Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.9  3,718 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 184 506 0 = 506 100% 4.9
Last 6 months 562 1,550 2 = 1,548 100% 4.9
Last 12 months 1,343 3,725 7 = 3,718 100% 4.9
All 14,659 39,528 148 = 39,380 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 Where From? Sort Descending Group Type?
Rating: 4
Nicely done
Mon, Jan 21, 08   11:30 AM michelenyc Female 30-39 Unspecified Unspecified
Our tour guide was enthusiastic, friendly, and accomodating. Along with taking us from eatery to shop, she pointed out some historical sites in Greenwich Village - she took our group along a street where the making of the film version of "Doubt" is now under way. She was even kind to just have our group swing by places (restaurants, for example) along our route that were not included as a tour stop. The only thing I would change is to offer more diverse food options: we had two servings of pizza, a serving of Thai food, cookies from a bakery, cheese and olives from Murray's Cheese Shop, cold cut slices from a long-time Italian butcher shop and olive oil from OOCO (not sure if I have the name right.). It's nice that I received a pamphlet of suggested eateries/restaurants that I would not have known of.
Rating: 5
A Highly Recommended Tour
Fri, Jan 18, 08   11:00 AM thekua Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
Rating: 5
Learning history can be fun
Fri, Dec 21, 07   11:30 AM oenodog Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
We had a wonderful tour led by Barri. She wove a lovely story as we moved from pizza place... to food shop... to restaurant. Our appreciate of Greenwich Village and it's food increased as the tour continued. A fun way to learn about the village and NY food history, while enjoying tasty treats along the way
Rating: 5
Great tour
Sat, Dec 15, 07   11:00 AM bclemens Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
We thoroughly enjoyed this tour. I was especially pleased that the tour guide started exactly on time, latecomers had to find us we didn't have to wait on them.

The only thing i would change is the tipping policy. Can't you pay your folks what you need to and charge it in the ticket price or make it clear that tips are expected and not included in the ticket price?
Rating: 5
Tasty and informative
Tue, Dec 11, 07   11:30 AM jhunt30 Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
Just a great way to experience the Village - it fills you with great food and interesting information and an appreciation of a wonderful place, through someone who has enthusiastically lived it.
Rating: 4
Small Tweek
Sun, Dec 2, 07   12:00 PM stepholivo Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
I would have liked one different food and not pizza twice
Rating: 4
informative and interesting, but a little too long
Fri, Nov 16, 07   11:30 AM tamarageorge Female 30-39 Unspecified Group of Friends
I enjoyed the tour, and feel like I got a real feel for Greenwich Village. However, the tour itself was a little too long. It was cold, and we spent most of our time standing around and listening to the guide, so we got rather tired. I also thought there would be more to eat - my assumption was that we would be getting the equivalent of a meal, and it didn't really feel like that.

I appreciated the restaurant recommendations and the document you provided. We returned to the Cornelia Street Cafe for dinner the next night and had an exquisite meal. I would try (or recommend) any of the restaurants on the list on my next trip.
Rating: 4
Enjoyable and informative
Mon, Nov 12, 07   12:00 PM RBaram Female 60-69 Unspecified Unspecified
Guide was very good.
Rating: 4
more tour than food but still good
Sat, Nov 10, 07   1:00 PM mcsanchez Male 20-29 Unspecified Other
our guide was great! very funny, very interesting! the food we tasted was excellent, although the first pizza place I thought was average, notthing great, but all the rest was fantastic!
Rating: 3
Not what I expected
Fri, Nov 9, 07   12:00 PM arnaldoruiz Male 30-39 Unspecified Individual
This was mostly a cultural tour for those who want to know the history and the landmarks of Greenwich Village. The food component of this tour was minimum in my opinion, consisting of one slice of pizza, one rice ball, a slice of bread with pesto sauce, and a chocolate chip cookie. I recomend the tour company to be more specific with the description of this tour. And finally, I would recomend those who book it to have lunch before taking the 3-hour walking tour.