Crosstown Pizza Walk

Scott's Pizza Tours

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  • Discover the wide world of New York pizza, from the history of this delicious food to tasting multiple boroughs’ pizza offerings.

  • If you love pizza, you’re sure to enjoy the rich history and delicious slices served on this Pizza Walk of NYC’s Lower East Side!

  • Take a culinary expedition in the form of a Pizza Walk through Greenwich Village and learn the history of pizza while tasting it.


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Description

New York pizza has reached mythical status in a relatively short period of time. Find out why as you trace both 19th-century Italian immigration and pizza history from Manhattan's Little Italy to historic Greenwich Village. Along the way, you'll eat slices from century-old brick ovens and classic slice shops!

Pizza rules New York, and you'll find out why as you explore:
  • The birthplace of modern pizza
  • Manhattan's Little Italy
  • The country's oldest Italian cheese shop
  • A classic New York street slice
  • Century-old coal burning brick ovens
  • A working pizza oven factory
You'll visit pizzerias heralded by Zagat's, AOL City Guide, Time Out New York, the Food Network and New Yorkers alike as the city's best. The Pizza Walk is New York's most comprehensive culinary expedition!
 
What people are saying. . .
     "No bus tour ever tasted this good." - NY Daily News
     "The tastiest tour in town!" - NBC's Today in New York  
     "I love Scott's Pizza Tour!" - FOX 5 News  
 
Scott's tours have also been featured on the Travel Channel, Cooking Channel and the Discovery Channel.

What Is Not Included?

Beverages are not provided at our tour stops. It is strongly suggested that you bring a refillable water container. A wedge of lemon will aid digestion!

Meeting Location

Near the corner of Spring St and Mulberry St (Little Italy, NY) (Exact meeting location details will be provided immediately upon purchase of tickets.)

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1,122 Reviews Rating: 4.7 4.7 out of 5.0
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Rating: 4
pizza tour............
JennaIMS Sat, Oct 25  11:00 AM Male 40-49 International Tourist(s) Family With Children
 
pizza tour was very good guide was very knoledgable of the subject of pizza only down side don't think it is suitable for children under age of 13 our 6 year old son won our holiday with this trip it was aimed at under 8's but definatly not for that age range all said and done for adults and teens this is a fantastic few hours and tasting the different pizza styles was great ......
Rating: 4
Good tour
barbglick Fri, Oct 24  11:00 AM Female 70+ International Tourist(s) Family Without Children
 
Well done. Miriam spoke clearly and was very knowleable
Rating: 4
Turist from Denmark
Herlev Sat, Oct 18  11:00 AM Male 40-49 International Tourist(s) Family With Children
 
We had a nice time at the pizza walk.
Rating: 4
Good tour especially for families
carollavin Mon, Oct 13  11:00 AM Female 60-69 International Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
 
Enjoyed the tour. The walk itself was longer than expected and I wished that I had a better back/leg to walk with.
Rating: 5
Great Activity for NY Trip
A214scott Mon, Oct 6  11:00 AM Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
 
The tour was informative and fun. We learned a lot about NYC history and Pizza in the area while touring different neighborhoods of the city. I would send a friend on this trip if they like to learn and eat!
Rating: 5
wonderful and enjoyable
Catheyivey Mon, Oct 6  11:00 AM Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
 
Our guide was very knowledgeable and entertaining about the pizza and the places we visited. Enjoyed walking around the various neighborhoods to get to the eating places. I've been on 2 walking tours and one bus tour and they are all different in their own way. I recommend this tour to anyone I know going to NYC.
Rating: 5
Awesome experience with Scott's Pizza Tour
jmbaldueza Sat, Oct 4  11:00 AM Male 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
 
Scott's Pizza Tour was one of the best tours we have ever taken. It was very educational and entertaining. We learned so much about the history of pizza and pizzerias, different kinds of pizzas, and the various factors that impact pizzas from oven types, baking times, and ingredients. We're never going to look at pizzas the same. Our tour guide, Cedric, was very knowledgeable, personable, and did an outstanding job.
Rating: 5
Great tour
hdwilli3 Sat, Oct 4  11:00 AM Male 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
 
Great tour with enthusiastic tour guide. Would go again in a heartbeat.
Rating: 5
Highly recommended, and more than you expect
fergslayed Fri, Oct 3  11:00 AM Male 20-29 International Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
 
We went to the pizza walk not sure what to expect and hoping it filled us up - and it definitely did. I learnt more about pizza and cooking it than I expected, and am now trying to figure out how much it would cost me to make a wood fired or brick oven in my back garden. The range of pizza we had was excellent, that sounds weird to say given it's all margherita pizza but trust me, go on the tour and you'll understand.
Rating: 5
Awesome tour, exactly what I was looking for.
frizzlefry23 Mon, Sep 29  11:00 AM Unspecified 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
 
Scott is a terrific spokesman for pizza (as well as for New York). My son and I took the crosstown tour. We went to three different places, so we could compare coal-fired, wood-fired, and gas oven pizza. The tour was filled with great info about the history of pizza, the history of pizza in NY, as well as details about how and why the pizza tastes, cooks, and looks the way it does. Scott was great with my son, who had a blast on the tour. We took notes in our pizza journals and ate some gummy pizzas, too.
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Do I have to purchase tickets in advance?
Yes. Tours have a limited capacity and often sell out. If you are planning to make reservations for several people, it's a good idea to purchase tickets well in advance. Tickets may be purchased with a Visa, Mastercard or American Express online or by phone.
What do I receive for the price of a ticket?
Your ticket gets you a 3-hour course in pizza history, which includes slices at three of the city's top pizzerias! Every participant will receive a goody bag complete with candies and other items that will enhance the tour experience.
Am I required to purchase a ticket for a child?
Children under the age of four are welcome to join us free of charge as long as you are willing to share your slices with them. Limit is one child under four per adult. All others must purchase a general ticket.
What are the differences between the two walking tours and the bus tour?
The Crosstown Pizza Walk focuses on the evolution of pizza after it came to NYC in the late 1800's. Our stops include pizzerias that serve New York style pizza in its various forms. The Greenwich Village Pizza Walk covers a broad spectrum of pizza as it evolved from Naples to New York City. We stop at three different pizzerias, each of which represents a different phase in pizza's evolution. The NYC Pizza Bus takes passengers to the city's remote pizza outposts, including the outer boroughs. We'll stop at four pizzerias, eating a slice at each. All tours include pizza tastings, goody bags, and explanations of pizza culture and tradition.
Does weather affect the tour?
All walking tours run rain or shine. Please dress appropriately for the weather, as we will be outside for most of the tour.
How long is the walk?
We'll cover about 1.5 miles (2.4 km) on the Crosstown Pizza Walk. Please remember to wear comfortable shoes and dress appropriately for weather, as the majority of the tour will be outside.
Where does the tour end?
All tours end near Sheridan Square, about one mile from the starting point. Nearby subways include the 1, A, B, C, D, E, F and M.
Where will we go on this tour?
The Crosstown Pizza Walk covers New York pizza from a historical perspective. Most stops feature century-old brick ovens that have produced breads for several generations. The tour also covers the modern New York street slice and its relationship with the pizza industry. Tastings occur at four of the city's world-renowned pizzerias, spanning the distance from Little Italy to Greenwich Village.
How much time will we spend in each pizzeria?
Our first pizza stop on the Crosstown Pizza Walk is a seated tasting, but after that we're on-the-go. Some of the pizzerias aren't large enough to fit our entire group, but there are plenty of restroom stops available along the way.
Who will be my tour guide?
Every member of our pizza enthusiast team is a licensed New York City tour guide, armed with the hunger and knowledge necessary to lead you through the landscape of NYC pizza. We do not announce who will be leading each tour in advance, but all guides have been trained personally by owner/founder Scott Wiener.
Is the tour wheelchair accessible?
Yes! All of our stops are accessible by wheelchair.
Is this tour appropriate for New Yorkers?
YES! No matter how long you've lived in New York there are certainly pizzerias you have never visited. In fact, New Yorkers tend to be least aware of the pizza possibilities in their own backyards! The information and depth of your tour will bring your excitement about the dish to new levels.
How much pizza will I eat?
Participants are provided with three slices of pizza. If you fall in love with a slice, feel free to order a pie or two to-go! Just be sure to bring cash, as most of the old pizzerias don't take credit.
How do we decide on toppings?
We don't! The group will taste only cheese slices. This maintains a uniform standard upon which to evaluate the slices we consume. If you would like any extra slices with toppings, you may order them at your own cost.
Are restrooms available during the tour?
You are welcome to use restrooms in the sit-down pizzerias we visit at the beginning and end of the tour.
How large will the group be?
Capacity for the Pizza Walk is 16 but we can bump it up to 24 if the weather looks promising.
Are cameras allowed on the tour?
Yes to the thousandth degree! Pizza pictures are usually worth framing because everyone is always smiling in them. We even have a special web site where you can share your photos with other pizza pals.
Do I need to bring anything on the tour?
It is highly recommended that you bring a refillable container for water. We discourage the use of bottled water because of its negative impact on the environment, plus New York tap water is tasty!
Should I eat before taking this tour?
It's always a good idea to start your digestive engine before the tour begins.
Are tours conducted in English only?
Yes. It is the belief of Scott's Pizza Tours that pizza defies all language barriers.
Can I purchase a gift certificate for this tour?
Absolutely! Gift certificates are available and they make perfect gifts for holidays, birthdays or any other occasion! To purchase a gift certificate please click on the "Gift certificates: Purchase" link in the box above.
Can I book a private/custom tour?
We are more than happy to accommodate your requests for private tours. Just click “Contact PizzaTours” and let us know the size of your group, whether you'd like to tour by bus or on foot, and what date/time you have in mind.

About

Scott's Pizza Tours

With Scott's Pizza Tours, you'll get a complete New York pizza experience that will rouse your love of the slice whether you're from the other side of the globe or a native New Yorker. Designed by pizza enthusiast Scott Wiener, our tours take you beneath the crust of common pizza knowledge.

Scott's love of pizza has taken him on countless pizza hunts throughout New York's five boroughs. When the limited seating in his car became a problem, Scott rented a big yellow school bus to accommodate twenty-six of his hungriest friends and relatives.

Now you can join our guides on "New York's Cheesiest Guided Tour," complete with exciting fun facts and slices at the city's best pizzerias. Each tour is unique, so be prepared for an adventure that will take your taste buds to new heights!
 
Scott does not lead every tour, but all of our guides are licensed and trained to dish out slices of pizza AND information on the streets of New York.
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