Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.8  887 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
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Last 3 months 109 295 0 = 295 100% 4.9
Last 6 months 162 435 1 = 434 99% 4.8
Last 12 months 334 893 6 = 887 99% 4.8
All 2,761 7,248 26 = 7,222 99% 4.8
Rating and reviews for:

Heart of the Village Food & Culture Tour

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Sample tasty treats from ethnic, old-school eateries in two distinct areas - one colorful and exciting, the other surprisingly quaint.

Rating Date Attended Reviewer Gender Age Where From? Group Type? Sort Descending
Rating: 5
Fri, Apr 16, 10   12:00 PM pngaines Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
My wife and are in our early 50's. I grew up in NY but we do not live there now. The tour of the Village and its restaurants was just as informative and fun for me as it was for her. We would highly recommend this tour for everyone.
Rating: 4
Great way to spend a beautiful day in the city.
Sat, Apr 10, 10   1:00 PM jamiedamato Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Fun tour guide, delicious food.
Rating: 4
Where was SOHO
Sat, Apr 10, 10   12:30 PM hhhanacpa Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
I enjoyed the tour however thought it was spent too much on about 3 streets. Also felt that it really did not include SOHO. We just went to the edge at the end of the tour, however I would recommend it.
Rating: 5
Had a great time on the tour
Fri, Apr 2, 10   12:00 PM nanamom0609 Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
My husband and I had a great time on the Central Village/SoHo tour. The tour guide, Raheem, really made this tour extra special. He was energetic, fascinating, considerate, and personable, and boy, did he know his stuff!! We visited several places, some to taste and some just for information, and he knew a great deal about all of these places---in fact, he obviously deals with these places personally. We will be signing up for another food tour from this company this spring.
Rating: 5
As Good As Expected
Thu, Apr 1, 10   12:00 PM pmccallion6 Male 50-59 International Tourist(s) Family Without Children
We had been on a previous gourmet walking tour so knew that the quality of the content and of course the food would be excellent. It lived up to its expectations in every way. Since the tour ended approximately 3 days ago we have visited and dined in two of the restaurants that we visited and recommended the tour to two groups of friends. One couple we have recommended the tour to are very difficult to please but we know that they will as satisfied as we were. The quality of the content given by the tour guide was exceptional and his enthusiasm for his subject of a very high level. But of course the real plaudits must go the all restuarants we visited, sat in and sampled the food. The range of tastes was breathtaking and the standard and quality beyond what even I expected given how pleased I was with my previous experience on a different tour. So a very satisfied set of return guests.
Rating: 5
Wonderful experience!
Sat, Mar 27, 10   12:30 PM Poulsen Female 50-59 International Tourist(s) Family Without Children
When planning our vacation in New York, my husband and I had been looking for a tour with a local guide and found the Food of New York Tours. What a wonderful way to experience a city and and its culture. We enjoyed the tour very much. Susan was very informative about the neighborhood, the restaurants and shops. She also had a very nice way of making everybody feel good. We loved the tastings, especially the cheesecake which was really unique. The visit at Cuba was very fun, too. If we had stayed a little longer we would a had a party in the cellar with the delicious Mojitos and Sangrias. We were the only international tourists in this group so for us it was a great chance to talk to all the US people. Special thanks to the "Alabama girls" for the nice company. Now we have to consider a trip to the South to taste your cuisine! All the best from Denmark.
Rating: 5
Great way to spend an afternoon
Sat, Mar 27, 10   12:00 PM ltaigue Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Raheem, our tour guide, was excellent. He is knowledgable about food, architecture and history and is very engaging and always looked out for the group's comfort. We had very good food and learned quite a bit about local history of the neighborhood and enjoyed the food at the restaurants we visited.
Rating: 4
Interesting tour for foodies - new estaurans!
Fri, Mar 26, 10   12:00 PM abonesf Female 70+ Local Family Without Children
Enjoyed the tour, made us feel more a part of the City by learning about places we would not have discovered on our own. Liked the printed material with info about where we had been. Our only suggestion would be that at the beginning people introduce themselves and tell where they are from.
Rating: 5
Fun way to learn about SoHo
Fri, Mar 26, 10   12:00 PM JMcdonald323 Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
My son and I thoroughly enjoyed the tour. Our guide was fun and knowledgeable about SoHo. We thought the food was all excellent and plan to go back to the area again on our own at dinnertime to try some of the restaurants we sampled. Nice variety of food and food shops - we loved it all!
Rating: 5
More than just food
Thu, Mar 25, 10   12:00 PM vivdoll Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Not only do you taste the food, but you also get some background of the owner's/chef's of the restaurant's, the neighborhood, and historical landmarks surrounding Central Village/SoHo. It also gives you insight of restaurants you would like to return to during your trip.