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Rating: 4.8  911 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 Sort Descending Age Where From? Group Type?
Rating: 5
Great culinary and historical experience!
Sat, Feb 8  12:00 PM mkarageorges Female 50-59 Local Group of Friends
We are four girlfriends from high school who have known each other over 46 years. We did the tour as a unique way to celebrate one of our birthdays. My daughter purchased this tour as a Christmas gift for my husband, so I already had rave reviews about it from them. The tour guide was very knowledgeable, so we thoroughly enjoyed learning all of the historic facts about Greenwich Village. There was a very nice variety and ample quantity of food to taste - we really enjoyed it all. An added treat was the gentleman playing classical music on a baby grand piano in Washington Square; we would have liked more time to listen to more of his playing. You definitely get your money's worth, both in quantity and quality. Everyone had a fabulous day and we will be recommending the Foods of NY tours to our friends and family. Thanks for a great experience.
Rating: 4
Took a friend visiting from Atlanta.
Thu, Jan 30  12:00 PM kdfarrell Female 40-49 Combination Group of Friends
I spend a lot of time in New York but this tour showed me places and eateries that I did not know about. I thought it was fun and interesting. Food was delicious. Our guide was wonderful and knew so much about NYC culture and history.
Rating: 5
One of the best food tours we've done
Thu, Jan 30  12:00 PM Blanej00 Female 60-69 Local Unspecified
Susan was great! She is a real 'pro'--knows the neighborhood, its history and obviously loves what she does. We enjoyed it all--the history, the food and her ability to answer questions. I would definitely recommend this tour!
Rating: 4
INteresting overview of the neighbourhood
Sat, Jan 25  12:00 PM JillB100 Female 40-49 International Tourist(s) Individual
This tour was a good way to get to know the central village a little - the walk only covers a small area so not too much walking. The guide gave us some interesting facts about the architecture of the area, and introduced us to some great food stops. I had expected to learn a little more about the history of the food of the area (that was perhaps me misinterpreting the description of the walk) but I certainly learned about its general development and the food-stops were fantastic, so I wasn't disappointed. And it was great to have a couple of sit-down spots in the schedule.
Rating: 5
Fabulous tour guide and delicious food tastings
Sun, Jan 19  12:00 PM KimMohler Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
Raheem is an excellent guide. He takes special care to ensure that everyone on his tour is having a great time. Additionally, he is extremely knowledgable about the neighborhood and its history.
Rating: 5
Fascinating blend of history and Gastrominy
Sun, Jan 19  12:00 PM Garyjudith Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
We enjoyed a most informative tour with Raheem, who is knowledgable, nurturant, and loves food like we do! The tour is well-organized and fun. It is one of my favorite activities to do as a parent with my grown children. A bonus is that it is equally interesting for tourists and native New Yorkers.
Rating: 5
Another great Foods of NY Tour!
Sat, Jan 18  12:00 PM rogersjacq Female 20-29 Local Couple on a Date
Had a great time learning about the food and culture in this area! Recommend!
Rating: 5
Awesome way to learn about a neigborhood and eat!
Sat, Jan 18  12:00 PM megmike Female 50-59 Local Couple on a Date
Our guide, Susan, was awesome. She has a great way about her, the perfect tour guide. She was friendly and knowledgeable about the neighborhood and the food. It was a great day! And a great date! I am definitely going to do the other tours. It was a great way to learn about a NYC neighborhood and sample delicious food. BTW, I came hungrey and I was full near the end, could not finish the last 2 samples, and I have a big appetite. Awesome!
Rating: 5
Tour with Rahim was Great!!
Sun, Jan 12  12:00 PM CassieV Female 20-29 Local Family Without Children
We toured Central Greenwich Village on Sunday with Rahim and it was excellent! This was my 4th tour through Foods of New York Tours and I've never been disappointed. The food was amazing and I left completely full and satisfied. We had a small group of just 6 and we were able to have a more intimate experience without having to rush. Overall, I was extremely pleased and would recommend this tour and this tour guide to anyone!!!
Rating: 5
Great food, culture, and fun
Sat, Jan 11  12:00 PM joannasmarsh Female 40-49 Local Group of Friends
Rahiim was our host again ( I am a repeat foodie) for this food tour and he is full of great history, thoughts, and fun. The food was great and the group mixed well together which always adds to the experience. The rain did not impact the tour too much as we spent most time indoors. The only place that did not jive well with the tour was Negril as it seemed like a new, hip restaurant among a collection of old and new more interesting spots with either history or uniqueness of some sort. The tasting was good there, but nothing outstanding. I was sad to see Joe's Dairy closed/moved. I'll be back with my next group of visitors. Everybody loved it even more than the Broadway show which was spectacular.