Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.8  884 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 108 292 0 = 292 100% 4.9
Last 6 months 161 432 1 = 431 99% 4.8
Last 12 months 333 890 6 = 884 99% 4.8
All 2,760 7,245 26 = 7,219 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 Sort Descending Age Where From? Group Type?
Rating: 5
Informative, Enjoyable Tour
Mon, Mar 17  12:00 PM Ronyart13 Male 50-59 International Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Our guide was an exceptional and knowledgeable local. She was really engaging, providing interesting and informative information as we progressed on the tour. She was happy to answer any and all questions. We really enjoyed the tour, that brought the history and culture to life. The food tasting was excellent and varied, with some options of alcohol to ease things along.
Rating: 5
Wonderful experience with Raheem
Fri, Mar 14  12:00 PM kjmccamy1 Male 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
The Central Greenwich Village Tour has a nice variety of food choices in a great area. We went back to several of the places for meals later on in our trip. Would recommend taking this tour early in your trip so you can go back to places that you like. Raheem, our guide, was a very fun guy that made sure that everyone had a great time (be sure to ask him how the restaurant Rbbts gets its name - "everything's got just a little bit of..." He even pointed out or stopped our group at places of interest (e.g. stores, restaurants, shops, etc.) along the way in addition to the official tasting locations. There is plenty of food served on the tour that it easily takes the place of a meal.
Rating: 5
Very Fun Even Though it was Cold
Sat, Mar 1  12:00 PM kac04008 Male 20-29 Local Couple on a Date
It was great to walk around and try different foods while getting some historical info about the city. Would recommend for locals or tourist.
Rating: 5
Yummy tour!
Sun, Feb 16  12:00 PM papsthelmut Male 40-49 International Tourist(s) Individual
I definitely enjoyed this tour with our great tour guide Raheem, who had a lot of interesting stories to tell about New York City in general and about Greenwich Village in particular. I partizipated alone, but never felt uncomfortable - thanks to our fun tour guide and the other tour participants. The food was very good (Italian, Indian, Caribean - you name it) and also I'm quite familiar with this different types of cuisine Raheem could give me more background information even there. Eat good food AND get interesting information on New York? What a perfect combination and definitely recommended!
Rating: 5
Best tour guide!
Thu, Jan 30  12:00 PM DaveSineni Male 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Other
Great tour guide, knew so much and was so cooll.
Rating: 5
Fri, Jan 17  12:00 PM Bigbuddy Male 50-59 Combination Family Without Children
Nice choice of cuisines and stops with interesting facts about area, buildings and cuisines. Would definitely recommend this. Next trip to Manhattan we will try another offered food tour
Rating: 5
Informative, Entertaining and Lots of Food
Sat, Jan 11  12:00 PM ndittmar Male 60-69 Local Group of Friends
A group of eight took this tour. Four of us are from North Jersey and the others were our friends from England. We had a great time. Our guide, Raheem, was wonderful with many interesting stories about the sites were visiting. We enjoyed the variety of food we were served. Believe it or not, we could have actually done with a little less food. Everything looks so good that you eat all of it, but by end we wished we eaten a little less along the way.
Rating: 5
Fri, Jan 3  12:00 PM moo2014 Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
A friend recommended taking a food tour and @ first I was hesitant as my wife and I were traveling with our 17 and 14 year olds. We had a blast! Susan was extrememly knowledgeable and the food/culture was great. Highly recommend and look forward to taking future tours as our travels bring us back to the city.
Rating: 5
Foods of NY Tours delivers again!
Thu, Jan 2  12:00 PM pyendall Male 40-49 International Tourist(s) Family With Children
My wife and I are return customers. We are big fans of Foods of NY Tours. We took the Chelsea Market tour back in 2011, and the Original Greenwich Village tour in June 2013. This time we decided to take our two teenage children to NYC to start 2014. After hearing our stories about previous food tours, the kids wanted to go with us. We decided on the Central Greenich Village Food and Cultural Tour. Our tour guide was Rahim (uncertain of spelling of his name). He was fantastic! He was the perfect mix of authoritative historian, and fun cool guy. It's hard to impress teenagers, but our kids bought into every minute of the tour. They loved the insight, the stories, the insider knowledge and jokes that Rahim shared...and the food. We had a snow storm the following day, and instead of going out for dinner the kids begged us for takeout from Masala Times (Indian Street Food), which was their favourite. We would all highly recommend taking a tour with Foods of NY Tours. Their tour guides make the difference, and we will be back again in the next year or so to take another one. Keep up the great work. Peter, Cyndi, Mackenzie and Gabrielle (Ottawa, Canada)
Rating: 4
Great time!
Mon, Dec 30, 13   12:00 PM RalphStoner Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
Great tour...enjoyed every aspect of the tour. Indian food was a hit for us. Loved the history about the area, especially what was going on in the 60's!!!