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
Visiting the Village... take the tour first thing
Thu, Jun 17, 10   12:30 PM whitmanrf Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
The Greenwich Village food tour was one of the highlights of our trip to New York. This is a great way to get to know the Village before you head out on your own. On this tour you'll sample excellent food from among the authentic, local places in Greenwich Village and Soho, and learn something about the diverse and colorful history of the Village and NYC. The tour guide, and the restaurateurs and proprietors of the places we visited, are engaging and friendly; and the food items we sampled were always excellent, interesting and delicious. Every stop on this tour was a "highlight"; but let me call out a couple: Joe's Dairy, with delicious, creamy smoked mozzarella and intense, savory sun-dried tomatoes. Once Upon a Tart, right across the street, with tasty and expressively French-inspired fruit desserts on a delicate tart crust. Montes Italian restaurant, where we sampled pasta with a bolognese sauce that will reset your expectations forever of what southern-Italian-style red meat sauce can be. Thanks, I hope to take this tour again. On the next trip to NY we plan to go back to many of these places, and really explore the menu for lunch and dinner.
Rating: 5
Want to go on the other tours now!
Fri, Jun 11, 10   12:00 PM ChadnBrandi Male 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Dang we had fun! Susan our guide was cool and knowledgable. The food selections were diverse and all were very good. The pace of the tour was nice, we never got hot, thirsty, or hungry :-) Great way to learn about New York history too. Didn't know the alcoholic drinks were going to be extra, but oh well, we drank them. We had a great "couples event" and would totally reccomend it to our friends (we were tweeting our experiences and our friends were loving the updates and photos) and about doing the other tours. When we come back to New York, we will for sure do another one.
Rating: 5
Great history, great food
Fri, Jun 4, 10   12:00 PM tconner01 Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Individual
Our guide, Rajim, was extremely knowledgeable, both about the history of the area and the food which was sampled on the tour. He gave us a great mix of local history and color in addition to letting us sample excellent and varied cuisine.
Rating: 5
Wonderful Tour. Made me want to go back on my own.
Sat, May 29, 10   12:30 PM quixoticgeek Male 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
The tour guide, Berri, was tremendous. We thoroughly enjoyed the tour and she provided a lot of great information about SOHO and some laughs along the way. I'm looking forward to revisiting some of the landmarks we saw as well as taking another walking tour of a different neighborhood.
Rating: 4
Thu, May 27, 10   12:30 PM tracyream Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Tour leader was excellent, informative and friendly. Food was very good but REDUNDANT. IT WAS ALL STARCHES AND CARBS, NO VEGETABLES.
Rating: 5
Well worth the money
Thu, May 27, 10   12:00 PM dellaura1 Male 60-69 International Tourist(s) Other
Wife and I thoroughly enjoyed the tour and would certainly book another one when visiting NY again. Davy from Edinburgh, Scotland
Rating: 5
Great tour
Thu, May 27, 10   12:00 PM JDAurora Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Raheem did a great job providing us with history and noteworthy points about the neighborhoods. Of course, the food along the way was wonderful too. Three hours was just right.
Rating: 5
We really enjoyed all aspects of Susan's tour.
Sat, May 22, 10   1:00 PM CMOGAN Male 40-49 International Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Wonderful, really. Susan established a comfortable yet not cozy relationship with our group, and gave effective historical insights to the neighbourhoods and restaurants. Too bad the Cuban food was late coming; those mojitos were quite strong. Excellent tour; our third and not our last.
Rating: 5
Fri, May 21, 10   12:00 PM denny1 Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Really enjoyed the food and loved the narative about the area and the history. Guide was very knowledgeable.
Rating: 5
Best way to spend an afternoon
Thu, May 20, 10   12:00 PM mot626 Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
This is our third time with Food Tours of New York and this was the best. Raheem was outstanding and the food was to die for. If you take the tour, don't make evening dinner plans because you'll want to return to one of the places on the tour. The best!