Foods of New York Tours

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Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.9  7,256 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
Points
Negative
Points
= Overall
Rating
% Positive Average
Rating
Last 3 months 333 942 0 = 942 100% 4.9
Last 6 months 1,065 2,983 6 = 2,977 100% 4.9
Last 12 months 2,634 7,272 16 = 7,256 100% 4.9
All 25,229 67,909 232 = 67,677 99% 4.8
Ratings by Activity
(Each activity's ratings from the last 12 months)
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Rating
% Positive Average
Rating
Original Greenwich Village Food and Culture Tour 3,790 100% 4.9 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Chelsea Market/Meatpacking Dist Food Tasting Tour 1,385 99% 4.8 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Nolita/NoHo Food & Culture Tour 941 100% 4.9 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Heart of the Village Food & Culture Tour 845 100% 4.8 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Gourmet Chinatown Food and Culture Walking Tour 295 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
A fantastic taste of New York history & local food
Wed, Sep 5, 12   11:30 AM robertamann Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Unspecified
Kurt our tour guide was phenomenal, not only was he well versed in the history of the area, & the food, he was entertaining! I grew up in the area and came back with a friend who has never been to New York. It was a great way to get away from the busy tourist traps and get a personal view of the village. I would definitely recommend this tour to anyone interested in learning about the local area and loves food. Next time I come back I would do another tour in a different area. Well worth the money and time. We definitly hit the best spots for pizza, canolies, and Murray's cheese shop is the best!!!
Rating: 5
Fun and Informative
Sun, Sep 2, 12   11:00 AM ronzoronzo Male 30-39 Unspecified Unspecified
My wife and I had a fantastic time and our guide was full of energy and jokes.

The food was great! Would recommend this tour to anyone on the fence.

The guide was very personal and made great lengths in talking to us by our names

just by meeting our group for the first time.

We loved the personal touch at the Italian restaurant and the birthday

singing for my wife.
Rating: 5
Highly recommended tour!
Thu, Aug 23, 12   11:00 AM Bibby04 Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Unspecified
Tour guide was great - very informative and knowledgable. Food spots were delicious - I learned a lot about the neighborhood and city, as well. I am very glad I booked it - a great way to

eat great good and have fun learning about Greenwich Village at the same

time.
Rating: 5
Enjoyable and educational
Sat, Aug 11, 12   11:00 AM johnthewatch Male 50-59 International Tourist(s) Unspecified
I really went on this tour for my wife because I knew she wanted to do it!

However, Marie (I think that was her name, but I may be mistaken!) made us all enjoy ourselves and I think we all learned a great deal about the area.

I will definitely be revisiting some of the places on the tour.
Rating: 5
great way to see a part of the city
Wed, Aug 8, 12   12:00 PM Lynnklaam Female Unspecified Domestic Tourist(s) Unspecified
Besides the excellent food tastings, it was wonderful to learn something about the area, its culture, its inhabitants. Our guide was well informed and shared information so enthusiastically. She obviously enjoys conducting the tours. This tour gave me a nice snapshot of Greenwich Village that I would not have gotten any other way. Now I know what cannoli is and I love it!
Rating: 4
Nice tour; Nice food.
Sat, Aug 4, 12   12:30 PM carcket Female Unspecified Domestic Tourist(s) Unspecified
Our tour guide (Kerianne ?) met us promptly at our designated place. The tour mainly stayed around Bleecher Street and included 9 tastings : a pizza slice, a chocolate cookie, a teeny cannoli, olive oil and bread, a 3 cheese sampler, 2 types of meat products , a small cauliflower dish, and a dish with three small appetizers. Though it was 90 degrees the day we went, our guide was good about trying to keep us in the shade even when we ate on the sidewalk (which we did for 5 out of the 9 places), so it was not too bad temperature-wise. Our guide was friendly and informative and the tour matched its write-up, but I felt what was done could have been done in 2 hours, not 3+. Some of the stuff we did seemed like filler...to kill time while the earlier tour group was finishing before we went on to our next tasting. The guide talked A LOT about real estate and what things cost, and I guess some people might find that interesting. I would prefer a tour that was more a pure food talk. I know, I know : the on-line description said, "Learn about the history, culture, architecture and local entertainment offerings that make Greenwich Village so unique from the rest of New York City. " I'm just saying that i wish there was something more about the food than all this other stuff...which I have seen before on walking tours that were JUST about culture and history, etc. So, for someone who wants it all in one package, this is a cute tour that gives a TASTE of food and a skosh of culture/history. For people who want a food focus, this really isn't it.
Rating: 2
Good food, bad tour guide
Thu, Aug 2, 12   11:00 AM boskier87 Male 20-29 Combination Unspecified
The tour itself had a lot of potentional. The food was good, and the places we stopped were decently cool. The tour guide was terrible. She spoke too much about all the people she knew, how she used to live in the neighborhood, and all the hard work it took to plan the tour. Unfortunately, she didn't work very hard to be a good tour guide. She was very scatter-brained. She would briefly mention one thing and then would change subjects to something completely different and equally as uninteresting. Her explanations were terrible and never cohesive or thorough. Her knowledge of history was very poor. For example, when we stopped at Aaron Burr's house, her explanation was, "I think what they said on the PBC program I watched a few weeks ago was he was mad at Alexandar Hamilton for saying bad things about him, so he called him out for it and challenged him to a duel." A tour guide should take their job more seriously than "I saw on a PBC program." She should try to read. Maybe then she wouldn't have missed the crucial fact that Aaron Burr blamed Hamilton for losing his election as the major of New York, a fact that is taught to all high school students in their American History classes but our New York Tour guide was ignorant about.

I liked the food, but I would have rathered arranged a two hour tour of Greenwhich with Free Tours by Foot (all of their tour guides had extensive knowledge of NYC and could actually make the tour into a cohesive story) and then spend an hour at a nice Greenwhich restaurant. I felt like this tour was a waste of 3 hours, all because of the incompetence of our tour guide. She was unprepared to give a 3 hour tour, and I expect better when I pay $50.

Hopefully I'll receive some kind of reply from the manager of the tour with an explanation so that I don't have to post this review on trip advisor.
Rating: 5
Don't miss it!
Mon, Jul 23, 12   11:00 AM brookenboys Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
Excellent tastings, guide, value and tour of Greenwich. Loved every minute.
Rating: 5
Great tour
Fri, Jul 20, 12   10:00 AM donnahickey Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
Would recommend this tour. The guide was informative, funny, and very precise. Worth the price you pay
Rating: 4
Good food and more
Thu, Jul 12, 12   11:00 AM normard Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Unspecified
Enjoyed the food as well as the tour of the neighborhood complete with descriptions of the history. Very worth while and accommodating to the vegetarian in the group.
Rating: 4
nice tour
Mon, Jul 9, 12   12:00 PM Hawkjr72 Male 40-49 Unspecified Unspecified
The tour was fun. You get to sample various ethnic foods.
Rating: 5
a great way to see the neighborhood
Sat, Jun 30, 12   12:00 PM catherine58 Female 50-59 Combination Unspecified
Our daughter has lived in the neighborhood for several years and joined us for the tour. We all enjoyed the tour and all of the food choices. All the food was very good and the samples were not stingy. It was a fun afternoon and time well spent.
Rating: 4
Very pleasant afternoon
Thu, Jun 28, 12   12:00 PM pellem Male 30-39 International Tourist(s) Unspecified
Nice idea. I would have taken more of the historic description of the Village. The animator (Bret, if I recall, I went thursday June 28th 12PM) was very kind, animated and funny, was keen to answer all questions he could.
Rating: 5
I would take the tour again!
Thu, Jun 28, 12   12:00 PM kwehri Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
Our tour guide was Bert, and he was so much fun. I appreciated his sincere love of food and descriptions at each food stop because they were detailed without being snooty. He REALLY likes his job and is very good at it!

The food provided was high quality and way more food than I would ever eat for lunch. I wish I had not eaten breakfast!

Excellent value for $50.

Would definitely do this again and recommend to family visiting from out of town and to locals as well!
Rating: 5
Informative & fun
Sat, Jun 23, 12   11:00 AM sluggo2298 Male 50-59 Unspecified Unspecified
Guide was great. Food was good.