Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.8  887 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 107 293 0 = 293 100% 4.9
Last 6 months 162 435 1 = 434 99% 4.8
Last 12 months 334 893 6 = 887 99% 4.8
All 2,761 7,248 26 = 7,222 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 Age Where From? Sort Descending Group Type?
Rating: 4
Great food but need to walk more!
Sat, Jun 16, 12   12:00 PM coleaaronson Female 50-59 Local Family Without Children
Our Central Village/Soho tour guide was knowledgeable and gregarious. She really gave us the cultural flavor of the Village both past and present. Our food tastings were fresh (in some cases, piping hot!) and ample. My husband and I were sated after the first 3 tastings and we had 5 more to go! My only reservation about not giving this tour 5 stars was that there wasn't enough walking to build up an appetite for the food. More walking is recommended.
Rating: 5
Great time & learned abuot many new places in NYC.
Sat, Jun 9, 12   12:00 PM taylod03 Female 50-59 Local Group of Friends
We had a great time. I was with my 23 year old son and two of his friends. They all live in NYC and loved the tour. They want to do a different area the next time I am in town.
Rating: 5
Great tour!
Sat, Jun 2, 12   12:30 PM TLovesFood Female 30-39 Local Group of Friends
This was a fun tour for my group of friends! There were many delicious and interesting stops along the way. We enjoyed stopping for 25 minutes in a cool downstairs room at Cuba and getting drinks to go with our empanadas. We definitely had enough food to fill us up, and ended with yummy dessert. Tour guide Susan was knowledgeable and fun. Tour was organized very well with not much waiting around. All restaurants had food ready for us to enjoy!
Rating: 5
Great fun: educational and delicious!
Sat, Jun 2, 12   12:30 PM baxtemp Female 50-59 Local Group of Friends
Thoroughly enjoyed this food tour. The guide was quite knowledgeable, pleasant and good at the role. We were a group of 7 women 40's to 70's...all of us had a blast. We are going to look into another tour. This is a great way to learn about the city while enjoying lovely foods.
Rating: 4
Great Time
Fri, May 25, 12   12:00 PM LaurieSchwar Female 60-69 Local Group of Friends
We had a great time on the tour.
Rating: 5
Awesome food tour
Thu, May 24, 12   12:00 PM JulieannD Female 50-59 Local Group of Friends
We participated in the food tour last Thursday and despite the rainy weather we had a great time. Our guide Susan was very knowledgable and informative. The food was also great and it was interesting to try foods we hadn't had before. This was our 3rd tour, and I recommend them to everyone I know who is visiting the city. It's a fun way to interact and learn more about the specific areas covered as well as sampling awesome food along the way. Because my daughter and her husband enjoyed the NYC tours so much, they went on one in Rome Italy last week and loved it as well. Thanks again and keep coming up with new tours. Julie
Rating: 5
Eexcellent food choices
Sat, May 19, 12   12:30 PM RogerHBrown Male 50-59 Local Family With Children
Enthusiastic guide good diversity of food choices
Rating: 4
We enjoyed this tour and it was well worth it.
Sat, May 19, 12   12:30 PM Pattymc14 Female 40-49 Local Group of Friends
We took this tour as part of our girls' weekend. The food was excellent and it was a nice variety. We enjoyed hearing the history of each place we visited too. We went back to one of the cafes to have a cup of coffee and gelato. We also revisited two other shops to buy coffee beans and fresh pasta. Great tour!! Can't wait to take our husbands.
Rating: 5
Wonderful experience!!!!
Fri, May 18, 12   12:30 PM krysting1 Female 30-39 Local Other
I bought this walking tour for my husband's birthday over a year ago, and was pleased that tickets do not expire so we waited for the nice weather to come around again. We live in New Jersey, and socially come into the city. My husband, who went to college in NYC and is a foodie, thought he knew everything about the hot spots. Well, we learned so much, had a great time, got great food, found a new coffee spot, and now we want to do all the walking tours. Our tour guide, Diana, was wonderful too!! She gave great insight into the areas of the city and added a lot of historical information to make it interesting.
Rating: 5
Glad to have two"foodie" teenagers along!
Sat, May 12, 12   1:30 PM StephLynn Female 50-59 Local Family With Children
Two 15-year olds (our son and his friend) accompanied me and my husband....This turned out to be brilliant as there were many delicious discoveries and sometimes we felt the need to both savor and save room (the boys could finish anything we couldn't.) I think my favorite part of the tour was learning about a hidden-away, authentic "Little Italy" (better than the part of the city that's officially known that way. ) We also got to walk through Washington Square Park on a beautiful day--saw a sunbathing older woman with two cockatoos tethered to her, along with bikini-wearing students and acrobats etc. We are local but felt like tourists and loved it. I happened to be in the city the next day, too, so went back to one of the sit-down restaurants our guide brought us to. it was super-crowded and after a bit we realized that, as we had to get to a show, we weren't going to have time to order and eat. Sadly, I was back to being a regular diner, no longer a food-tour VIP! I'll have to go back when I have more time. Also, I loved that our guide surprised us with a candle for our son's birthday (which she put in a tart at our final stop.) This was typical of the thoughtful touches throughout--making for a really enjoyable adventure.