Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.8  858 rating points
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Last 3 months 49 128 1 = 127 98% 4.8
Last 6 months 140 365 3 = 362 98% 4.8
Last 12 months 327 866 8 = 858 98% 4.8
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Rating and reviews for:

Central Greenwich Village Food & Culture Tour

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Sample tasty treats from ethnic, old-school eateries in two distinct areas - one colorful and exciting, the other surprisingly quaint.

Rating Date Attended Reviewer Gender Age Where From? Group Type? Sort Descending
Rating: 5
Knowledgeable and likeable tour guide
Sat, May 4, 13   12:30 PM ROSEMARY001 Female 50-59 International Tourist(s) Individual
This was a great tour! I went on the Chelsea Market one a couple of years ago so knew what to expect but was still impressed. The whole tour was realxed but informative. The food was delicious and plentiful and the group was friendly - I was a lone Brit amongst a group of Americans! I now regularly recommend these tours to anyone holidaying in New York. It's a great way to get a different experience of the city.
Rating: 4
This is a fun tour with classic highlights.
Thu, Apr 25, 13   12:00 PM jmznyc Female 50-59 Combination Individual
Barry is a very good tour guide.
Rating: 5
Wonderful tour!
Mon, Jan 21, 13   12:00 PM vid1957 Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Individual
The food tour was one of the highlights of my New York City visit. Susan was a wonderful guide: warm, funny, knowledgeable, and clearly passionate about her city. We visited more restaurants and shops than I expected, had delicious samples at each, and got a good overview of the neighborhood. It was a cold day, but we had plenty of chances to warm up as we popped into various establishments. I hope to visit New York City again, and would certainly take another Foods of New York tour.
Rating: 5
Super Glad I Booked This Tour!
Sat, Jan 12, 13   12:00 PM FritzGreen Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Individual
It was my first time to NYC, and a friend of mine strongly encouraged me to book a food tasting tour. I am seriously glad that I did! Not only did we have some truly fantastic food, the tour group was small (less than 15 people), the tour guide, Susan Volchock, was fantastic, and I was introduced to a truly charming part of Manhattan in Central Village and SoHo, which I probably wouldn't have even ventured to if it weren't for the tour. Don't be worried that you won't get enough food. I found myself turning down leftovers, and I have a phobia of not getting enough food in restaurants. Plus, the tour was far more than just food tasting. Susan gave us a tour of the area that included quaint streets, cultural stops, pop culture references, amazing architecture, and a great walk through Washington Square Park. Did I mention that the food is fantastic? I can't wait to go back and take my wife with me to eat in some of the many restaurants in the area AND take another food tasting tour of a new part of the city. Thanks for a great experience and value! I would highly recommend this tour, and encourage you to book it in advance.
Rating: 5
Interesting , informative and yummy
Mon, Dec 10, 12   12:00 PM Karenmccabe Female 40-49 International Tourist(s) Individual
This was a great - susan was a great guide with excellent local knowledge. All the food tasted was delicious. I would highly recommend the tour.
Rating: 5
Susan was terrific!
Mon, Dec 3, 12   12:00 PM sweetfloss Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Individual
Loved Susan as a guide. She was engaging, interesting, passionate and knowledgable! Didn't like the offered bites as much as past tours with this company but more a reflection of the restaurant efforts than the tour group, is my guess? The pace of the tour Is not hard on your feet and plenty of options to seek a restroom if needed. Susan was diplomatic and kind but firm when some of the guests tried to take advantage by including extra friends arriving halfway thru the tour. Thanks!
Rating: 5
Foods of NY do a great job!
Sat, Nov 24, 12   12:30 PM jdougrey Male Unspecified Domestic Tourist(s) Individual
I've taken all the tours offered by Foods of New York and they have all been very entertaining, along with excellent food. I only hope that they continue to develop additional tours, possibly in other areas such as Brooklyn. The guides provide great commentary and history. Highly recommend!!
Rating: 5
A sunny tour guide & amiable group on a cloudy day
Sat, Nov 10, 12   12:30 PM ChefMelanie Female 40-49 Local Individual
My tour guide was Susan. She was enthusiastic without being over the top, and knowledgeable without being a know it all ( you know the type!). I wandered streets I had only crossed over in the past, and discovered enough stores and restaurants to guarantee a repeat visit. I enjoyed the mortadella & mozzarella sandwich at Caffe Dante, very much, as well as the Indian street food at Masala times. Empanadas and mojitos at Cuba, yum. The chocolate pear tart was a great ending. Susan took us into a couple of shops briefly that weren't on the official tour, so we would have some interesting stores to visit after the end of the tour. The shops we entered were all welcoming to us. I found a lot of places I'd wanted to return to. As far as the group members went, it was a friendly bunch, save for the couple who sat at my table as we waited for the tour to start. They were from another country and although they could speak English perfectly well, they ignored me as they spoke in their native language only, and they didn't try to get to know anyone else. Disappointing, as part of the fun of the tour is meeting other people who share an interest in NYC and food. I had a great time, and look forward to my next tour!
Rating: 5
great tour, great food, great tour guide, Raheem
Sat, Oct 27, 12   12:00 PM DonnaSeon Female 50-59 Local Individual
beautiful buildings, great history
Rating: 4
Good tour and interesting food selection
Fri, Oct 12, 12   12:00 PM LyndaBiersma Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Individual
I would have preferred the tour to move along more quickly and to end on time.