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Rating: 4.8  895 rating points
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Last 6 months 197 526 0 = 526 100% 4.8
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Rating and reviews for:

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
loved the tour!
Fri, Oct 19, 07   12:30 PM melene Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
I'm a native New Yorker and have already highly recommended this tour! Our guide was great and I learned much new info about soho and the village.
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
Fantastic way to learn about the neighbourhood!
Mon, Oct 20  12:00 PM leesar Female 30-39 International Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
We really enjoyed our tour, our guide was wonderful and gave some great insights into the neighbourhood which she obviously loved. Time and money well spent! Really appreciated the mix of food and cultural information. Thankyou!
Rating: 5
Best Value in NYC
Sun, Oct 19  12:00 PM cathytslp Female 40-49 Local Group of Friends
The Foods of NY tours are always a good time. Tour guides are enthusiastic and knowledgeable. This was my 5th tour and Im looking forward to the next. Delicious food and interesting stories about the Village.
Rating: 5
Freaking awesome!!
Sat, Oct 18  12:00 PM Malinn Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Diana was an amazing tour guide. She was knowledgable about the area and enthusiastic about sharing her info. The stops on the tour were incredible.i can not wait to go back and visit the restaraunts. I went by the Sullivan tea shop after the tour ended. Well worth the money and time. I cannot wait to do another tour next time I'm in NYC.
Rating: 5
Excellent guide and food tastings.
Sat, Oct 18  12:00 PM kimberlyvc Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
We immensely enjoyed our food tour. Our guide was excellent. Not only is she a native New Yorker but grew up in the neighborhood. She was not only knowledgeable but also entertaining and friendly. The food was great.. We had to cancel our dinner reservations as we were so full. We can't wait to return to the area and visit some of the restaurants again. We highly recommend this tour to everyone.