Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.9  4,195 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 460 1,295 2 = 1,293 100% 4.9
Last 6 months 901 2,534 2 = 2,532 100% 4.9
Last 12 months 1,491 4,198 3 = 4,195 100% 4.9
All 15,967 43,223 151 = 43,072 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 Sort Descending Gender Age Where From? Group Type?
Rating: 5
Great Tour!!!
Sat, Jun 9, 12   11:00 AM wendy24 Female 50-59 International Tourist(s) Group of Friends
This is the second time I have done this tour and I thoroughly enjoyed both times. Both tours were with friends who appreciate good food and were interested in a taste of Greenwich Village. Our guide was very funny and entertained the group with stories while still enlightening us with details about the food and some history of the area. It's a great way to get restaurant recommendations. We returned to Palma the next night and had a fabulous meal in the garden, plus we purchased items at several of the shops we visited on the tour.
Rating: 5
What a fantastic tour!
Wed, Dec 5, 07   11:00 AM WendiTeeple Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Other
The only thing that could have made this tour better is if it was 30 degrees warmer! Our tour guide, Curt, was phenomenal - funny, personable, knowledgable and considerate. The tour was well paced and the food awesome. We particularly enjoyed hearing about the history of the area, both the restaurants and shops while trying the delicious foods. My only regret is that we took the tour on our last day - there were many places we are going back to next year. On a side note - I have "bad' feet and found this tour very managable - there were opportunities to sit down a couple times so don't think that you will be on your feet for the full three hours. I would hate for someone to pass up this opportunity. The tour also attracted a really nice group of people. I don't think I've ever toured with a more polite and friendly group. I won't take this tour again next year - only because I am already looking forward to taking a different tour. Enjoy! And, Curt, I'll be looking for you on TV one of these days - keep them laughing!

Wendi (and Dave) from Myrtle Beach
Rating: 5
Way exceeded our expectations!
Thu, Dec 22, 11   11:30 AM wendellgries Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Our guide, Sefra, was adorable! She was very knowledgeable and entertaining. We will do this again and recommend to others. The food was all delicious and it was fun and interesting to learn about the history of the neighborhood.
Rating: 5
Entertaining, informative & relaxing
Fri, Oct 24, 08   11:30 AM wendell214 Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Our guide, Curt Upton, was so warm and inviting. Not only was he very

knowledgeable about the Greenwich Village area, he shared that knowledge with our group in a way that was entertaining, informative and relaxing. My group was astonished at the wide variety of foods and the "behind the scene" shop areas that we were privy to. We felt as if we had finally seen the "real" NY.

I highly recommend the "Food and Cultural" tour (in any area) as a way to get to know the city, beyond the usual tourist attractions. The tour is definitely worth the time and money.
Rating: 5
Sun, Jul 13, 14   11:30 AM WendeBerk Female 40-49 Local Couple on a Date
Every food sampling was amazing and we enjoyed learning about the history. Our tour guide, Marie, was so pleasant and knowledgable. We loved her!!
Rating: 4
A nice menu, if a little heavy on cheese & bread
Sun, Sep 23, 07   11:30 AM wellred Female 50-59 Local Group of Friends
Our tour guide was well-informed in regard to both the eating establishments and historical stops that we visited in the West Village. She also did an excellent job of establishing the context for tasting certain cuisines -- for example, the Italian immigration wave that established itself in the 1880s. And even though we're locals, we learned some nifty new places to eat and fascinating data about famous and not-so-famous people, places and things.

Just be prepared that the tasting menu is heavy on flour and dairy, scarce on protein, and doesn't follow a soup-to-nuts pattern. In one stretch, we went from cheese balls to chocolate chip cookies to pizza to bread, cheese, olives and soppresata (the only meat) to cannoli dessert pastries.

All in all, I'd give this a pretty high recommendation, particularly for laid-back tourists that are age 50-plus. Our friend from Seattle was the reason we took this tour and as a school cook and first-time visitor to NYC, she loved it.
Rating: 4
Some highlights/some disappointments
Sun, Jul 19, 09   11:00 AM wellness Female 40-49 International Tourist(s) Group of Friends
I enjoyed the tour but found that the guide focused too much on the restaurants/shops and how much they cost etc. - it almost seemed that they were more concerned with future business for the participating companies than the current tour.

I would have skipped a few of the stops (e.g. 2nd pizza) - focus on a few with an opportunity to sit down and enjoy the experience rather than rush through them all. I really appreciated the opportunity to hear about the history, iconic buildings and characteristics of the neighbourhood.
Rating: 5
Yummy and Fun!!!
Wed, Jul 25, 12   11:30 AM wellesj Female 50-59 Local Group of Friends
Our tour guide, Kurt from Canada, was great! Kurt was informative and very entertaining. I went with a group of friends from "northwest" New Jersey. We all had a very good time. The food was delicious and I certainly did not need lunch afterwards. I would highly recommend this tours to friends and family. Actually, I would go back again to do this tour or another. If possible, I would request to be on a tour with Kurt as the tour guide.
Rating: 5
Great variety
Tue, Aug 1, 06   11:00 AM wejoyce Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
This was a great tour. Even my NJ aunts didn't know that much about Greenwich Village. Good variety of foods and plenty to eat. Would not recommend for children under 13 or 14, though. My child was bored.
Rating: 4
the guid was very funny, love the tour.
Fri, Apr 2, 10   11:00 AM weipan Female 40-49 International Tourist(s) Individual
tasted great food that I wouldn't know where to get from. Nice pizza, veggie food and tastiest ice cream I have ever eaten!