Join this NYC East Village Food Tour to explore one of New York City’s hottest restaurant and craft cocktail scenes – known for its role as the birthplace of punk and artist hangouts. Hear the stories of restaurant owners and chefs as you enjoy our 4-course progressive meal. Taste a bite of Little Ukraine, and other ethnic cuisines from immigrants who have made the East Village one of the most diverse eating grounds in NYC. Let’s eat and drink through this cultural neighborhood!
This 4-course progressive meal visits 4 restaurants – two appetizers, one entree, and one dessert, with a sprinkling of culinary history and stories in between. Our New York City East Village Food Tour focuses on quality over quantity. Like a great sushi meal, our goal is to have you sample the highest quality ingredients – small dishes with huge flavor. We strive to shift your perspective of the neighborhood and its food through the story of the chef who made it.
Possible tastings include: Savory fried selection of eight filled Pierogi including sweet potato and arugula and goat cheese fillings at historic Ukrainian restaurant known as a locals institution Handmade Spaghetti with olive oil, garlic and broccoli and Uncle Tony’s Handmade Gnocchi at well-loved popular authentic Italian restaurant Unique Sichuan dry pot with ingredients such as konjac noodles, lotus root and chicken thigh from young Chinese chef who is making waves in the East Village as a Michelin Bib Gourmand Favorite Enjoy duck croquette pintxo and manchego membrillo pintxo or off menu housemade hot dog at trendy basque restaurant from Chef Jonah Miller featured “Generation Chef” in the book about his journey Mouthwatering Vegan Pizza from acclaimed Chef Matthew Kenney who is reshaping the future of food and delivering a unique artistic food experience Lobster Knuckles escargot-style (trust us, its delicious!) and Fluke Crudo with Carrot Puree and black sesame at local oyster bar East Village favorite Delicious Steamed Pork Belly Buns from acclaimed Momofuku Chef David Chang who reinvigorated the East Village culinary scene One of New York City’s best NY-style cheesecake at historic stained-glass frescoed Italian Bakery with coffee.
For those who select the alcohol pairing option, you will receive two alcoholic drink pairings from the following: celebrate with a glass of bubbly champagne paired with bright seafood at Mermaid Inn – an East Village favorite Unique refrescos featuring housemade vermouth at innovative bar program from Basque Restaurant Brunch mimosas paired with Vegan Pizza – take it up a knotch! Locally brewed Toast Ale made from recycled bread to tone down the Sichuan cuisine heat