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
Sat, Jun 15, 13   12:30 PM RexScott Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
We had a great time! Our guide, Susan, was a neighborhood resident who was knowledgeable and passionate about where she lived. The food was both varied and delicious. It was nice to be in an urban area that also had a true small town vibe.
Rating: 2
Fri, Jun 14, 13   12:30 PM ksdenison Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
This tour was so-so at best. Some interesting food, not much on the local history or culture, very little walking and a guide whose enthusiasm for the neighborhood bordered on arrogance made this a blah event. (For our guide, you evidently would be amazed to learn there are ethnic restaurants, spice stores and coffee stores outside NYC!) Can't recommend this one. Just not enough there. The highlight was the mojito at the Cuban restaurant, the name of which escapes me (yep, the tour was that memorable). Spend your valuable time elsewhere.
Rating: 5
History Culture and Food
Thu, Jun 6, 13   12:00 PM james0613 Male 70+ International Tourist(s) Family Without Children
My wife and I had just arrived in New York to start our US holiday when we attended the tour to get firsthand experience for real New York food. The tour was interesting giving us a good feel for the history, culture and foods of the Greenwich Village and Soho areas. The guide was friendly and knowledgeable and moved at the right pace throughout the tour. We had a variety of food and the quantity and quality was good. We both enjoyed our experience and were pleased that we included this in our itinerary. Chris and Vivienne - Sydney Australia (June 2013)
Rating: 5
Amazing food
Mon, Jun 3, 13   12:00 PM edkrainz Male 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
This was a great walking food tour. I was amazed at just how much food was given out on this tour! We had a really good time. I would definitely recommend this tour to anyone.
Rating: 5
it was very interesting, entertaining and tasty
Sun, Jun 2, 13   12:00 PM markjsnyder Male 60-69 Local Family Without Children
Rating: 4
Very informative
Sat, Jun 1, 13   12:30 PM Mikejumper Male 50-59 Local Family With Children
Took my wife and two teenage children on this tour. We had previously attended the Greenwich Village Tour. We enjoyed this almost as much as the Original Greenwich Village tour. There was plenty of food and our tour guide was very well informed. As a person who grew up in New York, I feel as if I am really starting to get to know this part of the City. My teenage children enjoyed the tour as well.
Rating: 5
Once Again, A Home Run Tour
Sat, May 25, 13   12:00 PM jamesgodlove Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Individual
This is the second Food's of NY tour we have taken. The guide/historian was incredible. Everyone in the neighborhood knew him. The food was excellent and plentiful. The cultural and historical explanation was second to none. The tour was so personal, we feel just like family. This is a must see, must do for tourists and locals alike. If you want to experience the real NYC, this is the best way to spend three hours.
Rating: 2
Very Average food but an enjoyable walking tour
Thu, May 23, 13   12:30 PM zorronewyork Male 40-49 International Tourist(s) Individual
The tour guide was lovely and very knowledgable. The walk around the area as very enjoyable and her personal history of the area added a nice dimension to the tour. The food was, at best, average. For a food tour I expected exceptional food but the local deli at union square serves better food than we had on the tour. Would I do it again? Probably not. I could have done a walking tour with no food and enjoyed it as much as this one with such mediocre food. Am I sorry I did it? No but it isn't really a great food experience.
Rating: 5
Great tour -Good food and overview of the area
Thu, May 23, 13   12:30 PM Joepleszkoch Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
The tour gave a very nice understanding and flavor of the area, combined with good food. The combinations of the foods made for a very nice lunch. The tour guide, Susan, provided a overview of the changes that occurred and that are occurring in this specific area. We will come back and try some of the restaurants in the future.
Rating: 4
A Tastsy Morsel Walk
Thu, May 23, 13   12:00 PM jkuenn Male 70+ Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Knowledgeable & experienced guide brought out the character of the village, past & present. Ethnic food variety was appropriate & quite tasty.