Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.9  3,621 rating points
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Last 3 months 359 973 5 = 968 99% 4.8
Last 6 months 811 2,253 6 = 2,247 100% 4.9
Last 12 months 1,301 3,629 8 = 3,621 100% 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 Age Sort Descending Where From? Group Type?
Rating: 4
vacation form England
Sun, Jan 30, 05   11:00 AM Anonymous Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
had a great time, small group of 7 and Sindy our tour guide was great fun.
Rating: 5
Couple from just outside London, England on a long weekend
Sat, Jan 29, 05   11:00 AM Anonymous Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
It was a thoroughly enjoyable journey which lasted just over 3 hours, we visited various different places to sample food and learned a lot about the history of the area. We enjoyed it so much we went back to Chumleys for a few more visits as well as taking in dinner at one of the restaurants, the Thai, sorry can't recall the name but the food was great. Eric was our guide and he was informative and had excellant knowledge off the area and almost everyone we saw on the street seemed to know him. Woudl definitely recommend this to anyone.
Rating: 5
easy going, go with the flow, fun
Sat, Jan 29, 05   11:00 AM Anonymous Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
Garry is an excellent guide; everyone in the area either knew him, or Garry knew them. Funny, thoughtful, extremely knowledgeable. Highly recommended!
Rating: 4
Family Vaction - had already been to New York Before
Tue, Jan 25, 05   11:00 AM Anonymous Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
Enjoyed the mix of food and local history. All of the places we were taken to were of the highest quality and distribution of food. Tour guide was very friendly and bubbly and good information for the area. On our next visit to New York we would defintaly revisit this area and investigate the shops / food moreso. We would highly recommend for others to go on the tour.
Rating: 4
5 Brits and 2 ladies from new jersey
Fri, Jan 21, 05   11:00 AM Anonymous Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
It was wonderful, the tour leader Sindy was enthusiastic and well informed and known. We found out the history of all the establishments we visited as well as a number we did not get to! Delicious food, an interesting lesson in local history and plenty of laughs.
Rating: 5
Sister-in-law visiting from North Carolina
Fri, Jan 21, 05   11:00 AM Anonymous Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
I would highly recommend this tour. Our tour guide, Cindy, was fun, informative and very considerate. Despite the freezing cold temperatures (14 degrees), the entire group enjoyed our 2 1/2 hour Greenwich Village experience. I'm planning in taking my husband once the weather warms up!!
Rating: 5
Long weekend in NYC with family
Sun, Jan 16, 05   11:00 AM Anonymous Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
The food tour was clearly one of the best things that we did in New York City. Not only did my wife and I thoroughly enjoy it, but so did our 11 year old son. The various restaurants and shops welcomed us and seemed pleased to be able to share food items. We have visited NYC on several occasions, but this was the first time that we actually were able to see how "regular New Yorkers" live. After the tour was over, we immediately went back to one of the pastry shops and enjoyed additional treats! We look forward to returning to Greenwich Village and spending more time at some of the restaurants and shops that we were introduced to. By the way, our tour took place on a cold and windy Sunday in January. We dressed VERY WARMLY, and our guide was nice enough to do most of the talking inside, rather than outside. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone who likes to eat and who is interested in learning more about NYC.
Rating: 5
2 Best Friends 1 local now & a frequent ny visitor
Sat, Jan 15, 05   11:30 AM Anonymous Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
A friends mom told me about the tour and said it sounded wonderful. we had no idea how great it really would be. Even though it was pretty cold we had a great time eating our way through the village. We learned some great history and we have already told all our friends who couldnt believe some of it. After the tour we walked back through all the places and ate again!! Great Job! Can't wait to do the other one
Rating: 5
2 local New Yorkers and 2 out-of-towners
Sat, Jan 15, 05   11:30 AM Anonymous Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
The walking/tasting tour was amazing. We learned really interesting things about Greenwich Village, concerning its architecture and history, that we never would have known had we not taken this tour, even though half of us are from the NYC. In addition, the restaurants we visited were perfect -- from the pizza place to the bakeries to the cheese shop to the meat store to the turkish restaurant. These restaurants, along with the local shops we visted, all have something significant about them, like their age or their uniqueness, and are on the tour for a good reason. Lastly, our tour guide, Cindy, was fantastic and made the tour worth recommending to everyone I know (and I did). This tour is definitely for New Yorkers as much as it's for tourists.
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!