Foods of New York Tours

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Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.9  10,542 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 1,179 3,276 12 = 3,264 99% 4.9
Last 6 months 1,875 5,224 14 = 5,210 99% 4.9
Last 12 months 3,783 10,564 22 = 10,542 100% 4.9
All 29,612 80,175 255 = 79,920 99% 4.8
Ratings by Activity
(Each activity's ratings from the last 12 months)
% Positive Average
Original Greenwich Village Food and Culture Tour 4,837 100% 4.9 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Chelsea Market Food Tasting Tour 1,969 100% 4.9 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Nolita/NoHo Food & Culture Tour 1,652 100% 5.0 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Heart of the Village Food & Culture Tour 1,371 99% 4.8 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Gourmet Chinatown Food and Culture Walking Tour 529 99% 4.9 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Best of Brooklyn Half Day Food & Culture Tour 184 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 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: 4
More history than food
Sat, Jun 14, 08   12:30 PM cgparmelee Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
Overall I enjoyed the tour, it was very informative, providing a historical overview of the area and highlighting current hotspots. But since the tour was specifically a "Food Tour" I expected a little more emphasis on the food culture and tastings. I would have appreciated more tasting stops as there was certainly enough time for them.
Rating: 3
Okay but not great
Fri, Jun 13, 08   12:00 PM preciousjeni Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
I found that we heard more about the history of the area than the history of the food. The food tastings were excellent, but there weren't many of them. I can't believe the sparse food offerings for the cost of the tour (3 hours). I was also disappointed that we spent almost an hour walking around a park. If that entire section had been cut out, the tour would have been far better.
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
Even a native has much to learn
Fri, May 16, 08   12:30 PM TIMSYKUMAR Female Unspecified International Tourist(s) Unspecified
I live here but my sister was visiting me .. and this was her very first trip to US and New York. This tour put her on the top -- not only did we have fun tasting different things, but also the history of the Village - the many interesting people who have frequented these stores, restaurants -- the little gems along the way... :) She of course loved it. I was hoping to get a fun time but I guess even a ntive has much to learn... I would recommend this for one and all.

Diana - you are a considerate, patient guide.
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: 3
Great guide, nice tour but food bland & uninspired
Sat, May 10, 08   12:00 PM pegan770 Male Unspecified Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
No question guide was best part of experience and was enthusiastic explicator of area haunts & history. Altho $44 doesn't require knock out food or big portions, it should be warm ( tour began late and food was prepared for earlier arrival), tasted bland (i.e., potato gnocchi at Monte's & potato pizza at last stop), and uninspired. Nothing exotic needed. Why not try a little red sauce or something familiar to compare against?

Authentic Italian pasta maker & cheese maker across from St. Anthony's Church were great and tasty. Indian Bakery was good as well as Sullivan St. Peanutbutter Co. with taste of curried chicken in pb sandwich.

One bone to pick: tour need to be prepared for vegans or those with food allergies for alternate offering(s). (There were insufficient quantity of substitute to satisfy the number of people in these categories in our group.)

Another quibble: Tour covered many spots but ommitted mention of a few notable restaurants in the area that are on par with, or superior to, Monte's, et al.

Best part was learning history of area. In summmary, it was a good tour because of our guide and nice walk around the area, but food, in general, was disappointing. Correct that and you have a 5+ star experience.
Rating: 5
Wonderful selection of foods/shops
Fri, May 9, 08   12:30 PM Nancy1745 Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
The tour stopped at a great selection of shops--so the food we tasted were really fantastic. Come hungry!
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
Great time...recommend it for anyone!
Sun, Apr 20, 08   11:30 AM ncosta Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
The Chelsea Market/Meatpacking District tour was a great time. I live in NYC and took family to this. I'd recommend it to out-of-towners and New Yorkers alike. Our guide, Cyndi, was extremely enthusiastic and knowledgable.
Rating: 4
Excellent Day
Sat, Apr 19, 08   11:30 AM remuschris Female Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
The tour was well paced lead by an impressive tour guide with an incredible nack for names. The only suggestion I would make is that the tour ended back at the market. If we had ended back at the market, I believe we would have made some purchases. Great day overall.
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.