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New York Pizza, Beer, and History Tour

Product ID: 192591
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Discover the best food in New York with a 2.5-hour walking tour of historic Greenwich Village. Explore the history and culture of the area with an expert local guide while tasting regional specialties at some of the best pizza spots around.
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Duration: 2.5 hours
Starting time 3:00 PM
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  • Enjoy three Pizza tastings from some of Greenwich Village’s best-known pizza restaurants
  • Discuss the art of making pizza with one of New York’s top pizza chefs
  • Walk in the footsteps of some of America’s best-known writers, artists, and musicians along quaint tree-lined streets and architecture
  • Toast to Village legends at two of the West Village’s most famous and notorious bars
Full description
Explore the best pizza and beer in Greenwich Village, a historical and cultural mecca on the Westside, with the help of a licensed tour guide. You will enjoy learning interesting tidbits and increase your cultural knowledge, all while savoring three pizza samplings and two beer tastings.

About the Pizza:
No neighborhood does pizza quite like Greenwich Village, with everything from amazing coal-fired thin crust pies, to traditional New York slices dripping with mozzarella cheese and oil, to newer pizzaiolos (pizza makers), many recent immigrants from Italy, who are showcasing how pizza is cooked in their home regions in the Old Country. Three amazing spots have been scouted to try three different styles of pizza. You will examine what makes each so unique, from inspiration to ingredients, to ovens.

About the Beer:
Drinking in Greenwich Village has always been as big a part of the culture as music, painting, and writing. Not even a little thing like Prohibition stopped the party, the Village was home to some of New York’s most famous speakeasies, and you will enjoy a beer at one of its better-known former speakeasies. Learn how they snuck in the booze and kept their customers from getting arrested while enjoying drinks in the bars that helped transform Greenwich Village into The Village, as much a state of mind as a physical neighborhood.

You will be walking the same streets as F. Scott Fitzgerald, Jackson Pollock, Dylan Thomas, Bob Dylan, and other Village legends, chatting about what drew them all to this amazing corner of New York. You will schmooze, take photos and sightsee as well as eat and drink, learning the amazing stories of the Village and all of the establishments you visit.
  • All food tastings
  • One bottle of water
  • First beer at two different bars
What’s Not Included
  • Gratuities

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Meeting point

The tour will depart from in front of the Porto Rico Importing Co located at 201 Bleeker St, New York (10012). The closest subway stop is the West 4th Street stop on the A, C, E, B, D or F trains. You can also take the 6 train to Bleeker St and walk West about 8.5 blocks. If you are lost or running late, please call us at 877-568-6877. Our first pizza tasting is at Artichoke Pizza located at 111 MacDougal Street.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
Not allowed
  • Pets
  • Luggage or large bags
Know before you go
• Please let us know a couple of days prior to your tour if you (or anyone in your group) has a dietary restriction (e.g. vegetarian, diabetic, allergy, etc.) when you purchase your tickets, we can usually substitute a food tasting
• Please dress casually and wear comfortable shoes or sneakers
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Sidewalk Food Tours

Product ID: 192591