Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.8  895 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 86 225 0 = 225 100% 4.8
Last 6 months 197 526 0 = 526 100% 4.8
Last 12 months 340 898 3 = 895 99% 4.8
All 2,851 7,481 26 = 7,455 99% 4.8
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: 4
Great way to know the neighbourhood
Fri, Aug 30, 13   12:00 PM jonmuckley Female 30-39 International Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
Our tour started out with a friendly intro from our guide Susan, Susan was great and clearly enjoys her job. The tour took us to several locations around the village and SOHO area. All of the food stops offered us a wide range of culture tastes from an Italian sandwich to Cuban plantains. We received a lot of information about the history of the area and if I can suggest anything it would be to add a little more about what is happening in the area today. It’s a fascinating part of NYC and has a great history, but the tour takes you to a couple of new eateries and I think it’s important to talk about the present day along with the past. I’m a massive fan of food and would have liked to sample a little more, but due to limited time I can see why you can’t spend too much time in one place. It was also nice to see that Susan stopped a couple of times to say hi to people that had been on the tour previously and were back to enjoy some of the shops and restaurants.
Rating: 5
Fantastic Food and Culture Tour
Fri, Aug 30, 13   12:00 PM kriderpat Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
We took the Greenwich Village/Soho Food Tour with guide Susan. She was very informative about the neighborhood and shared a lot of insights. The food venues that we visited were very diverse; many were places we would have passed by without giving them a second glance but were so glad to have found on this tour. We would definitely take another tour with Foods of NY
Rating: 5
Thu, Aug 22, 13   12:00 PM SusanDopp Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Susan was a wonderful guide. She was very knowledgeable about the area and the specific businesses.
Rating: 5
Excellent - Should have done it earlier
Mon, Aug 19, 13   12:00 PM Venessa1 Female 50-59 International Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Excellent - We wish that we had done the tour earlier in our visit so that we could return to the places we visited. Susan was wonderful - informative, solicitous and fun. Would recommend highly. Will be entering the photo contest.
Rating: 5
Food For Enough for An Army
Mon, Aug 19, 13   12:00 PM bay119 Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Our tour guide Susan knew her neighborhood and she was eloquent with great descriptions. The food was outstanding, though I had wished there wasn't so much fried foods. One would have been plenty. I love food but a taste would have been sufficient in some of the cases. Some of the "tastes" were enough for one meal and knowing we had 3 hours of food, that was way too much to serve us each time. A quarter of the sandwich from Cafe Dante, a quarter of the breakfast wrap from Marsala, and way less fried. I would recommend this tour and look forward to taking others. Now that I have completed one, I know to just taste and probably waste the rest at each stop.
Rating: 5
A Perfect Sunday Afternoon in New York
Sun, Aug 18, 13   12:00 PM vmartin128 Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
We had a fantastic time on our food and culture tour. The tour guide was fun and knowledgeable. We strolled an area of Greenwich Village and SOHO that we would have never seen if not for this tour. On our long weekend in NYC we had gone to two Broadway shows, had delicious meals, and gone on a double decker bus tour but this was something none of us had done before and it was the perfect Sunday afternoon in NY!
Rating: 5
Great tour!
Sat, Aug 17, 13   12:00 PM VictoriaSnow Female 30-39 International Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
The tour was very detailed with a lot of history and some really good food! I was surprised at the portion size in total, there was a lot of food! I didn't totally love the purple haze, but it was interesting. I liked touring around the neighbourhood and would definitely try out a different neighbourhood on a tour like this another time. I would have liked if some of the references to bands that got their start at the bars were a bit more current - but I'm not sure if that's a reflection of the area or of what the tour guide knew/thought we would be interested in. Overall, a great time.
Rating: 5
Worth it!
Thu, Aug 15, 13   12:30 PM tlfink Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Lots of interesting facts, Susan was a wonderful guide.
Rating: 5
Great combination of food, culture, and history
Sun, Aug 11, 13   12:00 PM gouldjl Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
My husband and I did the Greenwich Village food tour last year, and liked it so much that we did the Central Village/SoHo tour this year. Both years our guides were very knowledgable and enthusiastic, and the food was extraordinary. A great way to get a good feel for the city.
Rating: 5
Excellent experience!
Sun, Aug 11, 13   12:00 PM LindaJC Female 50-59 Unspecified Other
We enjoyed 6 or 7 tastings, and all were mouth watering delicious!! It was a fantastic experience thanks to Rahim, the tour guide! He is extremely knowledgeable about the restaurants, the history of the area etc. His enthusiasm was contagious! Highly recommend it!!!