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Rating: 4.9  3,402 rating points
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Last 3 months 195 537 1 = 536 99% 4.9
Last 6 months 477 1,343 2 = 1,341 100% 4.9
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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
Very Entertaining
Wed, Nov 25, 09   11:00 AM beverleyanne Unspecified 50-59 International Tourist(s) Family Without Children
If you've done New York before and want something different, this is it! Gives you a great insight into Greenwich Village - the history as well as the shops and restaurants. The tour obviously depends on a good tour guide - if you have Kurt then you've struck lucky - he was extremely knowledgable, very entertaining and amusing -he made the time pass so quickly. The food also was more than we thought - even my 21 year old son who can eat for England didn't need any lunch afterwards! Definitely would recommend it.
Rating: 5
Guiltless Gourmet in Greenwich
Mon, Nov 16, 09   11:00 AM ENielsen Unspecified 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Unspecified
The tour is well-planned, easily walkable with plenty of sitting-to-eat breaks (I'm 20 weeks pregnant, and I never felt outpaced), and most importantly delicious food! The tour sampled 7 outstanding local establishments, while highlighting others that we might also like to enjoy (and many in my group did immediately go try the extra choices when the tour was over). We got a wonderful sense of the West Village--its character, history, gossip, and fabulous foods! A very, very special tour. I can't recommend it enough.
Rating: 5
Food for Thought
Thu, Nov 12, 09   11:30 AM genuinerisk1 Unspecified Unspecified Combination Group of Friends
Our group of nine consisted of three former New Yorkers, two Brits and visitors from Kentucky, Michigan and Massachusetts. All LOVED this tour. Our tour day was rainy and cool but nothing dampened our experience. We learned about the Village and ate our way from pizza to cookies and from a subtle cauliflower appetizer to faux BBQ'd pork at a Japanese vegetarian restaurant (and yes, you read that correctly). We learned about early Village history and it's modern development; about Washington Irving and Edna St. Vincent Millay; about Cherry Lane Theatre and basement jazz on Cornelia St. Dave, our guide was great. It is hard to please all of the people all of the time but Dave did this for more than three hours of fabulous fare and fun - even the jaded former New Yorkers were dazzled by what had been in their backyard, missed till now.
Rating: 5
Thank you so much!!!
Sun, Nov 8, 09   11:00 AM instep Unspecified 30-39 International Tourist(s) Family Without Children
I'm a foodie! And my english is not good. But I did understand the tastings. New York surprised me most on this tour. All I can say: New York (read: Greenwich Village), I LOVE YOU!!! Kind regards! Rudy Schoofs Belgium.
Rating: 5
amazing!
Sat, Oct 24, 09   1:00 PM vjpiott Unspecified 20-29 Local Group of Friends
The tour was so much fun and we ate some amazing food. Our tour guide Cindy was so upbeat and it seemed like all of the local vendors knew her extremely well. She really went out of her way to personalize everything. The weather was rainy and miserable but the time flew with how much fun we had. I'd recommend this tour to anyone! Local or tourist.
Rating: 5
Easy, Interesting and Tasty!
Mon, Oct 19, 09   11:00 AM krisgraphics Unspecified Unspecified Domestic Tourist(s) Unspecified
This tour was a nice intro to Greenwich Village, a gem neighborhood of NYC that's full of quaint and delicious restaurants, specialty shops, theaters and cool places to live. Our guide was friendly and informed, dropping in enough history and current culture to make the midday trek through the Village continually interesting. Plus, the " food tastings" were great!
Rating: 5
Cindy was great
Sun, Oct 18, 09   12:30 PM MaryWarren Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
Cindy did a fantastic job
Rating: 5
A delightful, informative walk through the Village
Fri, Oct 16, 09   1:00 PM ElKazanjian Unspecified 70+ Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
The four of us, two women and our husbands have been to Greenwich Village many times on our visits to New York. But this was the first time we thoroughly enjoyed walking through, leisurely stopping at places, looking into windows, meeting shop keepers, tasting different foods, learning about the history of the neighborhood an New York, and generally having a good time. Our tour guide, Sephra, was well informed, humorous, provided all kinds of information about places, buildings, restaurants, where to eat, places of interest, and people who live in the village. Because of her we later came back and ate at The Commerce Restaurant (good Sunday Brunch), and enjoyed an outstanding performance of Judith Ivey at the Cherry Lane Theatre. We later also frequented other places on our own, and felt like we really knew the neighborhood. If I moved from San Francisco, I would probably move to Manhattan, and live in the village. Sephra was a terrific guide--make sure she stays with your organization. She was a bonus. Elise Kazanjian
Rating: 5
Fantastic!
Sat, Sep 26, 09   12:30 PM JustineHarve Unspecified 30-39 International Tourist(s) Unspecified
We had four days in NYC and this tour had been recommended to us. MAKE SURE YOU DO IT even if it means you miss some of the other more traditional sightseeing. Walking around Greenwich Village will give you a sense of the real New York and the restaurants that real New Yorkers rate. We tasted some fantastic food, met some of the chefs and laughed all the way round with our tour guide who had a great sense of humour. Our tour guide was Sephra (a trained pastry chef) so was more food focused that history and acrhitecture but that suited us fine!
Rating: 3
Take the tour only if you enjoy food tasting
Sun, Sep 20, 09   12:00 PM cmaloney14 Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
Overall, I had a good time on the Greenwich Village Food Tasting and Cultural Tour and the tour guide was very comical. I really enjoyed tasting the various foods on the tour (some food tasting stops were better than others though) and the tour did a great job of accomodating a vegetarian diet. If you enjoy food tasting and plan on revisiting the Greenwich Village area during your trip, then this is a really good tour to take because the tour guide gives you restaurant recommendations. However, if you are taking the tour to learn about the culture/history of Greenwich Village, then I would recommend taking another tour because I didn't learn very much about the area. Although this is a 3 hour tour, a lot of the time is spent waiting for the tour guide to go into the restaurant and bring out the food to the group. Also, I was hoping to explore more of the Greenwich Village area, but you basically stay on the same street during the tour. I think this tour is overpriced for what it is.