Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.9  3,793 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 164 478 0 = 478 100% 5.0
Last 6 months 536 1,512 1 = 1,511 100% 4.9
Last 12 months 1,364 3,800 7 = 3,793 100% 4.9
All 14,754 39,811 148 = 39,663 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
Michael is the best tour guide!
Fri, Dec 5, 08   12:00 PM aystewart Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
He has a real knack for storyteling and simply exudes love for the neighborhood!
Rating: 4
Great tour
Sat, Nov 1, 08   12:00 PM berto24 Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
The tour was great. Our guide Michael was knowledgeable, funny, and entertaining. He was almost 30 minutes late, though. But again, I think he's a great guide. Recommended for tourists and New Yorkers alike.
Rating: 5
A Fantastic Day in Greenwich Village!
Sun, Oct 12, 08   11:30 AM Pianogirl Female Unspecified Domestic Tourist(s) Other
I would highly recommend this tour to everyone. I was with a singles' group from New Jersey. None of the men came, there were about 11 women. The tour guide was so nice and very informative about the histories of the village. He showed us the best restaurants and the historic blocks in the village, which were awesome! The food we were able to taste was great, and we were lucky enough to have terrific weather as well.

Thank you for a wonderful day!
Rating: 5
Great Experience
Sun, Oct 5, 08   11:00 AM Suesiragusa Female Unspecified Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
This was a wonderful tour that had been recommended by friends who were in N.Y. a few months ago. Michael our guide was very informitive, funny and very knowledgeable on the history of Greenwich Village. Your guide to resturants will be of use on our next visit. Thank you. I only wish we had done this early on the trip not the day we had to leave, because there are resturants that we definitely want to try.This was a wonderful experience I will be recommend it to friends visiting N.Y.
Rating: 4
Interesting and Worth Visiting this Tour
Sat, Jul 26, 08   11:30 AM abonan Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
Our guide, Heather, was quite inspirational discussing all the fine restaurants in the Village. We had great food to taste but would have liked to taste more food from the restaurants visited.

Overall, I would highly recommend the visit.
Rating: 5
Foods and Much More!!!
Sat, Jul 12, 08   12:00 PM gingerbread Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
Having a New Yorker to tell you about the local food and the history of the area is something a tourist just can't get out of a Lonely planet.
Rating: 5
Simply fantastic
Sat, Jul 12, 08   11:30 AM trieman Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
Visited NYC for a broadway show on Friday and took this tour on Sat. It was one of the highlights of my weekend. Loved our guide, food samples and group. Will definately go back to some of the restaurants I saw on the tour. The landscape/historical part of the tour (in my opinion) was enchanting. It didn't even seem as though I was in NYC at times.
Rating: 4
Don't use my name
Thu, Jul 3, 08   11:30 AM DorothyJames Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
Lively guide, good food.
Rating: 4
Mon, Jun 30, 08   11:30 AM janilez Female Unspecified International Tourist(s) Group of Friends
This is my second trip to NY and I was looking for an activity that gave me a better feel for some of the neighborhoods. This fit the bill perfectly.

I had read the reviews posted and decided on this tour. I loved the insiders view to Greenwich and found it a very funky neighborhood. I was happy to finally find the "Friends" apartment building on this trip.

The only disappointment was echoed in some of the previous reviews. While the food tasting was a great idea and filling, this particular tour was too "bread heavy".

Tastings were


olive oil and bread,

cheese with bread, olives and salami,

thai dumpling,

piece of chocolate,



and cannoli.

Two pizza tasting were redundant-the second stop with the sicily style would suffice.

I would have liked another protien (non bread) ethnic item instead.

The olive oil place and spice shop where we were given a chocolate did not generate too many "Ooohs" but the cookie bakery was fantastic.

I would like to try the SoHo tour next as I read it stops at PB&Co. Would like to see Dean & Deluca shop added on that tour and Pomme Frittes as well.

Chinatown tour sounded good and it was listed at half price but was sold out for the period we were in town.

Ovewrall, good value for the money. Informative and a dfferent thing to do in NY.
Rating: 5
This was so much fun
Tue, Jun 24, 08   11:30 AM oconnodf Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
Cindy took us on a culinary adventure through Greenwich Village. It was one of the best walking tours I've done anywhere. She was delightful - fun, enthusiastic and knowledgeable.

Denise - Hamilton, Canada