Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.9  3,685 rating points
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Last 3 months 385 1,061 4 = 1,057 99% 4.9
Last 6 months 773 2,153 5 = 2,148 100% 4.9
Last 12 months 1,316 3,695 10 = 3,685 100% 4.9
All 14,091 37,960 146 = 37,814 99% 4.8
Rating and reviews for:

Original Greenwich Village Food and Culture Tour

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Enjoy the history and culture of this Bohemian neighborhood, tasting delicacies from classic mom n' pop food shops and ethnic eateries.

Rating Date Attended Reviewer Gender Sort Descending Age Where From? Group Type?
Rating: 5
Must Taste, Must Do!
Fri, Jul 15, 11   11:30 AM kennethrock Unspecified Unspecified Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
We had never tried anything like this and didn't know quite what to expect. What a delightful experience it was! Our nephew, in NYC for the first time (as a high school graduation present), was utterly impressed, and very taken with Greenwich Village. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable not only about the foods we tasted but also about the history and architecture of the area. We enjoyed it so much that we recommended it to friends who live in NYC, as well as family who visited from Australia recently, and who were going to be in the city. We tasted everything; from Joe's pizza, to nibbles from an Italian restaurant, to a specialty olive oil shop, to a specialty cheese shop, to freshly baked chocolate chip cookies, and to freshly made New York style cheesecake. WELL DONE!
Rating: 5
Phenomal Cultural food tasting tour!
Fri, Jul 15, 11   11:00 AM JYates Unspecified 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Much to my surprise I learned a great deal of history about Greenwich Village and the restaurants we visited. All of the food was wonderful and I loved the entire Greenwich area. Our tour guide shared a wealth of knowledge with us and he was very entertaining. I even went back to the Greenwich area the next day to visit the shops and enjoy some Gelato ice cream. I highly recommend this tour.
Rating: 5
Food & history - a great combo Greenwich Village
Wed, Jul 6, 11   12:00 PM lryder Unspecified Unspecified Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
We loved our food tour in Greenwich Village! (family of 4 with 12 and 18 yr olds). A little off the beaten track....not as crowded as the 'major attractions'. We tasted the simple (NY pizza and chocolate chip cookies), the eclectic (risotto balls and dates stuffed gorganzola) and the divine (Italian cannoli)! Bert was our tour guide and was enthusiastic from start to finish. He happily answered all questions about the tour and NYC in general. It was hot but he never faltered. Bert lead us on a multi-faceted tour. Every street was a destination whether we were tasting delicious food, getting the lowdown on neighborhood restaurants and shops of all kinds or learning about the history of Village architecture. It was a highlight of our trip. Later that evening we went back to one of the neighborhood restaurants that Bert had told us about....there really was a 1700's farmhouse 'out back' annexed to the restaurant courtyard and surrounded by modern buildings!! Who knew. And the food there was superb....so that meal was a highlight of our trip too. It was a good day in NYC!
Rating: 5
Highlight of our NYC trip
Thu, Jun 30, 11   11:00 AM suebentsen Unspecified 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Our family of 5 enjoyed a hearty lunch and was thouroghly entertained by our witty and knowledgeable tour guide, Bert. He gave us a great back door experience through Greenwich Village and it's many tastey culinary as well as cultural treats. We would never had been able to sample and taste as many delicious foods nor gain the inside scoop without having been on this tour. Our family gives 5 thumbs up for Bert and Food Tours of NYC!!! Thank you for a wonderful taste of NYC.
Rating: 5
Delicious! Delightful! Didactic!
Fri, Jun 24, 11   11:00 AM lucy123 Unspecified 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
What a wonderful way to spend several hours in New York. We have always loved Greenwich Village! Not only did we learn a lot of historical facts but we also ate the neighborhood! It was a delightful part of our visit. Thank you!
Rating: 4
Three adult family members had a wonderful time.
Sat, Jun 11, 11   12:30 PM mhobbs70 Unspecified 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
We thought our guide was very well informed, her voice projected well [which was important because there is a lot of background noise], and enthusiastic. We got a real sense of the West Village scene, history, culture and food. The venues were fun to visit and the provided food was varied and delicious. We all felt it was time well spent and a reasonable value. I think the narrative would be a little too long and detailed for young children.
Rating: 5
Fantastic time ....
Sat, Jun 11, 11   11:30 AM Cmcrow1 Unspecified 30-39 Unspecified Group of Friends
Best activity you can possibably do with people from outta town. Thanks FoNY Casey (crow.casey@gmail.com)
Rating: 5
Carrie Ann runs a wonderful tour.
Sat, May 28, 11   1:00 PM Ddillinger Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
She is very interesting & informative, we all loved the samplings.
Rating: 5
Excellent!
Sat, May 28, 11   11:30 AM gypsymoth4 Unspecified Unspecified Local Couple on a Date
Bert was an amazing guide, and we had a blast. We're local, but we learned so much we didn't know, and now we want to take all of our guests on this tour!
Rating: 5
Eat, Drink and Enjoy!
Thu, Apr 21, 11   12:30 PM LauraEichhol Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
The tour guide was very personable and well versed in the West Village area and the local fare. The tour was fun as well as informative and the various servings of food were just delicious! A wonderful way to spend the afternoon outdoors - eating drinking and learning about such a charming part of the City.