Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.8  887 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 109 295 0 = 295 100% 4.9
Last 6 months 162 435 1 = 434 99% 4.8
Last 12 months 334 893 6 = 887 99% 4.8
All 2,761 7,248 26 = 7,222 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 Sort Descending Where From? Group Type?
Rating: 5
Thoroughly Enjoyed This Tour!!!
Fri, Feb 6, 09   12:00 PM dianemunoz Female 40-49 Local Family Without Children
Loved our guide! He was very personable, upbeat and fun. Very down to earth. Loved walking the cillage and hearing the history. Of course, the food was wonderful. Even places that I thought I would not like the samples turned out to be fantastic!
Rating: 5
Sat, Jan 31, 09   12:30 PM demers Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
No words can express how much fun I had or how much I learned history wise about SoHo. Our guide Susan Volchok was both knowledgeable and had a great personality! I am in the travel industry and will refer your services to all my clients! Keep up the awesome work!
Rating: 5
Sat, Jan 31, 09   12:30 PM Lchristen Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
I loved the tour and will be recommending to more people to check out Susan our guide was the best
Rating: 5
fun afternoon activity, great history, great food!
Sat, Jan 24, 09   12:00 PM gjbowman Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
We were 2 couples meeting up in the city for a birthday celebration and wanted to do something more interactive than a show in the afternoon. This tour was the perfect answer! Although I wouldn't exactly describe us as foodies, I think we all have an appreciaiton for good food and we definately found it on this tour! Our guide Rahim (sorry about spelling) was excellent, his knowledge of the area is phenomenal but I was most impressed by his relationships with all the various food vendors and his respect for all greenwich village lifestyle.I would highly recommend this tour for anyone with an interest in food but also wants to know a little more about the area. It was the perfect mix of both.
Rating: 5
Wonderful Tour
Fri, Jan 23, 09   12:00 PM bestinshow Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Unspecified
Rahim was our tour guide and he loves the Central Village! We learned alot about this area, and sampled some delicious food and discovered a few restaurants and shops that we never would have found on our own. Our group was small and initmate so it was very fun. We highly recommend this tour.
Rating: 5
Interesting and Delicious!
Sat, Dec 27, 08   12:30 PM kfrascello Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
The tour was informative and opened my eyes to some of the "best kept secrets" rather than the typical tourist hot spots to eat. Also offered a lot of history and interesting facts! Well worth it and highly recommended!
Rating: 5
Great afternoon
Fri, Dec 26, 08   12:00 PM mrsandypants Male 40-49 Local Group of Friends
I highly recommend the Central Village tour. Learned and ate a lot. Our guide was terrific. Will do another.
Rating: 5
Felt like we got an early holiday gift!
Sat, Dec 6, 08   12:00 PM sssoapwrks Female 40-49 Local Group of Friends
Raheem did a WONDERFUL job making our group feel what it was like to have lived decades past in this gem of an area. He really knew his stuff! Great food samplings, beautiful old buildings and businesses, some of which are more than 100 years old, historical facts about the area all combined for a first rate adventure. After our legs were walked off, our group of friends and another couple from the group, visiting from England, bellied up to the bar at the Caffe del Marre where Lenworth the bartender entertained us with special drink concoctions and lively banter. We all felt totally at home in this neighborhood! Our group lives on Long Island and are only now getting to spread our wings and explore this wonderful city! Foodsofny is the way to go! We haven't been disappointed in any tour yet! We already have plans to come back and eat at several of the restaurants and shop for some of the great food products we tasted!
Rating: 2
Can't recommend this tour
Fri, Dec 5, 08   12:00 PM VillageSoHo Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Individual
The guide was excellent, both his knowledge and his enthusiasm. The tour walked around SoHo/Village to many spots where we learned the history of the neighborhood. This was a walking tour with some food tastings added. I expected it to be a food tour with walking involved. We stopped to hear the guide talk about restaurants, but didn't/couldn't go in. So what's the point of bringing everyone there? It seems promoting restaurants in SoHo/Village was the tour's objective. If the tour had brought the group to tasting after tasting after tasting that would have been great. It was what I expected. The guide could have discussed some (less) of the neighborhood history inbetween restaurants/cafe stops. Instead, the tour was only accented by tastings. It was primarily a walking tour. If I wanted to join a "walking" tour specifically, I would have. I expected far more tastings than what we had. I especially didn't appreciate being walked into restaurants where the group didn't have a taste of anything. The guide introduced and promoted many restaurants, but we didn't taste anything from the menu. My recommendation is not to bring a Food Tour group into restaurants if the group isn't going to taste anything. The guide spent half the time recommending that we return to eat at these restaurants while in New York. Unfortunately, this was a walking tour promoting neighborhood restaurants with tastes of food here and there. It wasn't what I expected.
Rating: 4
Good tour
Fri, Nov 28, 08   12:00 PM kclundy Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Nice mix of food and historical informaiton presented in tour.