This walking food tour begins at Washington Square Park in Greenwich Village. Meet the foodie guide and the rest of the small group and prepare to be amazed. The tour is part generous lunch, part trip through the soul of a neighborhood. It's as much about understanding the history and culture that produced the food as it is about enjoying it.
Hear the story of how the South Village section of Greenwich Village developed from a lower-class Italian immigrant community to a modern-day mecca for food. Understand the subtle (and not-so-subtle) differences between Italian-American and Italian-Italian food, then learn to pick the best ingredients for cooking both styles at home.
Experience a variety of food tastings while roaming through 'the Village.' The route changes depending on the day and season to ensure there is always a sampling of the most up-to-the-minute dishes, but some things are too good to miss. Enjoy incredible pasta at Pagani Restaurant; sample fresh arancini, also known as stuffed rice balls, from Faicco’s Market; plus a couple other surprises, including a sweet treat to cleanse the palate.
Other sites on the schedule include John’s Pizzeria of Bleecker Street, Greenwich Village food speciality shops, historic neighborhood highlights; and South Village, an original Italian immigrant neighborhood.
With small groups of no more than 15 people, the tour will be intimate and the local foodie guide will have time to answer any and all questions, providing insider insights about the city. Be sure to get recommendations for restaurants that suit individual tastes and hotel location. With so many tastings included, don’t forget to come hungry.
The tour ends at Popbar, located at Carmine Street and 6th Avenue.
You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
Complete Operator information, including local telephone numbers at your destination, are included on your Confirmation Voucher. Our Product Managers select only the most experienced and reliable operators in each destination, removing the guesswork for you, and ensuring your peace of mind.
Meeting time: 10:15amDeparture time: 10:30am
Until March 31, 2017: The tour will end at Pop Bar, at Carmine Street and 6th Avenue.
From April 1, 2017 onward: Near Father Demo Square