Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.9  3,941 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 422 1,178 0 = 1,178 100% 4.9
Last 6 months 857 2,423 1 = 2,422 100% 4.9
Last 12 months 1,408 3,943 2 = 3,941 100% 4.9
All 15,527 41,984 149 = 41,835 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
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!
Rating: 5
Fun, exciting, historical and unbelievable food!
Mon, May 23, 11   12:00 PM Lynnragsdale Female Unspecified Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Our tour guide, Cindy, was extremely knowledgeable about the Village and the history surrounding it. She knew everyone on the street and obviously had a good relationship with them. The food was all so different and we met the owners of most establishments. One of the best things I have ever done in New York!
Rating: 5
Fantastic education
Sat, May 21, 11   11:30 AM thawkins72 Male Unspecified Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
This tour was the highlight of my last trip to NYC...I specifically enjoyed stepping out of my normal zone, visiting an area that I never experienced during the countless trips prior. Our guide was amazing: knowledeable, entertaining and engaging from the start. This tour is a perfect place to start if one is looking to branch out from the Times Square crowds. It opened my eyes to a new range of options and gave me a true feel of New York. The food itself, simply put, was awesome. The tour served as an appetizer sampler, giving small hints of the treaures that could be discovered in the Village. Risotto, rice balls, cheese, pizza...my mouth waters as I recall the trip. Only two words can describe this tour...GO NOW!!
Rating: 5
Great ... As Always!
Tue, May 17, 11   11:30 AM RaeDee Female Unspecified Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
As a veteran of NYC Food Tours, what can I say, except that it was fabulous, as always. It's a wonderful activity, particularly with friends who have never before taken a NYC food tour. The guides are GREAT (Cindy! Bert!), food samples are generous, information is enlightening - always a perfect way to spend a half-day. I've done all the tours, several times each, and a FOOD TOUR is top priority on all visits to NYC!