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Rating: 4.8  933 rating points
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Last 3 months 93 238 0 = 238 100% 4.8
Last 6 months 198 522 1 = 521 99% 4.8
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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? Group Type? Sort Descending
Rating: 5
wonderful way to discover the inner pockets of nyc
Fri, Oct 16, 09   12:00 PM djeunette Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Other
this is my second food tour in new york city. remarkable how much you can learn traveling the inner pockets of this ethnic and diverse city! enjoying not only the great food distinctive of SOHO i learned so much about the culture, especially the music icons who first started playing in this particular part of the "village". i will return for MORE!
Rating: 5
Great afternoon in the city
Sat, Oct 10, 09   1:00 PM profdevel Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Other
This tour was much better than I expected--better food, more information about the area and the history, and just a lovely way to learn little-known facts about this section of NYC. I took my mother as a birthday gift, and she and I really enjoyed it. We happened to have a perfect fall day and the streets were crowded, which only added to the energy of NY.
Rating: 5
Unique way to see a place other than a city tour.
Thu, Oct 1, 09   12:00 PM maryloubpl Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Other
unique way to see a place other than a city tour. You get to discover restaurant that are affordable and have good recommendations.
Rating: 5
Great variety - even for vegetarians!
Sat, Sep 26, 09   12:30 PM EliseCrawfor Female 20-29 International Tourist(s) Other
Good variety of food. Great restaurants - we plan on going back to most of them. What was fantastic is hearing the owners/chefs of restaurant and speak and answering questions. More than enough food provided on the tour - but it was all wonderful. There were vegetarians in our group that were really well catered for - all places provided equal (or better!) alternatives - even at the butcher. It was great having the break in the middle with lots of walking. Wonderful history of the area - and the added movie and television references just added to the tour. Our tour guide was extremely knowledgeable and very helpful. The tour also oriented us in a very unfamiliar area. The bakery was a wonderful way to end the tour(probably the best stop!) - we remained behind for coffee. Highly recommended - a must if visiting New York.
Rating: 5
Highly recommeded
Thu, Sep 24, 09   12:30 PM alangomez Male 30-39 Local Other
Nicely balanced tour combining interesting history/ facts about the community plus delicious nibbles along the way. Very knowledgable tour guide.
Rating: 5
Lots of fun
Fri, Sep 18, 09   12:00 PM eancarroll1 Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Other
We had a great time learning about this part of the city from Rahim. The tastings were delicious and the tour was informative and entertaining. We had a wonderful afternoon!
Rating: 5
Thoroughly enjoyed our tour!
Sat, Aug 29, 09   12:00 PM montville24 Female 60-69 Local Other
We had a great time - we were 2 sets of parents (60 somethings) with our married children (late twenties) - the six of us loved the tour for so many reasons! The weather did not put a damper on our enthusiasm. We thoroughly enjoyed the tour and the guide was amazing. We will all go back to the places we visited. Everyone spent time trying to figure our favorite tasting and we all had more than one. This includes my daughter who is a vegetarian and me who doesn't eat pork (I went vegetarian for the day). Our guide was very knowledgeable and it was clear that he loved what he was doing and was most attentive to us. We have all done the Chelsea Market and Village tours and this one is another great one. Thank you!
Rating: 5
Excellent insight to the food, culture and history
Thu, Aug 27, 09   12:00 PM NYCfood2009 Female 40-49 Local Other
My 19 year old daughter and I chose this as our last hurrah of the summer. We both enjoyed it immensely. The tour covered a very diverse selection of food venues-restaurants, butcher, bakery, diff cultures etc. We will definitely go back to the restaurants for a full sit down meal soon. The guide was excellent; she relayed lots of interesting facts of history, culture and food . It is a great way to learn about a very interesting part of the city. Two thumbs up!
Rating: 5
Hot fun in the summertime!
Sat, Aug 15, 09   12:30 PM cnyneecie Female 50-59 Unspecified Other
I am from Long Island, but moved away at the age of 18. Really enjoyed this tour, as I saw more of the city that afternoon than in all the years I lived on L.I. Dianna was our tour guide, and she was fabulous! Informative,fun and friendly! The food was excellent- I would return to all the restaurants that we visited! I took my daughter on this tour, but I have lots of friends who want to go on the tour, also! I look foward to the next NYC adventure! It was a gorgeous day, also, so we walked around the city and saw South St. Seaport, World Trdae Center site, Little Italy,Chinatown and Times Square! Wonderful experience!
Rating: 5
Best Deal in NYC
Thu, Aug 13, 09   12:30 PM Cmalanowich Male 40-49 International Tourist(s) Other
A friend of mine recommended this walking food tour, and I'm incredibly glad I decided to do it. Our guide (Susan) was a wealth of knowledge of both the area of SoHo / Greenwich as well as the establishments which we visited. I was surprised on both the quality and the quantity of food we were offered during out tour - I didn't even need to eat dinner that night! Overall I would say the combination of the value of the food as well as the great historical perspective of the area made this by far the best deal in NYC. I would definitely recommend the tour and would love to take others offered as well, such as the China town tour.