Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.8  879 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
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Last 3 months 95 261 0 = 261 100% 4.9
Last 6 months 170 455 1 = 454 99% 4.8
Last 12 months 334 885 6 = 879 99% 4.8
All 2,781 7,300 26 = 7,274 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 Sort Descending Where From? Group Type?
Rating: 4
Worth Doing while in NYC
Sat, Oct 1, 11   12:00 PM Annalisel Female 60-69 International Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Four of us, three from Vancouver B.C. and one from Toronto, ON were on our once a year ladies getaway. We were all impressed with the knowledge, enthusiasm, organization and humour Dianna shared on our tour. Samples were ample and delicious, shopkeepers welcoming and proud. Dianne was passionate about her native city. Discussion afterwards led to only one suggestion for improvement, (and I made this suggestion doing this tour three years ago), that at the beginning of the tour, when she introduces herself to the group, she ask everyone to share their first name and where they are visiting from, a great conversational starter as we spend three hours walking, share food and learn neighbourhood history together.
Rating: 5
Don't miss this food tour
Thu, Sep 29, 11   12:00 PM steffjac46 Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
What a great tour, great food, great tour guide and learned so much about the history of the village. I went with a group of friends and we really had a great time. There was no food that wasn't absolutely delicious and I plan togo back to some of the stores to make purchases and to eat more. Learning about the history of the area only enhanced the experience. Thanks you to our tour guide who was so entertaining as well as informative. This is my second food tour with this company and I plan to do more.
Rating: 5
wonderful food tour
Sat, Sep 24, 11   12:00 PM sweetpea2 Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
We went through Zerve to purchase tickets for the food tour. The instructions were easy to understand. We made a copy of the tour voucher, presented it at the time and place specified, and ate our way through the tour of Greenwich Village. We thoroughly enjoyed the foods and restaurants presented to us. Didn't need to have dinner that night. Rahim was a great host.
Rating: 5
Central Village
Thu, Sep 22, 11   12:00 PM kayecaster Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
This part of the Village is quiet, beautiful and has many quaint restaurants and shops. I really am going to stay down in this part of NYC, next time I visit.
Rating: 5
Tasty and Informative
Sat, Sep 17, 11   12:30 PM JeanneT3 Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Other
My husband and I joined the tour late so missed much of the setup information. Regardless, the tour guide and our fellow tourists welcomed us warmly and away we went -- saw many historical and entertainment sites, including movie locations and the very special Village Gate; heard about former, current, and even future famous residents; and tasted wonderful ethnic samples. Had no idea what a gem this area is. Our guide was fantastic: knowledgeable, organized, great sense of humor. Definitely recommend this tour as a fun way to learn of our past and our present.
Rating: 5
An Excellent Experience in Food and Culture
Fri, Sep 16, 11   12:30 PM russcicero Female 60-69 Local Couple on a Date
Our entire tour was most enjoyable! Our guide was quite knowlegeable about the area, giving us history and interesting tidbits about who had lived there through the years. The food at each stop was very delicious and the portions were much larger than I expected. I would start out more slowly with the eating next time!! I didn't need to finish EVERYTHING!
Rating: 5
Fri, Sep 9, 11   12:00 PM mroyer1021 Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Raheem (sp) was an excellent leader and had the most wonderful stories to tell. The food selection:perfect. I will definitely do another tour.
Rating: 5
Sat, Aug 6, 11   12:00 PM hrippa Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Had a great time. Rahm was a fantastic guide with lots of enthusiam and lots of knowledge of the area and people in the various restaurants and stores. The history lesson of the area was great. It is much more than the write-up on their web page. Thanks for wonderful time.
Rating: 5
Good tour
Thu, Aug 4, 11   12:00 PM clark2000 Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Individual
Went on this tour while visiting NYC alone. Felt very comfortable. The guide was excellent providing lots of historical as well as current info about the area. The food was a little heavy on the bread/cheese components but all of it was good and plenty for lunch. Included pizza, mozzarella/tomato sandwich, Cuban tampenadas, some Indian? wraps (excellent), pear tart, and other items I don't remember. Fun, good experience. Third FONY tour I have taken and they have all been great! I did it the last day I was in town, but would be a good thing to do early in your visit so that you could go back to some of the restaurants they recommend during your visit. You get a listing and mao of them so that is very useful.
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.