Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.8  912 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 97 254 0 = 254 100% 4.8
Last 6 months 188 496 1 = 495 99% 4.8
Last 12 months 347 918 6 = 912 99% 4.8
All 2,801 7,347 26 = 7,321 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
A great walk, enriched with exotic food.
Thu, Jul 28, 11   12:00 PM jwoodward Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Our guide was not only well informed, but an enthusiastic booster of the neighborhood. The food tasting gave us a teaser & prompted our return to the neighbothood for another look around & a meal the folllowing day. I look forward to another of your walking & tasting tours.
Rating: 5
EXCELLENT Tour...well worth the money !!!
Sun, Jul 24, 11   12:00 PM john12345 Male 30-39 International Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Our group of friends have done a few "Foods of New York" tours and they have been excellent !!! This tour was exceptionally good because of our guide--Rahim. One of the best tour guides we have had on any tour, anywhere !!! Knowledgeable, funny, and a great personality...Rahim made the tour... HIGHLY recommend this tour to anyone....
Rating: 5
Well worth it
Sat, Jul 23, 11   1:00 PM dschimmel Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
I found the tour to be comprehensive, and Susan, our guide, was very knowledgeable and able to provide answers to questions on all aspects of the tour. It's hard to believe that so much information can be garnered within a relatively small area over a three-hour period.
Rating: 5
Enjoyable Day!
Fri, Jul 22, 11   12:00 PM RDR7805 Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
We had 5 people in our part of the group, from 22 to 58. We all thought it was informative and enjoyable. Our guide had a passion for that area of NY and for the food. Good variety of tasty food. I have a big appetite and wasn't stuffed, but I was satisfied with the amount of food and it was stretched out over 3 hours.
Rating: 5
Great guide, tasty food, beautiful neighborhoods
Thu, Jul 14, 11   12:30 PM Smilin3113 Male 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
This food tour was a blast and a great value.. Our guide was knowledgeable and entertaining. The food was so good and the venues were diverse. There is a lot of food and you won't go hungry. Our guide even handled an unhappy neighbor with professionalism. I recommend that anyone with an interest in learning about NYC neighborhoods and other cuisines sign up for this tour.
Rating: 1
Not as advertised, did not enjoy
Thu, Jul 7, 11   12:30 PM StevenM Male 50-59 International Tourist(s) Family With Children
Guide appeared to be unwelcome at at least one establishment, food of average quality at best. Left tour after 90 minutes, most of which was spent standing outside establishments eating food out of wrappers or listening to anecdotal stories. Definitely not something that would appeal to "foodies'. Need to either establish relationships with restaurants who welcome visitors and provide a variety of culinary treats or rename the tour to something closer to what it was - anecdotal history of the area with fast food on the side
Rating: 4
Nice walk around New York
Thu, Jul 7, 11   12:00 PM Nellemann Male 40-49 International Tourist(s) Family With Children
Nice walk around New York, we saw a lot of interesting places, that said - being from Europe, I'm not that interested in seeing the most authentic Italian restaurant in New York - I would rather see the most authentic American restaurant ;-)
Rating: 4
Pleasant Time In an Interesting Neighbourhood
Sat, Jul 2, 11   12:00 PM RussJoyce Male Unspecified International Tourist(s) Other
Or guide was enthusiastic, knowledgeable and professional. The food was good and we enjoyed our time in this section of New York.
Rating: 5
Walking foodie-tour outstanding!
Fri, Jul 1, 11   12:00 PM BarryJohn Male 40-49 International Tourist(s) Group of Friends
We (two couples) enjoyed this tastey, good-natured, info-packed walking food tour so much we'll look for this activity anywhere else we travel. Our guide was so in touch with the people, the history, the food and the facinating cultural histories of the neighbourhoods we toured that we were blown away. We have an understanding of New York now that we couldn't have found in any better way. We now consider ourselves Canadian-New Yorkers. Each tasting was delicious and our guide was so into describing the ingredients and preparation of each bit that our mouths watered. We'd do it again in a New York minute!
Rating: 5
Interesting, fun, satisfying food.
Sun, Jun 26, 11   12:00 PM Heymull Male 50-59 Local Family With Children
This was my third food tour with FoodsOfNY purchased through ZERVE. It was easy to setup the tour but not as easy to find the group meetup in New York City, since it actually was inside the restaurant instead of outside on the street - outside is better in my opinion. Everyone can see the group from a distance, for one thing. Secondly, we were dodging the wait staff inside. And finally, that restaurant was NOT on our tour, which I found pointless and distracting. The tour however was very good and everyone in our extended family enjoyed it. We ate significantly more food on this tour than the previous two, which was very nice, considering it is billed as a food tour. I will likely take future tours with FoodsOfNY. This remains an excellent way to spend 3+ hours walking around New York City, and everyone else in the group seems to have felt the same way, judging by the number of tips we gave our tour guide at the end.