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Greenwich Village Food Crawl

New York

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3 hours | from $92.50 pp
Get a taste of the flavours of Greenwich Village as you explore this historic neighbourhood with a food-loving local! As featured in TimeOut, and with a local by your side, take a bite out of the tastiest neighbourhood in NY and wander through the charming streets, discovering the delis, bakeries and restaurant that are at the heart of the community and the Village’s food culture. Immerse yourself in the local culture and cuisine as you eat your way around neighbourhood institutions, sampling the dishes that have put this district on NY’s food map and discovering Greenwich’s culinary heritage by trying its most loved delicacies.
3 hrs
Start when you want
Private & personalised
Walking

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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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. 

Wander through the East Village, which is known as the heart of the Italian community and sample delicacies like cannoli and Sicilian aranchini, then visit a pizzeria that’s a local institution to taste a slice of the best pizza in NY! 

Stop by a beloved local deli to try sample some Italian cheese or cured meat, indulge in something sweet at a tiny donut shop or explore the West Village which is known for its Jewish bakeries where you can sample traditional treats.

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 To Expect

We’ll be in touch within 24 hours after booking to find out more about your personality, tastes, and interests so we can assign a like-minded Local who can create a bespoke experience for you.

Your Local Host will communicate with you directly to suggest an itinerary and agree a meeting time and place. Your itinerary is flexible, so during the experience, you can always change your mind about what you want to do.

Your Local Host may also suggest adjustments or new routes if they feel that there is something just around the corner that you may enjoy, or perhaps if the weather affects your itinerary.

Although you will see the main attractions in the area, your Local Host will also help you to discover the places, things, and stories that you won’t find in a guidebook and that make the city unique. 

This experience is better suited for adults. 

 

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 (other transport can be arranged at an additional cost)

 

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 
* 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
* Stop by the bakeries, delis, pizzerias, and restaurants that are local institutions and at the heart of the local community 
* 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.
Money back guarantee
We'll refund your money if you're not happy with your experience.
Languages
Multiple languages available. Request at time of booking.
Kids go free
Kids up to 15 years old go free

Reviews

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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.