New York Food Tours

East Village

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In a Nutshell

  • Learn the history behind the diverse neighborhood
  • Multi-ethnic culinary highlights
  • Snack at each stop

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Promotional value expires Aug 23, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy multiple as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Reservation required; subject to availability. Non-transferable. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Contrary to what microwave dinners lead eaters to believe, most cuisine contains copious amounts of both color and flavor. Entertain an adventurous palate with today’s Groupon: for $18, you get a ticket to The Original East Village Food & Culture Tour from New York Food Tours, a $38.92 value.

New York Food Tours takes locals and visitors alike on tours of a plethora of historically and culinarily rich locales in neighborhoods throughout the city, including the rain-or-shine The Original East Village Food & Culture Tour. Delving into the multicultural heritage of the East Village, the tour explores the traditions of the residents through geographical exploration and taste-based learning.

The friendly, knowledgeable tour guide takes groups of up to 16 to a feast of local historical high points and eateries, at which people can buy inexpensive samples (typically totaling about $12) if they like, or just breathe deeply and relish the fresh, yum-scented air. Some of the optional eats on deck include belgian fries with a variety of sauces, Takoyaki, an unsweetened Japanese ball pancake with sauce, falafel sandwiches, Japanese rice balls and Pocky candy from one of the oldest Japanese specialty supermarkets, rich double-chocolate pudding, and cannoli from one of oldest Italian bakery-restaurants in New York.


More than 50 TripAdvisors give New York Food Tours a rare average of five owl eyes, and five Yelpers give the experience a perfect five-star average as well:

  • I had a great time on this tour. We found a lot of hidden foods and a wide variety of cuisines in the East Village. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable - not just about the food, but also added information about the local history and changes in the neighborhood over the years. – Boston_Foodie_fan, TripAdvisor
  • I feel like when you travel, you want to experience everything at once - the sites, the food and culture. With New York Food Tours I got that all at once! – Terry C., Yelp, 3/8/10

Customer Reviews

Food was really delicious. I do plan on going back to those locations and hope that the food is as hot and delicious as it was on the tour.
Nancy M. · November 7, 2011
Our tour guide, Candy, was great. Only problem was NYC was very crowded and difficult to get around Chinatown with the crowds...also due to the crowds the tour took nearly 3 hours...longer then we expected. The food was all good...
Pat S. · October 26, 2011
Tour guide, Candy, was very experienced and informative. She clearly liked what she was doing, and her enthusiasm communicated itself to the large group.
Barbara E. · October 26, 2011
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    East Village

    8 Stuyvesant St.

    New York, New York 10003

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