Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.8  916 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
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Last 3 months 86 221 0 = 221 100% 4.8
Last 6 months 196 516 1 = 515 99% 4.8
Last 12 months 349 922 6 = 916 99% 4.8
All 2,816 7,388 26 = 7,362 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
Excellent tour guide and food was delicious!
Sat, Feb 23, 13   12:00 PM dabes215 Unspecified 20-29 Local Couple on a Date
I highly recommend the village/soho tour!!! The tour guide susan was fantastic--learning about the culture and history of the village/soho from her was so interesting! The food was also all incredible. Great variety as well. You get a ton of food too--i was in a food coma afterwards!
Rating: 5
One of the best tours I've done in a long time
Sat, Feb 23, 13   12:00 PM merrellmcg Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
One word - FABULOUS. We did our tour in February. It rained the entire time and I had a cold that made it hard to taste everything and I still thoroughly enjoyed it! My husband wasn't excited about it but it ended up being his favorite of the weekend too. Most of our group were locals, which I think speaks volumes. Susan was our guide and she did a wonderful job of not only uncovering hidden NYC foodie gems but also giving us an overview of the history/personality of Greenwich Village. I think this would be a great tour to start with, and if local, you'll probably want to try them all! They also gave us a brochure with more restaurant/food recommendations for the neighborhood. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone - except maybe people who hate to eat good food. :)
Rating: 5
Great insight into the culture
Fri, Feb 22, 13   12:00 PM AliAltisima Female 30-39 International Tourist(s) Other
The food was varied and interesting but it was the cultural context and history of the vendors and areas that really made the tour worthwhile. Great way to get to know the area before exploring on your own. Our guide was enthusiastic and informed, the tour well structured and organised.
Rating: 5
Best part of our trip to NYC!
Fri, Feb 22, 13   12:00 PM scottrmartin Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Both my wife and I had an amazing time and enjoyed every minute of the tour. Susan was an absolutely wonderful tour guide and made the experience that much more pleasant. It was also fun talking with others on the tour with us who came from other countries. The food was great, exploring the neighborhood was fun and Washington Park was very cool! We would do it again in a heartbeat!
Rating: 5
Fantastic experience - recommended
Sat, Feb 16, 13   12:00 PM Janmoss Female 40-49 International Tourist(s) Family Without Children
We were late, after what should have been a 10 minute subway journey turned into an hour of chaos following line closures. Nevertheless Zerve really looked after us. On emerging from the subway, a phone call to the office reassured us that all would be ok - and one of the Zerve team met us to take us to the already assembled tour, who were enjoying their 1st stop and eating experience - we had missed nothing! We had a fabulous time - and a great experience, enjoying great food tastes as well as developing a better understanding and feel for another part of New York. We enjoyed all of the stops / tastes. We would struggle to say which was the best - as all so different, but 'Once Upon A Tart' just has to get a special mention - the pear and chocolate tart was divine. Susan was a fabulous guide, made us all so welcome, and really made this a brilliant overall experience. The best tour during our stay and a definite 'must do'. We enjoyed talking to others on the tour - those that we spoke to were very friendly and shared our love of food - adding to our day. Whilst we were visitors to New York from the UK, many of the tour appeared to be relatively local to the city, suggesting that this really is for all. We would definitely recommend this to anyone. Thank you Susan and the Zerve team for everything.
Rating: 5
Fantastically awesome tour! Must see!!!
Sat, Feb 16, 13   12:00 PM mahlert Male 30-39 Combination Other
This was the second time taking this tour for me and both times I had Susan as a guide. Her knowledge of the city as well as her presentation of her take on the neighborhood leaves you just wishing the tour would go on all day just so you could listen to her talk for longer. Everyone is made to feel so welcomed and important, not an easy task in a group of 16 people who all have their own ideas, likes, and dislikes about NYC. Additionally, the food on this tour is absolutely excellent. From Indian to Cuban to Italian and more, it's all delicious! I'd say this tour is a must-see if it's your first time in NYC or if you've lived there your whole life!!
Rating: 5
You get much more than food!
Fri, Feb 15, 13   12:00 PM amyhendrix73 Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Not only was the food fabulous but we got history and landmarks. I would recommend this to anyone! I can't wait to bring my daughter.
Rating: 4
Eating our way through Soho
Sat, Feb 2, 13   12:00 PM Cherniwchan Female 40-49 International Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Susan our guide was very open and friendly. Restaurants chosen were fantastic. Loved when we were able to meet the owners...adds that personal touch. Would recommend that a person from the estanblishment tell a little about the restuarant when possible. Thank you.
Rating: 5
Absolutely incredible and delicious tour.
Fri, Feb 1, 13   12:00 PM GourmetGal Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Other
Susan was our tour guide and she did an amazing job!!! We learned SO much about parts of Greenwich village and SoHo. The food was delicious and we were well fed. My favorite places were the Indian Restaurant and the Cuban restaurant. Their food packed a punch! However the others were very good too. We enjoyed the whole tour immensely and HIGHLY recommend it!! We only wish we had given Susan a much bigger tip. She deserved it.
Rating: 5
Highly recommend this tour
Mon, Jan 21, 13   12:00 PM Jwheatley4h Female 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
Our guide was Susan and she was fantastic. She had so much knowledge about the Village and about New York in general and really made you feel welcome and comfortable. I liked that in addition to the scheduled food stops we also ducked into stores that were recommended. It was like grazing and shopping all day with a friend.