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Rating: 4.8  893 rating points
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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 Age Sort Descending Where From? Group Type?
Rating: 5
Outstanding
Sun, May 13, 12   12:00 PM red109 Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
This tour visited about 30 places of interest. Our tour guide did a very good job and was able to answer all questions. The food tasting was at the peak of perfection . Some of the establishments we visited could not be seen on your own. A lot of history is here for any age group.
Rating: 5
Glad to have two"foodie" teenagers along!
Sat, May 12, 12   1:30 PM StephLynn Female 50-59 Local Family With Children
Two 15-year olds (our son and his friend) accompanied me and my husband....This turned out to be brilliant as there were many delicious discoveries and sometimes we felt the need to both savor and save room (the boys could finish anything we couldn't.) I think my favorite part of the tour was learning about a hidden-away, authentic "Little Italy" (better than the part of the city that's officially known that way. ) We also got to walk through Washington Square Park on a beautiful day--saw a sunbathing older woman with two cockatoos tethered to her, along with bikini-wearing students and acrobats etc. We are local but felt like tourists and loved it. I happened to be in the city the next day, too, so went back to one of the sit-down restaurants our guide brought us to. it was super-crowded and after a bit we realized that, as we had to get to a show, we weren't going to have time to order and eat. Sadly, I was back to being a regular diner, no longer a food-tour VIP! I'll have to go back when I have more time. Also, I loved that our guide surprised us with a candle for our son's birthday (which she put in a tart at our final stop.) This was typical of the thoughtful touches throughout--making for a really enjoyable adventure.
Rating: 5
Beautiful day, food and tour!
Sat, May 12, 12   1:30 PM GayleSohi1 Female 50-59 International Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Thank you Susan for introducing us to your neighborhood history and favourite foods. We had a great time!!! Gayle and Paul
Rating: 5
Another great tasting tour!
Thu, May 10, 12   12:00 PM friendstrip Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
This was my 5th time to NYC and my 5th time to go on one of the NYC Tasting Tours! This is something my Mom and I so enjoy looking forward to and doing every year when we are in NYC. You don't only get to go to several spots and taste food, but you also get a great history lesson of the area you are in. Lots of fun!
Rating: 4
Misnomer on the tour
Sun, May 6, 12   12:00 PM SBraselton Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
We truly enjoyed the tour although were disappointed there was only one stop in Soho. The food was delicious but the mojito was a little overpriced. Weather was great. There are so many restaurants to enjoy and we did go back to Masala Times. Raheem was knowledgable and we truly enjoyed him. All in all a good experience.
Rating: 5
Fabulous time great food good guide
Fri, May 4, 12   12:00 PM colleentate Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Love it! Guide seemed to really know the area, gave a lot of good details.
Rating: 4
Casual Fun Activity An Introduction to the Area
Sat, Apr 28, 12   12:30 PM jillkirkpatr Female 50-59 Local Group of Friends
Tour guide was wonderful. Tasting on the sidewalk sometimes a balancing act. So much fun and so much to see. Found some favorites, like Masala. YUM! We're from Suffok county and are looking forward to coming back to the area to explore some more on our own.
Rating: 4
Great experience
Sat, Apr 28, 12   12:00 PM edievay Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Wonderful food. Guide was terrific.
Rating: 5
Can't Wait to Take Another Tour!
Sat, Apr 28, 12   12:00 PM syrKen Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Raheem was a riot! He has so much energy and knows the history of the neighborhood very well. He was interesting and fun and the food was delicious. The restaurant owners and workers were so nice too. We got to meet the whole family, three generations at Monte's Trattoria. I liked that Raheem was aware and respectful of the "people on the street" we encountered and encouraged our group to do the same. The variety of food helped to keep the tour interesting. I'm hungry thinking about it. Looking forward to our next trip when we hope to join the Nolito tour! THANKS to Raheem ... Great fun.
Rating: 5
WONDERFUL, DELICIOUS, INFORMATIVE
Fri, Apr 20, 12   12:30 PM Robichaux Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
The tour was GREAT! The food was delicious and so much variety. Very filling. This is a wonderful way to get a feel and taste of different cultures. I would not have tried this on my own. WOULD RECOMMEND THIS TOUR VERY HIGHLY!