Have you ever experienced an NYC Food Tour? As y’all know I have been traveling to NYC for YEARS, and finally made the time to take an NYC Food Tour. And y’all…..I was BLOWN away! The most fun and worthwhile tour I’ve taken in a very long time!
NYC Food Tour
It does not matter how many times I’ve traveled to NYC, there’s always something new to experience. It’s one of the reasons I love this city so much. I’m never ever bored. Even simply walking down the street is fascinating for me. But, when you combine amazing food AND walking down the street, well that’s just plain awesome!
My dear friend Lori, who contributed a recent Guest Blog Post for me on her travels in Italy, recommended Foods of NY Tours. She has taken just about every tour they offer, and I finally made time to follow her lead. She’s an excellent cook, so I should have known this NYC Food Tour would be a great experience.
Greenwich Village Food Tours
Foods of NY Tours offers several tours, but I chose the Greenwich Village Food Tours. I love this neighborhood in NYC, and spend time there every time I am in Manhattan. Here’s what you can expect from a Foods of NY Tours experience:
- Most tours last between 2 and 3 hours.
- Book online as early as possible. The groups are limited in size, and fill up!
- Come with an empty stomach. Seriously. On my Greenwich Village Food Tours experience, I ate (not tasted…ate) like six or seven times in three hours. I was stuffed!!!!
- The food was so good, I added every spot to my NYC Restaurant Guide!
- My tour guide had an amazing personality! She was fun, and funny, and really knew quite a bit about the history of Greenwich Village. So that was a nice bonus I was not expecting!
- I was also provided with an excellent Greenwich Village Food Tours Booklet, listing ALL the spots recommended by Foods of NY Tours, and a list of the best food items at each place. That’s an amazing resource that I will be utilizing on future trips, for sure!!!!
Greenwich Village History
As I mentioned, I was pleasantly surprised by the Greenwich Village History offered on the NYC Food Tour. After all, that’s part of the magic of NYC. A diverse city rich in amazing history. For example, I saw where Bob Dylan lived for many years. And, Louisa May Alcott wrote part of her famous novel Little Women in a building in Greenwich Village. There’s also an amazing secret about the Washington Square Arch you can learn on this tour, as well as a glimpse into a famous former Mafia club that’s now part of this NYC Food Tour!
There’s SO much amazing Greenwich Village History! I encourage you to see it all for yourself on a NYC Food Tour!
Bottom line: you know you have to eat lunch. Why not do it while learning about a neighborhood in Manhattan like NoHo, Greenwich Village, China Town, or Chelsea and enjoy trying new foods along the way?! My favorite new food discovery: a Mango Lassi at an Indian restaurant, whose tagline is “A Tribute to Everything Bollywood.” I mean…what’s not to love about that?
Take another bite out of The Big Apple y’all! An NYC Food Tour is the perfect way!