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Rating: 4.8  911 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: 5
Barri
Fri, Sep 27, 13   12:00 PM terribaisden Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
We really enjoyed our tour. Barri did a great job - loved hearing the history of the area along with the food. The restaurant owners were hospitable. Food was wonderful. We would recommend the tour to others and take another on our next visit to NYC.
Rating: 5
Relaxed, informative and fun
Mon, Sep 23, 13   12:00 PM RUREDDY Female 50-59 International Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Susan was knowledgeable, personable and a good communicator. The tour was tasty, tasteful and terrific. We experienced a nice variety of food selections and restaurants. Would definitely recommend. Kudos to you Susan for handling the "irritated New Yorker dog owner so tactfully"!
Rating: 5
Great food tasting and touring!
Sat, Sep 21, 13   12:30 PM PatrinkaR Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
We enjoyed everything about the tour. The guide was great, the food was delicious and the scenery was interesting.
Rating: 5
Wonderful!
Mon, Sep 16, 13   12:00 PM lisaj626 Female 50-59 Combination Group of Friends
Had a great time on the food tour.! Be prepared for a lot of very delicious, and diverse types of food. We learned so much about the area, the architecture, famous residents (past and present), and much more. Our guide, Susan was great - articulate, interesting, and very informative. We all agreed that we will definitely return to try more of the fare at the restaurants sampled during the tour.
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.