Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.8  914 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 90 235 0 = 235 100% 4.8
Last 6 months 195 522 0 = 522 100% 4.8
Last 12 months 345 916 2 = 914 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 Sort Descending Where From? Group Type?
Rating: 5
Highly recommended
Fri, Nov 27, 09   12:00 PM beckmhe Female 40-49 Local Individual
Again a fantastic tour. I have joined a few of these walking tours and so far I have not gone wrong. Susan is a very enthusiastic guide who combines food with the history and the culture of the area. We had a nice (although not very cosy) walk as it was freezing cold outside, but I think we all enjoyed the different stops. Loads of good food to taste and good tips even for the locals of high lights in the area.
Rating: 5
One of the best
Sat, Nov 21, 09   12:30 PM Findhorn18 Male 40-49 International Tourist(s) Individual
My first FoNY tour was the Greenwich Village edition at a time when there was only 1 a week. Since these early days I have done the other tours and this one ranks as one of the best due to a good (sit down) location to start with, a good balance of local history and gossip, a great combination of foods / styles. The weather was also great for November which also helps. I guess the biggest improvement to the format was the number of venues that were ready and waiting for the party - both with the sample dish but also place settings, cutlery, seats, ability to order drinks (beer / cocktails), etc. The guide was very good, inclusive and attentive - one of the party had their birthday that day and there was a special treat at the Cuban stop for him. Strongly recommended.
Rating: 5
awesome tour!
Sat, Nov 21, 09   12:30 PM meals212 Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Other
Our Tour leader was Diana and she was great. She had so much knowledge of the area and really enjoyed sharing it. The food was incredible. I hope all the restraunts know how much we appreciated them! I learned not only about the food and the people who prepared it but also about architecture, chess hustlers, pop culture stars, and so much more. It's just a great way to get to know the city and learn more about my favorite thing, food! I'm very anxious to come back for another tour. I would love to have Diana again, she was so good at what she does, Thanks so much
Rating: 5
Excellent Food Tour
Fri, Nov 20, 09   12:30 PM kniederloh Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
My friend and I were very impressed by the quality of this tour. Our guide was knowledgeable, friendly, and presented the tour in an easy-going style. The food choices were also excellent - don't eat beforehand as this is definitely enough food for lunch and plenty to get you through to a later dinner (I would not recommend an early dinner reservation as this tour ends mid afternoon). In fact, consider trying to book one of the restaurants that are visited - we wish we had. Highly recommended!!!
Rating: 5
Thu, Nov 19, 09   12:00 PM katesokoloff Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
I took my son to NYC for his 13th (belated) birthday and also to expose him to a wide variety of ethnic foods for a homework project. We LOVED the tour. I'm a bit of a food snob and also lived in New York many years ago. The food was delicious and some was really unusual and fun. I learned a lot about the history of the area. Our guide was wonderful and genuinely seemed to be enjoying himself. Best, I'd mentioned it was my son's birthday event while on the tour and our guide secretly arranged for a birthday cake at one of the restaurants. How he acted so fast, I will never know. I will take tours with this group any chance I'll get. And the price - what a deal!
Rating: 5
Thu, Nov 19, 09   12:00 PM hecooks Male 40-49 Local Family With Children
Scratch this one off of my Bucket List!!! But, I'll be back, this tour and guide exceeded all of my expectations... being a Foodie, CIA '81, I sooo apprieciated Rammie's (sp) excitment for food and the Rest. history... Even though it rainned a little.. it did not dampen the tour.....guy taking pics of peeps with dogs was different... not rec. in NYC, lol..... I've told everyone about this and can't wait to do another!!!!!!!!
Rating: 5
Sat, Nov 14, 09   12:30 PM nic2kat Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
I had been on NYC tours before and thought it would be tough to be as good as the last but this was really a GREAT tour. Susan the guide was very good at making everyone feel comfortable. Her passion for the tour and her knowledge of the area and it's history made this one of the best tours that I had ever been on in the city! The choice of food was diverse and very exciting. The length of the tour was perfect and the volume of food was tremendous. Oh I forgot...it really speaks volumes that I had such a great time and it was a crapy raining day!....We got beyond the weather and had tons of fun!
Rating: 4
Afternoon of interesting facts and food on the go
Sat, Nov 7, 09   12:30 PM clarearber Female 40-49 International Tourist(s) Individual
Great way to learn more about a different area of the city from a social, historical and gastronomical point of view. Informal, interesting and tasty! Thank you
Rating: 5
Excellent opportunity to get local "flavor" !
Sat, Oct 31, 09   12:30 PM sgretzinger Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Food samples were excellent! Stories and history of the area added to the experience and the guide was very knowledgable and knew the area intimately.
Rating: 4
Sat, Oct 31, 09   12:30 PM fredweiner Male 40-49 Local Unspecified
Great Tour Guide and the stops and information was great.