of elm-trees. Then cozy up at one of the best coffee places of the city chosen for you by your local guide. You’ll have a chance to choose the place you like and enjoy a cup of coffee or tea with mouth-watering desserts.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
East Village
After a sweet break plunge into Japanese culture while visiting Little Tokyo neighborhood. This is a piece of Japan in the center of New York. Experience a unique mix of cultures in this authentic place.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
New York University
See the legendary New York University which is alma mater to probably the highest numbers of students in the world annually. Being highly prestigious, this University produces a great quantity of millionaires, billionaires and winners of various awards including 36 Nobel Prize Winners.
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Father Demo Square
After feeling the spirit of knowledge, students’ life and success, chill out while having a stroll at Father Demo Square and Minetta Garden – small and lovely green zones with a beautiful landscape, soothing green colors and relaxing vibes.
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Bleecker St. Records
Have a walk along charming Bleecker Street which has saved its old fascination.
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Our Lady of Pompeii
Small stores, a great variety of restaurants and cafes of all cuisines, historic landmarks like Bayard–Condict Building built in 1899 or Our Lady of Pompeii Church built in 1929 and bohemian atmosphere will make you fall in love with this wonderful place.
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Greenwich Village
To continue your food destination take your time to visit one of numerous stores to buy high-quality products. The choice is really wide: Raffetto’s Pasta shop founded in 1906, Italian Faicco Market, a treasury of coffee and tea - McNulty's Tea and Coffee founded in 1895, Murray’s Cheese or Rocco’s Pastry with extremely tasty cakes. The guide will advise you the top places to buy food in New York.
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Little Italy
Now it's time to check if Italian food in New York is same delicious as in Italy. Have a lunch at La Lanterna di Vittorio with any traditional dish of your choice like pasta, lasagna, pizza, carpaccio, panini… Great service, the food to die for, beautiful interior and a small romantic garden – this is one-of-a-kind food experience to have in New York.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Washington Square Park
Complete your tour at Washington Square Park – a pretty green zone with monumental Triumphal Arch and beautiful fountain. Explore the life of New Yorkers and feel yourself like a local here. After the tour get recommendations from your guide of how to have a good time in Greenwich Village.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Private walking tour with the use of metro
  • The tour can be modified to meet your preferences
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Choice of restaurants is subject to change
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Multiple start times available
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY Friendly Local Guides

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Private New York City Food Tour of East Village and Greenwich Village?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Private New York City Food Tour of East Village and Greenwich Village.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Private New York City Food Tour of East Village and Greenwich Village?
A:
The policy on sanitization is:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
See all safety measures taken by Private New York City Food Tour of East Village and Greenwich Village.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Private New York City Food Tour of East Village and Greenwich Village?
A:
The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Private New York City Food Tour of East Village and Greenwich Village.

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Experiencing different foods is...
Staci D
, May 2018
Experiencing different foods is definitely the most fun way to explore NY's neighborhoods! Our guide, Chris Barron, was not only knowledgable, but flexible allowed us to go off the standard path when we saw sights and stores that interested us! and humorous too. A great afternoon!
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This tour is fun and easy. There is...
Carol E
, Dec 2017
This tour is fun and easy. There is not much walking involved and there are both shopping and food tasting opportunities. Monia is very friendly and warm.
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This tour was amazing , very...
john f
, Sep 2017
This tour was amazing , very informative and fun. Monia was excellent!!
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