Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.9  3,666 rating points
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Last 3 months 365 1,007 2 = 1,005 99% 4.9
Last 6 months 786 2,166 6 = 2,160 99% 4.9
Last 12 months 1,322 3,674 8 = 3,666 100% 4.9
All 14,455 38,964 148 = 38,816 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
It was excellent
Sat, Jan 16, 10   11:30 AM GroverCarter Unspecified Unspecified Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
The food tour was extremely well done. It was thoroughly enjoyable. The guide, Berrie, was great.
Rating: 5
Fun & enlightening experience - highly recommended
Sun, Jan 10, 10   11:00 AM Maryg315 Unspecified Unspecified Combination Group of Friends
We participated in the Greenwich Village Tour in early January. Our guide was a local resident of the area, and her passion for the neighborhood, its local merchants, and its historic significance was evident and contagious. The food tastings were plentiful, enough for a meal, but better than that, they were of exceptional quality and often unique to the restaurant or shop visited --- that allowed the group to have tasting experiences we likely would not have discovered on our own. The restaurant & shop owners/staff were all extremely accommodating --- we purchased items from some that day, and will absolutely return for additional dining & shopping experiences in this part of the city. The pace of the tour was good, the tour length was fine (even though it was chilly, the 3 hours actually seemed to fly by), and the variety kept everyone's interest. All in all, a terrific experience and an excellent value. We will take advantage of other tours this company offers.
Rating: 4
well worth while
Tue, Jan 5, 10   11:30 AM lepoops Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
this is a great infomratvie, tasty tour. Guide was excellent!
Rating: 5
A delicious tour
Sun, Dec 6, 09   11:30 AM Outoftowners Unspecified 30-39 Unspecified Unspecified
I had a fantastic time on this tour. As someone from a multicultural city who has experienced lots of different cuisines, I was still delighted by the yummy treats offered during this tour. We learned several things about Greenwich Village and felt more comfortable getting around the neighbourhood after the tour. There was more than enough food to leave you not wanting lunch. One of the great features was getting a fresh slice of hot pizza from the start. We even sat down for a bit during the middle of the tour to have some rissotto, and the fresh-out-of-the-oven cookies were such as treat. When we walked through the restaurants and shops, I could tell the other customers were somewhat envious about what we weere eating and learning. In addition, our tour guide was well-spoken, cheerful, knowledgeable, and as in-love with NYC as we became. I'd highly recommend the Greenwich Village tour. Dress warmly, wear comfortable shoes, and come with an empty stomach. Cheers!
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!