Foods of New York Tours

Zerve Seller: FoodTours

Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.9  7,155 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 708 1,928 10 = 1,918 99% 4.8
Last 6 months 1,553 4,266 13 = 4,253 99% 4.9
Last 12 months 2,606 7,174 19 = 7,155 99% 4.9
All 24,339 65,416 231 = 65,185 99% 4.8
Ratings by Activity
(Each activity's ratings from the last 12 months)
% Positive Average
Original Greenwich Village Food and Culture Tour 3,633 100% 4.9 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Chelsea Market/Meatpacking Dist Food Tasting Tour 1,393 99% 4.8 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Nolita/NoHo Food & Culture Tour 913 99% 4.9 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Heart of the Village Food & Culture Tour 895 99% 4.8 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Gourmet Chinatown Food and Culture Walking Tour 321 100% 4.9 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
The Sushi and Japanese Tapas Food Tasting Event 0 0% 0.0
Rating Date Attended Reviewer Gender Sort Descending Age Where From? Group Type?
Rating: 4
Nice way to spend an afternoon
Sat, Apr 19, 08   12:30 PM mlk1958 Unspecified 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Our guide was very friendly and knowledgeable; food samples were delish, especially the first one from the Indian bakery and the last one from the Greek yogurt joint. And the gnocchi at the Italian joint, where we were seated and the chef actually came out and gave us the recipe for the delicious pasta! That, more than anything, really made the tour special. We also enjoyed the bits of music/culture history, such as the stop at Bob Dylan's former home. Two thumbs up from these Southern Californians! Only nitpick: The peanut butter sandwiches, although delicious, weren't cut apart adequately and that sampling was a little difficult logistically since there was no place to sit down.
Rating: 5
Fantastic for locals and tourists alike
Fri, Apr 11, 08   12:00 PM freeshipping Unspecified 20-29 Combination Group of Friends
Fantastic for locals and tourists alike
Rating: 3
Sun, Apr 6, 08   12:00 PM durkheim Unspecified 20-29 International Tourist(s) Group of Friends
this is a good tour for gourmands and food enthusiasts...the first 30 minutes I felt as if I was trying to be sold to eat at different restaurants...the second half of the tour which included more historical material was interesting
Rating: 4
A very entertining way to see Greenwich Village
Sun, Apr 6, 08   12:00 PM doolittle Unspecified 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Our guide Cindy was informative, humorous, and she engaged everyone in our group. We enjoyed our leisurely walk even though it was very chilly. Food samples were generous and delicious but I think we could have had more diversity and more gourmet foods. We enjoyed having a list of recommended eateries for our next visit. Overall, a positive family experience.
Rating: 5
Loved every bite!
Tue, Mar 25, 08   12:00 PM Phylliskram Unspecified 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Our guide Susan- was the best!!! Fun ,knowledgeable, & personable.
Rating: 5
good clean fun
Tue, Mar 25, 08   11:00 AM ajuell Unspecified Unspecified Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
I live in New York and frequently have visitors from out of town. I get really bored taking people to the same old touristy spots. The food tour was a great way to spend the day. My friends really loved it and we all enjoyed learning about some of the special local restaurants. The historical aspect of the tour was great too. I totally recommend the Greenwich Village tour... sign up for Curt's group. He's hilarious and has an uncanny ability to remember everyone's name.
Rating: 5
Great tour, tortuous booking
Fri, Mar 14, 08   12:00 PM cjlhenderson Unspecified 50-59 International Tourist(s) Family Without Children
This wasn't our first FoodTours walk, and this one, like the one we did in Greenwich Village two years ago didn't disappoint, with plenty of interesting dialogue and some really nice stores. The problem I see is Zerve. When trying to book online it wanted me to remember sign-in data from my last transaction with them two years ago! When I couldn't do so it would not let me proceed since I was using the same email address as before. Even after two transatlantic telephone calls we ended up having to use my wife's email address to reserve. Clearly Zerve are quite happy to let their desire to build a database of hacked off users(in this case at least) interfere with the generation of business for their clients . If I were FoodTours I'd get out of Zerve as fast as my legs could carry me- they might be costing them a fortune. If I were Zerve I'd change my system so it first and foremost made it easy for willing customers to complete a transcation and forget about linking one transaction to another unless they can learn to do it elegantly. The user names , passwords, and security data I give a booking agency are not very important to me, and if Zerve think I should keep records of this stuff in case I want to use them again, they must be delusional. Its a one off transaction, not the start of a beautiful relationship. But the tour was great- and did I mention that Zerve are a pain.
Rating: 5
Great Tour!
Wed, Mar 12, 08   11:00 AM martha123 Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
excellent tour guide.(he definitely made it the most fun) stops good overview of wide variety of food.......could be 2/5 vs 3 hrs
Rating: 5
Fri, Jan 25, 08   12:00 PM njswede Unspecified 40-49 Local Group of Friends
This tour was far more than anyone in our group had expected. We are all local and have been to the market many times, but we were looking for something different to do. As it turned out, it was not only something different, but it was a GREAT time. We sampled some yummy food and laughed for three hours, thanks to our phenomenal tour guide Kurt. Not only was it fun, but it was informative and interesting. It was three hours well spent. Thank You Kurt!!!
Rating: 4
Great job,, very nice tour
Sat, Jan 19, 08   11:30 AM pjmschneider Unspecified 50-59 Local Family Without Children
Great job,, very nice tour
Rating: 5
A Highly Recommended Tour
Fri, Jan 18, 08   11:00 AM thekua Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
Rating: 5
Great way to spend an afternoon!
Sat, Jan 5, 08   12:30 PM pamwebb Unspecified 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
We've been to NYC for 15 years and felt very familiar with it but we learned plenty of new and interesting information. It was a pleasant and entertaining way to spend the afternoon. We're looking forward to going back to the West Village next year and exploring more.
Rating: 4
Recommend Different Tour
Sat, Dec 22, 07   12:00 PM rmckee6 Unspecified 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
We took the Grenwich Village tour in 2004 and would recomend that tour over this tour. It was explained before we left that the tour was altered slightly because it was cold that day. The tour was very enjoyable despite the changes. Thanks Bobby McKee
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?