Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.8  883 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 84 219 0 = 219 100% 4.8
Last 6 months 195 516 0 = 516 100% 4.8
Last 12 months 336 886 3 = 883 99% 4.8
All 2,847 7,469 26 = 7,443 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
Great tour, great food!
Sat, Oct 31, 09   12:30 PM bnicrhs Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Individual
I can't recommend this tour enough. The food was great, and there was a lot of it, and Diana the tour guide was a fountain of information. It was well paced, with a nice balance of eating and walking time.
Rating: 5
Enjoyed the history and the food
Thu, Oct 15, 09   1:00 PM Asusman Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Really fun to learn and eat at hte same time; found some of the food more tasty and special than others but owuld do this again in a hearbeat--good use of our time and money.
Rating: 4
Great time and met new friends!
Thu, Oct 15, 09   12:00 PM cjacobs13 Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
The tour was informative, the food great. We were not crazy about the guide, she rushed us at every stop saying there was another group right behind us. Maybe if she hadn't spent so much time talking we would have had more time to sit and enjoy the food and the experience.
Rating: 5
Thu, Oct 8, 09   12:30 PM lezetc Female 40-49 Combination Unspecified
I had went on the original Greenwich tour on a previous NY visit and had my eye on this tour. Was a bit hesitant after reading old comments but when I went back to the website closer to our departure date, I noticed they made more improvements on this tour, based upon feedback, and booked this right away. I was travelling with my sister and sister-in-laws and we all loved this tour. Portions were large and the food was great. We had a great variety from the Indian wrap, pasta, ricotta cheesecake (mmmmm), empanadas, tortellini, smoked mozarella, black pepper sausage and the walnut tarte. Susan kept us at a good pace and entertained us with her knowledge of the Village. I was glad she mentioned Peanut Butter & Company; even though the tour does not go there anymore, it is a funky place so typical of NY that it can have a whole restaurant themed around one food item. I really want to try the dim sum tour next visit. How about having a Harlem soul food tour?
Rating: 5
its a must-do!!
Thu, Oct 8, 09   12:00 PM TWNY09 Female 40-49 International Tourist(s) Individual
This is one of the best experiences you can get in New York, the information and history is a bonus to the fabulous food sampling. I did a tour 2 years ago and loved it and I think this one actually has more food. Go for the cheesecake alone, it is divine. The guide was good and if you happen to get Cindy, she is absolutely outstanding. Its a compact wonderful insight into thsi area, its history and some great restaurant tips. I have sent many friends already. Book it, fantastic value!
Rating: 5
Fabulous FUN!!
Fri, Oct 2, 09   12:30 PM sammmcleod Female 40-49 International Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Thank-you Susan of Foods of NY for a great tour of Soho and Greenwich! The tastings were delicious! And the history tour of the Village was fantastic! SUSAN was fabulous!! We even came back the next night and tried Monty's for dinner and thought it was quite good. Would recommend it to friends for a fun walk around a great area -- tasting a few delights and happily learning about the ins-and outs of a cool area!
Rating: 5
A highlight of NYC!!!
Fri, Oct 2, 09   12:00 PM Cathyg Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Being a tour guide myself (I escort groups to Bali and Hong Kong from Canada) I would have to be honest and say that I am aibt hard to please when it comes to tours and tour guides. Our tour was last October and although I meant to write a review right away, that didn't happen. Our tour was sooo good though, that I just had to take the time now to compliment Food Of NY. The best part was our guide Rahim. He was engaging, very knowledgeable and super passionate about his work. He was full of facts and interesting stories about Greenwich and SoHo. We did the tour on our first full day which was brilliant in hindsight. We ended up back in Greenwich each day for the next 4 days of our stay visiting places that Rahim had taken us too (restaurants, night club, comedy club). This tour really made our trip so much more interesting and my only disappointment was we wanted to do the Chinatown tour as well but it was fully booked. Next time I will book in advance!!! Thanks again for the most enjoyable few hours we spent with Rahim and Foods of NY! Cathy from Calgary
Rating: 5
Very Good
Thu, Oct 1, 09   12:00 PM jklynch Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Our guide was VERY knowledgeable about the area and history and foods and restaurants. He made for a very fun ( and filling ) day!
Rating: 5
Unique way to see a place other than a city tour.
Thu, Oct 1, 09   12:00 PM maryloubpl Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Other
unique way to see a place other than a city tour. You get to discover restaurant that are affordable and have good recommendations.
Rating: 5
Lots of fun
Fri, Sep 18, 09   12:00 PM eancarroll1 Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Other
We had a great time learning about this part of the city from Rahim. The tastings were delicious and the tour was informative and entertaining. We had a wonderful afternoon!