All of the yummy food we eat is included in your ticket price
Total distance travelled is aproximately 1 mile
We will embark on a pleasant and leisurely walk that will introduce guests to East Village culture. There will be a tasting of delicious food at some of our stops. We will also point out culturally and historically significant sites throughout the tour. The tour will end where it started in Manhattan. Guides are available to assist guests with directions to their next destination after the tour is over.
Art on the walls, inside and out
Learn about New York's original graffiti culture and see murals by Shepard Fairey and Banksy while visiting the former stomping ground of pioneers like Warhol & Basquiat
Thompkin Square Park
This popular park in the East Village is a perfect centerpiece for its eclectic neighborhood, home to countless artists, activists, musicians, fashionistas, and lots of cute dogs
Classic NY Everything
Sample an award winning pizza slice, try a 19th century soda jerk recipe (or two), and be sure to save some room for New York's most famous cookie for dessert.
From saxophones to smashes guitars
Discover the many sounds of the East Village; from jazz originators Charlie Parker, and John Coltrane to the 60’s Velvet Underground, 70's punk and new wave scene & more
Above list is just a representative sample of the places you will visit. Your guide may add to or amend the tour to keep improving the experience we provide for our customers
6, D and F (all times), B & M (weekdays only) to Broadway / Lafayette or
M (weekdays only) or F (all times) to 2nd Ave
MEETUP : In front of Avalon Chemists 7 Second Ave (corner of Houston st) New York, NY 10003
Awesome Tours pays for all the tips at food destinations on our tour.
Tour guide gratuities are greatly appreciated if you enjoyed your tour. The standard gratuity in the service industry is 15%-20%.
Absolutely not! Our tours combine architectural commentary, historical facts, local culture and culinary insight into a unique tour experience. Imagine walking through the city eating our local artisans most delicious foods while learning the neighborhoods from real locals.
Please be sure and let us know if you are vegetarian or vegan and we can definitely accommodate you (or anyone in your group). We can also take requests for other dietary restrictions (e.g. diabetic, allergy, etc.) and will work with each destination to find out what foods you should skip and arrange a substitution wherever possible. Don’t worry, we won’t let you leave hungry!
The tours are held rain, shine, or snow. In the event of inclement weather, we will be able to go inside many of the establishments on the tour. We advise to check the weather conditions for your day’s event, bring an umbrella if needed and dress appropriately.
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Gabriel D. from Austin, TX
"I must have said WOW ten times during the tour. We saw stuff that I couldn't have even imagined existed from an entire place focused on mac and cheese to doughnuts stuffed with ice cream. It was also great to learn about the area which was both edgy and fun. I will definitely tell my friends."