The New York City Greenwich Village Music and Food Tour explores this area’s rich historical music scene with tasty samples of: a Sicilian chocolate or cream Bombolone doughnut, a delicious Patisserie Claude Pan Au Chocolat, a Ben’s Grandma or Joe’s Pizza slice, a Mamoun’s fresh-made falafel, a Fay Da sweet coconut bun, a Faicco’s meatball, and arranccino. We top off the tour with a build-your-own luscious Molly’s Cupcake winner of the Food Networks Best Cupcake Award.
We start at Jimi Hendrix Electric Lady Studios, former site of The 1930s Village Barn, on west 8th Street in the Village. Then we’ll walk down MacDougal Street past former Bohemian, beatnik, and folk music coffee houses and cafes. See Greenwich’s Village’s back yard, Washington Square Park, home to the Washington Square Arch, for which the park is named. This space is filled with jazz, rap, and folk musicians and poets and artists regularly. Walk past the former Fat Black Pussy Cat, where Bob Dylan penned “Blowing in the Wind.” See the site of the former 1930s Cafe Society, where Black artists Billie Holiday, Josh White, and Sister Rosetta Tharpe performed at “the Right Place for the Wrong People.”
We will hear some of these artists songs while tracing their Greenwich Village footsteps. You’ll also see the 1907 Porto Rico Importing Company, with its over 100 tea and coffee varieties, including its $125/lb Ting Tong Oolong Tea and $100/lb Jamaican Blue Mountain Coffee. See why this tour earned the Viator Badge of Excellence and Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence. Eat, Tour, and Explore on Greg Walks NYC’s New York City’s Greenwich Village Music and Food Tour. It’s sure to be grooving, gasser, rocking
taste of the neighborhood. Your tummy and your ears will thank you. Samples and sites are subject to availability.
- A chocolate or cream Sicilian Bombolone doughnut
- A delicious Patisserie Claude Pan Au Chocolat
- A Ben’s or Joe’s Pizza slice
- A Mamoun’s fresh-made daily felafel
- A Fay Da sweet coconut bun
- A build-your-own luscious Molly’s Cupcakes
- Jimi Hendrix’s Electric Lady Studios
- Washington Square Park Site of The 1961 Beatnik Riot
- Groove Bar’s Painted mural of Greenwich Village’s music scene from the 1930s to the 1960s
- MacDougal St., site of many former beatnik cafes and the former Fat Black Pussy Cat where Bob Dylan wrote “Blowing In The Wind.”
- The Music Inn and its 100plus funky world instruments
- Former Cafe Society’s location where famous Black artists performed, including: Billie Holiday, Sr. Rosetta Tharpe, Bayard Rustin, and Josh White.
Samples and sites are subject to availability.