Tour of New York Food

Event planners are always looking for something unique and interesting to surprise attendees. Tours have always been a great way to do this. Tours can entertain, educate and give attendees a taste of what the locals know about the area. From visiting the ruins of Tulum in Mexico, Tasting Wine in Napa and Sonoma to Spelunking in Kentucky, the only limits are to the imagination and of course, the budget.

Here is a recent tour that we thought was noteworthy and the world should know about. Our event planner who participated said it was probably one of the most unique and fun things she has ever done in the city. “it was a unique tour with a variety of food cultural offerings that was 1000 times better than any Double Decker bus tour and well worth the money. Our guide was Michael was awesome, an older actor who had lived in the Village all his life, he knew his stuff”.

New York City- Greenwich Village Food and Culture Walking Tour

What could be better than spending an afternoon (about three hours) on a tasting journey through the winding tree-lined streets of the historic West Village? These are not the chain restaurants that bombard our senses every day but rather the classic “mom and pop” specialty food shops, Italian joints, and charming neighborhood restaurants.

In Addition to eating so much, they are stuffed, attendees can learn about the history and culture of Greenwich Village and what sets it apart from the rest of Manhattan and the world.  One of the highlights is a journey to a former speakeasy where the term “86” was first coined (those who spent time in the restaurant industry will appreciate that one).

From the tour website “During this tour you will taste a variety of food specialties that has secured Greenwich Village’s reputation as being one of the greatest culinary and cultural centers of the world. Discover the secrets to having the ultimate food and cultural experience off the beaten path!”

Tour Information:

  • 7 Days a Week Year Round
  • Time: Tours start late morning to early afternoon

The tours go rain or shine and bring comfortable shoes. They typically have about 15 people per guide. Costs (about $40.00) include all of the food tastings (enough for lunch), a bottle of water, and plenty of fun.

From March of 08, still fun and still a cool thing to do!

Keith Johnston

Keith Johnston

Keith is the Managing Partner of i3 Events but is most widely known as the outspoken publisher of the event industry blog PlannerWire. In addition to co-hosting the Bullet List and Event Tech Pull Up Podcasts, he has been featured in Plan Your Meetings, Associations Now, Convene, Event Solutions, and has appeared on the cover of Midwest Meetings Magazine.

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