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East Village Food Tour

Join us on our NYC East Village Food Tour as we explore one of New York City's hottest restaurant and craft cocktail scenes - known for its role as the birthplace of funk 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, the Bowery and Alphabet City. Let’s eat and drink through this cultural neighborhood!

The Basics

3 hours 4 courses $89+ per person

Your Culinary Experience

Our 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 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 a bowl of noodles through its story of the person who made it and its influence on the East Village. And yes, handmade noodles aren’t cheap!

Our value is:

  • Our fun and knowledgeable guides
  • Curation of the experience, high quality restaurants and tasting choice
  • Stories of the restaurant owners, chefs and neighborhood
  • Facilitating interactions with the community
  • Seamless logistics (tables are reserved, guests are seated and food arrives quickly)

A visual representation of a NYC East Village Food Tour in infographic form

Since we can only include 4-courses on each experience and we partner with more than 4 awesome restaurants in the East Village, our 4 courses vary based on the date and time of the experience you choose.

To experience all of our restaurants, come back again and again to taste the deliciousness and hear stories from all of our partners.

The Facts

  • Meet chefs, restaurant owners and industry experts and chat with them – hear their historical stories!
  • Tours Available:
    • Saturday: 3pm-6pm
    • Sundays: 3pm-6pm
  • Flat route walking, approximately 1 mile
  • Our start location varies but is always within a 3-block walk from Tompkins Square Park in the East Village and (Located on the 4,5,6 line or M line).
  • Intimate tour groups limited to 12 people
  • This is a social dining experience. We feel the best dining experiences are the ones in which we’re seated around tables sharing food and stories with others. Therefore, we have a 4-person minimum and a 12-person maximum. If the minimum number of guests is not reached, we will contact you to reschedule onto another time or date, or offer a refund.
  • Don’t see the date or time you want? Want to upgrade to a private tour? Email groups@avitaltours.com.
  • Gratuities not included – please consider tipping your guide
  • Advance Tickets are required

Possible Tastings* (Each tour includes 4 tastings!)

Savor umami-driven shiitake mushroom bao buns at one of the original East Village restaurants from celebrity chef David Chang

Taste arugula and goat cheese pierogi in a popular Little Ukraine classic restaurant

Tofu Pad Thai in trendy Polynesian Tiki Restaurant

A delicious salty sweet scoop of Salty Pimp ice cream from well-known Gayest Rainbow-decorated ice cream shop

2 Drink Alcohol Pairing Upgrade [$16 per person]

Sip on a Jaws-inspired instagram worthy Shark Eye tiki cocktail

Spicy Lychee Soju slushie cocktail paired with mushroom bao


Dietary Restrictions

One of our core values at Avital is Breathe Curiosity. We enjoy introducing you to new foods and old favorites in new ways. We very much encourage guests to be adventurous and try something new – we’ve even had an 80-year old man try his first oyster with us! Thus, while we love the diverse ways our guests choose to eat, we can accommodate the following restrictions.

  • Vegetarian
  • Pescatarian
  • Gluten-free
  • Pregnant Guests
  • No Pork
  • No Seafood

You will be asked for your dietary restrictions during your booking process. If you are unsure if we can accommodate your restriction, please email us at info@avitaltours.com. Please note that this tour may include nuts, dairy, seafood, spicy food and pork.

East Village Food Tour Restaurant Partners

Why Avital Tours?

Wondering what makes the Avital NYC East Village Food Tour different from all other tours? Check out our About Us page for the answer!

We live and breathe our core values and hope you do to:

East Village Food TourBreathe Curiosity
East Village Food TourCreate Community