Greenwich Village is jam-packed with delectable food shops that reflect the ethnic diversity of NYC.  Many of the area's shops, cafes and restaurants are over a century old and are just as popular now as they were when they first opened.  The tour includes tastings at shops that New Yorkers have been eating at forever.  In between the food stops, we will see some historical and cultural landmarks in the artsy and charming neighborhood.  

Mamoun's Falafel This tiny shop opened in 1971 and was the first falafel restaurant in New York.  The falafel here is so fantastic that Mamoun’s is featured in the book “1000 Places To See Before You Die.” 

Artichoke Pizza Known for the Artichoke slice with a thick crust and rich, creamy white sauce layered with pieces of artichoke then covered with a generous portion of mozzarella cheese.  The sauce so special that the family keeps it a secret!

Faicco's Italian Specialities  This 'mom & pop' shop opened in the 1940s and is still family owned. They serve up a great snack called an Arancini, a rice ball lightly seasoned with pepper, rolled in breadcrumbs then pan-fried. The prosciutto balls are also delectable!

Bantam Bagels This shop that makes mini-stuffed bagel balls is included in Oprah Winfrey’s “Favorite Things” list for 2014.  Her favorite is the Hot Pretzel ball, a pretzel bagel filled with mustard and sharp Cheddar cream cheese but all 15 flavors are delicious. 

Bleecker Street Pizza “Best Pizza in New York” according to Food Network AND food-lovers! Their Nonna Maria slice is a perfect bite of New York City. A thin, crispy crust, a juicy sauce of crushed tomatoes seasoned with basil, topped with splotches of fresh mozzarella cheese.

Pasticceria Rocco  Opened in 1974, this Italian dessert shop serves the best cannoli in New York City.  They also have a wide variety of desserts to choose from such as mini-pastries, fresh fruit tarts, biscotti, cookies and pies. 

All tours can be altered for your personal culinary preferences, dietary restrictions and length of tour.