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New York City Meatball Tasting Crawl

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Dive into one of New York’s favorite foods—the meatball. This 2-hour walking tour explores Greenwich Village to taste a variety of meatballs, from Italian to Spanish. Learn the history of the food and sample four different meatballs throughout your tour and decide which one is your favorite. Discover the culture and history of this famous neighborhood while visiting landmarks such as the arch at Washington Square Park and Bleecker Street.
  • Discover the best meatballs in the city during this 2-hour tasting tour
  • Learn about the gastronomic culture and history of Greenwich Village
  • Sample four varieties of meatballs from Italian to Spanish to Swedish
  • Visit landmarks such as Washington Square Park and Bleecker Street
What to Expect
Meet your guide at a designated location in Greenwich Village to begin your meatball crawl of the city. Head down Greenwich Avenue, past the Judson Memorial Church and through the arch at Washington Square Park sampling a variety of meatballs. The meatball is a very versatile and universal dish and this tour features Spanish, Neopolitan, and Northern Italian-style meatballs—all subject to availability. These scrumptious samples come from a variety of local establishments in the neighborhood, including the famous Faicco’s Deli. Walk along Bleecker Street and learn the history of the neighborhood and its culinary culture before ending the tour at Rocco’s Pastry Shop with a delicious dessert.
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Important Information
Departure Point
260 Bleecker St, New York, NY 10014, USA
Return Details
144 W Houston St, New York, NY 10012, USA
  • Samples and sites subject to change
  • Alcohol is not offered nor available during the tour
  • Gratuities appreciated
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Operates in all weather conditions, dress appropriately
  • Each walk is no more than 1 mile
  • Tips appreciated
  • GREG WALKS NYC tours, and all agents and employees, are released and discharged, from and against any and all liability arising from participation in the Greg Walks NYC Tours. This release is legally binding on tour participant, heirs, successors assigns and legal representatives. Tour participants assume all travel risks and release Gregory Marro and GREG WALKS NYC from all and any liabilities and penalties to the maximum permitted by law. Tourists MUST inform tour guide of any/all food allergies. Photos and videos taken by GregWalksNYC.com may be used on various social media sites. No shows are non-refundable.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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My son and I arrived in New York on a rainy day and also a reason for the delay of our flight. But Greg was accommodating to our delay and moved the hour to a later hour when the rain stopped. We were lucky to be the only ones scheduled for that day and therefore got a private
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Response from gregmG8979EJ, Owner at New York City Meatball Tasting Crawl
Responded 4 weeks ago
Hi Minerva Wow, thank you for the five stars and such a thoughtful, GREAT review. I'm glad that you enjoyed not only the different meatball samples but the pizza and the gelato. I always enjoy sharing New York City pizza with first timers. And I'm glad you returned to Joe's PizzaB before your cruise. Thank you for touring Greenwich village with me and happy fall. Best, Greg
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Recently visited NYC and enjoyed the meatball tour with Greg. Not only did we enjoy a nice variety of meatballs in some interesting locations but we got to stroll through Greenwich Village and get some history and culture knowledge. Finished with wonderful coffee, cookies, and
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Response from gregmG8979EJ, Owner at New York City Meatball Tasting Crawl
Responded 27 Mar 2019
Hello Hubertsgirl Thank you for such a great review. The Caramelsare a big favorite on the tour, glad you got to enjoy them at a leisurely pace. Happy Spring! Peace, love, and meatballs, Greg
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Recently visited NY and took the meatball tour. Greg is a nice guy and gave a good history lesson of the neighborhood, but I wish there would have been more meatball tastings. Only had 3 and the last one consisted of small, cocktail sized meatballs. Ended up having to spend
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Response from GregM956, Owner at New York City Meatball Tasting Crawl
Responded 5 Apr 2018
Dear Supermama66, Your opinion matters. Every effort is made to make the tour a pleasant, fun experience. It is rated excellent by 93% of Trip Advisor reviewers. My tour webpage indicates the tour is indeed, a tasting; not a meal. And, there are 3 tastings of meatballs and the tour includes gourmet coffee and a sweet. Many tourists end the tour both sated, satisfied and do feel full. Had I been made aware you were still peckish and disappointed I would have gladly rectified that on the spot. I do mention on my tours I am a 3rd generation American of both Italian and Polish heritage. The immigrant experience and story of America combine many heritages and ethnicities. If you felt it inappropriate visiting the church during a service, you could have easily remained outside. I take pride in ensuring people's tummies are happy. It is most unfortunate you were disappointed and the tour did not meet expectations. Respectfully, Greg
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This tour met and exceeded any expectations. Greg was extremely knowledgeable in the culture and food of Greenwich Village, an added bonus was Greg’s fun personality and insight of the City. Would absolutely take another Greg tour - if you’re reading this and need reassurance
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Response from GregM956, Owner at New York City Meatball Tasting Crawl
Responded 20 Dec 2017
Hi Jon, The word is out, meatballs are the key of the storytelling on the tour. A yummy bite always breathes some yumminess while we eat, tour and explore. Im pleased you enjoyed the tour and have a Happy Happy Holiday! My best, Walking Greg
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Great tour. Greg was a great tour guide. His love for the neighborhood and his family history attached to it really made it personal and interesting. All of the meatballs and tasting were outstanding, as well. I highly recommend Greg and this tour!
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  • Duration: 2h
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  • Languages Offered: English, Italian, Spanish
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