Foods of New York Tours

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Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.9  10,172 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
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Negative
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= Overall
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% Positive Average
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Last 3 months 956 2,644 11 = 2,633 99% 4.9
Last 6 months 1,794 5,015 14 = 5,001 99% 4.9
Last 12 months 3,652 10,193 21 = 10,172 100% 4.9
All 29,294 79,285 253 = 79,032 99% 4.8
Ratings by Activity
(Each activity's ratings from the last 12 months)
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% Positive Average
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Original Greenwich Village Food and Culture Tour 4,726 100% 4.9 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Chelsea Market/Meatpacking Dist Food Tasting Tour 1,938 100% 4.9 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Nolita/NoHo Food & Culture Tour 1,603 100% 5.0 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Heart of the Village Food & Culture Tour 1,276 99% 4.8 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Gourmet Chinatown Food and Culture Walking Tour 502 99% 4.9 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Best of Brooklyn Half Day Food & Culture Tour 127 96% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
The Sushi and Japanese Tapas Food Tasting Event 0 0% 0.0
Rating Date Attended Reviewer Gender Age Where From? Group Type? Sort Descending
Rating: 5
A MUST STOP FOR ANYONE VISITING OR BASED IN NYC!
Sat, Oct 1, 11   12:30 PM BBNYTour Female 30-39 Local Unspecified
I have been on every tour Food of New York Tours offers (bar the new Nolita one - that's next) and whether I join visitors or I suggest to them - it is a must do for anyone visiting or living NYC. What better way to bring together food, walking and local history - and for a reasonable price? Having just done my 2nd Greenwich tour about 2 years apart - there were new stops and learnings. So I say great for a first time and great for a repeat!
Rating: 5
I do not want my name used in any publicity
Sat, Oct 1, 11   11:00 AM DorothyJames Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
Dwayne was excellent.
Rating: 5
It was fantastic!
Fri, Sep 30, 11   1:00 PM janmcgiffin Female 60-69 Unspecified Unspecified
I loved every minute. Great tour guide: witty, super organized, sensitive to the group's stamina level, great knowledge of the material. And the food was terrific! I'm planning to sign up for all the other food tours put on by this company.
Rating: 3
Too LONG
Thu, Sep 29, 11   11:30 AM ARobson129 Female 60-69 Unspecified Unspecified
a good guide, interesting places, very diverse groups (more than 1/2 non english speaking)..... but much too much waiting around....... I would have been happier to see less..... a happy 2 hr. tour is better for me than a tiring 3 hrs. +
Rating: 5
Great Fun and interesting!
Mon, Sep 26, 11   12:00 PM mrsdylan Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
Bert was wonderful at explaining the village! so many things you would never know about the neighborhood if you just walked around it. he said many times how much he enjoys his job and it shows. He was so nice and the different food was fun to try.
Rating: 5
Excellent
Sat, Sep 24, 11   10:30 AM Eeyore5107 Female 20-29 Local Unspecified
Our guide was great, the food was great and the overall experience was great. Thank you!
Rating: 3
Maybe it's just a New York thing -
Thu, Sep 15, 11   12:00 PM LindySez Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Unspecified
But maybe you could let us close to your venue?

We met our enthusiastic guide, Diana, rhymes with Banana, at Caffe Del Mare; nothing much said about the Caffe, but I can tell you the bartender can pour a mean drink, I like him. At noon we were herded out and across the street where Diana gave us the rules, don't block sidewalks, don't block doors, etc...understandable rules. Then she told us about our first stop, Focacceria, across the street from where we were standing. My thought was, "why didn't we just stay across the street?"; well, it's apparently because they didn't want us in front of their business...Dianna ran across the street and came back with a bucket of sandwiches, made on the focaccia they make and we stood on the street, trying to balance our waters, cameras and whatever else and eat the sandwich, which was tasty, but none the less hard to eat without the insides squishing out on the pavement. A local couple and there little girl walked by to their home, located behind us (the doorway WAS open); but I'm not sure what they thought of this group of people standing outside their doorway.

On to Masala Times, Indian food. A little tasty egg wrap was served, again on the street. Porto Rico Importing Company, coffee and teas, we got to go inside, but got nothing to taste...how about a cup of Joe guys? Montes - Italian was the first place we actually got to enter. We were so excited! And the Penne Bolognese was excellent. The chef was there, but did not greet us. I felt slightly unwelcome.

After a long cultural part of the tour, and Diana was very good at telling us what happened where, and what was happening now, we went to Cuba, another sit-down of various empanadas. Here we were able to pre-order a drink to enjoy with. Then on to Joe's Dairy and Cheese, where we were lucky, I guess, since I understand they sometimes do, sometimes don't give you a bite. We had a lovely smoked mozzarella with sun-dried tomatoes. Our final stop was Once Upon a Tart, where, once again, we "enjoyed" our taste across the street from the venue, in the street.

I've been to a number of walks and have never had so many make me eat outside, much less across the street.

As I said, Diana knew a lot about the venues, and the neighborhoods, but as she told us, frequently, she grew up near there and lived there as a young adult. I also would have found the tour much more enjoyable had she taken a moment to have everyone introduce themselves, and where they were from (something I did when we were waiting for her to scurry across one street or another, and everyone felt much more comfortable with each other having a name to go with the face)...you always feel better traveling with friends.

LindySez: I would do it again. It was an interesting neighborhood, but I would do it with my hands free.
Rating: 5
Enjoyed the many tastings
Mon, Sep 12, 11   11:00 AM HeatherMae Female 50-59 International Tourist(s) Unspecified
Bert did a good job of giving us the feel of Greenwich village. Everything was well organized and the tastings were delicious.
Rating: 5
The Best Way to get a Feel of a NYC Neighborhood
Fri, Sep 9, 11   11:00 AM rivboat Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Unspecified
My wife and I had a wonderful time with Heather on our gastronomic tour of Greenwich Village. We were a diverse group from all over the world (US, Australia, South Africa) and we all had a good time visiting the neighborhood, sampling foods from NINE eating establishments and shops, and getting to know one another. We will definitely be back to take the other tours offered.
Rating: 5
Amazing food and culture!
Wed, Sep 7, 11   11:30 AM jbgraham321 Male 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Unspecified
Our guide, Bert, was fabulous. We learned so much about the food and culture of Greenwich Village. It was truly an afternoon to remember!
Rating: 4
Informative and interesting but too long
Sat, Sep 3, 11   11:00 AM kathyrichter Female 50-59 Unspecified Unspecified
Went on the Chelsea Market tour and overall enjoyed the experience. The food portion was ok and the history was very interesting. It was a fun way to see the area. The only complaint were the two restaurants that were visited. This seemed to be a time filler and advertisement for the chef/owners. it was unnecessary to go inside the restaurant if there was no food portion.
Rating: 5
Kurt is amazing!
Sat, Sep 3, 11   10:30 AM cyrez8 Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
The tour was great - amazing history, amazing amounts and quality of food, and our tour guide (Kurt) was just fantastic! Can't wait to come back to NYC and take a couple more tours with this company and Kurt.
Rating: 4
Choice of foods
Mon, Aug 29, 11   12:30 PM CKohmesher Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Unspecified
Foods chosen could have been gourmet. Everyone likes pizza, but we can taste that on our own --- maybe chose something more peculiar?
Rating: 5
Amazing
Thu, Aug 18, 11   11:00 AM sbuffier Male 20-29 Local Unspecified
The best way to visit the village! Great explainations on the history, architecture...
Rating: 4
Great tour guide, great food and great city!
Tue, Aug 16, 11   11:00 AM VanessaAlman Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
Excellent way to experience the true culture of "the village". Highly recommended! Loved the cannolis and fried rice balls!