Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.8  911 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
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Last 3 months 90 235 0 = 235 100% 4.8
Last 6 months 195 522 0 = 522 100% 4.8
Last 12 months 344 913 2 = 911 99% 4.8
All 2,860 7,506 26 = 7,480 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
Had a great time!!!!!
Sat, May 22, 10   12:00 PM ars2010 Unspecified Unspecified Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
We all had a great time on this tour. Our tour guide Raheem (sorry if it is spelled wrong) was very knowledgeable of the area, made great recommendations and was very relaxed. He took his time and never rushed us from one venue to the next. All of the tastings we indulged on were fantastic. Each one was unique and not your run of the mill fair. They all left a lasting impression, but I think the two that stand out the most for us were the bolognese and the ricotta cheese cake. We certainly did not walk away hungry. The cultural side of the tour beyond the food was quite interesting. We found it very easy to put ourselves in the past with all of the great writers and musicians of the different times and wonder what it was like. Greenwich village and Soho is such a great area of the city. We can't wait to go back. We have already recommended this tour to our friends. Hopefully they will take our advice. The next time I'm in the city I hope to do the Chelsea and Meatpacking District tour. Hopefully it will be sooner rather that later.
Rating: 5
Fri, May 21, 10   12:30 PM michelleorso Female 30-39 International Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Such a great way to see and taste New York. Planning on venturing around other neighborhood tours in the future. Highly recommend this!
Rating: 5
Fri, May 21, 10   12:00 PM denny1 Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Really enjoyed the food and loved the narative about the area and the history. Guide was very knowledgeable.
Rating: 4
A beautiful historical walk . . . .with great food
Thu, May 20, 10   1:00 PM KEJOHNSON Female 50-59 International Tourist(s) Group of Friends
we were a couple of old friends wandering through the lovely streets of Greenwich village (and a little Soho too) noshing on some wonderful dishes from quaint places - well thought out. Very organized and the visits to the shops/restaurants were well timed, considering our larger group (10?). Our guide was terrific. Obviously loves her job, very enthusiastic.
Rating: 4
Highly recommend
Thu, May 20, 10   1:00 PM mamaroro Female 50-59 Local Group of Friends
Very enjoyable and highly recommend
Rating: 5
Reformed Anti-Tour Taker
Thu, May 20, 10   1:00 PM sallymiles Female 50-59 International Tourist(s) Group of Friends
I have to admit that paying for and participating in guided tours was something I liked to avoid. I'd always felt that I could see and investigate more by doing it on MY schedule and My time.BUT...being a "foodie", this tour peaked my interest. What I discovered was sooo much more information was fed (no pun intended) to me that I otherwise would not likely have found out on my own. The whole experience made me want to go back to spend more time in the Soho/Greenwich area in restaurants, comedy cellars, and music clubs. My time being limited didn't allow me to do this but I will look forward to picking up where I left off upon another trip to your fabulous city. Our tour guide was amazing, informative, and efficient. Our three and a half hours with her went far too quickly and we parted having tasted such amazing food that I mentally savour to this day. I have highly recommended to others to book this tour if ever they have the chance. Sadly, I may never enjoy a "Canadian" New York Cheesecake again nor a slice of mozzarella cheese like I did with you but it will give me reason to return to relive the experience, right? Thank you for contributing to making my first visit to New York a trip I will always remember .And next time, I will give more consideration to the "guided tour' option when presented with it in my travels.....bon appetite.....Sally Miles
Rating: 5
It was wonderful - would highly recommend!
Thu, May 20, 10   12:30 PM Faithfull Female 60-69 Combination Group of Friends
The tour was really enjoyable. Our guide was fantastic and we all thoroughly enjoyed it - food was great! It was wonderful to walk through the neighborhood and learn a little of the history. We would all highly recommend this tour.
Rating: 5
Would definately do this again
Thu, May 20, 10   12:30 PM Faithfull Female 40-49 International Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Susan was a wealth of knowledge. The food was fantastic. We were blessed with a beautiful sunny day to walk around the neighbourhood. It was a great day! The food was so good, that we made a point of going back in a couple of days to one of the reataurants. Thank you Susan!
Rating: 5
Great food and interesting tour!
Thu, May 20, 10   12:30 PM laurir Female 40-49 Combination Group of Friends
This tour was a great deal of fun! The restaurants and food chosen were delicious! Susan, our tour guide, was full of interesting facts about the area. Would definitely take another tour with Foods of NY.
Rating: 5
Third time and always perfect
Thu, May 20, 10   12:00 PM keysgirl Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
This is our third tour and we've always had great food, a great guide and lots of laughs, and learned lots of trivia about the area. Can't wait till next year to do Chelsea MY only comment is that every time I've booked., only time shown is the noon time slot. We would prefer to book a later time slot and we see that you add times when the earlier one fills up. Wish we would have known this, as we would have booked the later one. But still a great time.