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Rating: 4.8  933 rating points
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Last 6 months 198 522 1 = 521 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
Tourists become Villagers!
Thu, Apr 12, 12   12:00 PM anitatucker Female 50-59 International Tourist(s) Other
Our guide Rahim is a complete New Yorker who knows and loves the history of Greenwich Village and its characters and brings them all vividly to life with hilarious anecdotes. We were going to be in the Village for 10 days and by the end of the tour we knew our way around, knew many good places to eat (had sampled the delicious food at several places), and got to know the owners and workers of local family businesses (cheese-makers, coffee specialists etc). We were no longer tourists but honorary Villagers having a lot of fun. We loved every fascinating minute! Love and thanks to Rahim!
Rating: 5
Great activity!
Thu, Apr 12, 12   12:00 PM alfieria Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Our guide, Rakeem, was fun, interesting, and extremely knowledgable about food. And the food was delicious!!
Rating: 4
Loved the food
Sun, Apr 8, 12   12:00 PM markzed Female 50-59 International Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
very interesting to hear about the area and the food history as well ,we realy enjoyed it .
Rating: 5
Best Tour I ever took!
Fri, Apr 6, 12   12:00 PM brad100 Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
The tour was excellent. The food was fantastic. The tour guide was very knowledgeable about the history of the neighborhood, the architecture, and the food. He was also well trained in culinary knowledge. I feel I could even learn more by taking the tour again. I would recommend the tour to anyone who appreciates food and/or history.
Rating: 4
Nice afternoon in the Village
Thu, Apr 5, 12   12:30 PM isiehome Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
This is my fourth tour with Foods of NY. It was a good tour and Diana was very knowledgeable. We especially enjoyed her anecdotes about her personal experiences growing up in this area. I think it would have been nice if she had taken a few minutes at the start of our tour for all the participants to introduce themselves and say where they were from. Previous tour guides have done this and I thought it was a very nice touch--personalized the tour a bit more. We will definitely return to Masala Times and Cuba, as well as the Foccaceria. I look forward to taking the Nolita tour next time and hope you will add more offerings for this one since this one was unavailable for at least a month out. I realize that many venues in the Village are small, but it would have been nice to see the interiors of a few of the places for which we had tastings on the sidewalk that Diana brought out. Seeing the interiors adds to the tour and helps me to remember the food and the place.
Rating: 5
Great!
Sat, Mar 31, 12   12:30 PM barbarasilva Female 50-59 Combination Unspecified
Loved everything about it! Next time we visit N.Y. we hope to be able to take one of the other tours.
Rating: 5
absolutely amazing
Fri, Mar 23, 12   12:00 PM lltripp Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
This was easily one of the highlights of our trip. Worth every penny! I would most certainly do this again!
Rating: 4
We had a great time
Sat, Mar 17, 12   12:30 PM mdafonse Female 50-59 Local Couple on a Date
Susan was great, very informative and helpful, we had such a nice time and would do it again.
Rating: 5
One of the highlights of a wonderful time in NY
Fri, Mar 16, 12   12:00 PM cathyvine47 Female 50-59 International Tourist(s) Family With Children
Two of us had taken the Greenwich Village Tour a few years back and based on that experience, we decided to return, this time accompanied by our families--which included seven vegetarians! We could not have been more thrilled with this tour. Our guide, Rahim, was an enthusiastic, entertaining and informative host. His stories brought the history, culture and architecture of the area to life. And, the food was excellent from start to finish. Great variety and as vegetarians, we were very well taken care of. Thanks to Rahim from 'Your Canadians.'
Rating: 5
We had a great time. We will do it again.
Sat, Mar 10, 12   12:30 PM davejudyjack Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
We have been on many New York City bus trips. We decided to try something different and went for the ethnic restaurant tour. All of us loved it; even my picky-eater self. The guide was knowledgeable and friendly. The food was great and the tastes were of good size.