Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.9  4,727 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 385 1,080 0 = 1,080 100% 4.9
Last 6 months 779 2,201 2 = 2,199 100% 4.9
Last 12 months 1,686 4,731 4 = 4,727 100% 4.9
All 16,639 45,119 152 = 44,967 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 Gender Age Sort Descending Where From? Group Type?
Rating: 5
Was so much fun!
Sat, Dec 6, 14   1:00 PM cminsky Female Unspecified Combination Unspecified
The rain did not stop us from having such a fun time tasting our way through an area of the city that all of us have been through before. This time while in the Village, you could learn more about many restaurants, culture, and history while eating. What a great kind of museum. Robin, the tour guide made it very interesting.
Rating: 5
Great overview of area and foods
Sat, Dec 6, 14   11:30 AM katecalhoun Unspecified Unspecified International Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
Really enjoyed the size of the group,not too large. Marie our guide was enthusiastic, knowledgable and entertaining. The food was wonderful as was the history behind each restaurant/shop. Great way to spend some time in the village. Will do another tour next time we visit New York.
Rating: 3
Food tour good but canned
Tue, Oct 14, 14   11:00 AM lizcutler Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
While our tour guide knew a lot about the topics and was lively, I felt as if we were on an assembly line. His presentation, down to the jokes, was completely canned, almost memorized. Maybe that's inevitable. He worked very hard to get to know the names of the people on the tour, which was good, but the way he used those was hokey. I did like the architectural information about the neighborhood. The food, while delicious in quality and generous in quantity, was pretty much some form of cheese and grain in every place. I would have liked to understand more deeply the food history of the area. We enjoyed ourselves, but I wouldn't go back.
Rating: 5
Great tour!
Sun, Oct 12, 14   11:30 AM mckenna7 Female Unspecified Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Our guide, Sephrah, was comedic fun, filled with local knowledge and the food was terrific! A great way to get a snapshot of Greenwich Village!

Thanks, Sephrah, for a memorable afternoon!
Rating: 5
Sephra is awesome
Sat, Oct 11, 14   11:00 AM shughes58 Female Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
This is our third Foods of NY tour - Chelsea, Nolita, and this. All 3 were wonderful tours, good food, good guides, all rated 5s, but Sephra is absolutely wonderful. (She tells us she always does the 11am tour on her working days.) With her fabulous personality and humor we hardly noticed it was a yucky rainy day. She is hysterical. Just enough history and talk about the neighborhood, lots of light-hearted humor, mixed with 6 small bites (e.g. a risotto ball bigger than a golf ball; slice of pizza) + 2 desserts. The best way to do lunch in NYC!
Rating: 2
clearly a marketing ploy
Thu, Oct 9, 14   11:30 AM lbyren Female Unspecified Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Very little historical/cultural information about the area. Felt like a group of restaurants formed an organization to parade tourists through their locations. Food was just okay. Every location was billed as the "best" you'll have ...

Very reasonable price explains the tour's value.
Rating: 5
Awesome 3 hours...will be back for more!
Sun, Sep 28, 14   12:30 PM deenyc28 Unspecified Unspecified Combination Family Without Children
Five stars to the whole tour - our guide, Mason was wonderful, all the food was fabulous, and the tour itself was fun and interesting! We will be back to take the other tours!
Rating: 5
Wonderful Tour with Barrie
Tue, Sep 23, 14   11:30 AM PSMITH130762 Unspecified Unspecified International Tourist(s) Family Without Children
GW Food Tour was generous, delicious and very informative. Barrie was extremely knowledgable and respectful of all group members. A great orientation to the Village - recommended to all!
Rating: 5
One mom, one son with girlfriend
Sat, Sep 20, 14   11:00 AM Fionaflan Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
It was fantastic !! Our tour guide was the best - local, informed, funny and we felt really lucky to have her ... We had a diverse tour group and she interacted with all of us. The restaurants and stops along the way were varied, the food was great and the area history " lessons"made for a fabulous experience. I would recommend this to anyone coming to NYC. A great representation of a wonderful area and culture .
Rating: 5
Tue, Sep 2, 14   11:30 AM DISNEYDONNA Female Unspecified International Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Love - Love - Love this tour! Raheem our guide was simply Excellent! Not only were the restaurants we visited superb, but his knowledge of the area was wonderful. I've already recommended to several friends that they simply can't visit NYC without doing this tour (and we'll be trying some of the other ones next year when we visit again). I told my niece we had booked this as she was coming to NYC 2 weeks prior to us, so she actually tried it first and raved to us about it. We are SO glad we booked it. Our friends on the tour with us were Italian and one of the restaurants had the best tomato sauce they'd ever tasted (even better than Momma's!!). See you next year!