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Rating: 4.8  884 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 Sort Descending Age Where From? Group Type?
Rating: 5
Tastbuds screeming for more!!!!
Wed, Oct 17, 07   12:00 PM kareneddy Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
This was a fun tour! I liked everything that i sampled, very unique foods!!! Tour guide, Diane, was very informative and knew what she was talking about, but she was very much a pushy new-yorker, sometimes very anoying and other times beneficial on the streets of NY!!! Very fun, and adventerous!!!!!
Rating: 4
more culture than food
Sat, Sep 29, 07   12:00 PM trushnaj Unspecified 20-29 Combination Couple on a Date
We were lucky with the weather and so spent a wonderful sunny day exploring popular and lesser-known streets in the village/soho. the tour focused on the area's history related to architecture, music and immigrants. Although we sampled quite a few different kinds of food (all tasty and interesting), I felt somewhat unsatisfied because each sampling was no more than a bite or two, and we were usually standing on the street trying to keep out of other pedestrians' way while we ate and listened. Bottom line: a good way to get to know the history and culture of this part of new york, but don't choose it solely for the food!
Rating: 3
Underwhelmed--But Go See For Yourself
Sat, Sep 15, 07   12:00 PM marlene44 Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
We expected to walk more and explore both the Village and SoHo. Our village tour focused mostly on MacDougal street and immediate environs and the SoHo part I think was when we crossed Houston street and walked couple short streets like Sullivan. We wanted to see more of the area and actually walk--there were so many streets to explore! After the tour we were able to walk on our own so the tour did help with our sense of direction. The food was OK at best save for a nice little morsel of smoked food. One Italian store in particular was spoken highly of and we went inside but we didn't get any food. People wanted to stop and buy something but we had to move on. I appreciated the tidbits of information we were offered about the area. I would advise to stay close to the leader so that you can hear everything, as sometimes the cars and trucks were louder than the voice. It was an interesting outing, and it seemed that most people loved it. However, don't be surprised if you want to stop and have lunch after the outing is over.
Rating: 5
Great tour!
Sat, Sep 8, 07   12:00 PM janetli Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
Yummy, often non-conventional tastings. Introduces you to unique shops and restaurants that you'd never discover on your own. Highly recommended for foodies and non-foodies alike!
Rating: 5
great
Sat, Aug 25, 07   12:00 PM RicardoSanto Unspecified 20-29 Combination Family Without Children
This was an exciting adventure
Rating: 5
Awesome your with an awesome your guide!
Fri, Oct 17  12:00 PM BamaJammer Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
My group of 12 ladies loved the tour! Our guide was entertaining, enthusiastic, extremely knowledgable, and helpful after the tour was over. The food was delicious, plentiful and fresh. This is the second food your my group has taken with you and we will definitely be making reservations again!
Rating: 5
SO MUCH FUN!!
Sun, Oct 12  12:00 PM KarinEE Female 50-59 Local Family Without Children
My daughter and I took the Heart of the Village tour with Diana. She was great!! The tour was wonderful and the food was fabulous! We chose this tour in particular because of the variety of foods....it included Italian, Mexican and Indian goodies! The tour description noting that lunch is not needed after the tour is more than accurate...we were stuffed! Definitely will be doing another one!!
Rating: 4
very good experience
Sat, Oct 11  12:30 PM franceskatz Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Tour guide, Barri, was very pleasant.
Rating: 5
Highlight of our trip
Sat, Oct 11  12:00 PM menchenton Female 40-49 International Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Wonderful tour, Wonderful guide (Diana), Wonderful food. This was our second tour and intend on coming back for more. Loved it!
Rating: 5
Terriffic
Fri, Oct 10  12:30 PM maure03 Female Unspecified Local Family With Children
This was my second food tour with Foods of NY and we loved it! We will definitely book another one.