Group Greenwich Village Food Tour
Come explore Greenwich Village, one of the most vibrant and historic neighborhoods in New York City!
Duration: 3 Hours
Tour Includes: Professional tour guide and enough food for lunch! Drinks not included.
Walking Distance: One mile or 1.6 km. Guests must be able to move at a moderate pace.
Meeting location: Chess tables at Washington Square Park
Tour Capacity: 4 people minimum / 14 people maximum
Come explore one of the most vibrant and historic neighborhoods in New York City. This tour will take you on a journey through the streets of Greenwich Village, where you’ll explore the culture, history, and food of this iconic neighborhood.
Greenwich Village has long been an epicenter for grass roots activism and social change, so it’s only right our food tour reflects this history by highlighting some of the best small businesses owned and operated by women, immigrants, and people of color.
We’ll begin our tour in Washington Square Park, where you’ll see the famous arch and fountain, and learn about the park’s history as a hub for protests, rallies, and performances. From there, we’ll walk along the charming streets of Greenwich Village, past historic brownstones and iconic buildings.
As we walk, we’ll see some of the neighborhood’s most famous landmarks, including the Stonewall Inn, the birthplace of the modern LGBTQ+ rights movement, and the former homes of literary giants like Edgar Allan Poe and Mark Twain.
Throughout the tour, we’ll delve into the fascinating history and culture of Greenwich Village, from its bohemian roots in the early 20th century to its role as a haven for activists and movements. And of course try some delicious food along the way!
Included food on the tour:
- Munchiez: a steamed bun from the minds behind famed Mei Lai Wah
- Nadas Empanadas: refreshing twists to classic Columbian empanadas
- Tacombi: taste a mouth watering taco + Sandia (watermelon aqua fresca)
- The Doughnut Project: an absolutely delectable and unique doughnut flavor waiting for you to bite into
- Culture NY: try a locally sourced & delicious cup of frozen yogurt at this celebrity favorite
Stops are subject to change at any time.
Our tour guides are some of NYC’s best! We bring destinations to life through engaging storytelling.
As a NY certified Minority and Women Owned Business Enterprise we strive to lift other M/WBE’s up. This tour exclusively visits stops owned by women & minority groups. By supporting these businesses, you are making a positive impact on the local community and helping promote diversity and inclusion in the food industry all while exploring, and tasting, an iconic neighborhood.
On your tour you will hear the term “social impact”, but what does that really mean? For us, social impact is making sure that we have a positive impact on the communities we live and work in, as well as the amazing places we explore with our tours. We believe that truly experiencing a place “like a local” means having meaningful engagement that supports local, community-based organizations and learning about their causes and the people making them happen. Just as we carefully select the places you’ll visit and the food you’ll try, we have also carefully selected our social impact partners to showcase the amazing work being done in our communities. Your patronage on our tours is a small act to help these initiatives flourish. We want to help our visitors explore NYC on an authentic level and make sure that we are all having a positive impact while doing it.
Historically, Greenwich Village has always been a mecca for artists, a bohemian capital, and the center for the LGBTQ movement. The Village at the turn of the 20th century was quaintly picturesque and ethnically diverse. By the start of World War I it was widely known as a bohemian enclave with secluded side streets, low rents, and a tolerance for radicalism and nonconformity. Due to its low rent prices, diverse, tolerant community, and relative seclusion of its winding side streets, the neighborhood became attractive to those on the fringes of society. Artists and writers flooded into the neighborhood, while art galleries and small presses displayed and published their work. Experimental theaters put on plays too shocking and cutting-edge to play on Broadway.
The development and buying up of property in Greenwich Village continues to this day, as older buildings are bought up to be converted into luxury condos, with many selling for, according to a local business owner, roughly $20 million dollars. Many buildings have also been bought by NYU, as they continue to attempt to expand their campus to attract more students. Yet NYU also contributes to the Village’s eclectic, multi-cultural feel, as students come from across the country and even across the world to attend the university. Those students often remain in the area, opening businesses after graduation. Thus, NYU also contributes to the Village’s present day immigration story.
Plans sometimes change. We get it; it happens to us too. So we’re happy to provide a hassle-free, 100% refund if you give us 24 hours’ notice.
Inside of 24 hours, we’ve already started preparing for your visit, and can’t easily fill your slot, so we sadly can’t provide you a refund in that case.