Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.8  898 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 104 284 0 = 284 100% 4.9
Last 6 months 169 454 1 = 453 99% 4.8
Last 12 months 339 904 6 = 898 99% 4.8
All 2,769 7,268 26 = 7,242 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
Fun and educational
Fri, Dec 14, 07   12:00 PM GSB130 Male 50-59 Local Individual
I have been to Greenwich Village many times and have been on other tours of Greenwich Village as well as other neighborhoods in New York City and other parts of the country. This tour rates as one of the best of all the tours I have been on. It was the best tour of the Central Village. It was fun and educational and I learned a lot. There is only a maximum of 8 people allowed on this tour during the winter months, which makes the tour very intimate. The tour guide, Rahim, was knowledgable and passionate. The cafes, restaurants and shops we visited were interesting and all the food was enjoyable.
Rating: 4
Very nice and informative. I would recommend.
Fri, Nov 9, 07   12:00 PM GregJohnston Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Individual
Very informative. Food was good but I expected a little more. Overall I like it very much.
Rating: 5
Sat, Oct 20, 07   12:30 PM suemarr Female 40-49 International Tourist(s) Individual
I'm sorry I can't remember the lady's name - friendly, enthusiastic, wearing a baseball cap. The tour exceeded my expectations - the history and info given was really interesting, the food was very nice and Greenwich Village was wonderful in the sunshine. Thank you.
Rating: 5
Don't Change a Thing
Wed, Oct 17, 07   12:00 PM tstc28 Female 30-39 International Tourist(s) Individual
The tour guide was organized, knowledgeable and respectful of the local residents on the tour. The tour was well paced with a mixture of both historical facts, stories, information about the individual businesses and foods provided. The size of the group was perfect as it retained an intimate quality appropriate for the area. It was a highlight of my first trip to Manhattan and I have already recommended it to many fellow tourists.
Rating: 5
Sat, Sep 29, 07   12:30 PM NYKimberly Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Individual
This was my first trip to New York and only had 3 weeks to plan for it. I debated for quite a while on wether to take one of the food tours and which one would be best for me. I thought none stood out as a sure pick for me personally but the variety of food offered on this tour was what interested me the most. I went on one of the last days of my 7 day trip to New York. For the majority of the time there my husband was working and I was seeing the sights. I wished now I had taken this tour at the beginning of my trip so I could have gone back with him more than just one night. I also would have signed up for at least one more tour if I had known beforehand how much I would enjoy it. Then I could have shown HIM around for once. Our guide, Rahim was AMAZING. I could not believe the knowledge he possessed. He was versed in literature, music, culture, history, and of course culinary arts. I was astounded by how much he knew and shared with us. So many tours are either not informational enough or seem a bit canned. He was relaxed and personal with all of us. I was also a bit nervous about going by myself on the tour realizing that most people would be groups or couples and I wasn't sure of the age of most tourists. I was pleased to have a broad range of ages participating. I also met two sisters who were visiting the city together and we enjoyed one another's company during the tour. I loved the tour and can't wait to go back and see the others!
Rating: 5
Recommended tour
Fri, Sep 28, 07   12:30 PM plburgess Female 30-39 International Tourist(s) Individual
This was a good tour. We had a passionate guide (Raheem) who knew his stuff and it showed. The tastings we plentiful and enough that at the end of the tour you were satisfied. The tour gave a good overview of the area historically and food wise. Definately not time wasted.
Rating: 5
As interesting as it was delicious!
Fri, Sep 28, 07   12:30 PM Moonery Female 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Individual
The guide, Rahim was really knowledgeable and passionate about New York and the neighborhoods he took us through. I saw so much and the food was delicious. I was completely full afterwards and had a great time!
Rating: 5
Wonderful tour
Sat, Sep 22, 07   12:00 PM wolfreyn Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Individual
It rained unexpectedly for most of the tour, but it was still a wonderful experience. The guide (Barri) was very friendly and knowledgeable and the tastings were absolutely divine! It was tiring but so worth it! Don't hestitate to book!
Rating: 5
Expert Local Knowledge
Sat, Sep 15, 07   12:00 PM maggiek Female 40-49 International Tourist(s) Individual
Diane lead us on a tour that told us as much about the history of Greenwich Village as about the foods we sampled. A knowledge local guide who maintained an enthusiatic commentary throughout the fascinating three hour tour. It was one of the highlights of my week in New York Thank you
Rating: 4
Nice walk with multi-ethnic noshing
Fri, Sep 7, 07   12:00 PM k0466u Female Unspecified Local Individual
This tour gives a good overview of the history of the area with a bonus of multi-ethnic noshing on the side. Complimentary water bottle is very much appreciated since the walk takes place during the hottest time of the day. A list of the eateries in the area with contact details and descriptions is definitely handy to have for subsequent visits.