Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.9  3,713 rating points
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Last 3 months 369 1,015 4 = 1,011 99% 4.9
Last 6 months 793 2,207 6 = 2,201 99% 4.9
Last 12 months 1,327 3,724 11 = 3,713 99% 4.9
All 14,146 38,113 147 = 37,966 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
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.
Rating: 4
Knowledgeable leader and great tastings.
Fri, Sep 18, 09   12:00 PM kmcampbell Unspecified 40-49 International Tourist(s) Group of Friends
The Greenwich Village tour offered a wealth of information about this neighbourhood along with some delicious tastings. The tour was extremely concentrated in a small section of the Village, and we would have liked to travel a bit farther - it seems that standing still is more difficult than walking! While we thoroughly enjoyed the tastings from the various restaurants and proprietors on the tour, we would have appreciated being able to wander through more of the establishments for a greater appreciation of the wide variety of products some of the shops offer. Having said this, we feel well armed to return to Greenwich Village to further explore some of the restaurants we were introduced to. Thanks to our awesome tour guide for her expertise and enthusiasm!
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
Great tour guide and very informative
Sat, Aug 15, 09   12:00 PM ElizabethHa Unspecified 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Same as above.
Rating: 5
A fantastic day out!
Fri, Aug 14, 09   12:00 PM gazt14 Unspecified 20-29 Combination Couple on a Date
Alot of fun and incredibly educational as well. Great value for money considering the length of the tour and the amount of tastings we had. Would strongly recommend this activity to anyone considering it.
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.