Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.8  914 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
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Last 3 months 87 222 0 = 222 100% 4.8
Last 6 months 197 517 1 = 516 99% 4.8
Last 12 months 347 917 3 = 914 99% 4.8
All 2,820 7,398 26 = 7,372 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 Age Where From? Group Type? Sort Descending
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.
Rating: 4
Lots of food, skip lunch before you go
Sat, Aug 8, 09   12:00 PM cgonzalez Female 50-59 Combination Other
Great combination of food/restaurant stops with cultural history.
Rating: 5
Rahim Rocked at the Soho Tour on 8/8/09
Sat, Aug 8, 09   12:00 PM cmacwan Female 30-39 Local Other
Hello - I booked the Soho Food tour for my company this past weekend and just want your company to know we all had a blast! We had 13 attendees and everyone LOVED the food, the tour and the history we all learned. Most of us walk by places in Soho not even realizing how special they really are, and Rahim totally showed us a dif't side of Soho. He was so interesting, and passionate about the tour - going out of his way to make us realize how great Soho really is. Almost everyone left the tour with a new appreciation of Soho and NY in general. Plus they all wanted to go on other tours through your company through the company or on their own, which is even better!! I know for myself, I'd love to know which other tours Rahim is responsible for, so I can make sure to sign up again with him. Thank you so much for allowing our corporate party to have such a blast this past Saturday! :O)
Rating: 4
History, Exercise and Food - What Could Be Better?
Thu, Jul 23, 09   12:00 PM joanmead Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Other
We've been on the East Village Tour and the Meatpacking/Chelsea Tour so we knew we'd enjoy this tour as well and indeed we did! Raheem, our guide, was very knowledgeable, enthusiastic and very attentive to the needs of the group. He gets an A+! A few of the food choices did not live up to the quality of the other tours, specifically the Indian food. The fresh, smoked mozzerella, sun dried tomatoes and Italian sausage were excellent as was the pear tart. Our mouths are still watering! The next time we're in New York City we plan to go on the Chinatown tour. Several of the people on our tour were raving about that one too! I would recommend all the Foods of NY Tours I've been on. You learn interesting historical facts, eat great food and get some exercise to boot. It's a win/win experience!!