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Rating: 4.8  890 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 Age Where From? Sort Descending Group Type?
Rating: 5
A 'must do' in New York
Sun, Sep 28  12:00 PM LizzieT58 Female 50-59 International Tourist(s) Group of Friends
This tour my second experience with Food Tours of New York and it was as great as the first! This is one of the was the best ways to visit areas in New York. Our guide provided us with insight into the history of the East Village that was knowledgeable and witty. The food samples were very generous and delicious and the hospitality of all of the host restaurants was exceptional. The people of the Village were most generous in sharing their home with us, often stopping to add their perspectives to our guide's commentary. It was a great afternoon. I will share my experience with my friends and will continue to book one of these tours every time I visit New York.
Rating: 5
Brilliant
Sun, Sep 28  12:00 PM molland Male 30-39 International Tourist(s) Individual
A great way of getting to know the local character of a place, is to learn about what the locals eat and drink. This tour showed the diversity in a famous neighbourhood, great food variety, restaurants, street food, desserts. All packed with local history.
Rating: 5
Great people Great food
Fri, Sep 26  12:00 PM benb183 Male 50-59 International Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Very enthusiastic and knowledgeable guide with great food.
Rating: 4
Barri our tour guide was excellent .
Fri, Sep 26  12:00 PM Lapkas Female 50-59 International Tourist(s) Other
I highly recommend this tour to all visitors to New York.not only was the food great our tour guide Barri told us lots of stories about the history of the village. Would definitely do another tour.
Rating: 5
terrific introduction to the area
Thu, Sep 25  12:00 PM janetten Female 50-59 International Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
This tour is highly recommended. It gives a wonderful insight to the area in a way that you just cannot get any other way. Not only are you taken to see some first class eateries, with very delicious samples to eat, but you hear about the stories behind the scenes. We stayed in the area for 2 weeks, and would never have appreciated or understood the place if we had not done this tour. Our tour guide, Barri, was wonderful and knowledgeable and the pace just right.
Rating: 5
Magnifico!!!
Mon, Sep 22  12:00 PM lknight42 Male 70+ International Tourist(s) Family Without Children
This is our third tour. They never fail to excite. We learn so much and eat extremely well. Our guide was entertaining and very bright.
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: 4
Enjoyable Tour
Sun, Sep 14  12:00 PM BillyLee Male 50-59 International Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Booked this tour with food in mind. Actually enjoyed the guide and his knowledge of the area more than the food. That is not to say the food was not good, it was good.
Rating: 5
Fantastic Tour
Thu, Sep 11  12:30 PM russellhahn Male 50-59 International Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Our tour guide, Susan was very enthusiatic and passionate, she had a wealth of knowledge of the district and its history. The food tasting section of the tour was very diverse, we sampled a wide range of cuisines. Highly recommended!
Rating: 5
Loved the variety
Mon, Sep 8  12:00 PM ChrisDevitt Male 50-59 International Tourist(s) Family Without Children
In addition to the wonderful variety of food offered on this tour (make sure you don't eat for at least 2 weeks beforehand as you certainly don't go away hungry) the walk around the village provides a living history lesson into some of the past inhabitants, the architecture and how the area has developed over the years to become the eclectic enclave it is today. This was all brought to life for us by our guide Susan who's intimate knowledge of the neighbourhood was only exceeded by her enthusiasm for sharing it with our group.