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Rating: 4.8  886 rating points
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Heart of the Village Food & Culture Tour

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Taste off-the-radar eats, hear tales of the 1960's music scene, and stroll through Washington Square Park, the heart of Downtown NYC.

Rating Date Attended Sort Descending Reviewer Gender Age Where From? Group Type?
Rating: 3
Too many people,hit and run food tour
Sat, Apr 6, 13   12:00 PM carolgregory Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
There were too many of us on this food tour. In most places we were squished like sardines in most places. This was our 2nd tour with Zerve. The 1st one was spectacular...much smaller group;better sized places,less hustle and more slower paced.
Rating: 5
Total Experience
Sat, Apr 6, 13   12:00 PM clhokimu Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
The food was very good and certainly enough to satisfy for lunch. The guide was very entheustiastic and knowledgeable about the city - full of lots of fun facts. Will try another one of your tours in the future.
Rating: 4
More than just food
Fri, Apr 5, 13   12:00 PM mhenshall Male 30-39 International Tourist(s) Other
The area covered was relatively small (a few streets/couple of blocks) but was a really good insight not only into the food on offer but also a little history of the area. Food tasting was also very good a a touch of the history of the area too (from the original Italian roots to the later influences of Indian and French pastry). Recommend as a couple of hours well spent
Rating: 4
Great Tour - would like more Food History
Fri, Apr 5, 13   12:00 PM ajbaker5 Female 50-59 Combination Family With Children
Our tour of the Village and Soho was great. We did want more food history about the origination of the different ethnic groups in the area however. We liked the tidbits about pop culture and famous people but we felt that the tour promoted food and that's what we wanted to learn about. Our tour guide was okay - we felt she repeated rehearsed lines. All this being said, it was a fun 3 hours. We would do this again and recommend but we also look forward to another perspective. The drinks at our sit down tasting were a bit pricey for lunch.
Rating: 5
One of our favorite activities in NYC!
Mon, Apr 1, 13   12:00 PM mish224 Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
We did two tours on our spring break trip to the city, and we absolutely loved both of them. We will definitely do another tour or two on our next trip. The food was amazing, and our guide was fabulous. She was so informative about both the food and the neighborhood. It was a great learning experience as well as lots of fun for both adults and kids. We went in expecting great food, which we got, but we were so pleasantly surprised to come away with a much deeper understanding and familiarity with the area. The benefits from this tour will last beyond this trip and will enhance our future travels to the city. These tours are a MUST!
Rating: 5
Great food and Tour!
Mon, Apr 1, 13   12:00 PM cathyam Female 60-69 Combination Group of Friends
Susan, our guide, was energetic, knowledgeable, and sensitive to the group's needs. She was a great tour guide. I highly recommend this tour. It would be interesting for New Yorkers as well as out of towners. Each restaurant provided a substantial taste of the food and we were very satisfied and extremely full by the end!
Rating: 5
Central Greenwich Village review
Sat, Mar 30, 13   12:00 PM noragossiaux Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Our Central Greenwich Village food tour was fantastic. My husband, three grown children and son-in-law came with me. We loved every single food tasting and our tour guide Diana was so knowledgeable about the area and its history. We will most definitely visit some of the little shops again, and I know on our own, we would never have found these. Thank you Diana for making our visit so enjoyable.
Rating: 5
Great tour.
Sat, Mar 30, 13   12:00 PM grantsutton Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Nice choice of restaurants to sample; learned facts about the Village that my daughter (who has lived in NYC for almost 10 years didn't know.
Rating: 4
recommend your company & this tour but not guide
Fri, Mar 29, 13   12:30 PM dcally Female 40-49 Local Family With Children
We love all the tours you do, but this one was our least favorite. The reason was the guide. Most of the guides are very friendly. She didn't ask our names. She didn't explain to the group the structure of the tour (so for example we walked into first stop, sat down and never heard an explanation that we weren't eating there but leaving shortly). She at least twice announced to use the bathroom then immediately said time to go, leaving group members in the bath room while others went outside. While walking she answered questions briefly and did not make chit chat (this is so different from other guides who were very personable). To polish it off , when my husband admittedly gave her a lousy tip she asked if there was a problem in a rude tone of voice. Honestly, this woman seems like she has been giving tours too long. She didn't have a passion for it but clearly was experienced. I found her abrasive.
Rating: 5
Great food experience!
Fri, Mar 29, 13   12:30 PM RivahBob Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Our family thoroughly enjoyed our Foods of New York Tour (Central Greenwich Village & part of SoHo) and would highly recommend it! We were impressed with all the different types of food that were offered at many different establishments, from Italian, to Indian, to Cuban, to homemade mozzarella, etc. Each type of food was unique, fresh, and something you wouldn't have necessarily tried in the past. The information shared by our guide, Diana, was very interesting and we were delighted to hear about the history and culture of the neighborhoods as well as the food itself, and the proprietors who cared so much for their excellent products. It was a very different kind of tour from the typical tourist experience, and we loved it, as did our 14-year old niece, a devotee of the Food Network! We were fortunate to have a sunny day; I am not sure how much we would have enjoyed the tour in the rain since it is a lot of walking and eating outdoors.