Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.9  3,838 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 418 1,166 1 = 1,165 100% 4.9
Last 6 months 730 2,080 1 = 2,079 100% 4.9
Last 12 months 1,373 3,844 6 = 3,838 100% 4.9
All 15,371 41,554 149 = 41,405 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
Sat, May 28, 05   10:30 AM sdougher Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Family Without Children
The tour was just amazing, the food wonderful;, our tour guide Michael just the absolute best!
Rating: 5
great food, great guide, great time
Sun, May 15, 05   11:30 AM vrooman_r Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
1. Tour guide Cindy was wonderful. In addition to her warm and funny style, you realized that she was a vital part of the neighborhood as people on the street acknowledged and greeted her.

2. The time flew by quickly. It really could have been longer.

3. I'm glad we didn't take take out to "shop" because it's a waste of our time and her expertise.

4. Group size of 16 made it personalized -- any bigger would be hard to manage and feel impersonal.

5. More tastes of more things -- even if a little bitty mouthful.

Rating: 4
Fri, May 6, 05   11:00 AM MADMADDY Female Unspecified Combination Unspecified
We booked this tour on a whim and really enjoyed it. We liked all the cultural tidbits our tour guide related with enthusiasm. We were a little disappointed with the amount of food we got to taste. It was all delicious but we thought we would be trying more things than what we got. After the tour was over , we went hunting for a place to eat, which of course was one of the places we tried on the tour. We will definitely try the Chelsea Market tour next.
Rating: 5
Mon, Apr 11, 05   11:30 AM NatashaChett Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
A great combination of food sampling and history of the neigborhood and the surrounding area. I'd reccomend that you take the tour on your first day in the city so that you have as much time as possible to enjoy all the fabulous restaurants.
Rating: 5
Local couple looking for a new experience in the city.
Sat, Feb 26, 05   11:00 AM Anonymous Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
We had a great time on the tour and learned some historical facts about Greenwich Village while sampling scrumptious food. We had Cindy as our tour guide and I must say she was quite entertaining as well as informative.

I would highly recommend this tour for anyone wanting to learn more about what Greenwich Village has to offer, especially if you love to eat.

Thanks again Cindy for a great time!

Mario & Lori NJ
Rating: 5
I live in New York and my Mother was visiting from London
Sat, Feb 26, 05   11:00 AM Anonymous Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
The tour went on for longer than originally anticipated, but we were all having such a good time, nobody seemend to mind!

Cindy, our guide, is a local New Yorker and it was wonderful to have an insider's viewpoint on the area. She was also very amusing, obviously enjoying herself and added tidbits of infomration many tour guides wouldn't bother with.

I am seriously considering booking her for private tours when other people come out to visit me. It was one of the best $40 I've spent in the city.
Rating: 5
out-of-town "foodies" looking for something different
Sat, Feb 26, 05   11:00 AM Anonymous Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
Terrific tour. Guide was funny, intereting, knew the neighborhood well.

Good pace, yummy food, highly entertaining.

Rating: 5
Couple on mini-break in NYC spending the day with 2 native New Yorkers
Sat, Feb 26, 05   11:00 AM Anonymous Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
This was one of the highlights of our trip! We can't wait to return to NYC to experience the Chelsea Food/Walking tour. Cindy, tour guide extraordinaire, was funny and really made the tour enjoyable and interesting and the food was fabulous. Two of our friends, native New Yorkers, joined us for the tour and they had a great time as well - and learned something about their city in the process. Cheers to all!
Rating: 5
Family Vacation
Fri, Feb 25, 05   11:00 AM Anonymous Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
It was a great learning experience. Cindy was very entertaining. There are so many interesting storys within a few city blocks in the village. Things were brought to oue attention that we would have never noticed had we not taken the tour. I highly recommend it to anyone!
Rating: 5
"Girls Trip to NYC" - 5 girls looking to explore Greenwich Village
Fri, Feb 25, 05   11:00 AM Anonymous Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
Our only regret about this tour was that we didn't do it sooner!! We had such a good time, and learned SO much, that we realized we should have done it our first day in New York. We knew the "samples" were supposed to be enough for lunch - but quite frankly we didn't believe it. We ended up being full after only the first few samples! Do NOT eat breakfast before going on this tour!! Not only did we get a list of restaurants & shops to take home, but we learned about where to eat and why, as well as the history and culture of Greenwich Village. And our tour guide was HILARIOUS!! She was like a character out of Saturday Night Live and knew everything there was to know about the area. It wasn't boring for a second! It was the best thing we did on our entire trip!!