Original 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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I Can't Ever Go Back to National Chain Pizza-Ever!
Fri, Jun 26  11:00 AM Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
 
We learned the history of pizza, and how to judge a slice: crust, cheese, sause. But, the type of oven is also important. Miriam (she was hilarious, btw
 
Rating: 5
awesome experience.
Fri, Jun 26  11:00 AM Female 20-29 Local Individual
 
Very informative. You learn a lot and the pizza is amazing. Tour guide is enthusiastic, funny and entertaining. Overall a great experience.
Rating: 5
Fun, informative and tasty :-)
Mon, Jun 22  11:00 AM Male 40-49 International Tourist(s) Family With Children
 
We had a fantastic time with Scott. His enthusiasm for the matter in hand is infectious and the tour is a fun, informative and tasty way to tour a small part of old NYC. I'd thoroughly recommend this tour to anyone.
Rating: 4
Fun and informative
Sat, Jun 20  11:00 AM Unspecified 20-29 Unspecified Family Without Children
 
We all learned a lot and enjoyed it. We all agreed that we will never see pizza the same again.
Rating: 5
Miriam was the best!
Fri, Jun 19  11:00 AM Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
 
Kept the tour moving at a good pace. Mixed content well for both the kids and adults on the tour. Showed expert knowledge of all things pizza. Has a great sense of humor.
Rating: 5
fun, tasty, and interesting
Fri, Jun 19  11:00 AM Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
 
Our guide, Miriam, was fun and knowledgeable. I learned more than I would have thought possible about pizza, and I have been ruined for bad pizza.
Rating: 5
Super Tour, Super Guide, Super Pizza
Wed, Jun 17  11:00 AM Male 40-49 International Tourist(s) Family Without Children
 
You've just got to get on one of these tours. It wont be anything like you think. Such an eclectic mix of people from varying backgrounds. However for three hours we were all engaged together on everthing Pizza. Great history, facts and delicious Pizza. All made fun, interesting and light hearted by our fabulous guide on Wednesday 17th June. Just et on it!
Rating: 5
A 'must do' NYC experience
Mon, Jun 15  11:00 AM Male 30-39 International Tourist(s) Group of Friends
 
This was my second tour with Scott, this time it was with my mates and they all agreed it was the best thing we did during our short stay in NYC. Scott's enthusiasm and knowledge of all things pizza is extreme. The tours are a mix of great pizza, education and NYC culture.
Rating: 5
Excellent
Sat, Jun 13  11:00 AM Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Unspecified
 
Tour was fun and included some amazing pizza.
Rating: 5
Wonderful tour!
Sat, Jun 13  11:00 AM Male 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
 
I highly recommend Scott's pizza tours! Alexis, our tour guide, was a pizza enthusiast and was greatly knowledgeable about pizza in NYC. He made an already delicious experience so much fun! This tour is so worth going on!!
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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.
I noticed I can donate to Slice Out Hunger when buying tickets. What is Slice Out Hunger?
Slice Out Hunger is our way of giving back to the community. Proceeds benefit our favorite hunger relief organizations. Find out more at www.silceouthunger.org.
What are the differences between the four walking tours and the bus tour?
All walking tours visit three pizzerias. The Crosstown tour traces the evolution of New York style pizza, walks 1.5 miles (2.4 km) and is about 3 hours long. The Greenwich Village tour follows pizza development from Southern Italy, walks 0.75 miles (1.1 km) and is about 2.5 hours long. The Lower East Side tour focuses on the pizza development from a lowly Neapolitan street food to a celebrated American staple, walks 0.75 miles (1.1 km) and is about 2.5 hours long. The Brooklyn tour alternates between the neighborhoods of Williamsburg and Cobble Hill and will focus on comparing the baking patterns of three different pizza ovens. It is 3 hours long and walks about 0.75 miles (1.1 km) The NYC Pizza Bus tour runs Sundays only (less traffic!) and is 4.5 hours long. This is our flagship and visits four pizzerias throughout the boroughs. 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.
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 encourage you to share your pizza photos on Facebook, Instagram or any other social media platform.
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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