Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.8  907 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
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Last 3 months 93 249 0 = 249 100% 4.8
Last 6 months 184 491 1 = 490 99% 4.8
Last 12 months 343 913 6 = 907 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
Food Tour-Fantastic
Sat, May 15, 10   1:00 PM walkefam Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Our group, myself, wife and daughter had a great time on the central village tour. The food stops were incredible and in the future we are planning to go to several of the restaurants. Our tour guide, Susan was alot of fun and very knowledgeable of the area. I would not hesitate to go on another tour and have reccomended this tour to seveal people already. By going on these tours you are receiving inside information on the best places to go. It's like you live in the area and know the best places to go to eat and have fun. Particularly for guys who are not interested in going shopping, this is a great choice for couples or family because there is something for everyone. You also learn alot about the particular area of the tour.
Rating: 5
Great Tour, Great Food!!!
Sat, May 15, 10   1:00 PM cflores4 Male 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Other
My wife and I have taken several trips to NYC and always try to stay downtown. We knew that there were great places to eat there so we figured we'd explore some more. This tour was not only great, but the samples were good as well. Everything from the fresh mozzrella, to the Cuban dining was a pleasurable experience. On top of all the great tasting we also got a charming guide who shared the colorful history of the area. We totally recommended for others, and we plan on going back to eat at the places we sampled from!!!
Rating: 4
Enjoyable, educational, and delicious
Sat, May 15, 10   12:30 PM SharonPhilb Male 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
This was a very nice tour. We were able to learn a lot about the history of the area and the food was really good. It really made my wife and I want to visit the area again to enjoy more of the food.
Rating: 5
A fun and memorable tour
Thu, May 13, 10   12:30 PM gvilletours Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Individual
This was my first food tour that I've ever taken and I thoroughly enjoyed it. My guide, Susan, provided a great mix of relating history and stories about the neighborhoods as well as the "main course" of information about the food, restaurant owners and their stories. The food was very good and had a very nice variety. I enjoyed some of the special touches of meeting the owner at one place, going into some non-food places that were still very interesting, and sitting down at various locations (some in special eating rooms). I will seek to go on more food tours whereever I go.
Rating: 5
Interesting cultural food tour
Thu, May 13, 10   12:00 PM IngerDupont Male 60-69 International Tourist(s) Family Without Children
My wife and I enjoyed very much the different tastings - and espicially the interesting cultural information about the district. Actually we returned three times to the restaurants visited at the tour (twice at the same restaurant).
Rating: 5
Terrific Tour
Fri, Apr 30, 10   12:00 PM gwoodlief Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Wonderful tour. Guide was very knowledgeable. Food was good at all stops. Learned a lot about the culture of the area. This is the 4th tour we have taken with you, so we must like them. It is a nice way to spend an afternoon in New York.
Rating: 5
Fun informative responsive tour
Thu, Apr 29, 10   12:00 PM AndyEileen Male 50-59 International Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Really enjoyed the tour;mixed bunch of about 16 all told. Tasty food in perfect portions and catered for our non meat preference.Guide was humorous relaxed and informative. To finish with a Cuban cocktail is a splendid detail.
Rating: 4
Gastronomic gander through Greenwich
Sat, Apr 24, 10   1:00 PM willywoosh Male 20-29 International Tourist(s) Family Without Children
A great little window into the area of Greenwich and a dip into Soho. Our guide Susanne balanced the tour delightfully with the history of the area, the restaurants and of course...the food. Well paced and informative we were also blessed with the weather to give us a great day in Manhattan. We only had time for one cocktail stop but we made up for it by scampering back afterwards to soak up a bit more of the area's bars and atmos before chowing down again at Monty's (one of the earlier tastings). Tasty
Rating: 5
Wonderful experience!
Sat, Apr 24, 10   1:00 PM LarryHawkins Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
This was a great food and culture tour. The food selections were excellent! The guide was well versed in the history and culture of the SoHo Area and restaurants and the group was small enough to navigate the different venues. We would highly recommend it to visitors so they could become acquainted with the many wonderful offerings in the area. There was lots of food to sample and it was all delicious.
Rating: 5
Wanted More!!!!
Thu, Apr 22, 10   12:30 PM lbiberdorf Male 40-49 International Tourist(s) Group of Friends
I thought the tour was awesome, the guide was very knowledgable and provided useful information on the area and foods. We had a new food addition to the tour and the owner wanted to know what we thought. It was a focaccia place and it was very good but it wasn't the wow that you may be looking for in your tour. It was a bit messy also. I am only saying this as you mentioned that you wanted the first tasting to be setting the standard and I enjoyed the other tastings more than the first. Can't wait to come back again and try your other tours. cheers Laura Biberdorf Victoria BC