The East Village is one of New York City’s most eclectic neighborhoods and has become the new epicenter of the city’s rich culinary tradition. The Flavors of New York Food Tour takes you straight to the source: NY-style thin-crust, coal-fired pizzas, the classic Kosher sandwiches East Village delis are known for, and egg creams, that uniquely New York beverage misnomer (the recipe contains neither eggs nor cream. Go figure). Try them all even as you learn all about this historic neighborhood from the licensed City Food Tours guide, who is also a food and beverage expert.
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Inside look at all the flavors that make New York City what it is today
A crash course in New York’s most notable noshes, with a half-dozen tasting stops that include authentic NY pizza (hint: the thinner the better), hot dogs, homemade Ukrainian pierogies and soup, deli sandwiches, those infamous egg creams, Chinese dumplings, locally made cookies and ice cream.
Learn about important landmarks like St. Mark’s Church on the Bowery, New York's oldest site of continuous religious practice, and old Yiddish theaters as well as the punk-rock mecca CBGBs.
New York’s East Village has more restaurants and bars than even a long-time local could hope to visit, but with your guide’s recommendations, you’ll be able to plan for more than a few fantastic meals in the hotspot.
FLAVORS OF NEW YORK TOUR DURATION
2 hours and 30 minutes
This tour is suitable for kids age 8 and up.
Come hungry! This tour includes at least a half-dozen tastings, both savory and sweet, and you can expect to eat a full meal’s worth of food and dessert.
Please bring along your printed voucher(s), as well as photo identification to the departure location (see below) at least 10 minutes prior to your scheduled departure time.
Beverages will be provided at a number of stops, but tour guides recommend bringing along a bottle of water.
Don’t forget to tell your tour guide if you have any food allergies or dietary restrictions. City Food Tours assures customers they will do everything they can to arrange substitutes (but if you need to skip the food at one stop, they'll get you get an extra sample at the next one).
It’s customary to tip your tour guide 15-20% in cash at the end of the tour.
Tours operate rain or shine, so dress for the weather!
The tour route is less than 1-mile long, with plenty of stops along the way."