Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.9  4,192 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 459 1,292 2 = 1,290 100% 4.9
Last 6 months 900 2,531 2 = 2,529 100% 4.9
Last 12 months 1,490 4,195 3 = 4,192 100% 4.9
All 15,966 43,220 151 = 43,069 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: 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
Rating: 5
Far beyond what was expected
Tue, Jun 24, 08   11:00 AM w3cookdou Unspecified Unspecified Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
This tour was outstanding! Our guide was not only knowledgable but engaging and entertaining as well. He was only one of the components that made this such a fun tour. The food was outstanding, the stores were unique, the cultural history of the Village was colorful and the actual walk was quite enjoyable. What a great way to spend an afternoon!
Rating: 5
Great tour!
Sat, Jun 21, 08   11:00 AM locorigs Female Unspecified Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
What a pleasant surprise! What a tasty tour! Our guide, Marie, was very informative and friendly! She kept us on time without rushing us through anything! The choices of businesses for the tastings was a great variety. I have recommended this tour to friends and will add another tour to my next NY visit.
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.