Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.8  926 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
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Last 3 months 90 231 0 = 231 100% 4.8
Last 6 months 197 517 1 = 516 99% 4.8
Last 12 months 351 929 3 = 926 99% 4.8
All 2,820 7,398 26 = 7,372 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 highlight of our weekend trip in NYC
Sat, Mar 27, 10   12:00 PM WESTTEXPHOTO Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Had a fantastic time on the West Greenwich/SOHO tour with Rajim. Went on a different tour several years ago and enjoyed it so much that we signed up for this one. Rajim has such a great personality and was so informative. Wow! And a piece of the best cheesecake - ever! I would highly recommend this tour company for those who are visiting New York and even for those who live there as they will learn a lot of history plus they will get to try some great food. Thanks again!
Rating: 4
Great tour a taste of everything
Fri, Mar 26, 10   12:00 PM Christina921 Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Great tour and our guide was from the area so it helped. Food was good, but felt a little rushed at times. Overall a lot of fun. Would do another tour.
Rating: 5
Surprisingly Authentic
Thu, Mar 25, 10   12:30 PM palumbar Female 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
The Central Village/Soho tour is amazingly awesome! I have been on a food tour in Seattle, which was amazing as well, but this tour is a great deal and everything I excepted and wanted out of a NYC food tour! This tour consisted of more sit down tastings, which lets you fell more relaxed and gets you out of the hustle and bustle of the NYC streets! It consisted of great cultural facts of the village and great food! From eating at Monty's (famous for the awning, which was featured in Friends) to Bellavitae (the most delicious ricotta cheesecake), the Central Village/Soho tour delivers a great piece of New York eateries and factoids! I would hands down recommend this tour to everyone looking for great food and a desire to get away from the touristy experience and get a neighborhood feeling!
Rating: 5
The group was blown away
Thu, Mar 25, 10   12:00 PM msjodin Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
I booked this event hoping for a great experience and all six of us agreed that it exceeded our expectations. The guide was extremely knowlegeable and fun. The food was excellent and the time flew by. I would hold off making food reservations at many other restaurants if I would have known what was available in Central Village/Soho. Can't wait to come back and dine at the restaurants we visited.
Rating: 5
Excellent tour
Sat, Mar 20, 10   12:30 PM josparks Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
I signed up for 6 of us to do the SoHo tour. This is the 3rd we have been on. I loved the day and the tour director Susan. Very friendly, informative and very professional. I will be coming back and we all enjoyed the trip so much. We cannot wait to go into the city and visit some of the restuarants ourselves. Thank you for your effort and really caring about people on the tours. It shows and a nice way to keep business coming! Joanne Ross
Rating: 5
Sat, Mar 20, 10   12:00 PM jennahpud1 Female 40-49 Local Group of Friends
A perfect day for a walking tour of Soho! Lovely weather and a great tour. Full of interesting information and tasting great food. We went back to one of the resturants the next evening for a wonderful dinner. I have a new favourite Mojito place too!! This was a third food walking tour for me and when i have my next bunch of visitors to stay, i will be recommending them to take one of the tours. It would be nice to get a discount though for being a return customer. Thanks again!
Rating: 5
Fri, Mar 19, 10   12:00 PM Minnie29 Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Our tour guide, Rahim, was great. He was very informative, clear, and easy to follow. The food was awesome and we had a blast. We will be doing another one of those tours when we come back to visit!
Rating: 5
Great tour with knowledgeable leader
Thu, Mar 18, 10   12:30 PM coreilly Female 50-59 International Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Well managed and led with, if anything, slightly too much food! Interesting mix of restaurants, culture and history - an experience to be repeated! Get the tour in at the beginning of your trip - then start making reservations.....
Rating: 5
Great way to learn about NYC and enjoy great food
Sat, Mar 13, 10   12:00 PM staceylewis Female 40-49 Local Group of Friends
Our group took the tour during a Nor'easter - needless to say, the weather did not dampen (literally) the fun we had taking the tour. Learning and eating our way through Greenwich Village - trying to stay as dry as possible - was a great way to get a new historical view of the city and try new restaurants and foods. All 7 of us enjoyed it immensely. Our tour guide, Raheem, made the day exciting and enjoyable despite the puddles and wind gusts! We highly recommend it.
Rating: 5
Our food/walking tour: entertaining & informative!
Fri, Mar 12, 10   12:00 PM ellenacosta Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Our group of three took the Friday' 3/12 Central Village/SoHo tour and we loved it! The tour was entertaining, informative and the food that we sampled was delicious! Our tour guide, a twenty-something local, was enthusiastic and was very knowledgeable about the neighborhood's history. He obviously loved his job and enjoyed talking with our group throughout the tour. The food samplings were varied and yummy: we particularly enjoyed the empanadas at Cuba and the smoked mozzerella and sun-dried tomatoes at Joe's Dairy (we ran back to Joe's immediately after the tour to buy some to bring home). We loved discovering the Jazz/Blues "hot spots" like Say Wha? and hope to return one evening for some authentic music! We would definitely recommend this tour to our friends: we felt that the tour's price was a good value and we would take another neighborhood tour in a minute! We plan to reserve spots on the Chelsea Market/Meatpacking tour in the next few weeks. Thanks for a great day! Sincerely, Ellen Acosta