Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.9  4,732 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 374 1,049 0 = 1,049 100% 4.9
Last 6 months 773 2,181 2 = 2,179 100% 4.9
Last 12 months 1,687 4,736 4 = 4,732 100% 4.9
All 16,628 45,088 152 = 44,936 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
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.
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.