Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.8  895 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 86 225 0 = 225 100% 4.8
Last 6 months 197 526 0 = 526 100% 4.8
Last 12 months 340 898 3 = 895 99% 4.8
All 2,851 7,481 26 = 7,455 99% 4.8
Rating and reviews for:

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: 5
Entertaining, factual and fun!
Sun, Apr 7, 13   12:00 PM Candlish1 Female 50-59 International Tourist(s) Group of Friends
We enjoyed our tour. Our guide was excellent. Great food, neighborhood insights and historical facts. Great way to spend a Sunday afternoon in New York.....especially the mojitos!!
Rating: 5
great history of the neighborhoof
Sat, Apr 6, 13   12:30 PM Hoexter Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Unspecified
Great way to appreciate the history of the neighborhood including the food highlights. Very well organized!!
Rating: 5
A great afternoon touring the Village and Soho!!
Sat, Apr 6, 13   12:30 PM Suzi1967 Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
We are four college friends that visit NYC each year. This year we decided to try a Walking Food Tour....we enjoyed this so much we have already chosen the next one we do!! Our guide, Diana, was phenominal!! She gave us a lot of history of the neighborhood as well as the local eateries. The food was great....Italian, Indian, Cuban. All yummy!!! The establishments were welcoming and we found a few places that would have passed us by had we not taken a local tour. I highly recommend this company. We are looking forward to the next year and our next tour!!
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.