Foods of New York Tours

Zerve Seller: FoodTours

Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.9  8,565 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 959 2,675 3 = 2,672 100% 4.9
Last 6 months 1,876 5,248 8 = 5,240 100% 4.9
Last 12 months 3,059 8,575 10 = 8,565 100% 4.9
All 27,705 74,859 241 = 74,618 99% 4.8
Ratings by Activity
(Each activity's ratings from the last 12 months)
% Positive Average
Original Greenwich Village Food and Culture Tour 4,187 100% 4.9 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Chelsea Market/Meatpacking Dist Food Tasting Tour 1,717 100% 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 947 99% 4.8 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Gourmet Chinatown Food and Culture Walking Tour 424 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
Kerrianne was wonderful!
Sun, Jul 5  1:00 PM Kvalleau Female 20-29 Local Unspecified
We took this food tour on Sunday 7/5. Kerrianne was very knowledgable and sweet. All of the food on the tour was amazing and we got some great history lessons about the town. I would recommend this tour to anyone who loves food and culture. Thank you Kerrianne for making our tour so memorable !
Rating: 5
Great and knowledgable tour guide!
Tue, Jun 30  12:00 PM Kmayrer Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
The tour is great for foodies. A lot of information is provided above and beyond the food as well.
Rating: 4
Yum, you should do it!
Tue, Jun 30  12:00 PM thelady3000 Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
Thoroughly enjoyed this tour, lots of food samples for the money along with history of the area.
Rating: 5
Mon, Jun 29  11:30 AM Susamort Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Unspecified
I found the tour to be quite informative, interesting, fun, and the food we tasted to be delicious. Birt our guide was very charming and very accommodating. I would highly recommend and do the tour again in a second.
Rating: 5
Kurt was super!
Wed, Jun 24  11:30 AM moweee Female 60-69 Unspecified Unspecified
My husband and I enjoyed the tour with Kurt. He took us everywhere, many places not on the tour, and fed us more things than were mentioned in the tour description.
Rating: 5
Terrific Tour
Mon, Jun 22  10:00 AM Brucetramp Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
Our guide, Curt, was terrific - he had endless energy and lots of information about food and the city, with some gossip and verbal recipes thrown in for good measure.

He was fantastic at remembering everyone's name, too - don't know how he did it, but it worked.

It was a great tour, especially the hotel roof it ended up on at the end - we stayed there awhile afterward for a drink, and it was lovely and cool on a very hot day in the city.

The only negative is that Curt was not aware that I'm veggie.

When we were deciding which tour to book (this will be our third FONY tour), the person I spoke with said that, even though it was the meatpacking tour, they would arrange for some veggie alternatives for me.

Curt was able to do that after I mentioned it, but it would have been more considerate for the shops if they'd known ahead of time.

Other than that, like the previous tours, it was informative, the perfect length, with a great guide and plenty of food to sample.
Rating: 3
Pleasant but obvious sales pitch/paid endorsement
Sat, Jun 20  11:30 AM marieceleste Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Unspecified
Our guide was very energetic and enthusiastic. It can't be easy to give the same pitch 2 or more times daily and make it sound fresh and enthusiastic. It was a pleasant time, but lost credibility in it actually being a 'tour' of Greenwich Village once (after a few minutes) it became clear that it was driven by restaurant / store endorsements. (e.g. Spending 30 minutes in a shop that sells olive oil listening to how their oil is far superior to all others and multiple reminders that we can order online, or right now, and utilize our 10% coupon...). Felt like the glass factory tours in Venice that are actually more about selling the glass than learning how its made! Nothing horrible, it's an 'okay' way to spend 3 hours and over $100 if you can't find anything else to do - in NYC!
Rating: 5
Second tour with FTONY
Fri, Jun 19  11:45 AM treeves Male 50-59 Unspecified Unspecified
This was my second Food Tour and it was every bit as good as the first. I'm amazed at the quality of the tour guides used by this firm. They are extremely personable and attentive...and intimately knowledgable of the neighborhoods. As our guide, Annie, put it "I stay in mother hen mode during the tour." Their guides seem to be driven by a mission that "every person will feel as if they've been given a personal tour...and return safe and satisfied."

What I think is easily overlooked when booking these tours is the "culture" part. I'm a foodie and that was my primary interest. The restaurants and shops are all welcoming to our group...even during busy lunch hours, we did not seem to be a burden to them to be seated and served. The tour is well planned in regard to portions, variety and locations. It could be best described as "grazing" through the neighborhood which would be very hard to do on your own in the course of 3 hours. As for the culture part, in between food stops, you're given brief overviews of the history, architecture, demographics, and "vibe" of the neighborhoods. Depending on your primary interest (food or culture), you're given just enough information for a well-paced tour...yet enough to entice you to visit the neighborhood again on your own to eat, shop or just stroll (or order something special online if available after your return home).

Be prepared for a somewhat leisurely, but well-paced stroll, mostly on side streets through actual neighborhoods (a nice respite from the business districts). It's not unlikely to see a celebrity or two, as many of them live in these areas.

I took the Greenwich Village tour last summer, and would highly recommend either of them.
Rating: 5
Excellent tour guide!
Fri, Jun 19  10:30 AM PeggyPenning Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Unspecified
Kurt, our tour guide, was very entertaining and informative. We were from our of state and really enjoyed not only the different foods, but all of the information about the area.
Rating: 5
Wonderful experience and outstanding guide
Thu, Jun 18  11:30 AM debbiesinkha Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Unspecified
My husband and I have been to NYC several times and decided to try some different things on this trip. This was the highlight of the 5 days we spent there. Our guide was Marie (I think I remember her name correctly). She was wonderful. She is very knowledgeable and FUN! She had us laughing and having a great time. She told us lots of interesting facts about the area and had background knowledge of all the places we passed. I highly recommend this experience to any one visiting NYC. Thank you Marie for a terrific tour!
Rating: 5
Great tour
Sun, Jun 14  11:00 AM SusieLopat Unspecified 50-59 Local Unspecified
We loved all of this. From the guide to the choice of food venues to the food itself. Definitely recommend.
Rating: 5
Wonderful and informational tasting experience
Thu, Jun 11  12:00 PM mwei912 Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Unspecified
Knowledgeable tour guide and delicious food
Rating: 4
Heart of the Village tour
Thu, Jun 11  12:00 PM jgrunig Male 30-39 Unspecified Unspecified
We really enjoyed our Heart of the Village tour. We picked that one because of the variety of foods available, and we weren't disappointed. I had read other reviews that said the were upset because they didn't get enough to eat, but our tour we were all STUFFED. We enjoyed the food and restaurants, as well as the cultural information. I would only recommend that the total tour time be reduced. Ours was about 3.5 hours, I'm thinking it would be better closer to 2.5 hours. Overall a great time was had by all!
Rating: 3
Could have picked better food experiences...
Fri, Jun 5  12:30 PM mshomos Female 60-69 Unspecified Unspecified
Barri, the tour guide, was friendly and knowledgeable. However, the food places that were picked were eh! Started out at a grilled cheese place. Grilled cheese? With all the great places in NY? We also went to an Italian sit-down restaurant and had the worst bolognese I have ever had. It was so salty, we could barely eat it. One of the stops was an Indian place where we had a lassi drink in a tiny cup. I don't consider this "food". There were 7 places in all and I probably wouldn't go back to any of them.
Rating: 5
Excellent tour...priced right with excellent food
Thu, Jun 4  12:30 PM bkcca116 Male 50-59 Unspecified Unspecified
tour guide was very knowledgeable and friendly