Greenwich Village is well-known for its shady, winding streets with 19th Century houses, for its bohemian roots and historic Washington Square Park. But the Village’s tree-lined streets are also lined with some of the best restaurants and food specialty shops in all of the Big Apple. Just ask celebrity chefs of the Food Network, food critics from the New York Times and thousands of New Yorkers: Greenwich Village is THE place to find the best of every cuisine. So come along on our pay-what-you-wish Greenwich Village Food Tour and discover for yourself just what makes this neighborhood a foodie destination.
Be sure to consider our other guided and self-guided New York food tours as well as our non-food Greenwich Village Tour.
Join Free Tours by Foot as we locate the best of the best. You’ll crunch your sweet tooth with scrumptious desserts, indulge in prociutto arancini (rice balls) from a shop 100 years old, eat falafel so good that you will understand why New Yorkers wait in long lines every night at one of the first Middle Eastern establishments in the United States. And in a city known for its pizza, you will try not one but two of the city’s best rated pizzerias.
Check out our blog post on things to eat in Greenwich Village which describes some of the below mentioned locations.
At the food stops, you will choose what treats you would like to sample (or eat in whole). Try them all or none at all. Unlike other tours that charge around $45 with some excluding food, on this tour, YOU choose what to eat and how much to spend. All recommended items are less than $4. Suggested amount to bring for snacks is $7-10, depending on your appetite! Vegetarian and vegan options available at several shops.
Reservations: REQUIRED. Click here to reserve.
Where: Intersection of Waverly Place and 6th Avenue. Look for your guide with the Free Tours by Foot logo in front of the Waverly Restaurant. The tour ends at at the same place.
Duration: Approximately 2 hours. Tour distance is approximately 1 mile (1.6K)
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Cost: This tour is free to take, and you get to decide what, if anything, the tour was worth when it’s done. A name-your-own-price tour is a tour for anyone’s budget. Suggested amount to bring for snacks is $7-10, depending on your appetite.