Foods of New York Tours

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Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.9  10,600 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 1,195 3,321 12 = 3,309 99% 4.9
Last 6 months 1,898 5,285 14 = 5,271 99% 4.9
Last 12 months 3,803 10,622 22 = 10,600 100% 4.9
All 29,641 80,254 255 = 79,999 99% 4.8
Ratings by Activity
(Each activity's ratings from the last 12 months)
% Positive Average
Original Greenwich Village Food and Culture Tour 4,867 100% 4.9 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Chelsea Market Food Tasting Tour 1,974 100% 4.9 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Nolita/NoHo Food & Culture Tour 1,664 100% 5.0 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Heart of the Village Food & Culture Tour 1,374 99% 4.8 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Gourmet Chinatown Food and Culture Walking Tour 532 99% 4.9 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Best of Brooklyn Half Day Food & Culture Tour 189 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: 4
hidden treasures of cinatown
Wed, Oct 8, 08   12:00 PM jillhgordon Female 60-69 Local Unspecified
Ramheed was a font of knowledge about the history of Chinatown as he enthusiastically led us through out of the way areas and educated us on all things Chinese including food, herbal medicine and culture.
Rating: 5
Sun, Oct 5, 08   12:00 PM Faeriebleue Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
Truly wonderful - Cindy is a GREAT tour guide!
Rating: 5
Good Food...Great information
Sat, Oct 4, 08   1:00 PM marilynfujii Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Unspecified
Our tour guide was Michael who made the tour. He has spent many, many years in the Village, and he holds history that made the tour come alive. He was also very up-beat, enthusiastic, and fun. The locals seemed to know him and warmly greeted him as we did the tour. He took care of us so everyone was acknowledged and we knew a little about each other person on the tour. And, the food was terrific!!!!

He helped us feel very comfortable in the much so that the next morning we went back to have coffee.
Rating: 4
very different and fun
Thu, Oct 2, 08   12:00 PM KarenErwin Female 50-59 Combination Unspecified
tour guide was enthusiastic and informative
Rating: 5
Informative, delicious and funny, too!
Wed, Oct 1, 08   12:00 PM mariuszh Male 30-39 International Tourist(s) Unspecified
Our guide was extremely competent and with a great sense of humour. Lots of insider tips about restaurants and shops in Chinatown, lots of delicious food to taste and lots of laughs. I loved the whole experience!
Rating: 4
Great food. Entertaining and useful information
The Sushi and Japanese Tapas Food Tasting Event
Thu, Sep 18, 08   6:30 PM Christiebj Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
Our leader was enthusiastic and well-informed which made for an entertaining evening. The restaurant served perfect portions of tasty tapas and sushi. We feasted with our eyes, palettes and learned a lot. Several tapas were memorable and the sake was premium grade. Thanks!
Rating: 5
Fun and informative
The Sushi and Japanese Tapas Food Tasting Event
Thu, Sep 4, 08   6:30 PM jchristopher Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
If you're a sushi lover this event is a must! The food itself is outstanding, but the real treat is the extensive knowledge of the host. The in depth detailed descriptiveness given to each item brought in front of us was mind blowing. Where's the book? I highly recommend this for any anyone, whether it is a large group or a couple you'll have a blast.
Rating: 4
Good tour overall
Sun, Aug 31, 08   12:00 PM prasanns Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
Enjoyed the tour, got a decent amount of delicious food to taste. Would have been better if all the tastings weren't just in Chelsea Market, though the market does have some great stuff. Enjoyed the history provided about the MP district, but could have spent more time walking around in it.
Rating: 5
Well worth the time!!!
Fri, Aug 29, 08   12:30 PM jolynjohnson Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Unspecified
This is a wonderful tour. I can't believe I have been going to the village since 1962 and never knew how much I didn't know about the place. To have the myriad of places to visit whittled down to a choices of the "best" was just terrific! My husband and I really enjoyed finally knowing more details of the history of the area. Our guide was so knowledgeable, anything we asked, she knew the answer. She made our tour just so much fun! Her personality was great, a real "New Yorker"!! I recommend a $ raise for her! Every tour I have taken by the "Foods of New York" has been like a college class in detailed history of places and foods. Thank you so much!! Keep up the good work. I look forward to every tour in the future! Do more parts of Manhattan!
Rating: 5
A great way to spend an afternoon in New York!!
Fri, Aug 29, 08   12:00 PM spbhatty Female 30-39 Combination Unspecified
Our guide was very engaging and full of great insider information about the food scene in the Central Village and SoHo. Aside from the food, he also was very knowledgeable and had great perspective around the history of the area.

There were lots of tastings and the range of tastings was also impressive in terms of variety of cuisines (both savory and sweet).

My only regret was that we didn't do the tour earlier in our trip so we could go back and do some of the things he mentioned. So if you're planning on doing a tour, do it as early in your trip as possible - you'll want to go eat at some of the restaurants that you hear about on the tour.

I'll do another one the next time I'm in New York for sure. New York is best seen on foot and this tour was a wonderful experience - I highly recommend it.
Rating: 5
loved it
Fri, Aug 29, 08   11:30 AM JenniferMV Female 30-39 Unspecified Unspecified
great tour
Rating: 5
Food, Fun and Fast Pace
Fri, Aug 29, 08   11:30 AM lvandergriff Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Unspecified
Marie was a wonderful guide who kept us moving at a good clip, provided a vast amount of neighborhood information and served as a great food master. There were seven total tasting stops that ranged from pizza to chocolate chip cookies (still warm) to specialty meats, cheeses and my personal favorite...fried rice balls. And as if the food wouldn't be reason enough to highly recommend the tour, the historical information provided made us feel like part of the neighborhood. We even met some of the local residents who were out on the streets that added to the welcoming nature and feel throughout the entire tour.

I'm looking forward to my next trip to NYC so I can participate in one of the other Foods of NY neighborhood food tours.

Take it from a Midwest should take this tour the next time you find yourself in NYC.
Rating: 5
The fascinating history of food and culture
Tue, Aug 26, 08   12:00 PM kmm220 Female 20-29 Combination Unspecified
We just had the most wonderful time on this tour. Even though I have dietary restrictions and I could not eat everything, they really made an effort to accommodate me at every establishment. Our guide, Michael, is a resident of the Greenwich Village for the last 25 years. He is not only a student of the history (knowing dates, people, places), but also brings a delightful piece of the personal histories of people in the neighborhood. The food is delicious and the tour was just all around fascinating. I highly recommend Michael. He is excellent!
Rating: 5
Great Tour!
Thu, Aug 21, 08   11:00 AM ris1350 Female 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Unspecified
The tour was great, the tour guide was very informative about the history of the area and the food. There was a slight mix up with tour guides at first and we got off to a late start, but other than that it was well worth it!
Rating: 5
Wonderful Experience
Mon, Aug 11, 08   11:00 AM bcolombo Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Unspecified
I would highly recommend this, not only for the wonderful tastings, but also for the interesting tidbits that you learn about the area.