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New York City Meatball Tasting Tour

  • 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 Turkish to Swedish
New York City Meatball Tasting Tour
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Meatball Crawl
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A delicious meatball sample walk in Greenwich Village
From US$59.00
Meatball Crawl
From US$59.00
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 Turkish. 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.
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, Italian, Swedish, Turkish, and American-style—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.
Reviews (7)
1 - 5 of 5 reviews
Reviewed 6 April 2018
Wishing on a meatball

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....More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank supermama66
GregM956, Owner at Greg Walks NYC, responded to this reviewResponded 6 April 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...More

Reviewed 9 December 2017 via mobile
Amazing tour

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...More

Thank Jon K
GregM956, Owner at Greg Walks NYC, responded to this reviewResponded 21 December 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

Reviewed 1 December 2017 via mobile
Meatball Tour

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!

Thank bagilman
Reviewed 13 November 2017
Everything that was promised!

Our family (ranging in ages 11-68) had a great time on this tour. Greg was so friendly and hospitable and his knowledge of the area was amazing. We'd do it again. The meatballs were great!

Date of experience: November 2017
1  Thank Suzanne M
GregM956, Owner at Greg Walks NYC, responded to this reviewResponded 14 November 2017

Hi Suzanne Families are always the funnest! And, meatballs are such a great way to bond with tourists and show them the sights of Greenwich Village. Thanks for the generous tip and your review. HAPPY TURKEY DAY to your family Gobble gobble Greg

Reviewed 26 October 2017
Tour was fun and Greg was awesome!

I was a bit skepitcal heading into this. My friend wanted to do it and I thought it was kind of cheesy and very touristy. Boy, was I wrong! Not only was it a lot of fun, but Greg is a walking historian who showed...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Lisalbk
GregM956, Owner at Greg Walks NYC, responded to this reviewResponded 28 October 2017

Hello Lisa, Thanks for the "rockin'" review! I'm glad that in the 2 hour tour time span you were converted from skeptic to a food tour enthusiast. Greenwich Village is a historical goldmine spanning from the Dutch settlers to the late 19th century Italian/American community....More

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