Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.8  908 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 85 218 0 = 218 100% 4.8
Last 6 months 194 508 1 = 507 99% 4.8
Last 12 months 345 911 3 = 908 99% 4.8
All 2,820 7,398 26 = 7,372 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 Age Where From? Group Type? Sort Descending
Rating: 5
Most wonderful time
Fri, May 11, 07   12:00 PM bertzapken Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Other
My wife and I could not express in words how much fun, food, information and history we had and absorbed during this tour. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable, friendly, and fun. We are presently talking about our next trip to New York City, and will be taking another tour and bringing friends. Thank You So Very Much
Rating: 5
Food , exercise and knowledge
Fri, May 4, 07   12:00 PM CherylHjelt Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Other
This was our second tour. Our first tour (last year) was of the Chelsea Market and Meatpacking District. This was every bit as wonderful. I learned a tremendous amount about the Village...names and places that I've heard of for years..got to see and learn the history....the food tasting was amazing too!!!!
Rating: 5
Definitely recommended!
Sat, Apr 28, 07   12:00 PM spohrbr Male 20-29 Local Other
I took this tour with my father-in-law. We are both from the NY area and really enjoyed every aspect of the tour. The food was great, the tour was informative and we plan on testing out a few of the restaraunts in the future.
Rating: 4
Great experience!
Fri, Apr 13, 07   12:00 PM Micheline Female 50-59 International Tourist(s) Other
Really enjoyed the guide's (Barrie) enthusiasm and knowledge of not only the restaurants and food stores around the area but also of the culture and what it was like in years past. Great tour and tastings!
Rating: 5
Great Time
Sat, Nov 4, 06   12:00 PM heather0424 Female 40-49 Local Other
We had a fantastic time on this tour. The food was delicious and interesting. The guide was extremely knowlegeable about the area. I found the historical part of the tour as interesting as the food part (and I loved the food part!) It was a fun way to spend an afternoon and a great way to learn about some eateries to revisit in the future.
Rating: 4
Great guides, good information, too much standing
Sat, Sep 9, 06   12:00 PM adeleowatz Female 60-69 International Tourist(s) Other
I loved the information that we were given about the area that we were in and the restaurants that we could return to to eat,d rink and derive entertainment from. The down part of the trip was a lot of standing around instead of walking or finding a spot where we could all sit and listen to the guides. The food was good and they accommodated individuals who were vegans and disliked spicey food. Very considerate. Some of the portions could have been larger or peraps have two small ortions of two different foods at the same location. I wold reccommend this tour to others in the New York area as something to do when they first arrived so that they had options for dinners and entertainment away from Broadway.
Rating: 5
Tue, Aug 15, 06   12:00 PM wobbegong Female 50-59 International Tourist(s) Other
The tour was a great way to introduce visitors to an area of NYC not listed in the usual tour guides. After doing this tour, we returned to the Central Village region twice during our stay in NYC. For anyone considering this tour, do it early during your stay in NYC because you'll want to return before you leave. We had a fantastic day. Thank you Bari..... and the squirrels!
Rating: 5
Loved every minute
Tue, Jul 11, 06   12:00 PM khutchens Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Other
My 80-year old mother and I thoroughly enjoyed the tour. I had been concerned about whether my mom could do 3 hours of walking and standing, but she was so enthralled with what we saw, heard, tasted and learned that it was not a problem. Also the guides were very accommodating to her -- offering places to sit, and most importantly, speaking very loudly and clearly. The preparation that went into the tour was fantastic -- great background info about the 'hood, about the proprietors, about the ingredients, etc. Food samples were great, and at the end you know what to come back to when you have time, whether you want to listen to music, have a great meal, grab a snack or shop for gifts to take back home. I will definitely do the other tours when I get back to NY. I can't say enough positive about this!
Rating: 4
Enjoyable Tour
Sun, Sep 14  12:00 PM BillyLee Male 50-59 International Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Booked this tour with food in mind. Actually enjoyed the guide and his knowledge of the area more than the food. That is not to say the food was not good, it was good.
Rating: 5
Fri, Sep 12  12:00 PM JoanBush Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Raheem was an excellent guide sharing information about food, restaurants and the general area.