Authentic Italian Greenwich Village Food Tour & Tasting

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Duration
3 hours
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Live Guide
English

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What You'll Do
  • Explore Greenwich village on a carefully-curated route through its best eateries
  • Taste classic neighborhood specialties like pasta, arancini, cured meats, desserts and more
  • Sample the unusual house specialty at the famed Italian restaurant, Pagani
  • Enjoy the company of a local foodie guide who will give you the real New York experience
Overview
This culinary tour of Greenwich Village takes you deep into the history and culture of one of New York City’s most legendary neighborhoods by way of the food that has defined it for generations.
What to Expect
Part (generous) lunch, part trip through the soul of a neighborhood, your tour is as much about understanding the history and culture that produced your 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 food mecca; understand the subtle (and not-so-subtle) differences between Italian-American food and Italian-Italian food; and learn to pick the best ingredients for cooking both styles at home.

As you move through The Village you’ll enjoy various food tastings. Your route changes depending on the day and season to ensure you’re always sampling the most up-to-the-minute dishes but some things are too good to miss. You’re guaranteed to enjoy pasta unlike anything you’ve ever had at Pagani restaurant; you’ll usually sample fresh arancini, aka stuffed rice balls,from Faicco’s market (the best in town); and you’ll have a couple of other surprises, including a sweet treat to cleanse the palate.

With small groups of no more than 15 people, your tour will be intimate and your local foodie guide will have time to answer all your questions and give you insider insights about the city. Be sure to get recommendations for restaurants that suit your tastes & hotel location. With so many tastings included, don’t forget to come hungry!
What's Included
  • Numerous food tastings including pasta at Pagani & Faicco’s famous ‘arancini’
  • John’s Famous Pizza (est. 1929)
  • Expert local foodie guide
What's Not Included
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pick-up/drop off
Meeting Point

Your tour meets at the “WASHINGTON SQUARE ARCH” in Washington Square Park, the side of the arch that faces the park and fountain (south side). Washington Square Arch is located in Washington Square Park (in the Greenwich Village neighborhood) at the intersection of 5th Avenue and Washington Square North. The arch is hard to miss, it stands 77 feet tall (23 meters), is clad in white marble, and is modeled after ancient Roman triumphal arches and the Arc de Triomphe in Paris. - Arriving by taxi: Tell the driver you are heading to the Arch in Washington Square Park in Greenwich village, at 5th Avenue and Washington Square North. - Arriving by subway: The two closest subway stations are: 1) W 4 St. stop, serviced by the [A,B,C,D,E,F,M] lines (orange and blue lines). Exiting the subway head north, then take a right on Waverly Place and remain on it (turns into Washington Square N) until you reach the arch. 2) 8th St - NYU stop, serviced by the [N,R] lines

Know Before You Go
• As this is a food tour, the tour operator requests that any guests with food allergies or preferences inform them at the time of booking to allow them to make changes to facilitate them. Although they will do their best to facilitate anyone with allergies or preferences, they do require sufficient notice time to do so
• This tour takes place in small groups of no more than 15 people

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