Foods of New York Tours

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Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.9  7,121 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 399 1,085 3 = 1,082 99% 4.8
Last 6 months 1,039 2,864 6 = 2,858 99% 4.9
Last 12 months 2,599 7,153 32 = 7,121 99% 4.9
All 22,710 60,936 218 = 60,718 99% 4.8
Ratings by Activity
(Each activity's ratings from the last 12 months)
% Positive Average
Original Greenwich Village Food and Culture Tour 3,403 99% 4.9 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Chelsea Market/Meatpacking Dist Food Tasting Tour 1,702 99% 4.8 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Central Greenwich Village Food & Culture Tour 858 98% 4.8 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Nolita/NoHo Food & Culture Tour 839 99% 4.9 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Chinatown Food and Culture Walking Tour 319 100% 4.8 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
The Sushi and Japanese Tapas Food Tasting Event 0 0% 0.0
Rating Date Attended Reviewer Sort Descending Gender Age Where From? Group Type?
Rating: 5
An excellent tasting of various food
Fri, Apr 18, 08   11:00 AM Weatherson Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
It was an excellent tour of a variety of foods offered in just a couple of blocks in Greenwich Village. A little heavy at times but very enjoyable.
Rating: 5
A great way to spend 3 hours
Fri, Aug 26, 11   11:30 AM WEATHERITT Female 50-59 International Tourist(s) Family With Children
My husband, my two boys who are approximately twenty years old and myself met Dianne our tour guide outside Murray's cheese shop in Greenwich. Dianne was good fun and made everybody welcome, even my two boys who felt awkward at the start soon relaxed and enjoyed themselves, especially once the food samples appeared. It wasa great way of meeting other people from different places with in the group. Dianne was very knowledgeable about the local area, which as a tourist we would never had time to gather ourselves. I wished I had taken the tour earlier on in my trip so that I could have benefited from everything I learnt about Greenwich. It certainly has made want to return to NY, I would definitely consider another tour.
Rating: 5
A top adult walking tour
Sat, Jun 9, 07   12:00 PM wdouglas10a Female 50-59 Combination Group of Friends
We often take walking tours in Europe...some group tours and some private. As native New Yorkers, we are always looking to discover our own city and this tour did not disappoint. This was our second food tour with Foods of NY, having taken the Chelsea Market tour and we were very satisfied. We were both pleased that neither of the tours was redundant with the other and with the mixture of history, food, and humor with which the tour was delivered. Michael was an excellent tour guide. We heard equally good things about the other tour guides from those on earlier and later tours. A must do!
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
Chelsea Market & Meat Packing District tour w/Bob
Sat, Sep 11, 10   12:00 PM WDG123 Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Individual
Our tour guide Bob showed us a great time on the ‘Chelsea Market & Meat Packing District’ tour. We were about 16 people in our group and first-up was a neat history lesson about the Chelsea Market building and it’s origins followed by a delicious cranberry/blueberry everything-cookie from ‘Eleni’s’ bakery. This was one big cookie. Here’s 2 of the food stops: The ‘Lobster Place’ gave us a choice of 6 soups to choose from. The New England clam chowder was out of this world! Then, a nice sit-down deli-spread in the back of ‘Buon Italia’ with bread from ‘Amy’s Bread’ (Chelsea Market), and 2 kinds of thinly sliced Italian style meats, an artichoke spread, little onions marinated in balsamic vinegar, sweet green olives and smoked mozzarella cheese. (I really liked those little onions) For me, one of the highlights of this tour was discovering the ‘Highline’ promenade which is now a beautiful NYC park. Trust me, you will find this place to be a hidden treasure. There’s lots more to experience and I recommend this tour to everybody. Our guide was a lot of fun and really knew his NYC history. It was a great walking tour with 7 individual food stops. From the Chelsea Market to the Highline, and through the Meat packing District/Fashion Designer area to the final sit-down hot Italian appetizer. It was an excellent 3-hour tour. Thanks Bob!! WDG 9/11/2010
Rating: 5
Central Village/SoHo Food Tour-A must do w/Raheem!
Thu, Sep 9, 10   12:00 PM WDG123 Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Individual
I had a great time with our guide Raheem on the ‘Central Village/SoHo Food Culture’ tour. He made the experience so awesome! He’s funny and extremely knowledgeable of the area. Trust me, it’s truly a meal and nobody leaves hungry. Some of the highlights were: The ‘Focacceria’ mini sandwiches were warm right out of the oven served on focaccia bread w/fresh mozzarella and roasted peppers. Next, ‘Masala Times’ Indian Unda Bhurji Roll, scrambled egg and veggies on Indian layered bread was out of this world and served with a Mango Lassi drink. Then, a short walk to ‘Montes’ Italian restaurant. We had table service (very nice place w/great photos and history on the walls) What a nice penne pasta with bolognese meat marinara sauce. It just gets better when we went to the Cuban/Latin restaurant ‘Cuba’. Again with table service, a delicious Boiled Yuca w/Mojo garlic sauce was served followed by two different Empanadas, one w/Chicken and the other w/beef. A really rich salsa verde (not spicy) was served on the side. The Mojitos were optional, but were definitely a hit!! I can say no more because I don’t want to spoil the other surprises, including 3 more food stops! It was a very good walking tour packed with great NYC insight between portions. There were some neat little stops at a great coffee bean store and another at a fresh pasta store. Raheem took us on a real ‘3 hour tour’ with so much info, extra potions, and a very good selection and order of the different portions. Great job Raheem!! WDG 9/09/2010
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
Very informative and fun; the food was delicious!
Fri, Apr 19, 13   12:30 PM Wdbeis Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
Susan was a great guide!
Rating: 5
Great Insights Into More Than Just The Food
Thu, Jul 18, 13   11:45 AM WCurren Male 50-59 International Tourist(s) Family Without Children
We did the tour on a day in the high 90's and our guide Annie was very concious of the temperatures and did all she could to keep us in air conditioning, in the shade and hydrated as best as she could. Her knowledge and love for Nolita/NoHo area is apparent with the passion that she told us about the history of the area. Annie did a great job of bringing together tourist from 4 different countries. Great food was offered up but that was just a small part of the tour. We would recommend it to all those that travel to NYC. This is our 8th trip into the city and the first walking tour. The walking was just within a few blocks so you don't have to worry about being on your feet for too long. Book it and enjoy the sites, food and history.
Rating: 5
Great informative yummy tour
Mon, Nov 18, 13   12:00 PM wcochran Male 30-39 Local Group of Friends
I loved every bit of tour from the tidbits about certain streets and culture to the great food we had at every restaurant. Thanks tour guide Raheem.
Rating: 5
GREAT Experience!
Sat, Dec 20, 08   11:00 AM wcmlee Female 30-39 Local Couple on a Date
We had a truly fantastic time on this tour. It was a cold, blustery day out, but as other reviews have stated, this particular tour takes place mostly indoors. We were inside for the first two hours, and even in the last hour, we were only outside for at most 10 minutes at a time. So this one is perfect for the winter months. Due to the weather, my husband and I were the only two people on the tour. This could potentially have been uncomfortable, but happily, we LOVED Kurt (sp?) the tour guide, who was funny, charming, conversational, and infectiously enthusiastic throughout. We both remarked afterwards that it felt like we had spent the afternoon with a friend... who just happened to know all the people and history and restaurants and surroundings of Chelsea Market and the Meatpacking District like the back of his hand. Last but not least, the food was amazing. The items may change from tour to tour, but on the day we went, we had an "everything" cookie, gourmet chocolate milk, lobster bisque, organic bread, a sampling of various Italian foods, cheese/preserves/crackers, fruit spreads with biscuits, berry tea and gelato. We are big eaters but were definitely very full by the end. We have been recommending this tour to everyone we know!
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
An excellent way to spend three hours in NY
Thu, Mar 10, 11   11:00 AM wbeckwith Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Unspecified
A great experience. Learned a lot of history and certainly enjoyed all the food most especially the Manhattan clam chowder at The Lobster Place. We started off with a big cupcake and we both feel that the smaller one would be better.