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Rating: 4.9  3,622 rating points
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Last 3 months 354 957 5 = 952 99% 4.8
Last 6 months 814 2,256 6 = 2,250 100% 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
Learning history can be fun
Fri, Dec 21, 07   11:30 AM oenodog Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
We had a wonderful tour led by Barri. She wove a lovely story as we moved from pizza place... to food shop... to restaurant. Our appreciate of Greenwich Village and it's food increased as the tour continued. A fun way to learn about the village and NY food history, while enjoying tasty treats along the way
Rating: 5
Great tour
Sat, Dec 15, 07   11:00 AM bclemens Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
We thoroughly enjoyed this tour. I was especially pleased that the tour guide started exactly on time, latecomers had to find us we didn't have to wait on them. The only thing i would change is the tipping policy. Can't you pay your folks what you need to and charge it in the ticket price or make it clear that tips are expected and not included in the ticket price?
Rating: 5
Tasty and informative
Tue, Dec 11, 07   11:30 AM jhunt30 Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
Just a great way to experience the Village - it fills you with great food and interesting information and an appreciation of a wonderful place, through someone who has enthusiastically lived it.
Rating: 5
We loved it!
Wed, Dec 5, 07   11:00 AM PatGowdy Unspecified 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
You provided us with fabulous tastings, both standing and sitting opportunities, plenty of interesting history, and opportunities to see inside shops, restaurants, and homes. You also had a guide, Curt, who was knowledgeable, thorough, humorous, and gentlemanly. Our own group of 8 tourists (three were in NYC for the first time) said this was one of their favorite events in their week-long visit to the Big Apple. We will certainly recommend this tour to others.
Rating: 4
Small Tweek
Sun, Dec 2, 07   12:00 PM stepholivo Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
I would have liked one different food and not pizza twice
Rating: 5
Experience this or else!
Sat, Oct 27, 07   12:00 PM mcryan52 Unspecified Unspecified Combination Group of Friends
My group of six consisted of four "repeat tourists' from Texas in our 50's, plus my daughter(age 25), who lives on 1st avenue in east village and her boyfriend(26y.o.), who lives in the west village. They thought it would "possibly" be interesting. Well, they were overwhelmed as were the rest of us. As tourists, it was fun for us to see all the streets and shops and restaurants('tasting' is accurate I am sure, but we felt like we more than tasted...we were 'fed')--. We didn't expect such a historical perspective--Ed really made us 'see' NY from the days of the origin of this area. As the "locals", my daughter and her boyfriend couldn't wait to go back and tell their friends about this cheese shop, this restaurant, this club....I am a travel agent and will either give this tour as a gift to my clients or tell them it is a must they must include in their visit to NYC. Tell everyone to get out of midtown; come see real NY. Molly Ryan
Rating: 4
Interesting and fun afternoon - Food ok
Sun, Oct 21, 07   12:30 PM hewong2002 Unspecified Unspecified Combination Unspecified
This is a fun way to spend an afternoon very interesting facts and history are imparted and our guide had lived in the neighborhood for years. I found him very genuine as people on the street passed by they all knew our guide by name. The food is okay don't expect anything gourmet (pizzas/breads/cheeses). I live in New York and know the neighborhood so I know most of the stores we stopped by but I still managed to discover one new store that I will return to. It was a lovely afternoon.
Rating: 4
Very informative
Sat, Oct 20, 07   1:00 PM peekyandpoki Unspecified 20-29 International Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Mike was our guide and I have never met someone with as much knowledge about a village in my life. Mike was an excellent guide. I think the food tastings should be mixed up a little bit more...2 pizza stops in one tour is too much, considering all the variety that the village has to offer. The stop in O & Co. was AMAZING...Originally I was disappointed stopping at an olive oil store, but it was one of the best stops on the walk! The information, the tastings, the friendly staff was a true delight! I never new 8 yr old balsamic would be good on ice cream...lol The history that Mike provided on the tour was very much appreciated. We had a couple of rude people in our group that were always on their cell's and talking to one another throughout Mike's tour, but he didn't let that bother him...he showed great professionalism...I definately recommend this tour!! Ryan Toronto, Canada
Rating: 4
Great overview and insights into the Village
Thu, Oct 11, 07   11:30 AM franfrey Unspecified 60-69 Combination Group of Friends
I really enjoyed the tour, but would have liked a little more variety of samples -- and fewer carbs! Loved the intro to the many great food stores and restaurants. Would have loved more entree into the meat market. And very surprised that Pearl's was not mentioned while we were learning about restaurants on Cornelia Street. When questioned, the guide gave a cursory answer about not talking about restaurants he wasn't familiar with, but it seemed perhaps that you only mention establishments that support Foods of New York .... In any case, my husband and I will definitely go on additional tours on future trips.
Rating: 5
Highlight of our first trip to New York City!
Fri, Oct 5, 07   11:30 AM nancycarollo Unspecified 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
We spent the week doing all the usual first-time tourist activities, and enjoyed them all. But the Greenwich Village Food Tour was the highlight of our trip. Ed, our tour guide, was wonderful. The food was great. After the tour we went back to some of the stores on our stops and made purchases. The shop owners were all very welcoming and helpful. That night we returned for dinner. We would recommend the tour to everyone.