New York's West Village Food Tour

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From $75.00

103 reviews   (4.88)

Price varies by group size

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 3 hours

Departs: New York, New York

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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Experience New York's West Village like a local on this lunchtime walking tour that combines tastings of bagels, pizza and other neighborhood favorites with a hearty helping of history. See where famous writers and musicians including Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg, Bob Dylan and Lou Reed hung out and where Monica on the hit show 'Friends' lived. Savor six tastings at popular West Village spots including Faicco's Italian Specialties, Hudson Bagels and Mamoun's Falafel. By the end of your tour, you'll have learned lots about the bohemian past and current hotspots of this beloved New York neighborhood.

What's Included


Professional guide

Six food tastings

What's Not Included

Additional food and drinks


Hotel pick and drop-off

Traveler Information

  • INFANT: Age: 0 - 2
  • CHILD: Age: 3 - 17
  • ADULT: Age: 18 - 99

Additional Info

  • Comfortable shoes are recommended
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Infants are required to sit on an adult’s lap
  • Per New York City regulations, you must show proof of vaccination for indoor dining. Some of our food tastings are done inside the food establishment. You must show proof of vaccination to take this food tour. Thank you for your understanding.
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Service animals allowed
  • Tours run rain or shine
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • All areas and surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Please advise of any specific dietary restrictions at time of booking
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • Transportation options are wheelchair accessible

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Experience may be cancelled due to Insufficient travelers
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

What To Expect

Sidewalk Food Tours is keenly attuned to every aspect of your walking food tour experience. On our food tours, you can expect wonderful local insights, terrific customer service, and a non-stop fun experience that keeps you smiling for days. As Maya Angelou said, “People will forget what you said. People will forget what you did. But people will never forget how you made them feel.”

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Highly recommend!!
Cindy_F, 18-12-2022
Ross was a great tour guide! He took us all around the village and gave us great insight to its history. All of the food was excellent. This was our first food tour and it did not disappoint!
Great fun!
Jeanine_W, 10-12-2022
We did the NY W Village Food Tour on December 2nd which happened to be my birthday. Our tour guide Jonathan did an outstanding job educating us on the history of the area and notable events that took place in the WV. Jonathan’s knowledge of the area was extensive and he was able to answer all of our questions with ease. Our tasting samples included pizza, rice balls, Thai dumplings, and falafel, and we finished up with gourmet cupcakes. I would be hard-pressed to identify a favorite because everything we tasted was excellent! The portions were small and we didn’t feel stuffed at the end of the tour. Our tour started at 11:00am and ended at 2:00 which gave us plenty of time to work up an appetite for a 7:00pm dinner.
There’s always more to learn about the history of NYC and how neighborhoods evolved and transformed over the years and Jonathan did not disappoint! If you have an opportunity to do a Viator tour I’d say “do it”! And maybe you’ll be lucky to have Jonathan as your tour guide-you won’t regret it!
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wildtraveler, 08-12-2022
Fantastic tour! Our guide Adam was friendly and engaging and able to tell us quite a bit about the neighborhood and some of its famous buildings/inhabitants. The tastings were varied and so delicious we actually went back to the Italian deli to gather provisions for that nights dinner! Highly, highly recommend.
Super fun!
sarahmM7209ZI, 03-12-2022
We had a GREAT time/tour with Adam! He was knowledgeable about the neighborhood and NYC. Personality above and beyond. It was a rainy Saturday morning and he made sure we were kept as dry as possible. He wanted to get to know us like we wanted to get to know him. If I could give more than 5 stars I would!
Maren_G, 26-11-2022
Lydia, our guide, was knowledgeable and so nice! The food was delicious and definitely not things we would have discovered on our own. We’re so thankful for this experience- for sure a highlight of our trip!

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