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Rating: 4.8  895 rating points
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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 Gender Age Sort Descending Where From? Group Type?
Rating: 3
Great tour guide but need a sit down break
Sat, Nov 11, 06   12:00 PM janicefox Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Barri, the tour guide, was the best part of the tour. She was extremely knowledgable and passionate about the area. If there is not going to be a break in the walkiing, that needs to be stated in the write up. I went with a group of ten women and it was very tiring for many of them. We had been on the previous tours and there was always a stop to sit and catch your breath...this definitely needs to be included on this tour for it to be enjoyable for many. Also, the food on this tour is very ethnic...it would be better if there was a better mix of the food. Many in our group did not enjoy the food selections...how about a regular bakery or a chocolate shop? We were all definitely craving something sweet after the tour. I would hope that you could make some adjustments so that this trip would measure up to the two previous trips.
Rating: 5
A definite must-do in NYC
Sat, Nov 4, 06   12:00 PM mkeeler Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
All three of us had taken (and thoroughly enjoyed) the first Greenwich food tour a few months ago and were equaly enthusiastic about this one. Great guide (Barry, not Mary!), interesting information, excellent food. A great value and perfect way to learn about NYC. The next morning we returned to Cafe del Mar for a wonderful brunch. Good food at a very reasonable price.
Rating: 5
Fantastic! Our guide made it all.
Wed, Nov 1, 06   12:00 PM BLindeberg Female 60-69 International Tourist(s) Group of Friends
We wish this kind of tours could be possible everywhere in Ny.Next time we´ll try another of your tours We had this phenomenal guide, Barry, who took well care of us all, who informed us so well on cultural and gastronomical issues while we walked. We could not miss anything. We´ll remember New York after this, be sure.
Rating: 4
Great guides, good information, too much standing
Sat, Sep 9, 06   12:00 PM adeleowatz Female 60-69 International Tourist(s) Other
I loved the information that we were given about the area that we were in and the restaurants that we could return to to eat,d rink and derive entertainment from. The down part of the trip was a lot of standing around instead of walking or finding a spot where we could all sit and listen to the guides. The food was good and they accommodated individuals who were vegans and disliked spicey food. Very considerate. Some of the portions could have been larger or peraps have two small ortions of two different foods at the same location. I wold reccommend this tour to others in the New York area as something to do when they first arrived so that they had options for dinners and entertainment away from Broadway.
Rating: 4
very good
Sat, Sep 9, 06   12:00 PM Sheilaghw Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
The tour was very good. Barry seemed annoyed when I bought some food at a pasta shop. She told me three times that the tour would not wait. I agreed each time, saying OK, we'll catch up. The third time was REALLY annoying. The group had not left when my purchase was complete for reasons that have nothing to do with me. Therefore, at least two of the three naggings were superfluous. Also, there was no bathroom stop on a three hour event.. Not so good for persons over sixty. Otherwise, we enjoyed the food, the history, and the tour.
Rating: 5
Fun, informative, great food
Sat, Nov 15  12:30 PM DeRossi Female 50-59 Combination Group of Friends
Enjoyed it a lot. Our only complaint would be that it was bone chilling. We were all very cold but tour was great.
Rating: 5
Fun Adventure in NYC
Sat, Nov 15  12:30 PM swible Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
This is a wonderful opportunity to experience the unique neighborhoods within the big city. Our guide was colorful, and fun; offering tidbits of information while we toured by foot and ate our way through the Heart of the Village. This was a fabulous adventure I truly enjoyed from start to finish.
Rating: 5
Foods of NY Tour
Sat, Nov 15  12:00 PM Ptsnyder Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Excellent! Want to go back and do another tour in the Spring! Enthusiastic and knowledgeable tour guide!
Rating: 5
Had a great tour guide Susan. We were a group
Thu, Nov 13  12:00 PM Lisarip Female 50-59 Local Couple on a Date
We were a group of seven and tended to dominate the group. We loved the four couples in our group and found the whole experience to be wonderful.
Rating: 5
We thoroughly enjoyed the Food Tour!
Fri, Oct 31  12:00 PM Gaildunphy Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
The food tour was excellent. It was very informative to learn about the different types of food and historically how the different food venues came to the area. We also enjoyed the information about the architectural aspects which gave us a broader picture of the people who settled here. The food itself was varied and novel, giving us a wonderful combination of flavors and cooking styles. I would recommend this tour to anyone who wants to learn more about the city and what it has to offer at a reasonable price. I have talked to several people who live in NYC and they definitely want to try it after hearing us rave about it.