Learn about the history of pizza in New York City as you enjoy a guided walk to visit some of the top pizzerias in Little Italy and Greenwich Village. Stop at 3 of the best, take a tour of their kitchens, and enjoy a slice of mouthwatering pizza at each.
What to Expect
The best way to enjoy New York is by walking its streets, but the only way to taste New York is by eating its pizza. You can do both on this 3-hour crosstown pizza walk!
By 1900, several Little Italy neighborhoods had cropped up in the 5 boroughs of New York City. The most famous Little Italy remains today on Manhattan’s Lower East Side. This is where new arrivals would settle, as it was the first bit of land many would touch after the long immigration process at Ellis Island.
The streets once overflowed with peddlers and fruit carts and the tenement buildings teemed with new residents in search of a better life. It was here that a peasant meal called pizza made its debut in America.
Your pizza walk focuses on pizza from a historical perspective. You’ll start out at America’s oldest pizzeria and continue on, following pizza’s rise to ubiquity block by block. Along the way you’ll savor slices at 3 of the most significant pizzerias in Little Italy and Greenwich Village.
You'll visit pizzerias heralded by Zagat's, AOL City Guide, Time Out New York, the Food Network, and New Yorkers alike as the city's best. After your tour you’ll have a new appreciation for this modest dish and the people who introduced it to the masses.
- Tour of the kitchens
- Pizza lunch
Know Before You Go
Tours operate rain or shine.