Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.8  933 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 93 238 0 = 238 100% 4.8
Last 6 months 198 522 1 = 521 99% 4.8
Last 12 months 354 936 3 = 933 99% 4.8
All 2,834 7,436 26 = 7,410 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
The tour was exceptional!
Fri, Apr 23, 10   1:00 PM vmortensen Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Tour guide was extremely knowledgable about the area and obviously had great pride and enthusiasm for the neigborhood. The food was so good that we went back there the following night to have dinner at one of the restaurants and then recommended it to friends who arrived several days later. I learned so much and would like to do another tour whenever I return to new york.
Rating: 5
Learned lots and ate well!
Fri, Apr 23, 10   12:00 PM LindaOlasov Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Our guide, Rahim, was knowledgeable and accommodating. He gave us information about the history and highlights of the places visited, included some of the famous people who had frequented these haunts. The food and rest stops were timely. The food was tasty and the background of the sites was fascinating.
Rating: 5
Fabulous SOHO
Fri, Apr 23, 10   12:00 PM danavato Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
What a great way to see SOHO! Tasting one's way through SOHO and learning about it's history is a great way to spend the afternoon. Our tour guide was knowledgeable with a sense of humor. Don't plan on lunch before and maybe...a late dinner would be advised.
Rating: 5
The Highlight of our Great trip to NYC!
Fri, Apr 23, 10   12:00 PM turcsanyi Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Wonderful tour, guide - Raheem, fantastic, very knowledgeable. Excellent food and history of a very interesting area. Would absolutely recommend. Good luck to our tour guide on his wedding next week!
Rating: 5
Wanted More!!!!
Thu, Apr 22, 10   12:30 PM lbiberdorf Male 40-49 International Tourist(s) Group of Friends
I thought the tour was awesome, the guide was very knowledgable and provided useful information on the area and foods. We had a new food addition to the tour and the owner wanted to know what we thought. It was a focaccia place and it was very good but it wasn't the wow that you may be looking for in your tour. It was a bit messy also. I am only saying this as you mentioned that you wanted the first tasting to be setting the standard and I enjoyed the other tastings more than the first. Can't wait to come back again and try your other tours. cheers Laura Biberdorf Victoria BC
Rating: 4
Fun, Interesting and Yummy Tastes
Thu, Apr 22, 10   12:00 PM suejazz Female 70+ Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
A great way for those unfamiliar with this area of the city to experience it. The tastes were varied and generous in size. Our guide was very familiar with the area and had a terrific personality. Excellent way to spend some time in NYC.
Rating: 5
Excellent tour - Highly recommend
Sat, Apr 17, 10   12:00 PM MCummings Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Four of us took this tour on our annual Spring weekend in NYC. We had had great experiences on the Chelsea Market/Meatpacking District & Greenwich Village tours the past couple of years, so we were looking forward to this one. We were not disappointed. Raheem, our tour guide, was fabulous. He was extremely knowledgeable, very friendly & outgoing. The food at each stop along the way was fabulous. We thoroughly enjoyed this tour. It is a great way to tour a neighborhood, learn the history, and enjoy fabulous food. We made notes about restaurants we will want to visit the next time we come to NYC. We would never know about these places without having had the opportunity to take this tour, as well as, the others. We've recommended these tours to many other people who then went on the tour and loved them as much as we did. It's a wonderful way to spend an afternoon in NYC! Thank you so much for a wonderful experience. Loved it!
Rating: 5
Unanimous Bravo
Fri, Apr 16, 10   12:30 PM rcrofts Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Our group of six continues to speak of a fabulous tour! Our guide could not have been more pleasing because of her knowledge, pacing, and engaging manner.
Rating: 5
Great walk, great food!
Fri, Apr 16, 10   12:30 PM travelkatie Female 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
We really enjoyed our food tour, especially all the different kinds of foods. Something I am very glad I attended and a great value for the ticket price!
Rating: 5
Another Great Tour With NY Food tours
Fri, Apr 16, 10   12:30 PM jmmcgreal Female 60-69 Local Group of Friends
This is the third time we were wowed by Food Tours of NY. We are local NYC & NJ-ians who know the city and are thrilled to go on excursions with this company. Initially, a group of women friends joined Todd on a cloudy January day to discover hidden treasures in The Village. Next, we brought the guys with us to learn about Chelsea Market. Last week we went back for The Village and SoHo. We were given a recommendation for dinner after the tour which was fantastic. Listen, we are seniors who have grown up, worked in or have been entertained in NYC all of our lives and are all thrilled to join these tours. Everyone learns something every time. NY is an expensive and vast place-we love getting the low-down on the best that is out there. Kudos to Todd for selecting great places that are truly the best of old and new NYC. Can't wait to go to Chinatown and wish he was doing Arthur Avenue!! The blend of good food and NYC history are amazing. Come see NYC the right way!