Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.8  890 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 90 239 0 = 239 100% 4.8
Last 6 months 190 511 0 = 511 100% 4.8
Last 12 months 333 891 1 = 890 100% 4.8
All 2,876 7,550 26 = 7,524 99% 4.8
Rating and reviews for:

Heart of the Village Food & Culture Tour

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Taste off-the-radar eats, hear tales of the 1960's music scene, and stroll through Washington Square Park, the heart of Downtown NYC.

Rating Date Attended Reviewer Gender Age Where From? Group Type? Sort Descending
Rating: 5
food great, stories even better
Fri, Jun 4, 10   12:30 PM RoBona Female 60-69 Local Group of Friends
I really enjoyed the selected restaurants and the interesting information our guide was able to share with us. I am a Brooklyn girl and it was great to learn about the village. Visited often in the late '60's of course I never knew all the history of the area.
Rating: 5
Fun and Interesting
Fri, Jun 4, 10   12:30 PM risaann Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Tour guide knew her stuff and provided fun facts about the area. Food was excellent and we were stuffed by the end.... I will definitely take another tour when I go back!
Rating: 5
Tasty and delightful
Fri, Jun 4, 10   12:00 PM susanmorriss Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
From the beginning we were treated with respect and care as it was a hot day. Each stop provided us with a taste of local, ethnic food plus a lesson in the culture and history of the architecture and businesses on that block. The choice of stops was well thought out and provided just the right amount of food, rest and bathroom stops. Our guide was very knowledgeable of the foods and their preparation as well as the area. He entertained us with many stories of the neighborhood. Great culinary adventure!
Rating: 5
A Great Way to Experience NYC
Sat, May 29, 10   12:30 PM aurorajm99 Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
The food was great- there was more than enough to fill us up and it was varied. This history of the area was fun and entertaining, and I liked all of the suggestions for future things to do. Barri was a great tour guide.
Rating: 5
My favorite part of visiting NYC
Sat, May 29, 10   12:00 PM shiversc Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
This is the 2nd Foods of NY tour I have been on. They have become the one thing I must do when I visit NY to see my dtr. Even better than seeing a Broadway Play although I always do that as well. It brings the big city down to a manageable size. Love the history and of course the food. Frequently return to places we were introduced to on the tour. My dtr who lives in NYC also found it great and wants to go back to many of the places where we did tastings. The guides are very personable and knowledgeable both about the food and the history of the neighborhoods. Loved it and plan to go on another tour next time I am in town.
Rating: 5
Great tour, but please don't bring children
Sat, May 29, 10   12:00 PM cynthiaschne Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
We had a great time on this tour. Our guide was excellent . Our only negative comment is that children should not be allowed to attend. We had a couple that had an 11 month old along, and this was quite disturbing. As we were seated in the Cuba restaurant, this baby had a smelly soiled diaper. My son was seated next to the mother, and the smell was terrible, not what you want during food tastings
Rating: 5
Fabulous Food Tour
Fri, May 28, 10   12:30 PM lasachs Female 40-49 Local Group of Friends
Three hours of thorough enjoyment. From the moment I met our guide, I knew we'd enjoy every minute of our tour. I liked Susan instantly. She was warm, comfortable, knowledgeable, articulate and a friend for three hours imparting all kinds of knowledge from historical, to cultural, to gastronomical. The tastings were substantial and delicious. I've done many food tours and this may have been my favorite although I've thoroughly enjoyed all.
Rating: 5
Fun and Full
Fri, May 28, 10   12:30 PM barbcami Female 40-49 Local Group of Friends
THis was a wonderful walking food tour. I would recommend it to my friends as well as take another myself. THe food was wonderful, pleanty and early in the tour - a great healthy alternative to lunch in the city!!!!
Rating: 5
Highly Informative and Very FUN
Fri, May 28, 10   12:30 PM cynthiac Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Delicious high quality food in abundance Delicious high quality information in abundance A treat for the eyes as well as the tummy Excellent guide!!!
Rating: 5
Fri, May 28, 10   12:00 PM ymangram Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
This was my second food tour. The first one was the Greenwich Village tour. I liked this one better, but both were really good. I especially enjoyed the history discussion in conjunction with the food explanations. The only negative feedback that I have is that we were told we would be tasting at 7 out of the 10 stops. We actually only tasted at 6.