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Greenwich Village Food Crawl

New York

4 reviews
3 hours | from $107.50 pp
As featured in TimeOut, take your tastebuds on a walking gourmet picnic through New York’s most foodie neighbourhood, tasting the flavours of Greenwich Village and immersing yourself in its boho culture. Follow your local as they weave through this historic neighbourhood, and discover its heritage and culture through tasting the iconic dishes and artisanal produce which have been loved here for generations. A foodie treasure chest of gastronomic delights, the Village will steal your heart and your stomach as you stop by its beloved “mom and pop” food shops, delis, bakeries, a specialty cheese shop, restaurants and pizzerias which have become neighbourhood institutions. Taste the legacy of the Italian immigrants who called this neighbourhood home, and hear the cultural and historical heritage of the Village from your local as you stroll along its tree lined streets and stop off at its cultural landmarks.
3 hrs
Start when you want
Private & personalised

What you'll do

Join a food loving, like-minded New Yorker to explore Greenwich, one of the city’s most historic and foodie neighbourhoods, and eat your way around its diverse food scene, discovering how its immigrant communities brought their own unique heritage and delicious flavours to NY!

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Join a local New Yorker who is passionate about their neighbourhood’s incredible food scene, and who can’t wait to share with you exactly why Greenwich Village is at the centre of New York’s food map! 

As one of the most historic neighbourhoods in New York, taste the West Village’s heritage as you stop by its beloved “mom and pop” food shops which have been owned by the same families for generations, and learn about the legacy of Italian immigrants who brought a rich food culture and heritage with them. 

Visit neighbourhood institutions like Joe’s Pizza to try a classic NY slice, taste exquisite olive oil, sample artisanal cheeses, indulge in Sicilian arancini - these are truly decadent bites of fried rice stuffed with cheese - and satisfy your sweet tooth with freshly filled cannoli from Rocco’s. 

As well as tasting the neighbourhood’s Italian delicacies, try Cuban empanadas, enjoy a glass of wine and feel like a kid again as you savour gooey, still warm from the oven chocolate chip cookies!

This lively neighbourhood is known for its wide range of cuisines that reflect the ethnic diversity of NYC. But despite the daily new arrivals, many cafes, restaurants, delis and bakeries opened almost a century ago, and are now local institutions, where owners greet their customers by name and you’ll get a taste of the community spirit that the area still has. 

As you zigzag through the neighbourhood, your local will regale you with anecdotes about the Village’s bohemian history, point out the spots where it’s legends like Jimi Hendrix and Bob Dylan found inspiration, and share with you unique bites of history that only locals know! 

Spend time getting to know your local, chat about your favourite food and get some insider recommendations of the most authentic local places to eat and drink on the rest of your trip, at places your local knows you will love. 


What's Included

* Private and personalised experience
* 3 hours with a Local Host
* 6 food tastings of your Local Host's favourite spots
* Walking experience


What's Not Included

* Food other than the tastings included in the experience
* Drinks
* Tickets to any attractions
* Transportation costs
* Gratuities (optional)


Cancellation Policy

Cancel up to 14 days before your experience and get a full refund. 


Meeting Point

Your meeting point is flexible, and to be agreed with your Local Host. Meet-up at your hotel or accommodation can be requested, or your Local Host will meet you at a convenient location close to the start of your experience.

Experience Highlights

* Join a food-loving local to discover NY’s most foodie neighbourhood and indulge in its historic gastronomic culture 
* Explore historic Greenwich with a local and eat your way around the area together 
* Get a taste of Greenwich’s history and the flavours that make this neighbourhood so special 
* Sample 6 local delicacies and learn about the area’s food culture, from its Italian specialities to artisanal fresh cheeses, freshly baked cookies to hearty empanadas 
* Stop by the bakeries, delis, pizzerias, and restaurants that are local institutions and at the heart of the local community 
* Discover the area’s history and visit local landmarks and places of interest 
* Get recommendations from your local for other neighbourhoods to explore, more places to eat in Greenwich and other local restaurants to try during your trip

Total: USD
per adult
Experience type
Private and personalised to what you want to see and do.
Multiple languages available. Request at time of booking.
Kids go free
Kids up to 12 years old go free


Dianna J

Excellent tailored tasting tour combined with interesting local knowledge

It was a pleasure spending a few hours getting to know the neighbourhood and discovering some great places to sample food from local eateries with Ross. He is polite and considerate and very professional tailoring your tour to exactly what you want to eat, experience and learn. City unscripted is an innovative way to tour and Ross a passionate ambassador and very personable.

 Joseph  B


Jorge was very knowledgeable and really showed us some great places.

Jennifer T

Loved it!

Fabio hosted me and my family on this food crawl through Greenwich Village and by the end we could not move (in the best possible way). We were staying in the area so we thought it would be a good idea to get to know the food joints around us . Fabio choose a range of places for us to try. As we had the kids with us, we asked Fabio to pick places that would appeal to them. we had so much to eat; pizza, bagels, cookie dough, donuts. Obviously the kids loved it too. Fabio was also great & patient with our boys, they kept asking him to do his SpongeBob Squarepants impression (which was actually really good). ahah

Jonny E

Timeout Magazine Review

People say New York is a tough city, and they're right. In the summer it's super-hot; in the winter it's freezing. Dating is a game with few winners, drinking is less a pastime and more a necessity, and money evaporates from your pocket like water vapour off an open sewer. And yet. It's New York, New York - so good they named it twice. And there are few greater feelings than trotting down a sidewalk, bagel in hand, the honking of cabs in your ears and a million movie scenes in your mind. Gabby shares my view. 'New York is the centre of the universe,' she says, quite seriously. Gabby is my host on a three-hour CityUnscripted tour around Greenwich Village - a history-rich corner of Manhattan with a vibrant foodie scene. She, like many others, came to the city to become an actor and is making ends meet by taking visitors like me on tours of the hippest areas of Manhattan. 'People like Jack Kerouac and Eugene O'Neill used to come here to write,' says Gabby, pointing to The Bitter End club and coffeehouse. Culture's nice, but as Gabby puts it: 'I love food and desserts in this city more than anything else.' I have to agree. We go for cannoli at Pasticceria Rocco - the Italian-American bakery of your wildest stereotypes. Then there's Molly's Cupcakes, Murray's cheese bar, and - of course - Bagels on the Square. Gabby's been working for CityUnscripted for more than a year. Her knowledge is impressive. She fills me in on the history of Caffe Reggio, "the home of the original cappuccino", as we pass. The coffeehouse was opened in 1927 by Domenico Parisi - the Italian immigrant who brought frothy coffee to the States. Little did he know how much it would change the lives of New Yorkers. Domenico's first espresso machine still sits against the back wall of the shop. It's a detail I'd have otherwise missed, and details matter - they make a big scary city seem small enough to understand. As the CityUnscripted founders put it: 'With a friend in the city, the city becomes your friend.' That's a movie tagline for you, right there.