Saturday, April 10, 2010

The Original Greenwich Village Food and Culture Walking Tour

Greenwich Village is one of the most wonderful places in NYC! It is a definite must see for any visitor and a do not miss on the "to do" list. I have been going to the city for a very long time and for those who are familiar but want to do something different, food and walking tours are great!! The one I am to talk about today is very popular and runs 7 days a week, year round. You have a great overview of the history, culture and restaurants of the village. You can order your tickets online via their website which I will post at the bottom and cost runs about $44.00 each. It is good to try to go during the weekdays if possible as the shops/restaurants will not be as crowded. Let's see some of the places you will run into on your tour:

the streets are so wonderful and quaint...this one looked like out of a movie

Murray's Cheese is one of the most famous cheese shops 

Amy's Bread is a great bakery that you will walk past during the tour

this is the window in Rocco's Pastry Shop - they also have espresso and coffee so I would suggest on not eating breakfast if you do the tour in the morning as this will be your breakfast stop

Rocco's is an amazing place

works of art are all around you 

  this is what I took home from a trip to Rocco's and it was to die for! Cassatina is what they are called and that is cannoli filling with sponge cake soaked with rum....

Okay now that I have you really hungry, here is some more information on the tour:

Some of the featured stops on the tour may be:

  • Rocco's Pastry Shop and Espresso Cafe
  • Joe's Pizza 
  • Murray's Cheese Shop
  • Faicco's Italian Specialties ( next post will be on this shop)
  • Milk and Cookies Bakery  
Wear comfortable shoes and dress for weather as takes place rain or shine. There are bathroom breaks and seating available at many stops. The tour covers 2 miles at a comfortable pace with the tour lasting approximately 3 hours. This particular tour I am writing about, as they do have other areas available, is very popular and often sells out. Online tickets are available here:

Here is their website for information on tours to soho, chelesa, meatpacking district and china town, to name a few

Cannoli Dreams for You.....until next post 



Splenderosa said...

OMG, this is yummy all the way through. xx's Marsha

Paris Pastry said...

OMG, is that a Reeces Pieces cake I spotted there? Yum!!

NB said...

I have always dreamt about walking through Greenwich Village. I love the photographs in your blog. Wish I could enjoy the city every day. Kudos!

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