Foods of New York Tours

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Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.9  7,397 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
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Last 3 months 679 1,940 1 = 1,939 100% 4.9
Last 6 months 1,110 3,128 2 = 3,126 100% 4.9
Last 12 months 2,663 7,410 13 = 7,397 100% 4.9
All 25,752 69,400 233 = 69,167 99% 4.8
Ratings by Activity
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Original Greenwich Village Food and Culture Tour 3,795 100% 4.9 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Chelsea Market/Meatpacking Dist Food Tasting Tour 1,464 100% 4.9 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Nolita/NoHo Food & Culture Tour 997 100% 4.9 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Heart of the Village Food & Culture Tour 841 100% 4.8 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Gourmet Chinatown Food and Culture Walking Tour 300 99% 4.9 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
The Sushi and Japanese Tapas Food Tasting Event 0 0% 0.0
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Rating: 5
ANOTHER wonderful Foods of NY tour
Sat, Dec 15, 12   10:45 AM isiehome Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Unspecified
This is my 5th tour with Foods of NY and I have never been disappointed. This one was especially enjoyable due to Anny's lovely personality, enthusiasm, and energy. She was full of interesting anecdotes about the neighborhood and her love of NY was obvious. This was a great neighborhood to explore and Anny was a wonderful guide. At every stop, you could tell the vendors knew her and were happy to see her. She knew everyone's name by the time we left the initial meeting place and we had such a nice group of people that I was sorry to see the tour end.

My friend had never been to NY while I had visited several times. We both enjoyed all the tastings, especially the one at Emprorio Restaurant. In fact, we enjoyed it so much, we went to Emporio for dinner the following evening.

I would highly recommend any of the Foods of NY tours, but if you're lucky enough to tour with Anny, it will be an extra special treat.
Rating: 5
Eat your way along on this fun tour!
Thu, Dec 13, 12   10:00 AM gstutzle Female 30-39 International Tourist(s) Unspecified
I would jump at the chance to do this tour again.

Our tour guide Kurt is one of the best tour guides I have ever had for any tour. He has so much interesting information to share- from the history of the area, the buildings, the companies, NY in general to the food we were sampling and sharing tips on eating and ordering at restuaurants. He knows his stuff!

The food and variety offered was really good- don't eat too soon before doing the tour! Some people didn't turn up for the tour so their share of samples were divided up between the rest of us. Yummy!

I loved the quick trip up to the High Line, and if you are lucky enough to have Kurt as your guide you will be pleasantly surprised with the extra effort he goes to to show visitors as much as he can of this interesting area.

I most definitely recommend this tour - if you have an interest in sampling international foods or are keen to hear about the interesting history of the district then this tour will fullfil this.

Give yourself time after the tour to go back and explore the building again and buy things you probably won't have time to during the tour. You will be given discount coupons for most if not all of the places visited at the beginning of the tour, which is why I suggest you wait until after the tour to shop. We also didn't stop at every single shop and all of the shops in the complex are quite interesting, so go and and check out these too.

This is a really good way to experience the markets.
Rating: 5
very informative
Fri, Dec 7, 12   11:00 AM pokorny Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
It was well presented by our tour guide. The shops that we visited were excellent and the tastings as well. I would be very happy to recommend this tour to anyone as one of the many places that should be seen.
Rating: 4
Was an interesting tour. Great food.
Sun, Dec 2, 12   12:00 PM 1susand Female 50-59 International Tourist(s) Unspecified
A little long and while our tour guide was very knowledgeable, he was also very long winded.
Rating: 5
Not to be missed bargain of a tour!
Sat, Dec 1, 12   12:30 PM Poetryqn Female 50-59 Local Unspecified
As a native New Yorker I like to think there isn't much I've missed. So, when I booked this tour for my husband's birthday my only thought was a guilt free excursion filled with mouth watering food from some of my favorite Village eateries while we got to work off the calories with the walk. We got so much more for our money! The value here is incredible. For less than the cost of most one hour tours, our guide Heather took us on a three hour extravaganza of food, wine, history and architecture. We feasted on artisanal cheeses, fresh baked bread slathered with lavender honey, olive oils redolent with herbs, chocolate chip cookies warm from the oven, REAL New York pizza (and I say this as a native!), and even had a midway stop at an enotecca where we could have a glass of wine along with our complimentary tastings. (Don't miss the bacon wrapped stuffed date!) Oh, and don't let me forget the crispy canolli as light and sweet as Christmas. Even though it's billed as a tasting tour, our group of five was stuffed by the end of our tour. No need for lunch before or after this tour!

As we walked the narrow and winding streets of Greenwich Village, Heather filled us in with all sorts of tidbits on theater, history, culture and 'hidden' New York. It's hard to imagine Manhattan was once a sparsely settled island filled farms and dirt roads, but parts of that old person-scaled New York remain and Heather was happy to point them out to us. Along the walk we discovered the narrowest house on Manhattan, built in an alley between two older town homes. (it's barely 9 feet wide and has been home to several important artists and writers) And then there's Grove Court, a tiny necklace of hidden homes behind their street front neighbors. In fact, as the city expanded, a number of these older homes became hidden from street view, known only to the locals. In fact, as someone born and raised in New York, I was astounded at how many new things I learned during this tour.

One of the best parts about this tour, though, and the thing that prompted me to post this review is that it felt less like a tour and more like a group of friends exploring the City. Heather immediately put everyone at their ease. She provided bottled water and introductions and soon we were hanging out, exchanging stories and laughing together like an old bunch of friends who haven't seen each other in awhile. She even gave us coupons to use in the neighborhood so we could go back to some of the shops for our souvenir and holiday purchases.

I've taken much more expensive tours in cities all over America and Europe and I can recommend Foods Of New York Tours as one of the best buys for your money and an experience not to be missed.
Rating: 5
great tour and guide
Fri, Nov 16, 12   10:00 AM bevandsara Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
Took tour with my 25 yr old daughter and 14 others ..a variety of ages and backgrounds. Our tour guide was animated, interesting, and informative. We had lots of fun, laughs, and a variety of foods. Definitely would recommend.
Rating: 5
Really enjoyed the tour!
Fri, Nov 16, 12   10:00 AM Lindbergd Female 60-69 Unspecified Unspecified
It was fun to learn about the building and the neighborhood AND eat while you're doing it. I'd recommend it!
Rating: 5
Great tour
Sat, Nov 10, 12   10:45 AM cpeacock Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
Leader very informative and interesting and fun. My third foodsofny

walk. I brought three friends for their first time and they raved as well

a highlight of our visit to New York.
Rating: 5
Fantastic tour
Thu, Oct 25, 12   12:30 PM iPhones Male 50-59 International Tourist(s) Unspecified
Thanks to Susan for a great afternoon of beautiful food and excellent conversation. Very enjoyable!
Rating: 4
Interesting
Sat, Oct 13, 12   11:30 AM KKMSOng Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
I thought the greenwich tour was interesting from the historical and architectural point of view. Most of The food, I found, a little disappointing. The exceptions were the olive oil place, the Italian restaurant where we had the cauliflower dish and Murray's cheese shop.
Rating: 5
had a great time
Sat, Oct 13, 12   11:00 AM sharonhuffma Female 50-59 Unspecified Unspecified
had a great time
Rating: 5
Outstanding experience Ihave already recommended
Thu, Oct 11, 12   12:00 PM willdeanne Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Unspecified
I enjoyed the food and the historical commentary. Diana, our guide, made the tour exceptional. She was funny, engaging, and full of a wealth of details when she was asked questions. When the tour finished, I immediately bought some of the items we tasted. Later, I recommended the tour to people I had come to NYC with as something they should do. Two days later, I led a group back to one of the restaurants we were introduced to for dinner. I want to go on more food tours!
Rating: 5
Good!
Thu, Oct 11, 12   11:30 AM olskervej12 Female 30-39 International Tourist(s) Unspecified
Marie is a fantastic guide
Rating: 5
A great way to see some of NYC in more depth
Thu, Oct 11, 12   11:30 AM sammaguire84 Male 20-29 International Tourist(s) Unspecified
Thoroughly enjoyed the 3 hours walking around the west village learning some of its history & more importantly getting to taste some delicious foods. Went back to various of the stores/restaurants on subsequent days- they were definitely worth a revisit! Marie, our guide, was fun and very well informed - I feel I've seen a bit more of NYC than the usual tourist sites. You won't regret booking!
Rating: 5
Fun, informational, and tasty tour!
Fri, Oct 5, 12   10:30 AM gwenbroyles Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
This is a great tour that won't leave you as stuffed as you might think since there is quite a bit of walking to burn off the calories from all the delicious tastings, though I did skip breakfast since I was on the 10:30am tour after reading that suggestion in another review. Bob was a wonderful guide and I truly enjoyed the time spent in his company as well as that of our group which consisted of locals and travelers. I was by myself, and late thanks to a cab driver taking me on a way out of the way route resulting in me jumping out of the cab and sprinting the final 9 blocks, but the office staff was very helpful in directing me to where I could meet up with the group and Bob was welcoming and assured me I hadn't missed the first tasting. Whew!! The tastings covered a broad range of foods available at the Market and there was something for everyone. So go, eat, and enjoy!