East Village Food & Culture Tour
Outside Astor Place Starbucks, Manhattan
Free, guides work for tips
The East Village boasts more restaurants per capita than almost anywhere else in the world. With an ethnically diverse community, one can find virtually every type of cuisine here. On our tour we will savor a delicious array of cuisines and flavors including:
Ukrainian varenyky and borscht soup
Chinese Fuzhou cumin lamb sandwich
Italian pastries such as cannoli and sfogliatelle
And don’t worry – we’ll walk off the calories as we explore the history and culture of the East Village, from the Dutch colony of the 1600s, to the 1800s when the neighborhood was known as Kleindeutschland, (Little Germany). We’ll also see famous locales made popular during the counter-culture scene of the 1950s and ‘60s to the punk rock explosion of the 1970s and 1980s.
Come on out for some amazing food served up with a side portion fascinating history.