Foods of New York Tours

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Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.9  8,558 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 961 2,683 3 = 2,680 100% 4.9
Last 6 months 1,880 5,254 8 = 5,246 100% 4.9
Last 12 months 3,056 8,568 10 = 8,558 100% 4.9
All 27,699 74,843 241 = 74,602 99% 4.8
Ratings by Activity
(Each activity's ratings from the last 12 months)
% Positive Average
Original Greenwich Village Food and Culture Tour 4,189 100% 4.9 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Chelsea Market/Meatpacking Dist Food Tasting Tour 1,714 100% 4.9 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Nolita/NoHo Food & Culture Tour 1,290 100% 5.0 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Heart of the Village Food & Culture Tour 944 99% 4.8 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Gourmet Chinatown Food and Culture Walking Tour 421 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
Burt was Awesome!
Sat, Mar 23, 13   10:30 AM lrumbles Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Unspecified
My husband, daughter, and I took the Chinatown tour and greatly enjoyed the three sit-down tastings and one street tasting. The Peking Duck was fabulous, as well as the dumplings and custard tart. Burt entertained us with stories of gang fighting, gambling, and hidden tunnels. I would definitely recommend this tour to travelers and locals alike.
Rating: 5
the best E.V.E.R......
Mon, Mar 18, 13   12:00 PM coline Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Unspecified
My sister and bro-in-law from WI and my husband and I (Boston) decided to 'try' this tour as we had all been to NYC quite a few times before but had never ventured into Chinatown ... it felt too 'scary' and confusing. I had always loved the colors, activity and purpose of this community so I decided to book this tour. My sister and her husband had previously taken 2 of your tours and they liked them so I figured ... let 'er rip! Our guide, Raheem was extra-special as he took us ALL over the area with information oozing out of his every pore ... traditions, hidden doorways, history, superlative food knowledge and respect for each of us and the merchants and residents of the area. The 4 of us in our small party never 'really' experienced true chinese cuisine previously and were blown away with Raheem's knowledge and expertise ... you could tell he LOVED this food and all the history behind it. Of course we asked numerous questions and (at least I did) took lots of photos so that i could repeat what I had learned to other NYC traveling friends. Since we came back to Marblehead, a little town on the north shore of Boston, I have been on the computer looking up "the Bloody Angle", "Apotheke", Mott St., Columbus Park (5 Points Park) and every other point of interest Raheem mentioned. My eyes are blurry! One of the things I appreciated so much is the friendly manner Raheem had with the proprietors of the restaurants and shops we visited, especially Richard in the "Beef Jerky" shop.

My husband and I had just finished the book "Downtown" by Peter Hamill which made this visit even more intriguing. His book laid out the lower Manhattan beginnings, traditions, cultures, streets and 'peoples' which tied in so well with Raheem's explanations. These histories melded seamlessly.

I will indeed recommend your Chinatown tour to all my friends who frequent NYC. I have posted photos on my facebook page hoping that someone will ask me about it ... will I have an earful for them ... ! :)))
Rating: 5
Sat, Mar 16, 13   10:45 AM matrioska Female Unspecified Local Unspecified
Annie, our guide, was really great! She gave us a lot of information, looked after us, entertained us with funny stories, charmed us and even sang for us. Food was great, Nolita has lots of character and we had fun! Thank you, Annie!
Rating: 4
Lots of fun and great tastings
Thu, Mar 14, 13   11:45 AM pbaughman Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Unspecified
Rating: 5
Another Satisfied Customer Thank you saphrah
Tue, Mar 12, 13   11:00 AM stickec Male 40-49 International Tourist(s) Unspecified
I would like to point out to anyone thinking about booking this tour. Don;t think, DO IT! Saphrah is energetic and full of great information. It was a full pace, well thought out route with lots of information. We sampled lots of different styles of foods, which were all great. The time flew by. If some one else besides Saphrah 'headed' this tour, it would not be the same.

Note to the bosses: Give her a pay rise she deserves it. Thanks again Saphrah, when we're back over from Wales, another of your tours WILL be on our list.
Rating: 5
Great history and food...also amazing tour guide
Sat, Mar 9, 13   12:00 PM kvahey Female 30-39 Unspecified Unspecified
I'm a local but was entertaining a colleague visiting from the West Coast who had never been to NYC. I thought this would be a fun way to get her to know one of the many neighborhoods of NYC and get some sustenance in the process. This tour far exceeded our expectations - the tour guide told me things even I didn't know, got great insight to some of the Federalist style homes and who lived in them over the centuries, and the food was amazing. I will absolutely go back to every establishment we visited (8 in total and sampled at each one of them) and I've told everyone I know about Food Tours of NY. Can't wait to tackle the other four tours they offer. No need for lunch after our tour. Totally worth every penny.
Rating: 5
Fantastic Tour
Sun, Feb 10, 13   10:45 AM ofar6rell Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Unspecified
This is my 4th Food Tour with this company and once again it did not disappoint. Annie was an awesome tour guide. It was a very enjoyable way to spend a cold day in NYC with great food and history lessons.
Rating: 4
Wed, Feb 6, 13   11:00 AM pchambers666 Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
$26 for two aperitifs was a bit steep. Recommend you drop the bar from your walking/eating tour. Tips might improve.
Rating: 5
Loved It
Sun, Jan 27, 13   10:30 AM lesliebeasle Female 50-59 Unspecified Unspecified
The tour was diversified and the guide was very knowledgable. The serving portions were larger than any other tour I've been on. I would highly recommend this tour.
Rating: 5
Excellent and absolute recommended!
Sun, Jan 20, 13   10:30 AM christianott Male 30-39 International Tourist(s) Unspecified
can highly recommend for locals as well as for foreigners!

we got a lot of information about the district as well!
Rating: 5
The tour was great - Burt was my tour guide
Sat, Jan 19, 13   10:30 AM frenchfrogs Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
The food was good, the tour guide (Burt) was fun/friendly/informative. Not much more to say.
Rating: 5
Enjoyable and informative...highly recommend
Sat, Jan 19, 13   10:30 AM camyer Female Unspecified Domestic Tourist(s) Unspecified
Whether local or tourist, this is a great way to discover NYC neighborhoods.
Rating: 5
Loved the food and the tour
Tue, Jan 15, 13   11:00 AM gdelott Male 40-49 Unspecified Unspecified
Variety and quality of tastings was excellent. Guide was friendly and knowledgeable.
Rating: 5
Thu, Jan 3, 13   12:00 PM SteveGravina Male 20-29 International Tourist(s) Unspecified
Our tour guide (Raheem) was absolutely fantastic. His enthusiasm and knowledge of the tour content really made the tour worth while. The tour gave us an insight into the 'real new york'
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.