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Rating: 4.8  898 rating points
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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 Sort Descending Age Where From? Group Type?
Rating: 5
Fun day!
Sat, Sep 20  12:00 PM Cmavate Female 50-59 Unspecified Group of Friends
I had a group of friends who went on this food tour and everyone had a great time, very informative and delicious! We loved each food establishment and even requested vegetarian which was deliciously accommodated! I look at reviews before I book any trip and with that in mind, I highly recommend this tour!
Rating: 5
really fun 3 hours!
Sat, Sep 20  12:00 PM macbethwall Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Loved the tour and Diana our guide. Tastings were amazing. The history of the area is so fun hear and that mixed with the food was perfect.
Rating: 5
2nd Time Charm
Fri, Sep 19  12:00 PM Jodisager11 Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
This was our second tour. We did the Heart of the Village tour with Diana and it was great. She was very knowledgeable of the area, she grew up there and was able to put her own personal spin on the tour. She also have us a history lesson that made my mother & I fall even more in love with The Village. These past 2 tours have given us places that we make a point to visit each trip. Nolita will be out next tour!
Rating: 5
Great tour guide, great food!
Sun, Sep 14  12:00 PM gambetak Female 20-29 International Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
We did the Heart of the Village tour, which took us to several destinations in Greenwhich (including 7 restaurants and Washington Square Park). Rahim was our tour guide. He was enthusiastic, funny and interesting. All of the food was amazing and I will keep them all in mind for the next time I visit NYC. Who knew traditional Italian pasta used so little sauce?! It was the best pasta I have ever tasted! We also tried tacos, pizza, a mortadella sandwich (which I wasn't looking forward to given the reference to bologna, but ended up being amazing), an indian take on a breakfast burrito and an iced tea and a macaron for dessert. Was definitely enough food and thankfully it was spread over 3 hours to avoid becoming over-full. I am pregnant and my stomach tends to fill easily so I had to share some with my fiance. Howevever, he was extremely stuffed by the end and typically has a large appetite. This tour is definitely worth every penny.
Rating: 5
Fun and Delicious
Sat, Sep 13  12:30 PM Pambarrett Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Unspecified
Happy to find this excursion. Just right balance of walking, sightseeing and great food.
Rating: 5
Excellent tour
Sat, Sep 13  12:00 PM MICHELEMART Female 60-69 Local Family With Children
Barrie, our tour guide, was excellent.. She had alot of stories about the neighborhood , architecture and history of the area to keep our interest The food samplings were delicious. This was our second tour with Foods of NY tour and we are coming back for more.
Rating: 5
Fantastic!
Fri, Sep 12  12:00 PM JoanBush Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Raheem was an excellent guide sharing information about food, restaurants and the general area.
Rating: 5
Phenomenal!
Fri, Sep 12  12:00 PM gkstearns Female 20-29 Local Family Without Children
This tour was so much fun. Come hungry -- the portions are generous!
Rating: 4
A lot to eat!
Mon, Sep 8  12:00 PM cmckeown Female 40-49 International Tourist(s) Family Without Children
My husband and I really enjoyed this tour - the guide was excellent and we especially enjoyed the stop at the Indian restaurant, Masala Times, which was fantastic. All the food was good, but I felt that there were perhaps too many carbs and heavy options (sandwich, pasta, pizza and empanadas / plantains). The portions were bigger than expected which is great if you like to eat a lot but I personally would have preferred smaller portions and some lighter options (Thai, Vietnamese perhaps?) . Our least favourite was the Cuban restuarant, the food was plentiful but heavy and not the most interesting which is a shame as there is so much interesting Cuban food out there. The cultural part of the tour was excellent. Greenwich Village is a very interesting part of the city and our guide did a great job bringing that to life. The visit to Washington Square Park, albeit brief, was also wonderful. Overall, we enjoyed the tour very much and would recommend it.
Rating: 5
Excellent!
Sun, Sep 7  12:00 PM judyparo Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Great tour guides, fabulous food, interesting facts!