Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.9  3,662 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 367 1,013 2 = 1,011 99% 4.9
Last 6 months 785 2,165 6 = 2,159 99% 4.9
Last 12 months 1,320 3,670 8 = 3,662 100% 4.9
All 14,460 38,979 148 = 38,831 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 Sort Descending Gender Age Where From? Group Type?
Rating: 5
Heather's Magical History Food Tour- a must do!
Sun, Sep 19, 10   11:30 AM WDG123 Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Individual
Our tour guide Heather took us on a wonderful sight-seeing food tour of the West Village. We had about 16 in our group and there was a total of 8 individual food stops. First up was a great slice of thin crust NY style pizza from ‘Joe’s Pizza’. Right out of the oven, it was the perfect start. Here’s a few more food stops: The ‘Centro Vinoteca’ sat us down for a delicious portion of corn risotto, which I never had before. ‘Murray’s Cheese’ took us upstairs for another sit-down. We sampled three kinds of cheeses from around the world, olives, and some thinly sliced Italian salami. Very nice variety with some extra portions. ‘Milk and Cookie’s’ double chocolate cookie was straight out of the oven with melted chocolate all the way. A little later, I was one of the lucky ones to have two (gotta get some more of these) mini-cannolis from ‘Rocco’s Pastries’. Heather has gave us great insight with her knowledge of the historical area and personal dining experiences in some of the local restaurants. In addition to the 8 stops we made, she talked about some other hot-spots. So, thanks to Heather, my self-tour continued (after the last-stop cannolis) with some great coffee from ‘Amy’s bread’, followed by my first gelato from ‘L’Art Del Gelato’. They let me mix the peach and grape flavors together. Wow, what a flavor discovery! Our guide Heather was organized, articulate, and really knew her stuff! I understand she can sing and dance and I hope she makes it to Broadway one day. Lucky for us, our tour actually went past 3 hours. It was a truly great experience. Thanks Heather. WDG 9/19/2010
Rating: 5
Fabulous introduction to "Village" food & history
Thu, Oct 5, 06   11:30 AM wdeboni Male 60-69 International Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Entertaining, knowledgeable guide that gave you an excellent feel for Greenwich Village, it's past (and Pasta), and what it is now. We visited some delightful, small food outlets and shops and sampled some very good food. The visit to Chumley's speakeasy was a highlight.
Rating: 5
Excellent Food and Information
Fri, Jun 8, 12   11:00 AM wchan81 Male 30-39 International Tourist(s) Family With Children
the food was excellent and our tour guide was very knowledgeable about both the food, area, and other topics of interest that we discussed throughout. i typically don't do tours simply because i am not a fan of "Tranditional" tours, however, this one was worth it and i'll be sure to do again (albeit different area) next time I'm in NYC.
Rating: 5
Great time, we loved it!
Sat, Nov 4, 06   11:00 AM wbourque Female 50-59 Local Group of Friends
Really enjoyed learning more about Greenwich Village. The tasting were great, especially loved the rice balls. I plan to go back with my husband and try one of the restaurants for dinner.
Rating: 5
great fun
Mon, Apr 2, 07   11:00 AM wbmcdougall Male 50-59 International Tourist(s) Family Without Children
We were met promptly and corteously. Kurt the guide was polite and gave explanations but did not overdo it! All places were clean and we were made welcome. It was a bit awkward in the first place 'Joes Pizza ' due to lack of room. He seemed to enjoy himself and was good with a funny cross-section of people. These were mostly American and they enjoyed it. Best part of our trip. After it we spent a part of the day going round in more detail. We would do it again. Kurt got the biggest tip all week.
Rating: 5
Fantastic taste of New York
Sat, Aug 8, 09   11:00 AM wbay77 Male 40-49 International Tourist(s) Family Without Children
This was a very enjoyable tour of the food and cultural highlights of one of the most historic areas of New York city. We gathered at Murray's Cheese shop and our guide, Marie, was very welcoming and friendly. The food we tasted was of very high quality and gave us a full flavour of the gastronomic delights of the Greenwich village area. As visitors from Scotland we would highly recommend this tour as a perfect way to find your bearings and plan your stay in the area.
Rating: 5
Fabulous experience and a great bargain
Sun, Apr 29, 12   11:30 AM wbarnettl Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
This tour was so much fun, very informative, culturally interesting, delicious and a really great deal! I highly recommend it for something fun and tasty to do while in New York!
Rating: 5
excellent tour just the right length
Thu, Feb 20  11:00 AM waynev Male 40-49 International Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Much enjoyed tour with the right amount of detail on the area and the food
Rating: 5
Very enjoyable
Thu, Jun 5  11:30 AM waynela98 Unspecified Unspecified Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Guide is very knowledgable . Diana was our guide and I wouLd recommend.
Rating: 5
Very interesting highly recommend
Thu, Apr 18, 13   11:00 AM wayneeddy Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Kurt our tour guide was knowledgeble, interesting and funny. He is from the area and was able to provide historical information on NYC, Greenwich village as well as the sites visited. All the food was great and filling. You will not be hungry after the tour. The kids who are a "hard sell' on tourist attractions all loved it too.