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Every Foodie’s Perfect Day: The Foods of NY Original Greenwich Village Food Tour!

By September 30, 2014No Comments2 min read

Do you know what is the most fun you can have with your clothes on in New York City? Hint: it involves learning fun facts and fascinating history of the city we love… while sampling the perfect slice one moment and warm-from-the-oven chocolate chip cookies the next moment and being invited into Murray’s Cheese private tasting room to top it off.

One glorious Saturday this September I had the opportunity to experience the Foods Of NY Original Greenwich Village Tour. I invited some Women’s Mafia insiders to join me and we had an unforgettable time strolling through the village, trying delicacies such as an authentic Italian Rice Ball while learning the history, culture and architecture of one of NYC’s favorite neighborhoods. I learned that FoodsOfNY created the Food Tour concept 15 years ago in New York and that founder Todd Lefkovic is considered the “Father” of the Food Tour industry, on the go dining experiences which can now can be found in many major US cities. They offer 6 other original food tours and experiences in Manhattan and Brooklyn, including a monthly private group cooking class with world renowned chef Raffaele of Rafele Ristorante. Enjoy my pictorial highlights below and book your tour at, your taste buds will thank you!

One of my all time favorite items of the tour? Rafele’s for their to-die-for eggplant Rollatini. We had enough time to sit down and enjoy a glass of wine at this stop too. Can’t wait to go back again for a full menu there!

Exploring some of MaDougal Street’s most prized restaurants with our charismatic, knowledgeable and passionate host Raheem.

Learned that the picturesque Grove Court address was once the company housing for a German beer company. The bars that now keep us out, were designed to keep the immigrant workers in.

“Leave the Gun, Take the Cannoli”

Super popular blogger Athena of Finance Foodie, outside Faico’s.

Celeb stylist and editor Engie Hassan of EngieStyle with Women’s Mafia founder Marcy Clark.

Media Mavens getting their foodie on: author and celeb esthetician Lora “The Beauty Buster”(left), author, blogger and PR pro Genevieve Malandra (back left), celebrity stylist and magazine editor Engie Hassan (back right) and StyleLend CMO & influencer extraordinaire Tania Arrayales (right).

A deli that truly inspires you to cook.

And last, but not least: Pizza. Still one of this world’s most perfect foods.