Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.8  908 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
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Last 3 months 89 236 0 = 236 100% 4.8
Last 6 months 187 500 0 = 500 100% 4.8
Last 12 months 339 909 1 = 908 100% 4.8
All 2,884 7,572 26 = 7,546 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 Where From? Group Type? Sort Descending
Rating: 5
A Great Way to Experience NYC
Sat, May 29, 10   12:30 PM aurorajm99 Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
The food was great- there was more than enough to fill us up and it was varied. This history of the area was fun and entertaining, and I liked all of the suggestions for future things to do. Barri was a great tour guide.
Rating: 5
My favorite part of visiting NYC
Sat, May 29, 10   12:00 PM shiversc Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
This is the 2nd Foods of NY tour I have been on. They have become the one thing I must do when I visit NY to see my dtr. Even better than seeing a Broadway Play although I always do that as well. It brings the big city down to a manageable size. Love the history and of course the food. Frequently return to places we were introduced to on the tour. My dtr who lives in NYC also found it great and wants to go back to many of the places where we did tastings. The guides are very personable and knowledgeable both about the food and the history of the neighborhoods. Loved it and plan to go on another tour next time I am in town.
Rating: 5
Great tour, but please don't bring children
Sat, May 29, 10   12:00 PM cynthiaschne Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
We had a great time on this tour. Our guide was excellent . Our only negative comment is that children should not be allowed to attend. We had a couple that had an 11 month old along, and this was quite disturbing. As we were seated in the Cuba restaurant, this baby had a smelly soiled diaper. My son was seated next to the mother, and the smell was terrible, not what you want during food tastings
Rating: 5
Fabulous Food Tour
Fri, May 28, 10   12:30 PM lasachs Female 40-49 Local Group of Friends
Three hours of thorough enjoyment. From the moment I met our guide, I knew we'd enjoy every minute of our tour. I liked Susan instantly. She was warm, comfortable, knowledgeable, articulate and a friend for three hours imparting all kinds of knowledge from historical, to cultural, to gastronomical. The tastings were substantial and delicious. I've done many food tours and this may have been my favorite although I've thoroughly enjoyed all.
Rating: 5
Fun and Full
Fri, May 28, 10   12:30 PM barbcami Female 40-49 Local Group of Friends
THis was a wonderful walking food tour. I would recommend it to my friends as well as take another myself. THe food was wonderful, pleanty and early in the tour - a great healthy alternative to lunch in the city!!!!
Rating: 5
Highly Informative and Very FUN
Fri, May 28, 10   12:30 PM cynthiac Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Delicious high quality food in abundance Delicious high quality information in abundance A treat for the eyes as well as the tummy Excellent guide!!!
Rating: 5
Fri, May 28, 10   12:00 PM ymangram Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
This was my second food tour. The first one was the Greenwich Village tour. I liked this one better, but both were really good. I especially enjoyed the history discussion in conjunction with the food explanations. The only negative feedback that I have is that we were told we would be tasting at 7 out of the 10 stops. We actually only tasted at 6.
Rating: 5
Thu, May 27, 10   12:00 PM diwilliams Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
I really enjoyed the tour. The guide was wonderful and did such a great job. Lots of food and the pace was excellent. I will do another tour when we come back to New York next year. So much great information and history along with great food. It was totally yummy!!!
Rating: 5
Great time had by all
Sat, May 22, 10   1:00 PM shrn_smith Female 50-59 Local Group of Friends
All the middle-aged teachers from New Jersey who attended the tour were quite impressed with the discovery of so many delightful, reasonably-priced, delicious restaurants in the Village. Susan, our guide filled us in on the history - the counter-culture that began and still continues here, the lovely, quiet hidden streets like Minetta, and the center of the area-Washington Park. It is a tour you can take more than once. Thanks to Susan!
Rating: 5
We enjoyed every minute of our food walking tour
Sat, May 22, 10   12:30 PM mo1954 Female 50-59 International Tourist(s) Group of Friends
I heard of taking a food walking tour by word of mouth so went on line to find out more. My friend, her daughter and my daughter all enjoyed the food sampled and we enjoyed the historical and architectural information Diana provided along with the information about the shops and food. All in our group wished we had done the tour earlier in our trip so we could have made plans to come back to The Village to shop and eat some more! We will definitely recommend it to any friends planning a trip to NYC!