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Rating: 4.9  3,672 rating points
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Last 3 months 381 1,053 5 = 1,048 99% 4.9
Last 6 months 771 2,148 6 = 2,142 99% 4.9
Last 12 months 1,313 3,683 11 = 3,672 99% 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 Age Sort Descending Where From? Group Type?
Rating: 1
mother-daughter week-end away, from Orlando, FL
Sat, Jan 15, 05   11:00 AM Anonymous Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
We had a wonderful 4 days in NY,we were in a TV audience, went to a Broadway play, shopping, carrriage ride thru Central Park and other sightseeing, but the highlite of our trip was our 3 hour "Foods of NY" tour in Greenwich Village. Our tour guide Jenny was very gracious and full of interesting information, not only about foods and resturants but also about the history and architecture of the Village. The many food tastings the tour provided from many of the resturants, pastry shops, chocolate factory and cheese shop, pizza shop etc. were outstanding. Go hungry, you will not need lunch. We spent the remainder of the day returning to many of the stores, resturants and pastry shops we visted on the tour. We went back to one of the resturants for dinner that evening. We will definitely go on the Chealsea Market tour on our next visit and would even like to re-do this tour. This tour was excellent!
Rating: 5
me and my mom
Sat, Jan 15, 05   11:00 AM Anonymous Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
It was fabulous!!! I highly recommend it!!! I have been in NY working for 15years and saw places that I never knew existed in greenwich village!!! I also found new restaurants that I can't wait to get to!!
Rating: 5
Senior women (6) from New York and New Jersey
Tue, Jan 11, 05   12:00 PM Anonymous Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
Todd was the perfect mix of friendly and informative. In not great weather we all had a great time. There is something wonderful about being introduced to a section of New York we rarely visit. Of course we will return to the area on our own to enjoy a full meal as the snacks provided left no room. We all agreed to plan the Chelsea/meatpacking district tour soon. Thanks Diane
Rating: 4
College class from California in NY for Theatre trip
Tue, Jan 11, 05   11:00 AM Anonymous Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
Being a college professor with a class of my students visiting New York for a theatre trip, I was attracted to your tour because I was interested in having my students learn about the history of Greenwich Village. Unfortunately, the tour concentrated much more on introducing the tourists to the food places and not that much on the historical aspects of the Village...perhaps it was the particular Guide we had. Maybe a different guide would have satisfied me more. I must say that the food samplings were wonderful. I will proabably sign up again next year and hope that the history will be more emphasized. Great idea, though, now refine it...thanks!
Rating: 5
one person looking for some great food
Sun, Jan 9, 05   11:00 AM Anonymous Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
The guide was great and knowledgable. He knew a lot of history and was always animated enough to be interesting! The food that I tasted was excellent, and the restaurants we visited looked top notch (and were surprisingly affordable for Manhattan!). I took my wife back that night and we ate at a great little Italian restaurant. I would highly recommend this to foodies or others!
Rating: 5
locals, people moving to NY and tourists. good group
Sun, Jan 9, 05   11:00 AM Anonymous Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
We thought the tour was fabulous and enjoyed the snacks along the way. We are recommending the tour to family that are coming to NY on holiday next month. Before we left, we actually went back and ate at several of the restaurants.
Rating: 5
A couple locals, and mostly out of towners looking to experience the realNY
Sat, Jan 8, 05   11:30 AM Anonymous Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
I would recommend this tour to anyone going to New York and even the people who live there now. I will be trying probably atleast one of the tours each trip I take to New York from now on. It is the best way to really get to know the city and the wonderful things it has to offer.
Rating: 5
weekend trip for young adults
Sat, Jan 8, 05   11:30 AM Anonymous Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
This trip is highly recommended. We enjoyed every minute. Our next weekend adventure will include a day trip on our own to Greenwich Village. Had we not taken the tour our view of the Village might be very different. The tour provided information and fun from a locals perspective. Make sure to wear your sneakers and weather permitting clothes. We were soaked in the rain but still enjoyed the tour.
Rating: 2
overseas visitor looking for info re american way of life
Sat, Jan 8, 05   11:00 AM Anonymous Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
I think this activity would be good for locals but a waste of time for international visitors
Rating: 4
Houston couple on work/vacation
Fri, Jan 7, 05   11:00 AM Anonymous Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
I would highly recommend this delightful tour with Cindy. She dispelled all my pre-conceived ideas about New York and its natives. In spite of the January chill, Cindy created a warm jovial atmosphere as she introduced us to the charms of the Village. The variety of foods, ambiance, and places, blended with the history and wit of the guide created quite a delightful memory for us.