Foods of New York began with one hungry guy who wanted to explore the city. After experiencing the magnificence of Times Square, Todd Lefkovic sought out the smaller streets of the city, getting to know their hidden gems. He began his searches in 1977 in Greenwich Village, other locals and visitors were intrigued by his experiences and stories. He created Food of New York in 1999 to share his experiences with others. Since opening Foods of New York, he has expanded outside Greenwich Village to several other historic neighborhoods that offer delicious and unique dining experiences with six distinct food tour options.
Original Greenwich Village Food Tour
The tour that started it all takes guests on a delightful journey through historic Greenwich Village, a place that still boasts all the charm of an Italian neighborhood with its quaint Mom & Pop shops. It’s filled with tree-lined streets, historic places, charming neighborhood eateries, and hidden gardens.
Chelsea Market Food Tour
For a completely one-of-a-kind foodie experience look no further than this tour through the iconic and entirely indoor Chelsea Market located inside a historic landmark building that is over 120-years-old. Most notably known as the birthplace of the Oreo cookie, you’ll stroll through this funky space enjoying all the sights, sounds, and flavors it has to offer.
Heart of the Village Food Tour
This tour offers you an in depth look into the heart of Greenwich Village, a culinary delight and the cornerstone of New York, popular with the legends, hippies, gangsters, rebels, and musicians of the city. You’ll tour these downtown streets on a tour expertly designed to highlight all the neighborhood cafes, specialty food shops, and iconic hangouts in the area.
Gourmet Chinatown Food Tour
The Gourmet Chinatown tour is perhaps the most unique giving you a look into the culinary traditions of Chinese and Malaysian food within the neighborhood of the largest group of Chinese people living in the Western Hemisphere. You’ll dine at three different sit-down neighborhood restaurants to indulge in regional cuisine while also learning proper cultural etiquette.
Nolita/NoHo Food Tour
This tour takes you just north of Little Italy into Nolita where old-world charm meets a new-world vibe, where the Godfather meets graffiti, and where mafia stories are shared over delectable bites. While exploring this industrial-chic neighborhood you’ll taste everything from Roman-style pizza to Brooklyn blackout cake while walking past some of the most notable sights in the neighborhood.
The Best of Brooklyn Food Tour
The Best of Brooklyn provides the most diverse tasting experience of all six tours, highlighting the immigrant experience that defined this neighborhood. You will get the chance to enjoy the unique flavors from all over the world that define this culinary oasis while enjoying its historic sights complete with views of the Brooklyn Bridge.
· All tours last roughly three hours.
· All tours are in English.
· Each guest receives a bottled water at the start of the tour.
· Alcohol is not supplied, but you may purchase on your own.
· The tours are not wheelchair or stroller accessible.
· All tours are held rain or shine.
9 Barrow St, New York, NY 10014, website, Phone: 917-408-9539
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