Foods of New York Tours

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Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.9  8,130 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 871 2,430 3 = 2,427 100% 4.9
Last 6 months 1,781 4,999 6 = 4,993 100% 4.9
Last 12 months 2,901 8,142 12 = 8,130 100% 4.9
All 27,123 73,229 238 = 72,991 99% 4.8
Ratings by Activity
(Each activity's ratings from the last 12 months)
% Positive Average
Original Greenwich Village Food and Culture Tour 4,019 100% 4.9 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Chelsea Market/Meatpacking Dist Food Tasting Tour 1,616 99% 4.9 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Nolita/NoHo Food & Culture Tour 1,194 100% 5.0 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Heart of the Village Food & Culture Tour 899 100% 4.8 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Gourmet Chinatown Food and Culture Walking Tour 402 99% 4.9 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
Thu, May 14, 09   12:30 PM ponchobell Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Unspecified
I have been on 4 tours and would take one everytime I am in New York. They are very informative about the neighborhood and history of the area. Learning about the restaurants and trying the food is what it is all about! When you are in New York as a tourist you don't know about so many of the small and quaint restaurants in these areas and by taking one of these tours you discover many of the fabulous places to eat!
Rating: 5
FUN because of tour guide
Mon, May 11, 09   12:30 PM charlottesch Female 30-39 Local Unspecified
I've forgotten her name, but our tour guide was just so funny, and made the tour great! The places I enjoyed visiting the most were the Aphrodisia shop, Mary's cheese, Vinoteque, La Palma. The milk & something could have been great, if the waiter hadn't treated me as a tourist who he thought he could rip off by charging me 2 dollars for an extra shot of expresso in my cappuccino. He could have gained a costumer as I live in the neighborhood, but instead he lost one!

Again, our tourguide had great, great dry humor and if she ever does a talk show, let me know! She should be on a radio station or making comments on golf turnaments on tv. So funny!
Rating: 5
Thorougly enjoyable and informative experience
Sun, May 10, 09   12:00 PM LindaTowbin Female Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
Our tour guide did a great job of creating a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. We liked the way she engaged members of the group, especially the children. Given her professinal background in the culinary arts, she was able to bring considerable knowledge to a discussion of the foods we tasted and the restaurants in the neighborhood.

The architectural features of the historic buildings that she pointed out were well chosen -- enough detail to bring an era to life, but not so much as to be overwhelming. We came away with a feeling of connectedness to the area, so much so, that an article in Tuesday's New York Times about the South Village turned us into preservation advocates.

We plan to return to NY for another food tour, and for dinner at one of the neighborhood restaurants. Thank you for a wonderful afternoon.

L.T. and A.T.
Rating: 4
Great guide - poor food choices
Fri, May 8, 09   11:30 AM kkelly75 Female 20-29 Unspecified Unspecified
was not that impressed with the food choices - lots of bread and carbs, with little 'authenticity" to the tour itself

great guide - she was very knowledgable and inclusive.
Rating: 5
The experice of our stay!
Sun, May 3, 09   12:30 PM MagnusL Male 40-49 International Tourist(s) Unspecified
In spite of terrible weather (the rain was pouring down) we really enjoyed the tour in Greenwich Village.

Our guide Saffra( spelling?) offered a well balanced tour with information about architecture of the neighbourhood, life now and then in the Village and of course the samples of excellent food.

We highly recommend other to take part of a similar experience!

Magnus and Viveka

Malmo, Sweden
Rating: 5
Really enjoyed the tour
Fri, May 1, 09   12:30 PM bergman09 Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Unspecified
We had a great time on the tour. Lots of samples, and some unexpected treats. Our tour guide was very good.
Rating: 5
Best of the New York Tours
Thu, Apr 30, 09   11:30 AM PamelaField Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Unspecified
This was my second New York food tour. My first tour was with a different tour company that featured chocolates and desserts on the Upper West Side. There was a tremendous difference in quality between the two tours, and the Greenwich Village tour was by far the better tour. Our guide Cindy was professional, funny and had a wealth of interesting information about New York. This tour company has a relationship with the restaurants and stores that we visited, and they were expecting us and had our food ready. On the other tour, the tour guide had to stand in line and order the food, and pay for it while we waited. We had more to eat on this tour, the food was better and varied, and the tour was longer, lasting for three and one-half hours, compared to just over two hours for the Upper West Side tour. There was also a big difference in the professionalism of the guides, with Cindy being a far better tour guide. It was also fun that she had lived in the neighborhood and knew so many of the people there. Cindy also knew a lot about the history of the area, which was completely lacking on the other tour. Since both tours are about the same price, this tour seemed like a bargain.
Rating: 4
Not much food
Fri, Apr 24, 09   12:00 PM arthurman Male 60-69 Unspecified Unspecified
Too much culture and history, very little food.

Guide was super!
Rating: 4
Great overall tour
Fri, Apr 24, 09   11:30 AM hlopatka Female 50-59 International Tourist(s) Unspecified
Walking around a beautiful neighbourhood, getting local history and eating deelicious snackies. doesn't get much better than this. Very relaxing and enjoyable.

A nice surprise for us -- our very personable guide was from Canada, eh.
Rating: 5
Little tour, Big FUN!
Sun, Apr 19, 09   12:00 PM estromquist Female Unspecified Domestic Tourist(s) Unspecified
Loved it. Our guide, Heather, was great, interesting, and fun. Enjoyed a small, low-key tour in the middle of big city.
Rating: 4
Be prepared to EAT!
Sat, Apr 18, 09   12:30 PM jljnow Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
There was so much good food on this tour that many people in our group almost groaned from being so full when our guide said there were three more tastings left. Once we got the food the groaning ended. I loved how there was a good mix of sweet, savory and everyhing in between. The guide was great and gave us history of the area (more that was expected) and that was a welcome treat. They were also great at accomodating special dietary needs as long as you tell them when you buy your tickets. I would recommed this to anyone - tourist or people that live in the city. There might be someplace you never thought of going to before.
Rating: 5
Our new favorite place!
Sat, Apr 18, 09   11:30 AM cdesaules Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
The Chelsea Market and Meat Packing District Tour was fantastic! My sister-in-law and I are from NJ and love spending time in NYC, so we are always looking for things to do over there. I came across the food tasting tours while "surfing the net". This tour is well worth the time and money spent. We just loved the market and the changes made to the surrounding area. There were enough tastings included in the tour that you could surely bypass lunch and go for a wonderful dinner in one of the many area restaurants. Our tour guide, Todd, was just great and so informative. He always kept the interest level high throughout the entire 3 hour tour. Great job! I have recommended this tour to all friends and family. When thinking of a great gift, this tour goes right to the top of my list. I will definitely try out the other tours offered.
Rating: 5
Best tour ever!!!
Fri, Apr 10, 09   11:00 AM BobGoff Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
Great tour...90% of why it was great can be attributed to Diana, the tour guide. She should teach other guides how it's done!
Rating: 3
Too much food
Thu, Apr 9, 09   11:00 AM sb_enfrance Male 40-49 Unspecified Unspecified

I think this tour has too many food stops, and not enough cultural information. I also think all the places visited are part of a publicity tour. $40.00 is too much. The tour guide was very good, and knowledgeble. Greenwich village has so much to offer, and this tour did not met my expectation.

Thank you
Rating: 5
What a great way to get a taste of the city!
Fri, Apr 3, 09   11:30 AM gmgentile Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
We thoroughly enjoyed the walk through Greenwich Village, and we especially loved the food samples. This was a really wonderful way to get to know a NYC neighborhood a little more intimately than we would have if we'd wandered around the streets by ourselves.

We look forward to trying another Foods of NY tour the next time we come back to the city.