Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.8  910 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 95 255 0 = 255 100% 4.8
Last 6 months 186 497 1 = 496 99% 4.8
Last 12 months 344 916 6 = 910 99% 4.8
All 2,797 7,342 26 = 7,316 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
Great time, great food
Sun, May 22, 11   12:00 PM Asgreene81 Male 20-29 Local Family Without Children
In addition to the food being great, our guide Raheim was great. Very knowledgable, interesting, and very cool. The trip was a gift to my parents and they had an awesome time. Plan on going on another one in another part of the city...
Rating: 5
Thu, May 19, 11   12:00 PM tgorkesr Male 60-69 Local Family Without Children
food choices were excellent
Rating: 4
Interesting tour with good foood
Sat, Apr 30, 11   12:00 PM mruesewald Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
I enjoyed the interesting descriptions of the neighborhoods. The tour guide was well informed and treated the members of the group respectfully. It felt a bit rushed but we covered a lot ground and I wouldn't have cut anything out. The food was interesting, not too filling, and well spaced over the 3 hours. Toilets were available at appropriate intervals. Getting an adult beverage at one restaurant was a bit rushed.
Rating: 5
Awesome experience
Fri, Apr 22, 11   12:00 PM lobatogdl Male 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
The food tour was a fun time, the guide was enthusiastic and knew a lot about history and more importantly the food. My wife and I loved it and had to go back to one of the local restaurants because the food was so good. I loved that you got to learn about a part of the city that we weren't staying in....was a great experience.
Rating: 5
Authentic flavours, sights and sounds of New York
Thu, Apr 21, 11   12:00 PM DKNIGHT Male 40-49 International Tourist(s) Family With Children
Can't think of a better way to get an insight into the city in three hours. Our guide presented a weath of information with humour and enthusiasm. The food was great, of course. What we didn't expect was the context it came with: the history, the architecture, the musical and cultural background. Our favourite bit of New York, and the highlight of our week.
Rating: 5
Great food+great info+great weather= AWESOME TIME!
Sat, Apr 2, 11   12:30 PM funseeker190 Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Well, the fun began before the tour even began when the owner of the Cafe came out and informed us it was easier/warmer to sit inside his place then stand outside on the sidewalk.! From then on, it was walking, eating, talking, eating, learning, eating, laughing, eating! And then we ate some more. Certain things I NEVER thought I would like I LOVED, certain foods I had heard about or seen but never had the opportunity to try rocked my world! We even had a lady in line at the pasta store complain we were cutting in line, (we weren't) , and then STOP and listen to everything our guide said, HOLDING UP THE LINE! You should have charged her admisson. GREAT way to spend the day. Now i am off to the gym.............
Rating: 5
Great tour, great guide, great food!
Fri, Apr 1, 11   12:30 PM brocsman Male 60-69 International Tourist(s) Family Without Children
The weather wasn't kind, so the bits on the street weren't as good as they would be if it were warmer, but that's not your fault. We heard a huge amount about New York food we would never know without going on the tour, and we tasted amazing things. I wanted to go back to them all. Don't miss the (optional extra) mojitos. We did go back for another one of those! I booked a food tour, but also got a lot of information about the Village, its history and buildings, and our guide, Raheem, really knew his stuff. I'm coming back to do the Chinatown tour.
Rating: 5
Sat, Mar 26, 11   12:00 PM ahmadabuakar Male 20-29 Local Couple on a Date
The tour was absolutely amazing! The food was great and our guide was incredibly knowledgeable. I would highly recommend it whether it's for a big group or a couples thing.
Rating: 5
Informative and great food!
Sat, Mar 26, 11   12:00 PM AileenChang Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Other
Susan was very informative and took the time to explain the rationale for the selection of the locations.
Rating: 4
Ok but not all that good from a food point
Fri, Mar 25, 11   12:30 PM Torino01 Male 50-59 International Tourist(s) Unspecified
Excellent tour guide , lots of history and passion for new York , not so enthusiastically received by business proprietors . Learnt a lot about New York , little about food . Must be a very difficult one to please all . Most of the food stuff you get from the food channel or shows . Over all worthwhile .