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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
Great Tour . . . Great Food . . . Great Tour Guide
Sat, Apr 20, 13   12:00 PM lloydn Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Our Central Village / SoHo "event" was a definite highlight of our visit to NYC. Big credit goes to Raheem who expertly guided us around Greenwich Village and SoHo. Anyone can take you on a tour of places; It takes a Raheem to make it an experience. We chose this particular tour because of the variety it offered. It didn't disappoint. We enjoyed the samples of Italian, Cuban, and Indian. It was not only delicious but educational as well. Most of all we enjoyed the history and backstories that Raheem shared. I have a whole new appreciation for the Village and SoHo.
Rating: 5
Extreamly engaging.
Sat, Apr 13, 13   12:30 PM BGURROLA Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
We really enjoyed Susan as our tour leader. She provided a wealth of knowledge on the area as well as on the food itself. Her passion for the culture, history and food allowed us to experience it on a unique level. Her attitude was diffidently contagious. Would recommend everyone to learn and enjoy NYC on this level.
Rating: 4
Enjoyable tour
Sat, Apr 13, 13   12:30 PM lombardi Male 50-59 Unspecified Unspecified
Susan was our guide, and she really knows the village. Lots of food on this tour, with two sit down stops, which is nice. The mortadella sandwich was terrific, as was the fresh mozzerella from Joe's Dairy. The other food was average. My wife loved the dessert stop. Always like hearing about architecture and local lore, urban myths. Also did the original village tour last year... liked that one better, but you ate more food on this tour.
Rating: 5
A highlight not to be missed
Fri, Apr 12, 13   12:30 PM cherylhutch Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
I went on this last month with my sister and niece from Mobile AL and we loved it so much I told my friends we needed to do it again. They had not been and it gave me such a fantastic feel for Greenwich Village I wanted to share the experience. The food was wonderful and a nice eclectic mix. Best of all was Susan V, our guide. She is a New Yorker and was irreplaceable in putting meat on the bones of this tour. She is smart, engaging, welcoming and FUN. I will do this company's food tours every time I visit NYC. Don't miss it. By the way, you get terrific bang for your buck. Thanks, Susan. It was a blast! Cheryl Hutchison
Rating: 5
AMAZING EXPERIENCE WITH A GREAT GUIDE
Fri, Apr 12, 13   12:30 PM bwolfson123 Female 50-59 Combination Other
Despite the heavy rain, the food was great. The guide was very knowledgable, warm and friedly.
Rating: 5
Entertaining, factual and fun!
Sun, Apr 7, 13   12:00 PM Candlish1 Female 50-59 International Tourist(s) Group of Friends
We enjoyed our tour. Our guide was excellent. Great food, neighborhood insights and historical facts. Great way to spend a Sunday afternoon in New York.....especially the mojitos!!
Rating: 4
Great Tour - would like more Food History
Fri, Apr 5, 13   12:00 PM ajbaker5 Female 50-59 Combination Family With Children
Our tour of the Village and Soho was great. We did want more food history about the origination of the different ethnic groups in the area however. We liked the tidbits about pop culture and famous people but we felt that the tour promoted food and that's what we wanted to learn about. Our tour guide was okay - we felt she repeated rehearsed lines. All this being said, it was a fun 3 hours. We would do this again and recommend but we also look forward to another perspective. The drinks at our sit down tasting were a bit pricey for lunch.
Rating: 5
Great tour.
Sat, Mar 30, 13   12:00 PM grantsutton Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Nice choice of restaurants to sample; learned facts about the Village that my daughter (who has lived in NYC for almost 10 years didn't know.
Rating: 5
Loved it!!!!!!
Thu, Mar 28, 13   12:30 PM lschwarz Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
It was a great combination of neighborhood history, restaurant history and delicious food!
Rating: 5
Our family loved this tour!
Thu, Mar 28, 13   12:00 PM CKSNYC Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
We had a wonderful time walking around the village and Soho and learned so much about the architecture, the restuarants and the food. The tour guide was personable, knowledgable and kept things moving at a terrific pace. The sample foods were delicious and the overall experience was one we would recommend highly to friends and family. Thank you for a great time.