Private NYC Food Tour: East Village Exploration
5 Ratings
New York
Embark on a private 2-hour food tour in NYC's East Village. Explore charming neighborhoods, taste artisan coffee and desserts, visit iconic landmarks, and enjoy a delicious lunch.
Duration: 2 hours
Cancellation: 1 day learn more
  • Tompkins Square Park - This tour can be customized to make it a unique experience for you. Your private local guide will meet you in the hotel lobby and discuss the tour itinerary with you at the beginning of the tour.

Begin your tour at Tompkins Park. Since being founded in 1850, it has seen numerous events including insurrections, conflicts between police and emigrants or homeless people. But nowadays nothing reminds you about these events. Just enjoy this quiet green zone with lovely atmosphere and beautiful plants including a great collection of elm-trees.

Then cozy up at one of the best coffee places of the city chosen for you by your local guide. You’ll have a chance to choose the place you like and enjoy a cup of coffee or tea with mouth-watering desserts.

What's Included
  • Multiple start times available
  • Must-see attractions and off the beaten path
  • Flexible customizable itinerary
  • 2 food experiences
  • Private tour
  • Meeting in the hotel lobby
  • Friendly and professional local guide
  • Expert advice on where to go and what to do after the tour
  • Opportunity for iconic photoshoots
What's Not Included
  • Extra food, not included in the tour description
  • Gratuities
Additional Information

Embark on this 2-hour private culinary exploration intertwined with sightseeing of New York’s iconic spots. Traverse the fascinating East Village and Greenwich Village districts, stopping at key landmarks and points of interest.

Your journey begins at Tompkins Square Park, a place steeped in history. Follow this with a delectable retreat where you get to savor artisan coffee and dessert at one of the city’s finest cafes. Proceed to the unique Little Tokyo district, before visiting the renowned New York University.

Enjoy tranquility at the verdant Father Demo Square and Minetta Garden, then meander through the picturesque Bleecker Street with its charming shops and historic monuments. Have the liberty to shop at your pace and explore the myriad food stores at your discretion. Continue the gastronomic adventure with lunch at La Lanterna di Vittorio, an Italian eatery, and conclude your expedition at the delightful Washington Square Park.

  • Private walking tour with the use of metro
  • The tour can be modified to meet your preferences
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Choice of restaurants is subject to change
  • Multiple start times available
Father Demo Square
Bleecker Street
Meet your guide by the fountain
Cancellation Policy

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

Customer Ratings
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Nov 16, 2021
Monia Bonaldo - Monia Bonaldo was a delightful tour guide! She planned ahead and arranged 3 magnificent stops along our tour of Greenwich Village. She is very knowledgeable of New York. She pointed out historical and other famous areas. I would definitely recommend any tour with Monia as your guide.
Review provided by Tripadvisor
May 24, 2018
Experiencing different foods is... - <p>Experiencing different foods is definitely the most fun way to explore NY's neighborhoods! Our guide, Chris Barron, was not only knowledgable, but flexible allowed us to go off the standard path when we saw sights and stores that interested us! and humorous too. A great afternoon!</p>
Review provided by Viator
Sep 21, 2017
This tour was amazing , very... - <p>This tour was amazing , very informative and fun. Monia was excellent!!</p>
Review provided by Viator
Dec 23, 2017
This tour is fun and easy. There is... - <p>This tour is fun and easy. There is not much walking involved and there are both shopping and food tasting opportunities. Monia is very friendly and warm.</p>
Review provided by Viator
May 31, 2021
Wishing I took a different one - The rating would be lower but our tour guide, Chris, was a nice person. However, out of all the food tours I’ve been in (including the one we took later in the day after this one) this one was the least informative. I take food tours not just to eat (which I can google and do on my own) but to have some history or story about the places we go to. Also considering it was a private tour and the price was higher, to say I was very disappointed is an understatement.
Review provided by Viator
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up to 15 guests
May 2024