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Rating: 4.8  884 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: 5
fun and entertaining afternoon
Sun, Sep 15, 13   12:00 PM Carmela1 Female 50-59 Local Other
Our tour guide Rahim (not sure on the spelling) was very entertaining. He definitely made the experience very enjoyable. The history of Central Village/Soho was definitely interesting. Even for a local, there were things I didn't know before I went on the tour. Now, for the food part of the tour. It was amazing. We stopped off at 6-7 different establishments. Each had a history. My group was exceptionally surprised at the portions that were served at each place. We had assumed it would be a tasting at each one. But we were pleasantly surprised at the amount of food we were actually served. We had three sit down meals: Italian, Indian and Carribean. We even ended the tour with dessert from a French bakery. Each one could have been a stand alone meal. It's almost too much food. The size of the group was perfect, about 15. The entire tour was just slightly over 3 hours. It is definitely the right amount of walking and stopping to take in the sights. We even got to relax a bit while walking through Washington Square Park. It was a great experience. I will definitely do another of these walking/food tours. It was well worth the price.
Rating: 5
Great Tour; Great Food; Great Guide!
Mon, Sep 9, 13   12:00 PM DeniseYO Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Individual
This was a great tour with wonderful food and an enthusiastic, knowledgeable guide (Sue)!!
Rating: 5
Knowledgeable tour guide; excellent food stops.
Sat, Sep 7, 13   12:00 PM pnicklin Male 50-59 Local Family Without Children
Great value. The tour guide (Raheem?) was excellent, not just explaining the food but loads of history on the tour. Thoroughly enjoyable. We've done 2 and will do more!
Rating: 5
Fantastic Food and Culture Tour
Fri, Aug 30, 13   12:00 PM kriderpat Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
We took the Greenwich Village/Soho Food Tour with guide Susan. She was very informative about the neighborhood and shared a lot of insights. The food venues that we visited were very diverse; many were places we would have passed by without giving them a second glance but were so glad to have found on this tour. We would definitely take another tour with Foods of NY
Rating: 5
Excellent - Should have done it earlier
Mon, Aug 19, 13   12:00 PM Venessa1 Female 50-59 International Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Excellent - We wish that we had done the tour earlier in our visit so that we could return to the places we visited. Susan was wonderful - informative, solicitous and fun. Would recommend highly. Will be entering the photo contest.
Rating: 5
Food For Enough for An Army
Mon, Aug 19, 13   12:00 PM bay119 Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Our tour guide Susan knew her neighborhood and she was eloquent with great descriptions. The food was outstanding, though I had wished there wasn't so much fried foods. One would have been plenty. I love food but a taste would have been sufficient in some of the cases. Some of the "tastes" were enough for one meal and knowing we had 3 hours of food, that was way too much to serve us each time. A quarter of the sandwich from Cafe Dante, a quarter of the breakfast wrap from Marsala, and way less fried. I would recommend this tour and look forward to taking others. Now that I have completed one, I know to just taste and probably waste the rest at each stop.
Rating: 5
The food was great and Susan was very knowlegable
Thu, Aug 15, 13   12:30 PM Dale7020 Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
The tour was great, the food was great, the information that the tour guide was very up to date on the history of the area.
Rating: 5
Excellent experience!
Sun, Aug 11, 13   12:00 PM LindaJC Female 50-59 Unspecified Other
We enjoyed 6 or 7 tastings, and all were mouth watering delicious!! It was a fantastic experience thanks to Rahim, the tour guide! He is extremely knowledgeable about the restaurants, the history of the area etc. His enthusiasm was contagious! Highly recommend it!!!
Rating: 5
Fantastic afternoon!
Sat, Jul 20, 13   12:00 PM marisleblanc Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Tasty and plentiful food, along with an interesting history of the area. Tour guide Rahim was upbeat, fun, and well-informed. Enjoyed all the stops on the tour and, although the day was miserably hot, we found shady stops. Perfect way to get an up close and personal tour of a vibrant neighborhood.
Rating: 5
Excellent Tour
Thu, Jul 18, 13   12:00 PM Cherne Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
We would highly recommend this tour! The guide was informative, fun, and accommodating. The generous food portions were delicious and culturally diversified. We enjoyed visiting the old and newer establishments. Getting to stroll the neighborhood and hear about its history was such fun. Every part of the tour surpassed our expectations! We would definitely tour again with this company and have already recommended it to friends traveling to NYC.