Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.8  910 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
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Last 3 months 95 255 0 = 255 100% 4.8
Last 6 months 186 497 1 = 496 99% 4.8
Last 12 months 344 916 6 = 910 99% 4.8
All 2,797 7,342 26 = 7,316 99% 4.8
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: 4
Culture, history and FOOD!
Sun, Nov 13, 11   12:00 PM Summerfelt Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
This is our second tour with this company in 5 years. Such a great way to learn about the area, see things up close AND have wonderful food. Don't do this on your last day in NYC as you will definitely want to get back to dine at some of the places you sample. Great guides. Good timing, guidelines (no shopping along the way) and plenty, plenty to eat. Forget being NYC fashionable - you definitely need to have sneakers on your feet; you will be standing and walking for 3 hours! Good value.
Rating: 5
So enjoyable!
Sun, Nov 13, 11   12:00 PM mkinsley Female 50-59 Unspecified Unspecified
Ask for tour guide Raheem...he had so much insight into the area and food. I believe he does the Chinatown tour as well, so I'll be looking into that.
Rating: 5
Great Food & Fun !
Fri, Nov 11, 11   1:00 PM melissaruns Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Individual
I came to NYC from Atlanta for my birthday weekend. I took 2 different tours w/ this company and they were both great. Susan was my guide for this tour and she was very nice. She showed us all a good time. As a vegetarian I was very happy that Susan made sure I always had a choice too. I was so full at the end ..... And Happy !
Rating: 5
Great fun...delicious and informative.
Fri, Nov 11, 11   12:30 PM mbaer1111 Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Our guide Diana (rhymes with banana) was terrific. I look forward to taking the other tours on future visits to NYC.
Rating: 5
A Good Time was had by All!
Sun, Nov 6, 11   12:00 PM slpprouty Female 50-59 Local Group of Friends
We had a wonderful tour guide, Rahim, who was informative and entertaining throughout our tour. The food was varied and delicious. I would recommend this to native New Yorkers and tourists alike.
Rating: 5
Great tour
Fri, Nov 4, 11   12:00 PM VFreeman1 Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
We all enjoyed the tour. Plenty of good food. Great review of the area and all the restaurants. Only problem was thar it was cold and windy and had to eat on the street sometimes. Our guide was very good.
Rating: 5
Wonderful way to explore the Central Village
Fri, Nov 4, 11   12:00 PM Patti0252 Female 50-59 Local Group of Friends
Our tour guide, Susan, was both knowledgeable and personable. She made the tour an enjoyable experience that I would highly recommend to anyone who enjoys history and food. She made sure everyone had a good time and also made sure that the food we tasted was both delicious as well as a great sampling for the area that we covered. I've got to say when the tour was over you were full..didn't need to eat lunch! Samples were a significant size even for a "big eater". I honestly can't say anything negative about the tour! Keep it the way it is! awesome!
Rating: 5
Delicious and Informative!
Thu, Nov 3, 11   12:00 PM gormit Male 50-59 International Tourist(s) Other
This was our second food tour and we enjoyed it as much as the first. The food is fantastic and the tour guide very enthusiastically informs you of the background and history of the neighbourhood. We highly recommend these food tours to anyone we know visiting and living in New York.
Rating: 5
Outstanding & Entertaining NYC Experience!
Thu, Nov 3, 11   12:00 PM customfly Female 50-59 International Tourist(s) Group of Friends
I have done a Foods of New York Tour once before with a small group of friends, the Soho tour, so I knew how good this outfit is. This time I chose the Greenwich/Soho tour, with my daughter, age 31. She loved it, and I thought this tour was even better than my previous, which was a hard act to follow! Our guide, Rameen, was outstanding, he really made it so fun and informative, a most knowledgable, well educated guy. We got such a sense of life & culture in the area, past and present, and ate wonderful foods along the way. Got to know some food shops, small restaurants, clubs, that you'd want to return to. What I also liked about the tour is that we saw a lot, but the area we covered was fairly compact, so not miles of trotting to get from place ro place. Rameen had a great personality and we enjoyed hearing some of his own funny experiences acclimating to the neighbourhood scene. We both came away very enriched, and we have been in NYC several times. There is always great stuff to learn and see!
Rating: 4
Thoroughly enjoyed this food tour!
Thu, Nov 3, 11   12:00 PM megecostello Female 50-59 Local Couple on a Date
My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed the food tour. We had been without electricity for 6 days due to a freak NJ snow storm, what an enjoyable get away we had for the day going on this food tour. The tour guide was great, food fantastic, sites enjoyable. The only negative criticism we have is that there should be time alloted at each establishment to shop and purchase the foods we were enjoying. I am sure each of the establishments would have appreciated selling us their wares. Would highly recommend this food tour to friends and family.