Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.8  879 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 95 261 0 = 261 100% 4.9
Last 6 months 170 455 1 = 454 99% 4.8
Last 12 months 334 885 6 = 879 99% 4.8
All 2,781 7,300 26 = 7,274 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 16, 12   12:00 PM Loumangi Male 50-59 Local Family Without Children
Been tell all our friends to do this tour.
Rating: 5
Wonderful tour with a great variety of tastings
Fri, Jun 8, 12   12:00 PM Burnstein Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
We visit New York annually, and this is the first time we took a culinary walking tour. We chose this tour because it offered the greatest variety of food tastings. We expected minimal amounts of food, but were surprised at some of the tastings--they were much more than single bites. We were so full after the tour that we skipped dinner that night before going to a play. Our guide, Rahim, was great, and we learned a lot about the neighborhood and its history. We are looking forward to trying one of the other tours on a subsequent visit to New York.
Rating: 5
No Ho So Ho
Sun, Jun 3, 12   12:00 PM Vestal425 Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Dianna was our enthusiastic tour guide full of insightful information, a couple of 'star' spottings and a pleasure! We had just enough to eat, a great historical overview which kept our interest and the time flew. We're planning on a Chinatown tour in the fall.
Rating: 5
Really Fun!
Fri, Jun 1, 12   12:00 PM mullinsb79 Male 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
Our guide was just great. He was jovial and intelligent, the food was fun with great variety, and it is a beautiful area of NYC.
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: 5
Well worth an afternoon!
Fri, May 18, 12   12:00 PM mmartino57 Male 50-59 International Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
We loved our Village/SoHo tour. The samplings of local ethnic foods was awesome and so was our tour guide Raheem. I would definitely do another one!
Rating: 5
Great Experience
Fri, May 18, 12   12:00 PM sjupadhye Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
The tout guide was very knowledgeable and personable. He explained the history of the Village and SOHO in great detail. The food sampled was delicious. I will highly recommend this tour to all tourists and locals too.
Rating: 5
Sun, May 13, 12   12:00 PM red109 Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
This tour visited about 30 places of interest. Our tour guide did a very good job and was able to answer all questions. The food tasting was at the peak of perfection . Some of the establishments we visited could not be seen on your own. A lot of history is here for any age group.
Rating: 5
A great tour with great food
Fri, May 11, 12   12:00 PM sekishel Male 40-49 Local Family With Children
My family and I took the tour of Central Village and SoHo. We had a great tour guide,Barri, who not only showed us the food highlights, showed and talked about the history of the Village and SoHo. The food stops along the tour was fantastic. The highlight of the tour was Cuban restaurant and the Bakery. I am looking forward to taking my next tour. Thank you Barri for a wonderful tour.
Rating: 5
A yummy experience!
Thu, May 10, 12   12:30 PM Ctozer Male 20-29 International Tourist(s) Other
It was a really enjoyable afternoon. The food was delicious and the tour guide (susan) really made it for us. She was friendly, local, knowledgable, and approachable. The tour really gave context to our visit in the city and made us realise what we were looking at and how it has changed over the years. Perfect amount of food for me. My least favourite place was actually Monte's which is where we started the tour and where we had spaghett bolognese - bit too salty for my taste and the environment felt dark, empty and lifeless. I would have liked to go inside more places than stand out on the pavement but I realise that it's not always practical. My favourite place was probably the Cuban place because I was introduced to foods that I hadn't tried before. Also the Indian wrap shop, for a similar reason. Would have been good to have a spicy sauce to go with it if we wanted a more fiery experience. Thanks Susan! Memorable and recommendable!