Foods of New York Tours

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Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.9  10,199 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 960 2,665 10 = 2,655 99% 4.9
Last 6 months 1,797 5,024 14 = 5,010 99% 4.9
Last 12 months 3,661 10,220 21 = 10,199 100% 4.9
All 29,305 79,318 253 = 79,065 99% 4.8
Ratings by Activity
(Each activity's ratings from the last 12 months)
% Positive Average
Original Greenwich Village Food and Culture Tour 4,732 100% 4.9 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Chelsea Market/Meatpacking Dist Food Tasting Tour 1,944 100% 4.9 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Nolita/NoHo Food & Culture Tour 1,606 100% 5.0 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Heart of the Village Food & Culture Tour 1,288 99% 4.8 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Gourmet Chinatown Food and Culture Walking Tour 502 99% 4.9 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Best of Brooklyn Half Day Food & Culture Tour 127 96% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
The Sushi and Japanese Tapas Food Tasting Event 0 0% 0.0
Rating Date Attended Sort Ascending Reviewer Gender Age Where From? Group Type?
Rating: 4
Recommended, interesting but ...
Sat, Mar 26, 05   11:30 AM Jennifer Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
not exactly what I expected. Other reviews recommend not eating breakfast because you'll have so much food. Our tour was at 11:30 and we didn't hit the majority of the food tastings until after 1:30. Our group was pretty hungry! There was a lot of history of Greenwich Village, architechture, anecdotes of literary and artistic types that have lived there - all interesting, but not enough about food. Our guide hinted that he could keep us busy for 4 hours but luckily some in our group had plans after 3 hours so we were pretty much on time, but be aware that the tours can last longer than 3 hours. I would like to try the Chelsea/Meatpacking Tour but others in my group would not. It is pretty adult oriented. However, I have my booklet with the names of the recommended restaurants and plan to return to some restaurants and shops in August. We especially enjoyed learning about Chumleys and hope to return to shop at Aphrodesia.
Rating: 5
Pouring rain couldn't keep us away.
Mon, Mar 28, 05   11:30 AM mfreda Female 30-39 Combination Couple on a Date
It rained buckets the entire day. The tour looked like it was headed for disaster since a majority of it takes place outside. Well, the tour guides were fantastic, the food was delicious, and half the time we didn't even know it was raining. I absolutely loved the tour and I can't wait until we try the Chelsea tour. I've already recommended the tour to everyone at work and I will continue to sing your praises. Thanks again!
Rating: 5
Even the teen vegetarian liked it
Tue, Mar 29, 05   11:00 AM NancyNorth Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
For the first time on a trip he wasn't disappointed with his "alternatives" and he thought it was a good tour. Normally he balks at walking tours but I told him he would be fed, so he agreed to go. We learned a lot and had a good time. Now we're looking for a local tour in California to visit.
Rating: 5
A Feast for the Mind and All of the Senses
Tue, Mar 29, 05   11:30 AM whitebee Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Individual
One of those rare touring experiences that will leave you wanting to stop strangers on the street to tell them not to miss the opportunity to experience Greenwich Village through the eyes of someone who loves and admires her and knows her inside and out.
Rating: 5
The best thing we did in NYC!
Wed, Mar 30, 05   11:00 AM plarry Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
After seeing all the "regular" tourist attractions, we were ready to get more of the flavor of some of the "real" New York. This tour was the best way to do that. Groups are small (no more than 15 or so), and our guide (Rory, a terrific representative of her Greenwich Village neighborhood), made sure we had a good combination of food, history, and architecture information. The places visited on the tour, as well as those listed on the accompanying guidesheet, are screened for 6 months before inclusion. Also, the foods we tried were paid for by the tour company, not giveaways, so they are not "beholden" to any of the vendors on their list. We were given a bottle of water at the start, and the food we received was plenty to keep us going through lunch. That night we even went back, on our own, to one of the small restaurants we had been introduced to, and had a delicious meal. We would never have found it on our own. If you want a different, refreshing New York experience, this is it. We hope to do the Chelsea tour on our next visit!
Rating: 5
great time
Thu, Mar 31, 05   11:00 AM markcooper Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Other
we had a great time. our guide knew the area and it's history. we went back the next day. this was a great way to get to know the area. and the food samples were very tasty.
Rating: 4
It was a great new way to get info on another area
Fri, Apr 1, 05   10:30 AM DLogan Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
I did enjoy the tour...Curt was very funny, informative and prepared. I had a food issue and was unable to eat a few of the items. I don't know if any accomodation was made for my issue, (no substitutes) but in the end I was unable to partake in two of the stops. I think if I had been "shut out" of any more than two I would have felt that I had been ripped off. I would, and have, recommended this tour to friends.

Rating: 5
A terrific surprise!
Fri, Apr 1, 05   10:30 AM dglueck Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Far better than our expectations. Our guide (Erick?) was informative and funny. The pace was great, we saw a corner of NYC that we didn't know and had some great food as well. After talking to friends who live in NYC and thought htey knew the area, we realize we now know it much better.

Rating: 5
Great Tour - Especially when rainy or cold
Fri, Apr 1, 05   10:30 AM LeeFoster Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
I surprised my husband with this tour because I had thoroughly enjoyed the Greenwich Village tour on my last NYC visit. He LOVED Chelsea Market! The food was fabulous and the guide was fun and informative. I recommend these tours to everyone travelling to NYC. They offer a great opportunity to learn about the area and taste great food.
Rating: 5
the inside scoop
Fri, Apr 1, 05   11:00 AM skakey Female 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Individual
the guide, michael, was very informative and entertaining. along with tasting great food from local spots (no chain restaurants), we learned the history of the entire village culture, including architecture and big news. we learned the "why" of many things, and there were always interesting stories associated with everything. a real "behind the scenes" look. highly recommended.
Rating: 4
Fri, Apr 1, 05   11:00 AM ronnie Male 50-59 Unspecified Unspecified
Fun, entertaining, informative, always interesting. Tasty food.
Rating: 5
We had a great time and Michael Karp was wonderfu
Fri, Apr 1, 05   11:00 AM TomLinton Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
We are "foodies" so this was a treat...even our 14 year old son whose normally

only goes for hot dogs, hamburgers, mac and cheese, pizza, etc. loved the tour.

I'd recommend it to all my friends and clients.

Thanks again.

Tom Linton

Altour International

Los Angeles
Rating: 5
Great history and great food
Sat, Apr 2, 05   11:00 AM Schupar Female 30-39 Local Group of Friends
I have been on many tours with this group in Greenwich Village but this was my first tour in Chelsea. This tour was spectacular and I highly recommend it to visitors and locals alike. The tour is organized very well, the tour leaders are always well-prepared and the food and history lessons are very enjoyable.
Rating: 5
A Very Enjoyable Experience
Sat, Apr 2, 05   11:00 AM patdaigle Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Our group of 8 consisted of visitors from Massachusetts and our adult children who live in NYC. We all thoroughly enjoyed the tour. Our tour guide Curt was personable, interesting and informative about all the locations, as well as the wonderful variety of foods that were served. We discovered a new area of the city and look forward to visiting some of the restaurants on future visits.
Rating: 5
good food, great guide,interesting place
Sat, Apr 2, 05   11:00 AM dalpert Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Individual
Our guide was knowledgeable & funny. He spent time talking with all the people on the tour. The selection of food was excellent, plentiful & delicious. This was our first time in this part of New York and we found it very interesting.