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Rating: 4.8  887 rating points
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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: 4
Enjoyable tour
Sat, Apr 13, 13   12:30 PM lombardi Male 50-59 Unspecified Unspecified
Susan was our guide, and she really knows the village. Lots of food on this tour, with two sit down stops, which is nice. The mortadella sandwich was terrific, as was the fresh mozzerella from Joe's Dairy. The other food was average. My wife loved the dessert stop. Always like hearing about architecture and local lore, urban myths. Also did the original village tour last year... liked that one better, but you ate more food on this tour.
Rating: 4
More than just food
Fri, Apr 5, 13   12:00 PM mhenshall Male 30-39 International Tourist(s) Other
The area covered was relatively small (a few streets/couple of blocks) but was a really good insight not only into the food on offer but also a little history of the area. Food tasting was also very good a a touch of the history of the area too (from the original Italian roots to the later influences of Indian and French pastry). Recommend as a couple of hours well spent
Rating: 5
Great tour.
Sat, Mar 30, 13   12:00 PM grantsutton Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Nice choice of restaurants to sample; learned facts about the Village that my daughter (who has lived in NYC for almost 10 years didn't know.
Rating: 5
Great food experience!
Fri, Mar 29, 13   12:30 PM RivahBob Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Our family thoroughly enjoyed our Foods of New York Tour (Central Greenwich Village & part of SoHo) and would highly recommend it! We were impressed with all the different types of food that were offered at many different establishments, from Italian, to Indian, to Cuban, to homemade mozzarella, etc. Each type of food was unique, fresh, and something you wouldn't have necessarily tried in the past. The information shared by our guide, Diana, was very interesting and we were delighted to hear about the history and culture of the neighborhoods as well as the food itself, and the proprietors who cared so much for their excellent products. It was a very different kind of tour from the typical tourist experience, and we loved it, as did our 14-year old niece, a devotee of the Food Network! We were fortunate to have a sunny day; I am not sure how much we would have enjoyed the tour in the rain since it is a lot of walking and eating outdoors.
Rating: 5
The Best Tour You Could Take
Thu, Mar 28, 13   12:00 PM amyardley Male Under 20 Domestic Tourist(s) Other
I was so unexpectedly surprised by this tour. I never eat cheese, expect on pizza, and yet this tour fed me three dishes with cheese (one one just cheese and tomatoes) and I loved it all. I literally cannot pick a favorite dish I tried on the tour. Our tour guide, Rahim, was an excellend tour guide and was very knowledgeable and nice. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
Rating: 5
Great way to experience the real New York
Thu, Mar 28, 13   12:00 PM lltozier Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Our guide provided a feel for the real New York (at least in the Greenwich Village area). His knowledge of the area, and its history and people was exceptional. The tastings were all wonderful, and represented a wide variety of ethnic and local foods. In addition to the scheduled tasting stops he introduced us to several other local food vendors. This was an enjoyable and educational way to spend 3 hours in the city.
Rating: 5
Great time
Sun, Mar 24, 13   12:00 PM JKnapton Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Really enjoyed the tour especially the guide.
Rating: 4
Great guide
Sun, Mar 24, 13   12:00 PM DTCallahan Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Our guide was very knowledgeable about the area, food, culture, and history. He took the time to answer all our questions and made sure we were all enjoying ourselves!
Rating: 5
Worth every penny!
Sat, Mar 23, 13   12:30 PM mphstud Male 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
My wife and I view the food tour as one of the top highlights from our New York vacation. We enjoyed walking from place to place and learning about the history of the area. The guide was so friendly and remembered our names from the moment she learned them. The places we visited were great and the food was wonderful! It was a fantastic way to spend our afternoon and I highly recommend it.
Rating: 4
Fun, lots of great food!
Sun, Mar 10, 13   12:00 PM codyrt Male 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
This food tour was a lot of fun, it was my first time doing something like this. I've been to nyc before but I never really knew good places to eat and this tour helped. Make sure this is in place of a meal because you will get plenty of food when sampling. My tour guide was very enthusiastic and he enjoyed telling about the food and culture of the area. As a bonus you get coupons to several of the places in the area including places you visit on the tour. This tour does not do chain restaurant, it is purely made up of authentic dining.