Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.9  3,394 rating points
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Last 3 months 191 526 1 = 525 99% 4.9
Last 6 months 473 1,335 2 = 1,333 100% 4.9
Last 12 months 1,219 3,407 13 = 3,394 99% 4.9
All 13,465 36,212 142 = 36,070 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 Age Sort Descending Where From? Group Type?
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
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
Fabulous!
Sat, Oct 17, 09   12:30 PM KarenBoyle Female Unspecified Domestic Tourist(s) Other
Tour guide was wonderful and entertaining, food fantastic and the informal presentation of history throughout the tour was really interesting. Thank you!!
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.
Rating: 4
Great tour
Wed, Sep 16, 09   11:30 AM moffattn Unspecified Unspecified International Tourist(s) Group of Friends
This tour was lots of fun and great value for money. We discovered some great places that we would not have found on our own. Thanks to all involved.
Rating: 5
Wonderful!
Sat, Aug 29, 09   12:00 PM pcarter Unspecified Unspecified Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
We have heard about Greenwich Village since the 1960's but have not kept up with the changes that have occurred over the years. It is an area filled with history unique to the Village. We enjoyed the tasting experiences and the tour so much. This was a highlight of our NYC visit. Can't wait to try one of the other food tasting and culture tours offered in NYC. .
Rating: 5
It was fun.
Thu, Aug 13, 09   11:30 AM carolfranks Female Unspecified Local Other
Even as a native New Yorker I found it informative. perhaps a little more local history. The guide,Cindy,was lively and entertaining. I would skip Rocco,s but perhaps that is just personal taste.
Rating: 5
Great combination of history and delicious food...
Fri, Jul 17, 09   11:00 AM naterp23 Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
The tour was excellent! I would highly recommend it for anyone interested in learning about the history of Greenwich Village with some great food.
Rating: 5
Great Food
Sat, Jul 11, 09   12:00 PM jenanson Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
A very enjoyable tour and great introduction to the Greenwich Village area. The food tasted great, the servings were a good size and the tour was nicely paced.