Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.8  907 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
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

activity photo

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
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: 5
Excellent experience
Fri, Aug 22  12:00 PM geniegluth Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Individual
Enjoyed the instructor's information, the food at each venue, and the comfort of the group experience.
Rating: 5
Fantastic. Highly recommend
Thu, Jun 12  12:00 PM crpalmer Male 30-39 International Tourist(s) Individual
Barri was great and the tour was fantastic. I've done the Original Greenwich Village tour four years ago and the Central Village tour was just as good. Definitely left full, but also thoroughly enjoyed the non-food sections, especially Washington Square.
Rating: 5
Great food and information on Greenwich Village
Fri, May 30  12:30 PM mcmaguire Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Individual
Enjoyed the food and the guide and history of area
Rating: 5
An excellent sampling of Greenwich Village
Thu, May 22  12:30 PM LBornholtz Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Individual
Susan was an outstanding guide for our tour. I enjoyed a good sampling of cuisines, desserts and beverages - enjoying a few of the stops so much that I visited again later in my vacation. Very enjoyable!!
Rating: 5
Diana's knowledge and the food were awesome
Sat, Apr 26  12:00 PM tjpeters2 Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Individual
I came into town alone for a few days to see NYC and wanted to see some of the cultural history in NYC. Diana, our tour guide, grew up in the area and was incredibly gifted at telling stories that went along with our food. The choices of food pushed outside my normal buys and she showed us that a facade is often not telling enough about the inside of the restaurants. I met new people and the 4 hours passed by so quickly. Totally loved this and will do again.
Rating: 5
Excellent tour....! Worth every penny
Fri, Mar 21  12:00 PM icy498 Male 30-39 Local Individual
Our group was only 11 people and we had such a great time with Susan. We made 7 different stops and tasted some really awesome food! Starting with pizza and finishing the tour off with a pear and chocolate tart. I think we spent about 3.5 hours walking, talking, and of course, eating. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone. It was a opportunity to get outside the standards of Times Square. I will definitely be looking to book again on our next trip to NYC