Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.8  886 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 98 268 0 = 268 100% 4.9
Last 6 months 173 462 1 = 461 99% 4.8
Last 12 months 337 892 6 = 886 99% 4.8
All 2,784 7,307 26 = 7,281 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 Sort Descending Gender Age Where From? Group Type?
Rating: 5
Excellent tour - informative and delicious
Sun, Jun 19, 11   12:00 PM rohini81 Female 20-29 Local Couple on a Date
Rahim was a great tour guide; he was knowledgeable about the area (history, architecture, fun tidbits) and the restaurants. I truly appreciated his personal opinions on places and dishes as well as his interactive personality. He was able to talk to everyone in the group and was attentive to all of us. The tour itself is well thought out and covers a nice little area that is interesting with a lot of history behind it. All in all, I would definitely recommend this tour.
Rating: 5
Another great Foods of NY Tour!
Sat, Jan 18  12:00 PM rogersjacq Female 20-29 Local Couple on a Date
Had a great time learning about the food and culture in this area! Recommend!
Rating: 5
Exactly What We Wanted
Thu, Jul 2, 09   12:30 PM rogerjewett Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
This tour was exactly what we wanted. We had a chance to sample street food in the coolest part of town and the historical commentary on the area put everything into context. The food choices were brave and they didn't try to "dumb down" the experience for masses, which I really appreciated. I will never forget Frank at Joe's Dairy or the lovely mushroom pasta we were surprised with at that Italian grocery store I can't remember the name of. Susan (our guide) was great. She was energetic and informative and best of all, she was a foodie! Good job, guys! The tour was definitely one of the highlights of our trip to New York and we'll definitely be back for another tour with you when we come back.
Rating: 5
Eexcellent food choices
Sat, May 19, 12   12:30 PM RogerHBrown Male 50-59 Local Family With Children
Enthusiastic guide good diversity of food choices
Rating: 5
Mon, Aug 19, 13   12:00 PM rog640 Male 60-69 International Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
I can honestly say the tour was the highlight of my trip to ny. The food was great our tour guide susan was even better providing the group with great historical details of greenwich and soho. I highly reccomend this tour and any future visits to NY will include one of your tours.
Rating: 4
Interesting and Fun
Sat, Oct 11, 08   12:30 PM rockland143 Female 50-59 Local Group of Friends
Loved visiting an area we were familiar with in name only. Great food and cultural details.
Rating: 5
Superb food and information about the Village
Thu, Jul 14, 11   12:30 PM RobynGold Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Raheem was an excellent guide! I highly recommend him. He was funny, and knew an overwhelming amount of information about the area as well as all the foods we tasted. We were very full after our tastings and did not need to eat anything for a long time afterwards! The foods were amazing!! The flavors truly exploded in your mouth with the first bites. I would highly recommend this tour to everyone!!
Rating: 5
Fabulous time
Fri, Nov 20, 09   12:30 PM robynflinn Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
I enjoyed this tour with a small group of friends on a weekend trip...I can't think of a better way to spend several hours. The tour was informally informative, flexible with the needs of the group, and quite delicious. I enjoyed the diversity of the restaurants visited, and loved all the food. Came away quite full! Loved the guide too. A perfect day.
Rating: 4
Great way to taste and see like a local
Thu, Jun 28, 12   12:30 PM RobynandRay Unspecified 40-49 International Tourist(s) Family Without Children
We had a small group of nine lead by an enthusiastic and knowledgable guide,Susan. We arrived very hungry with little local knowdge. We left feeling very informed about the local history, cuisine and with very full tummies! We got insider tips of places to eat and returned the next evening for a great dinner as had been highlighted along the way. A very well spent afternoon and well worth the price.
Rating: 5
food great, stories even better
Fri, Jun 4, 10   12:30 PM RoBona Female 60-69 Local Group of Friends
I really enjoyed the selected restaurants and the interesting information our guide was able to share with us. I am a Brooklyn girl and it was great to learn about the village. Visited often in the late '60's of course I never knew all the history of the area.