Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.8  911 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 90 235 0 = 235 100% 4.8
Last 6 months 195 522 0 = 522 100% 4.8
Last 12 months 344 913 2 = 911 99% 4.8
All 2,860 7,506 26 = 7,480 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 Reviewer Sort Descending Gender Age Where From? Group Type?
Rating: 5
Excellent mix of food
Sat, Dec 31, 11   12:00 PM RonEmerson Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Individual
Wonderful flavors, nice amount of tastings, good variety. Loved hearing about the architecture, history of the neighborhood, and "culture" of the people.
Rating: 5
Very interesting and good mix of foods and informa
Mon, May 26  12:00 PM romotustin Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
This really was an interesting tour with alot of good information on lthe area. It was nice to get information on foods, the neighborhood and history of the area.
Rating: 5
fantastic again
Sat, Feb 7, 09   12:00 PM Romie1218 Female 50-59 Combination Group of Friends
This is my second time on this tour and it was even better then the first! This time I brought friends from out of state and although one of them couldn't eat some of the items she still enjoyed the tour! We actually ended the day with her visiting a pizza place on the other tour for a slice! (For her, the rest of us were full)
Rating: 4
Interesting Tastes
Fri, Apr 6, 07   12:00 PM Romie1218 Female 40-49 Local Family With Children
As with the other tours this one was excellant. Barri did a great job giving us a true taste of ethnic NYC. The weather was cold but we barely felt it with all the activity. Lots of places I would definitely go back to. If you are looking to make improvements though I would find just a few more places to 'sit'. 2 hours into the tour I found myself searching for a second wind. (Of course I found it at the next tasting :) ).
Rating: 5
Enjoyed It!
Sat, May 15, 10   1:00 PM romaynea Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
I think this is an excellent opportunity to learn about and uncover some historical facts regarding various neighborhoods (SoHo in this particular instance), let alone taste some yummy (and they were all YUMMY) food items in the process. My sweetie and I had such a good time taking this tour; I felt it was very "couple-friendly". On my next visit to NY, I would love to take other tours being offered in other neighboorhoods. P.S. Couldn't ask for a better tour guide....Susan was GREAT!
Rating: 5
Great tour!
Fri, Jun 20  12:00 PM rolbu24 Female 60-69 Combination Group of Friends
Loved the experience! Took the Central Greenwich tour with 3 friends from out of town and all agreed it was a highlight of their New York City visit. Diana, our tour guide, was enthusiastic and knowledgeable, the tour was well organized, and the food was very good. Especially enjoyed visiting the small food shops that were included on the tour. Definitely recommend.
Rating: 5
Fun and informative!
Sat, Feb 27, 10   12:00 PM rohrbachs1 Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Other
Our guide was amazing. You could tell that he honestly enjoyed what he was doing and also enjoyed the places that he toured with us. We actually returned for dinner at one of the restaurants (Monte's) and stopped by a club (Cafe Wha?) for drinks and entertainment. I would highly reccommend this tour.
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.