Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.8  898 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 104 284 0 = 284 100% 4.9
Last 6 months 169 454 1 = 453 99% 4.8
Last 12 months 339 904 6 = 898 99% 4.8
All 2,769 7,268 26 = 7,242 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: 4
Soho food tour
Sat, Mar 12, 11   12:30 PM egordon42 Male 30-39 Local Group of Friends
Was very good, the guide was definitely knowledgeable about the area. Learned things I never would have known, and I lived in NYC my whole life. I would have liked it if, once the guide found out the group was locals (plus two canadians I believe), she turned off the "tourist" schtick, as being from NYC it's a fair assumption we already knew Macdcougal partied until 5am, Little Italy was touristy, etc. But otherwise, she was great, very accommodating & friendly. The tour lasted a good amount of time as well.
Rating: 5
highly recommend!
Sat, Mar 5, 11   12:30 PM gerardhobren Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
This is the 2nd time we have taking a tour with you. Three years ago my wife, daughter and I took the original Greenwich village tour and loved it. This trip there was a group of 14 of us visiting New york. This walking tour was on the top of the list for all of!
Rating: 4
Great Saturday Afternoon Activity!
Sat, Feb 26, 11   12:30 PM goodman_AJ Male 20-29 Local Couple on a Date
It's always fun learning more about the city in which I live, and this was a great way to do it. I initially signed up b/c I did a food tour in Chicago and expected NY to offer the same, and I wasn't disappointed. My girlfriend and I had a terrific time and our tour guide was enthusiastic and knowledgeable. It would be interesting to learn a little bit more about the architecture and history of the buildings in the area, but a minor complaint. We can't wait to take another tour soon and continue exploring our great city. It would be awesome if you could add an East Village tour to the list of offerings. There are so many cool places in the area and this kind of tour would be right up your alley. See you soon! AJ and Cara
Rating: 5
Fri, Feb 25, 11   12:00 PM Logie83 Male 20-29 International Tourist(s) Group of Friends
thanks, great tour
Rating: 5
Eat a light breakfast!
Fri, Feb 18, 11   12:30 PM pjlambdin Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
Our guide, Susan, was extremely pleasant and knowledgeable about both food the and history of the area. The food offered was varied, delicious and plentiful. Well worth the money and time.
Rating: 5
Superb way to sight-see
Fri, Feb 4, 11   12:00 PM SmithR1 Male 40-49 International Tourist(s) Other
What a fantastic way to look around an area by visiting the cuisines that make up the local culture. Our guide was knowledgeable on the area, humorous and generally a great host. Would most definitely go on one of their tours again.
Rating: 5
Excellent, great food and interesting history
Fri, Feb 4, 11   12:00 PM JoshMcDaid Male 20-29 International Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
Rahim really knew his stuff, we didn't know what to expect but it was an insightful tour punctuated with excellent food. Would definately recommend this tour even for locals
Rating: 5
AWESOME, AWESOME! This is a must do!
Sat, Jan 15, 11   12:30 PM cinbub Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
This tour was much more than expected. I thought it was going to be a simple walking tour that showcased the different tastes around the neighborhood . . . man was I wrong. The food that we tasted was fantastic, but there was so much more to the experience. Susan, our tour guide, did a great job giving out information about the Village and SoHo areas every step of the way. Not only did we visit the restaurants of the tour but we either stop in front of or actually went inside more shops along the way. From a coffee and tea shop to Ethiopian cuisine. Stories about Bob Dillon, Robert Di Nero, the neighborhood and other topics were spun throughout the tour. And the food, AHH, the food. So good we went back to Monte's for dinner. Do not miss this tour! Very educational and delectable, and extremely affordable.
Rating: 5
Wonderfully guided tour and great food!
Sat, Jan 15, 11   12:30 PM hyungin Male 30-39 Local Couple on a Date
Susan, our guide, was great! My girlfriend and I had so much fun (despite to the cold weather) and we look forward to doing another food tour soon!
Rating: 5
Great Tour, Would Highly Recommend.
Fri, Jan 14, 11   12:00 PM cambo1521 Male 40-49 International Tourist(s) Family Without Children
This tour is great. From the outset the guide's enthusiasm and love of food and the area, shone through. He was highly entertaining, knowledgeable and informative. The food and restaurants,outlets or shops sampled were great. I would definitely recommend this tour, and would certaintly book another with Foods of NYC again next time. From what I heard from my travelling companions this tour is far superior to its leading competitor (Food on Foot Tours). There was only 10 people in our group, whereas Food on Foot Tours had 30 in theirs! Also the cost of the food is included in this tour, but it isn't in the other one. The only extra was the cost of a great Mojito in the Cuban restaurant. Rahim was a great tour guide too, and I guess he probably made the tour for both of us.