Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.9  3,917 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 416 1,166 0 = 1,166 100% 4.9
Last 6 months 839 2,375 1 = 2,374 100% 4.9
Last 12 months 1,398 3,919 2 = 3,917 100% 4.9
All 15,504 41,921 149 = 41,772 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
Great Time!
Thu, Jun 19, 08   11:30 AM pburke40 Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
This tour was excellent! Our group leader, Ed, was friendly and knew about the area in detail. We learned a lot about the West Village and enjoyed great food as well. The food tastings were spaced so that we were full but not too full. We can't wait to go back on our own to try several of the restaurants. We also plan to take a different tasting tour in the near future. It was a highlight of our trip.
Rating: 5
Greenwich Tour was FABULOUS
Thu, Jun 19, 08   11:00 AM BTagliarino Female Unspecified Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
My husband and I took the tour. We loved every minute. Our tour guide Kurt was so knowledgeable about the area and as we passed people that lived in the neighborhood seemed to know him. Kurt began the tour by introducing each one of us - remembering all our names and faces plus where we were from.

Oh how we wish that in our neighborhood we had stores like - the Ottomanelli's butcher shop, Murray's Cheese Shop, O&Co. Olive Oils, the Italian bakeries - to die for!! And, the next time we visit we will definitely visit this area again and take the Chinatown tour as well.

We loved the tour so much that we tried to schedule the tour of Chelsea with Kurt the next day b-4 leaving only to find that it was sold out. However, based on how pleased we were with this NYC tour we have booked a tour with Zerve in Boston on Wednesday, June 25.
Rating: 5
excellent tour
Fri, Jun 6, 08   11:00 AM electromagne Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
The tour was amazing as our tour guide, Marie, was punctual, knowlegeable and enthusiastic. The food samples were delicious and would highly recommend this activity.
Rating: 5
An informative and extremely pleasant experience
Fri, May 16, 08   11:00 AM BertCBach Male Unspecified Domestic Tourist(s) Other
My son and I were concerned that a heavy rain would diminish major features of the tour. It did not. In spite of heavy rain, we visited each of the locations. We had unbrellas, but our tour guide provided rain ponchos for those who did not. The tour guide was pleasant, informed, enthusiastic about her job, and attentive to the questions and interests of a diverse group. An extremely valuable feature of the tour is that the food establishments we visited (especially some small restaurants and shops to which I was introduced) will, in several instances, be experiences I will revisit. I visit New York twice a year. Because of my experience on this tour, I plan to schedule other Verve tours on my future visits.
Rating: 5
I loved the whole experience.
Sun, May 4, 08   11:00 AM estowe Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
I loved the whole experience.
Rating: 5
great time
Sun, May 4, 08   11:00 AM ashleyprosek Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
i really enjoyed the food tour. the only suggestion i would liek to pose is to not do two pizza restaurants on the tour. i understand these places probably are the simplest to do a sampling at but i think it would have been nicer to have a sample at a different type of restaurant. i am really excited to go back and try all the restaurants that were featured on the tour.
Rating: 5
A taste of true NYC flavor, village style
Thu, May 1, 08   11:30 AM clynnb3 Female Unspecified Domestic Tourist(s) Other
This tour will help you sample the fine food and fun character of a New York City village. The guides are in no hurry to chase you away, but rather would love to have you stay and visit. What a charming experience for all ages. Do be sure to wear comfortable shoes and prepare for the weather.
Rating: 5
Food was delicious/Tour exceptionally informative
Tue, Apr 15, 08   11:00 AM JoAnnThomas Female Unspecified Local Group of Friends
We found this tour to be fun and informative. All the eateries we visited exceeded my expectations. The tour guide was very interesting and entertaining.
Rating: 5
Fun and delicious
Wed, Apr 2, 08   11:00 AM alicemann Female Unspecified Domestic Tourist(s) Individual
Kirk was a great guide! You are lucky to have him. I wish I had taken notes, he shared much more that I could remember. The pace was easy, which was good for me since I'm not in great shape. Most of the food samples were very good. But I did wish we had had something a little more adventuresome at Murry's! (Also, little critism - Kirk compareed the Piave to Romano when it is really more closely related to a not so aged parm reggiano). I returned to O&O where I spent too much money because they offered "free" shipping, But the prices were so high I know they didn't loose much GP off me! And I returned to Cornielia Cafe for coffee and to rest and read before moving on to walk up to the Celsea Market. I used the coupon at Jaques Torres for a very very small sample of Hot Chocolate, But I bought a full size one and a box of chocolate. And returned Cornielia St Cafe to hang out at the bar. (Where I shared a drink with the owner!) And went to thier 8:30 show. All in all I had a great day which was certainly jump started by your tour. I would resommend this tour to anyone. Thank-you.
Rating: 5
good clean fun
Tue, Mar 25, 08   11:00 AM ajuell Unspecified Unspecified Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
I live in New York and frequently have visitors from out of town. I get really bored taking people to the same old touristy spots. The food tour was a great way to spend the day. My friends really loved it and we all enjoyed learning about some of the special local restaurants. The historical aspect of the tour was great too. I totally recommend the Greenwich Village tour... sign up for Curt's group. He's hilarious and has an uncanny ability to remember everyone's name.