Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.8  879 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 95 261 0 = 261 100% 4.9
Last 6 months 170 455 1 = 454 99% 4.8
Last 12 months 334 885 6 = 879 99% 4.8
All 2,781 7,300 26 = 7,274 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
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
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
Rating: 5
Yummy tour!
Sun, Feb 16  12:00 PM papsthelmut Male 40-49 International Tourist(s) Individual
I definitely enjoyed this tour with our great tour guide Raheem, who had a lot of interesting stories to tell about New York City in general and about Greenwich Village in particular. I partizipated alone, but never felt uncomfortable - thanks to our fun tour guide and the other tour participants. The food was very good (Italian, Indian, Caribean - you name it) and also I'm quite familiar with this different types of cuisine Raheem could give me more background information even there. Eat good food AND get interesting information on New York? What a perfect combination and definitely recommended!
Rating: 4
INteresting overview of the neighbourhood
Sat, Jan 25  12:00 PM JillB100 Female 40-49 International Tourist(s) Individual
This tour was a good way to get to know the central village a little - the walk only covers a small area so not too much walking. The guide gave us some interesting facts about the architecture of the area, and introduced us to some great food stops. I had expected to learn a little more about the history of the food of the area (that was perhaps me misinterpreting the description of the walk) but I certainly learned about its general development and the food-stops were fantastic, so I wasn't disappointed. And it was great to have a couple of sit-down spots in the schedule.
Rating: 4
nice.. make bigger portion..
Sun, Jan 5  12:00 PM mcmvencio Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Individual
It was nice. The weather was an inconvenience. The tomato soup could have USEd a grilled sandwich cheese. i like the Jamaica food, but it would have been nice to have it on a bigger portionplease .please make it better.. Nplease pext ptime , one whole piece of the tart! No sharing ! The tour guide was knowledgeable but it was weird he was promoting another restaurant.. Is he getting a commission from them?