Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.9  3,819 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 417 1,167 1 = 1,166 100% 4.9
Last 6 months 717 2,045 1 = 2,044 100% 4.9
Last 12 months 1,368 3,825 6 = 3,819 100% 4.9
All 15,353 41,504 149 = 41,355 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
worth doing twice!
Thu, Jul 28, 11   12:00 PM javajulie0 Female Unspecified Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
This was the second time for 2 of the people in our group. I wanted my college graduate to experience it so my husband and I went again. Our first trip was about 6 years ago and this one was similar but some new and welcome additions were included. This tour introduced us to the places we retuRn to whenever we are in town. With 20000 restaurants in the city, this tour gives you the lowdown on some of the best in the village. And I was so full afterwards that i couldn't eat anything else the rest of the day. The guides are knowledgeable and enthusiastic. I Am looking forward to trying another one of the tours.
Rating: 5
super excellent.
Sun, Jul 17, 11   11:30 AM cmkremer Female Unspecified Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
We loved the food tour of Grenich Village. Our tour guide, Bert, was enjoyable to listen to as well as extremely knowledgeable and provided just the right amount of information. The food was fabulous, the architecture awesome and the information impeccable. This was our favorite tour or the week. We will try the China Town tour on our next visit. Thanks again Bert and the tour company.
Rating: 5
A great way to experience the Village
Sun, Jul 17, 11   11:00 AM dpankhurst Female Unspecified International Tourist(s) Family With Children
This guided tour was everything that was promised and more. All of the places we visited were special and we were welcomed by the proprietors with great warmth. The food samples were all yummy and easily constituted lunch for the day, even for my teenage boys - that makes the tour great value. Our host, Marie, was knowledgeable and very personable, the kind of person you'd like to spend a few hours with. And, you get a great hand-out with descriptions of all the places you visited and numerous others so you have an insiders guide to eating in the Village that you can use for follow-up visits. Thanks for a well-thought out and tasty tour!
Rating: 5
Must Taste, Must Do!
Fri, Jul 15, 11   11:30 AM kennethrock Unspecified Unspecified Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
We had never tried anything like this and didn't know quite what to expect. What a delightful experience it was! Our nephew, in NYC for the first time (as a high school graduation present), was utterly impressed, and very taken with Greenwich Village. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable not only about the foods we tasted but also about the history and architecture of the area. We enjoyed it so much that we recommended it to friends who live in NYC, as well as family who visited from Australia recently, and who were going to be in the city. We tasted everything; from Joe's pizza, to nibbles from an Italian restaurant, to a specialty olive oil shop, to a specialty cheese shop, to freshly baked chocolate chip cookies, and to freshly made New York style cheesecake. WELL DONE!
Rating: 5
Food & history - a great combo Greenwich Village
Wed, Jul 6, 11   12:00 PM lryder Unspecified Unspecified Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
We loved our food tour in Greenwich Village! (family of 4 with 12 and 18 yr olds). A little off the beaten track....not as crowded as the 'major attractions'. We tasted the simple (NY pizza and chocolate chip cookies), the eclectic (risotto balls and dates stuffed gorganzola) and the divine (Italian cannoli)!

Bert was our tour guide and was enthusiastic from start to finish. He happily answered all questions about the tour and NYC in general. It was hot but he never faltered. Bert lead us on a multi-faceted tour. Every street was a destination whether we were tasting delicious food, getting the lowdown on neighborhood restaurants and shops of all kinds or learning about the history of Village architecture. It was a highlight of our trip.

Later that evening we went back to one of the neighborhood restaurants that Bert had told us about....there really was a 1700's farmhouse 'out back' annexed to the restaurant courtyard and surrounded by modern buildings!! Who knew. And the food there was superb....so that meal was a highlight of our trip too.

It was a good day in NYC!
Rating: 5
One of the highlights of our trip.
Tue, Jul 5, 11   12:30 PM ccodeay Female Unspecified Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Great way to spend a hot afternoon in-between a.m. and p.m. activities. Learned some great history and cultural 'tidbits'. Food was wonderful, with pointers on what else was choice in the area. My friend has food allergies, and not only were these addressed most satisfactorily, Bert always made a point of 'presenting' her's first like she was the special one, not the different one. Bert did a great job and knows his food. We felt almost like locals going back again. Add more great tours!
Rating: 5
Informative and Fun
Thu, Jun 23, 11   11:00 AM SWThompson Female Unspecified Local Group of Friends
This tour is not only informative but fun. It is a great way to learn about different areas of NYC. My entire group really enjoyed the tour and will not only recommend it to friends but also look forward to going on another one of the tours.
Rating: 5
Sun, May 29, 11   11:00 AM pgordondc Female Unspecified Domestic Tourist(s) Individual
It was really hot but that did not interfere with the tour. Loved every minute and would definitely do it again. I used to go to NYU and this tour brought back many good memories.
Rating: 5
Carrie Ann runs a wonderful tour.
Sat, May 28, 11   1:00 PM Ddillinger Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
She is very interesting & informative, we all loved the samplings.
Rating: 5
Sat, May 28, 11   11:30 AM gypsymoth4 Unspecified Unspecified Local Couple on a Date
Bert was an amazing guide, and we had a blast. We're local, but we learned so much we didn't know, and now we want to take all of our guests on this tour!