Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.8  912 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
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Last 3 months 96 254 0 = 254 100% 4.8
Last 6 months 187 496 1 = 495 99% 4.8
Last 12 months 346 918 6 = 912 99% 4.8
All 2,800 7,347 26 = 7,321 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
Central Village/SoHo Food Tour-A must do w/Raheem!
Thu, Sep 9, 10   12:00 PM WDG123 Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Individual
I had a great time with our guide Raheem on the ‘Central Village/SoHo Food Culture’ tour. He made the experience so awesome! He’s funny and extremely knowledgeable of the area. Trust me, it’s truly a meal and nobody leaves hungry. Some of the highlights were: The ‘Focacceria’ mini sandwiches were warm right out of the oven served on focaccia bread w/fresh mozzarella and roasted peppers. Next, ‘Masala Times’ Indian Unda Bhurji Roll, scrambled egg and veggies on Indian layered bread was out of this world and served with a Mango Lassi drink. Then, a short walk to ‘Montes’ Italian restaurant. We had table service (very nice place w/great photos and history on the walls) What a nice penne pasta with bolognese meat marinara sauce. It just gets better when we went to the Cuban/Latin restaurant ‘Cuba’. Again with table service, a delicious Boiled Yuca w/Mojo garlic sauce was served followed by two different Empanadas, one w/Chicken and the other w/beef. A really rich salsa verde (not spicy) was served on the side. The Mojitos were optional, but were definitely a hit!! I can say no more because I don’t want to spoil the other surprises, including 3 more food stops! It was a very good walking tour packed with great NYC insight between portions. There were some neat little stops at a great coffee bean store and another at a fresh pasta store. Raheem took us on a real ‘3 hour tour’ with so much info, extra potions, and a very good selection and order of the different portions. Great job Raheem!! WDG 9/09/2010
Rating: 5
Full and Smarter
Sat, Sep 4, 10   12:30 PM sem3132 Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
My partner and I traveled to nyc to take in the sights and flavors of the city. We were thrilled with what the foods of nyc provided. Not only was every venue a treat but we learned a wealth of knowledge about the neighborhoods and their history. We could not be happier. We spent several days and evenings and returned to many for a great meal. Thanks to our tour guide for such a delightful time. We would recommend this tour to anyone. Thanks Scott and Scott Sylvania, Ohio
Rating: 5
Who could I missed this?
Sat, Aug 21, 10   12:30 PM chameau Male 50-59 International Tourist(s) Group of Friends
I have been traveling often to New York over the past 30 years. OK you started these tours in 1999... I missed this for 11 years! Duh me! Our guide (Diana?) was amazing, she answered all the questions, she is funny and like us... she likes food! One of the best ways to know more about New York City and I am not only talking about the food! And talking about the food, that was a yummy tour! Two thumbs up and merci beaucoup! Pierre from Montreal
Rating: 4
Good trip!
Fri, Aug 20, 10   12:30 PM sschnick Male 30-39 International Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
Good trip!
Rating: 5
Great Experience
Sat, Aug 7, 10   12:00 PM msayre Male 30-39 Local Family Without Children
Our tour guide was Rahim, who was extremely polished and knowledgeable about both the food / culture in the area, as well as the history behind how the neighborhood became what is today. A great experience, and we will definitely be doing another tour.
Rating: 5
Thu, Aug 5, 10   12:30 PM kim143cb Male 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
This was one of the neatest things we did on our vacation to NY. The food we were able to try was wonderful, places we would have never found. Must do!
Rating: 5
our third great tour!
Thu, Aug 5, 10   12:00 PM johnscasny Male 60-69 Local Family With Children
This was the third tour my wife and I have took. Twice we toured the west village, once with friends and once with our granddaughter. We enjoyed them so much that we asked our grandaughter if she would like to go again ,on the centeral village tour, and she said she would love to! Our guide was extreamly knowageable of the area and the restraunts and shops we stoped in. The types of food were varied and taste great. If you want to spend a few hours learning NYC history and getting a taste of NY foods you'll love this tour.
Rating: 4
not enough sit down tastings
Fri, Jul 30, 10   12:30 PM Leonardo291 Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Enjoyed the tour. A lot of interesting information on the area. Thought there would be more sit down tastings. There was only one the rest were on the street. The china town tour had more sit down tastings. That is why we came back with friends. Some what disappointed.
Rating: 5
What a great way to take a tour
Thu, Jul 29, 10   12:00 PM kwalter827 Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Susan, our tour guide, was extremely knowledgable and friendly. Food stops were all amazing. Almost too much great food. We were stuffed by the end. In between stops you get great history and background on the area, buildings etc. Would do it again just for the food! Keith
Rating: 5
We Loved the Tour!
Thu, Jul 22, 10   12:00 PM torrese1 Male 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Other
We really enjoyed the tour. Our guide Raheem was awesome. He was knowlegable, friendly, and informative. We had a wonderful time. The food we tried was really, really good especially the pear tart at the last stop.