Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.8  907 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 95 257 0 = 257 100% 4.9
Last 6 months 183 490 1 = 489 99% 4.8
Last 12 months 343 913 6 = 907 99% 4.8
All 2,794 7,335 26 = 7,309 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 Sort Descending Reviewer Gender Age Where From? Group Type?
Rating: 5
Great tour, went on West Village tour last year.
Thu, Dec 20, 12   12:00 PM larrymullins Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
All the food was great. Gives you the best opportunity for local cuisine to revisit for a full meal.
Rating: 5
Unique way to enjoy some food and history
Sun, Dec 16, 12   12:00 PM Mkap55 Female 40-49 International Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
Raheem was an excellent guide. He was passionate about food and the history of NYC. I was impressed by the pace of the tour - we didn't waste anytime just sitting around. Lots of food and quite interesting. Thanks.
Rating: 5
great tour
Sat, Dec 15, 12   12:00 PM towner35 Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Susan our tour guide was very knowogable with not only the food but the whole neighborhood pointing out everything from different architecture and history to how the people and the food evolved over the years. The tastings were many and the food was plentiful so come ready to try different things and have a open mind and a love for food. Would highly suggest this for anyone who would like to know more of the food culture in NYC. Looking forward to taking another tour with this company!
Rating: 5
A must do on your NYC Trip!
Fri, Dec 14, 12   12:00 PM whittywhit Female 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
We did the tour of the Central Village and Soho areas. It was awesome! The food was very diverse, we got a great history lesson about the neighborhood and our tour guide even pointed out a few of his favorite spots. He showed us the Comedy Cellar which was a great comedy show that we ended up getting tickets for that night! I highly recommend doing this tour and Raheem was an very knowledgeable and enthusiastic guide who was also from our hometown area in Colorado!! A definite must on your trip!
Rating: 5
Interesting , informative and yummy
Mon, Dec 10, 12   12:00 PM Karenmccabe Female 40-49 International Tourist(s) Individual
This was a great - susan was a great guide with excellent local knowledge. All the food tasted was delicious. I would highly recommend the tour.
Rating: 5
Great little Saturday afternoon
Sat, Dec 8, 12   12:30 PM kjvaracalli Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
Favorite spot was Cafe Dante. Would have loved a little more time at the sit down places (felt tad rushed). Wonderful mix of different eateries. Susan also did a great job talking about the neighborhood; you could tell how proud and enthusiastic she was. I could not believe how much we ate along the way, so do come hungry!
Rating: 5
Amazing tasting and learning experience!!
Sat, Dec 8, 12   12:00 PM KathyCorey Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Other
Our guide, Raheem, made this an awesome experience - filled with fascinating facts about The Village and its history. The geography came alive for my daughter and me, and the foods, venues and owners were sooo wonderful. Can't wait to try another tour when I return! I hope it's with Raheem.
Rating: 5
Great tour
Fri, Dec 7, 12   12:00 PM joanndonlon Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
This tour included some fascinating food places as well as a good description of the history of the area. There was plenty of food to taste and a very good variety. We all were quite satiated when finished.
Rating: 5
Wonderful tour in Central Village!
Fri, Dec 7, 12   12:00 PM krugharkins1 Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
My husband and I took this tour and had a great time exploring the Central Village neighborhood. There is enough food provided during the tastings that you probably will not need to eat lunch. Our tour guide Susan was very knowledgeable. I really enjoyed walking through Washington Square Park. We have taken several tours with Foods of New York, and I highly recommend this company and any of their tours!
Rating: 5
Susan was terrific!
Mon, Dec 3, 12   12:00 PM sweetfloss Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Individual
Loved Susan as a guide. She was engaging, interesting, passionate and knowledgable! Didn't like the offered bites as much as past tours with this company but more a reflection of the restaurant efforts than the tour group, is my guess? The pace of the tour Is not hard on your feet and plenty of options to seek a restroom if needed. Susan was diplomatic and kind but firm when some of the guests tried to take advantage by including extra friends arriving halfway thru the tour. Thanks!