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Rating: 4.8  879 rating points
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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 Sort Descending Where From? Group Type?
Rating: 4
it was enjoyable
Fri, Aug 17, 07   12:00 PM HELENJOERGER Female 60-69 Local Individual
the guide was very knowledgeable and gave out really good information. The food was just more than a bite, very substantial helpings, and I think most persons did not have lunch. I also liked the handout with all the names and addresses and bios on some of them. Best handout I have been given in a long long time.
Rating: 5
Great Group Activity
Sat, Aug 11, 07   12:30 PM Beachbums Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Our group consisted of 50+parents and 3 grown children. We, the parents, live out of town and our children are City dwellers. Even they learned new things about their adopted City and loved the recommendations for places to dine and purchase food that they did not know about. We thoroughly and equally enjoyed the cultural/historical and food tasting aspects of the tour. Rahim was the perfect guide and made the 3 hours fly by. We loved the varied and diverse food offerings which were all as fresh as they could possibly be. We'll definitely be back to tour another area.
Rating: 5
An "Insider's" Guide
Sat, Aug 11, 07   12:00 PM tssfred Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
My wife and I enjoyed the 3 hour tour very much. You may even call it an intimate tour in that it emphasized small family owned places that you would never find on your own. That together with the history of the area made it very worthwile. The "tastings" involved more food than expected and we were able to skip both lunch and dinner. I would recommend it to others.
Rating: 5
Great Tour - a must in NY!
Fri, Aug 3, 07   12:00 PM PSimpson Female 60-69 International Tourist(s) Group of Friends
We really enjoyed our tour. We have been wanting to do this for the past few years & were not disappointed! The tasting was great but the weather was hot! There is something for everyone, although everyone will not enjoy everything. I personally love that area of New York best & wanted to show my friend so it was a good way to find out more information & history of Soho & Greenwich, as well as experience some very different food. I told a travel agent friend of mine to suggest it to her customers who intend to visit New York. It would have been nice to have time to stop for a drink along the way (at our cost), especially in the summer. Our guide was great! Thanks for a great time.
Rating: 4
interesting neighborhood.
Fri, Aug 3, 07   12:00 PM charliewol Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
there is a big gap between the first tastings and the last 4. otherwise this was very informative.
Rating: 2
NOT RERCOMMENDED
Fri, Aug 3, 07   12:00 PM gloriamae Female 60-69 Local Group of Friends
I HAVE DONE THE CHELSA MARKET TOUR WITH CINDY. LOVED IT!! THIS ONE DOES NOT COMPARE.. WE HAD TO WAIT OUTSIDE AT MOST OF THE TASTINGS,THE FOOD WAS JUST O.K.. NO ONE WAS HAPPY WITH IT. THE FOOD IN THE MARKET WAS GREAT. THE DAY WAS THE HOTEST OF THE YEAR. . NOT GOOD FOR OUTSIDE TASTINGS. WE FELT RUSHED. MAYBE THE GUIDE HAD TO MUCH AREA TO COVER. SHE WAS NOT HAPPY WHEN PEOPLE LAGGED BEHIND.. I AM BRINGING A GROUP IN TO DO THE GREENWICH VILLAGE TOUR, I HOPE IT MEASURES UP TO THE CHELSA MARKET TOUR!!
Rating: 5
overall excellent
Sat, Jul 21, 07   12:00 PM vjwackeen Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Individual
I thought the guide was very knowledgeable and the food choices were very good. This is my second tour and I like that it is small groups. This guide was courteous and certainly good, but not "warm and fuzzy". A little stand-offish. And perhaps that is intended.
Rating: 5
Love it
Sat, Jun 23, 07   12:30 PM jillm17 Female 60-69 Local Family Without Children
Me and my daughters had so much fun on the tour. Food was great and guide was excellent.
Rating: 5
Lots of fun, good food, great information
Fri, Jun 22, 07   12:30 PM LeslieMcGove Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
We all enjoyed our tour enormously and plan to return to try another one. The guide was terrific....well-informed and entertaining. A great way to learn more about NYC.
Rating: 5
Terrific food experience
Fri, Jun 22, 07   12:00 PM bthorpe Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
I love your tours because they provide a great mix of New York history and culture and introduce great food that we would not be able to find on our own. Great organization of routes and selection of foods.