Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.8  887 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
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Last 3 months 109 295 0 = 295 100% 4.9
Last 6 months 162 435 1 = 434 99% 4.8
Last 12 months 334 893 6 = 887 99% 4.8
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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
Great fun for moms and daughters.
Fri, Jan 13, 12   12:00 PM adriennebs Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
It was a bitterly cold day as we treked through the Central Village/SoHo in search of wonderful bits of food and some cultural history with our guide, Raheem. But the weather didn't detract for one second from the delicious food we tasted. And Raheem did an excellent job of getting us inside as much as possible. Our group of six moms and six teen daughters had a terrific time. Even our more picky eaters became adventurous and declared the food delectable. Raheem was entertaining, full of information and fun facts and did a great job of explaining the foods we were trying -- some for the very first time. We were full to the bursting point after our tour and lamenting about why we'd even bothered to make dinner reservations later that evening. This was my second trip with Foods of New York Tours and I'll be back for more!
Rating: 5
A Fabulous Afternoon Stroll
Sat, Jan 7, 12   12:30 PM eileentrunk Female 50-59 Local Couple on a Date
There is no other place that can retain it's charm and individuality through time, changing cultures, and fast paced NYC like Greenwhich Village. Through Susan's eyes, as we strolled through Greenwhich Village, Washington Square Park , and bits of Soho, we explored this enchanting community all the while enticed by the inviting delicacies this delightful neighborhood offers. We were enjoyably saturated by the sights, sounds, and tastes of Greenwhich Village under Susan's entertaining tutelage. As native New Yorkers, whose hearts belong to the Big Apple, this fabulous afternoon went far beyond our expectations.
Rating: 5
Wonderful way to spend an afternoon in the Village
Sat, Jan 7, 12   12:30 PM jphillips212 Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Our guide, Susan, was not only knowledgable but also she was fun to be with. We strolled around the Village for about 7 tastings (delicious!!!) and also learned interesting "insider" information about Greenwich Village. I plan to re-book with this company for a food tour of a different NYC neighborhood.
Rating: 5
Fri, Jan 6, 12   12:00 PM LCooney1 Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Other
What a great day! superb guide in Rahim---awesome food, wonderful mix of architecture, history and pertinent facts as well as stops in several off the beaten track places ensuring your return to these fabulous neighborhoods with so much character! Thanks for a great tour----you will be full!
Rating: 5
Fantastic - Thoroughly enjoyable
Sat, Dec 31, 11   12:30 PM Trudyproctor Female 50-59 International Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Susan was a terrific guide. Not only was the food great, but Susan introduced The Village to us as only a local could. Thanks for a great day.
Rating: 4
I had a good time!
Fri, Dec 30, 11   12:30 PM nsilber Female 50-59 Local Group of Friends
Great food, interesting facts to learn, a fun time for all!
Rating: 5
entertaining, informative and filling
Fri, Dec 30, 11   12:00 PM pamcohn Female 50-59 Local Family With Children
our tour guide( Armen) was the best..energeric, great personality and made the tour to be great experience. I would definatly recommend this tour to my friends.
Rating: 5
Hidden food gems
Thu, Dec 29, 11   12:30 PM BMeagher Female 50-59 Local Family With Children
We stopped into little hidden gems to eat that I would never have gone into on my own. Our guide also pointed out many of the other shops and entertainment venues. We got a little of the history of the area and had a great afternoon.
Rating: 5
A great way to spend an afternoon in NYC
Fri, Dec 23, 11   12:00 PM janiceburns Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
My husband, son, age 16, and I had a wonderful time on our food tour of SoHo and the East Village. Our guide, Susan, was very knowledgeable and enthusiastic and gave us a very "real" feeling of the neighborhoods. We were stuffed by the end of the tour and later in the week returned to one of the restaurants on the tour. We would recommend this to anyone who likes food and is interested in the history of the area. There is no way we could have walked around the same neighborhood by ourselves and experienced what we did without the tour and Susan. We will definitely be returning for more!
Rating: 5
Great Tour and Tasting Experience
Thu, Dec 22, 11   12:00 PM lindadanna Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Other
We had such a great time on this tour with Susan. She gave us some history of the neighborhood, was friendly and kept us on pace, and the food tastings were great. I did this tour with my two adult daughters, and we all enjoyed it very much. On top of everything else, one of my daughters just recently found out she had a food allergy, and the tour was extremely accomodating without making her feel singled out or out of place. We all highly recommend the tour, and the food! We would also go back for another tour of a different neighborhood.