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Rating: 4.8  901 rating points
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Last 3 months 105 287 0 = 287 100% 4.9
Last 6 months 167 450 1 = 449 99% 4.8
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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: 5
Great Tour . . . Great Food . . . Great Tour Guide
Sat, Apr 20, 13   12:00 PM lloydn Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Our Central Village / SoHo "event" was a definite highlight of our visit to NYC. Big credit goes to Raheem who expertly guided us around Greenwich Village and SoHo. Anyone can take you on a tour of places; It takes a Raheem to make it an experience. We chose this particular tour because of the variety it offered. It didn't disappoint. We enjoyed the samples of Italian, Cuban, and Indian. It was not only delicious but educational as well. Most of all we enjoyed the history and backstories that Raheem shared. I have a whole new appreciation for the Village and SoHo.
Rating: 4
Surprisingly fun
Fri, Apr 19, 13   12:30 PM russng Male 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Went on this tour expecting to be eating too much food and thats all. Turned out to be pretty interesting because they also explained the history of the places and we got to have a nice walk. The food tour won't get you stuffed but you will have enough food to be satisfied. In addition you get a better sense of places you may want to come back to in the near future. Shortly after my group of friends went to Peter Luger! Mistake or best idea ever ?!
Rating: 5
Extreamly engaging.
Sat, Apr 13, 13   12:30 PM BGURROLA Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
We really enjoyed Susan as our tour leader. She provided a wealth of knowledge on the area as well as on the food itself. Her passion for the culture, history and food allowed us to experience it on a unique level. Her attitude was diffidently contagious. Would recommend everyone to learn and enjoy NYC on this level.
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.