Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.8  889 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 86 225 0 = 225 100% 4.8
Last 6 months 197 522 0 = 522 100% 4.8
Last 12 months 338 892 3 = 889 99% 4.8
All 2,849 7,475 26 = 7,449 99% 4.8
Rating and reviews for:

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 Sort Descending Where From? Group Type?
Rating: 5
Grat afternoon!
Sun, Apr 21, 13   12:00 PM gerryp Female 60-69 Local Group of Friends
Our guide Rahim brought a lot of enthusiasm and love of the area to the tour. I expected it to be mostly about food, but he also brought out a lot about the history of the area which we all really enjoyed. Wish we could have shopped, but I understand the time constraints. Having a bottle of water for each of us was very good. Suggestion: also hand out a small hand sanitizer to everyone.
Rating: 5
Thoroughly enjoyable
Fri, Apr 12, 13   12:00 PM Susan0410 Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
It was a rainy cold day and we had such a great time. The variety and tastiness of food was great. Guide was very enthusiastic and knowledgeable.
Rating: 5
Repeat customers
Fri, Apr 12, 13   12:00 PM yethein Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
For the ladies week in NYC, this was a perfect activity. Two years ago, we enjoyed the Chelsea Market tour so much, the Foods of NY Tours was high on our list for our return. Even though we were challenged by rain, wind, and the cold, under the leadership of Barri, we enjoyed the walk, the tastings, and received a glimpse of being a local. Definitely would repeat and try the other tours!
Rating: 5
great history of the neighborhoof
Sat, Apr 6, 13   12:30 PM Hoexter Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Unspecified
Great way to appreciate the history of the neighborhood including the food highlights. Very well organized!!
Rating: 3
Too many people,hit and run food tour
Sat, Apr 6, 13   12:00 PM carolgregory Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
There were too many of us on this food tour. In most places we were squished like sardines in most places. This was our 2nd tour with Zerve. The 1st one was spectacular...much smaller group;better sized places,less hustle and more slower paced.
Rating: 5
Total Experience
Sat, Apr 6, 13   12:00 PM clhokimu Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
The food was very good and certainly enough to satisfy for lunch. The guide was very entheustiastic and knowledgeable about the city - full of lots of fun facts. Will try another one of your tours in the future.
Rating: 5
Great food and Tour!
Mon, Apr 1, 13   12:00 PM cathyam Female 60-69 Combination Group of Friends
Susan, our guide, was energetic, knowledgeable, and sensitive to the group's needs. She was a great tour guide. I highly recommend this tour. It would be interesting for New Yorkers as well as out of towners. Each restaurant provided a substantial taste of the food and we were very satisfied and extremely full by the end!
Rating: 5
Central Greenwich Village review
Sat, Mar 30, 13   12:00 PM noragossiaux Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Our Central Greenwich Village food tour was fantastic. My husband, three grown children and son-in-law came with me. We loved every single food tasting and our tour guide Diana was so knowledgeable about the area and its history. We will most definitely visit some of the little shops again, and I know on our own, we would never have found these. Thank you Diana for making our visit so enjoyable.
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
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.