Satisfy your craving for pizza on a 3-hour walking tour of New York’s Greenwich Village, and sample 3 different pies in one of the city's most historic neighborhoods. Taste pizza baked in wood-fired brick ovens, visit corner slice shops and more.
What to Expect
Explore New York’s Greenwich Village on a unique walking tour that combines a little history, some local color, and a lot of pizza!
From wood-fired brick ovens to corner slice shops, the tour tracks the evolution of pizza as you stroll through one of the city’s most iconic neighborhoods. Contrary to what some New Yorkers believe, pizza was not created west of the Atlantic. You’ll explore the evolution of pizza from southern Italy to its cheesy transformation in America’s industrial cities.
Greenwich Village is the most pizza-diverse neighborhood in New York, and the area was once a thriving Little Italy. It is cuurrently in the middle of a reawakening, complete with new shops operated by recent Italian immigrants. As you walk - and your guide fills you up with pizza knowledge - stop at 3 pizzerias, each specializing in a different stage of the pie's development.
Spend time with the owners and pizzaioli (pizza makers) to learn some of the tricks of the trade. Beyond learning about ancient pizza toppings and dough stretching techniques, compare the baking patterns of 3 different pizza ovens. By the end of the tour you’ll have a deep understanding of pizza’s origin, as well as its evolution into a worldwide phenomenon.
- A lovely 2.5 to 3-hour walk through Greenwich Village and Soho
- Pizza slices at 3 incredible pizzerias
- The sights of historic Greenwich Village
- Your very own pizza tour survival kit
- More information about pizza than you ever thought possible (or necessary)
- Guidance by a certified pizza enthusiast (and licensed tour guide)
What's Not Included
- Toppings (your guide keeps it simple!)
Know Before You Go
• This is a walking tour, so please wear comfortable shoes and dress for the weather