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Rating: 4.9  3,412 rating points
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Last 3 months 209 580 1 = 579 100% 4.9
Last 6 months 475 1,341 2 = 1,339 100% 4.9
Last 12 months 1,223 3,425 13 = 3,412 99% 4.9
All 13,485 36,272 142 = 36,130 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
Thorougly enjoyable and informative experience
Sun, May 10, 09   12:00 PM LindaTowbin Female Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
Our tour guide did a great job of creating a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. We liked the way she engaged members of the group, especially the children. Given her professinal background in the culinary arts, she was able to bring considerable knowledge to a discussion of the foods we tasted and the restaurants in the neighborhood. The architectural features of the historic buildings that she pointed out were well chosen -- enough detail to bring an era to life, but not so much as to be overwhelming. We came away with a feeling of connectedness to the area, so much so, that an article in Tuesday's New York Times about the South Village turned us into preservation advocates. We plan to return to NY for another food tour, and for dinner at one of the neighborhood restaurants. Thank you for a wonderful afternoon. L.T. and A.T.
Rating: 5
Do not miss this fun and tasty tour!!!
Fri, May 8, 09   11:00 AM charlotted Female Unspecified Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
The Greenwich Village Food Tasting and Cultural Tour, provided by Food Tours is the perfect tour, especially if you love to eat!!! Our guide, Barri, was very knowledgeable and engaging. The pace was perfect, the food tastings were all exceptional and the history made the area come alive. My only regret was in not having a ZipLoc bag for the extras that were offered.
Rating: 5
Terrific!
Thu, Apr 30, 09   11:30 AM karennx Female Unspecified International Tourist(s) Individual
I really enjoyed it. Very Interesting and amusing few hours with lots of delicious samples of wonderful food en route. Cindy was a superb tourguide.
Rating: 5
Excellent time
Thu, Apr 30, 09   11:00 AM DianeWinter Female Unspecified Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Was an excellent time. Tour guide was very knowledgeable and with her friendly personality made our tour very entertaining. The food samples were full size not the cube samples you receive at deli's. Have highly recommended tour to friends.
Rating: 5
Little tour, Big FUN!
Sun, Apr 19, 09   12:00 PM estromquist Female Unspecified Domestic Tourist(s) Unspecified
Loved it. Our guide, Heather, was great, interesting, and fun. Enjoyed a small, low-key tour in the middle of big city.
Rating: 4
Be prepared to EAT!
Sat, Apr 18, 09   12:30 PM jljnow Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
There was so much good food on this tour that many people in our group almost groaned from being so full when our guide said there were three more tastings left. Once we got the food the groaning ended. I loved how there was a good mix of sweet, savory and everyhing in between. The guide was great and gave us history of the area (more that was expected) and that was a welcome treat. They were also great at accomodating special dietary needs as long as you tell them when you buy your tickets. I would recommed this to anyone - tourist or people that live in the city. There might be someplace you never thought of going to before.
Rating: 5
What a great way to get a taste of the city!
Fri, Apr 3, 09   11:30 AM gmgentile Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
We thoroughly enjoyed the walk through Greenwich Village, and we especially loved the food samples. This was a really wonderful way to get to know a NYC neighborhood a little more intimately than we would have if we'd wandered around the streets by ourselves. We look forward to trying another Foods of NY tour the next time we come back to the city.
Rating: 5
Fun, excellent value, informative....
Fri, Mar 27, 09   11:00 AM CFKelly Female Unspecified Local Group of Friends
First off, our tour guide, Marie, was wonderful. She knew the neighborhood and shared her insights. Don't know if I would give it as high a rating if we had another tour guide. She made it a very enjoyable and informative tour. What I particularly liked was that I now have a list of several establishment to re-vist in the Village, including several restaurants. Excellent value - - there are not too many options in NYC were you can eat a meal, be entertained and learn something for $44.00. Glad that I saw the comment that says "don't eat before the tour". While each tasting is just that, when you add it up it is a lot of food and our group (men and women) all felt the same way.
Rating: 5
Fabulous
Sat, Mar 21, 09   11:00 AM PaulaMikut Female Unspecified Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
I would strongly recommend this tour. The information about the neighborhood was very interesting, the food tastings were delicious and very plentiful, the shop owners were welcoming and friendly, the tour guide was enthusiastic, knowledgeable, and helpful with information. The tour started on time and continued at a good pace-it was never boring! I have told several people to take this tour. I would certainly take another tour from this company. Wear comfy shoes!
Rating: 5
Great tour!
Mon, Mar 9, 09   12:00 PM amgott Male Unspecified Local Family Without Children
This was the second time we had the tour guide. He is excellent!