East Village Food & History Experience

Five fantastic food stops!

Unique Historic Anecdotes

Personalized attention with your guide

Discover the heart of the East Village on our Food & History Walking Tour, seamlessly blending diverse culinary delights with a rich historical narrative. With an exclusive maximum of 8 guests, this intimate experience captures the essence of NYC’s past, present, and future, making it the optimal choice for an authentic East Village Food Tour.


Small Groups Guaranteed! Maximum Comfort with Minimal Crowds.

Savor tastes like the best New York City egg cream, Eastern European Pierogi and more

Walk in the footsteps of artists and confront darker history of the East Village

Discover great recommendations from your guide to explore more on your own after the tour!

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Trip Details


Public Tour:

$109 per guest.

Departure time

12:00 PM, rain or shine

Meeting point

Lafayette Street near the Public Theater. After your reservation is made, you will receive a confirmation message with maps and exact address of our meeting location.


Year-round, except for major holidays and special events in the East Village. Please check our calendar for availability.


Approximately 2.5 hours

Group size

All public tours are semi-private with 8 people or less

Participation requirements

It is a walking tour, but the pace is comfortable, with short stops along the way. We recommend your most comfortable walking shoes as we will be walking approximately two miles.


All your food and drink at five (5) different spots is included, and a fully qualified, knowledgeable, award-winning tour guide.

End Point

Within a few blocks of both the L train on 14th Street and the 6 train at Astor Place

What to bring

Wear comfortable walking shoes and a camera to capture spirits!


Vegetarian options are available, please advise at time of booking if required. Any other dietary needs cannot be accommodated on this tour (vegan, kosher, nut allergies, dairy-free or gluten-free diets)

Good to know

Wear comfortable shoes.

Overview of the tour

Embark on a delicious journey on our East Village Food & History Walking Tour, a unique experience that blends the neighborhood’s diverse culinary offerings with its rich historical narrative. Indulge your taste buds in the eclectic flavors of this dynamic enclave, from iconic East Village food counters serving NYC classics to avant-garde eateries pushing the boundaries of gastronomy. As you savor the diverse cuisines, we’ll guide you through the neighborhood’s compelling history, exploring the roots forged by 19th-century immigrants, the opulence of wealthy residents, and the vibrant cultural movements that have left an indelible mark. Walk in the footsteps of legendary artists and musicians, from the Beat Generation to the punk rock scene, and confront the darker chapters of the East Village’s past, including drug culture and race riots. This immersive tour encapsulates the essence of New York City’s past, present, and future, making it the optimal choice for those searching for an authentic East Village Food Tour.

Frequently asked questions

We recommend that guests be 8+ to fully enjoy the tour. Younger guests are allowed, but be advised there is a good amount of walking, and the stories told may be frightening to younger guests.

The tour lasts about 2.5 hours, covering about 2 miles total in the East Village

All tours are held rain or shine. However, we supply ponchos if it rains. We recommend you check the weather forecast to help you choose your shoes and garments and to see if you’ll need an umbrella.

Bartender/server gratuities are already included in the tour price. While it’s never expected, if you enjoyed your tour and want to give a tip to your tour guide, please do! Most guidebooks and American Express suggest 20% of the full tour price.

You just have to sit back and relax. We have a handpicked selection of amazing food curated by our guides and vendors.

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