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Rating: 4.8  895 rating points
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Last 3 months 86 225 0 = 225 100% 4.8
Last 6 months 197 526 0 = 526 100% 4.8
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Rating and reviews for:

Heart of the Village Food & Culture Tour

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Taste off-the-radar eats, hear tales of the 1960's music scene, and stroll through Washington Square Park, the heart of Downtown NYC.

Rating Date Attended Reviewer Gender Sort Descending Age Where From? Group Type?
Rating: 1
disappointed
Mon, Sep 16, 13   12:00 PM skygirl465 Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
I've been a few of these tours and have enjoyed them immensely. This last tour I was extremely disappointed in. The restaurants chosen we're OK but nothing spectacular. Also the tour guide seemed to be disinterested and at sometimes downright rude. At one point a friend of mine on the tour wanted to have two of the spinach and cheese and no chicken and the tour guide got extremely upset and took her plate out from under her in front of the whole entire group. She made a big deal out of really nothing as there was enough food for everyone to have more than one or two pieces. my group was stunned by the guides actions and almost left the tour at that moment. This particular guide is a poor representative of foodsofny, in fact as we were walking many of the locals were telling us she was a liar, it made us us very uncomfortable and wonder if she was telling us the truth about the central village. Overall it was all disappointing, from the food to the the guide.
Rating: 5
Wonderful!
Mon, Sep 16, 13   12:00 PM lisaj626 Female 50-59 Combination Group of Friends
Had a great time on the food tour.! Be prepared for a lot of very delicious, and diverse types of food. We learned so much about the area, the architecture, famous residents (past and present), and much more. Our guide, Susan was great - articulate, interesting, and very informative. We all agreed that we will definitely return to try more of the fare at the restaurants sampled during the tour.
Rating: 5
fun and entertaining afternoon
Sun, Sep 15, 13   12:00 PM Carmela1 Female 50-59 Local Other
Our tour guide Rahim (not sure on the spelling) was very entertaining. He definitely made the experience very enjoyable. The history of Central Village/Soho was definitely interesting. Even for a local, there were things I didn't know before I went on the tour. Now, for the food part of the tour. It was amazing. We stopped off at 6-7 different establishments. Each had a history. My group was exceptionally surprised at the portions that were served at each place. We had assumed it would be a tasting at each one. But we were pleasantly surprised at the amount of food we were actually served. We had three sit down meals: Italian, Indian and Carribean. We even ended the tour with dessert from a French bakery. Each one could have been a stand alone meal. It's almost too much food. The size of the group was perfect, about 15. The entire tour was just slightly over 3 hours. It is definitely the right amount of walking and stopping to take in the sights. We even got to relax a bit while walking through Washington Square Park. It was a great experience. I will definitely do another of these walking/food tours. It was well worth the price.
Rating: 5
Great Experience
Fri, Sep 13, 13   12:30 PM LeslieLandry Female 70+ Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Great experience for myself and two daughters. We enjoyed the architectural and historical aspects as well as culinary adventure. Susan, our guide, was as pleasant as she was knowledgeable. The proprietors, chefs, staff were welcoming and foods were varied and expertly prepared. We lingered in the area visiting St. Anthony of Padua church and shopping in a few of the boutiques. Thank you for a well-organized, delightful tour. The food was exceptional at every stop and the commentary by Susan gave us insight into varied ambiance of the area.
Rating: 5
Great Tour; Great Food; Great Guide!
Mon, Sep 9, 13   12:00 PM DeniseYO Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Individual
This was a great tour with wonderful food and an enthusiastic, knowledgeable guide (Sue)!!
Rating: 5
Great experience!
Sat, Sep 7, 13   12:30 PM hredman Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Had a great time - food was delicious and tour guide very informative!
Rating: 5
Excellent experience
Sat, Sep 7, 13   12:00 PM Sewell Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
This is the second Food Tour in New York (2 consecutive years) that I have been on and Raheem (sp) was the guide - both the food and our guide were fantastic. He is very knowledgeable about NYC - the history lesson included is exciting, not to mention the delicious food we tasted! He also recommended a dim sum restaurant that is included in another food tour (Chinatown) which we visited during our trip - excellent recommendation! Great job - and will see you next year!
Rating: 5
Great way to spend the afternoon
Fri, Sep 6, 13   12:00 PM mleap54 Female 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
Very enjoyable tour that explores the food of the area mixed in with a lot of history. The tour guide was friendly and knowledgable as a native New Yorker and was open to any and all questions thrown her way. The food was delicious and plenty enough to substitute for lunch. Would definitely recommend this tour and would even take it again in the future.
Rating: 4
Good but would have liked to see more restaurants
Sat, Aug 31, 13   12:30 PM dharshana Female 30-39 International Tourist(s) Individual
The tour guide Susan was very good and provided a lot of information enjoyed the tour and the food
Rating: 5
Very enjoyable.
Sat, Aug 31, 13   12:00 PM ShelahZakat Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
My friend and I really enjoyed the tour. The guide was very knowledgeable regarding the sites and we really liked the way the tastings were spread out. We would have preferred to be able to go into all of the restaurants to have the full experience of tasting all of the food on the premises. The historical aspects of the neighborhood was appreciated. It is definitely something we would do again.