Known to be a bohemian capital in the 19th and 20th centuries, Greenwich Village has become an area that embodies a fully gentrified neighborhood of New York City. Nowadays “The Village” encompasses college kids and upper middle class families, but still has a small performing arts scene that keeps to its artsy roots. The area spans from Broadway to the Hudson River and above Houston and under 14th Street. Along with all its culture and history, the Village also has plenty of worthwhile eats to satiate any hungry person.
Pizza, hot dogs, gelato, hummus are just a few foods that can be found in this area. Many famous pizza parlors such as John’s Pizzeria and Famous Joe’s Pizza where New York style, thin-crust pizza pies and slices are oven baked and topped with fresh mozzarella and tomato sauce. Also, there are many Italian bakeries like Bruno Bakery, which holds many pastry awards, who have established themselves and continue to serve traditional Italian butter cookies and cakes. Cupcakes have also made a mark here with places like Sweet Revenge, where they have wine and beer pairings with these sweet treats.
Of course other cultures’ foods have sprouted in this area providing cheap and tasty alternatives for everyone to enjoy. There is Sammy’s Halal that cooks marinated meats chopped on a grill and serves with rice and salad on the side. The Hummus Place features hummus, a spread of mashed chickpeas, with various vegetables and uses pita for dipping into the sauce.
As culturally diverse this area has become, it still rests its roots in American arts and history as seen in its various shops and theaters. The Village will always be a place where any student, young professional, or adult can find something to do and to eat. You can explore this area and all its food and culture while learning about its historical development with the Ultimate New York Food Tour with New York Food Tours.