Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.8  893 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
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Last 3 months 83 216 0 = 216 100% 4.8
Last 6 months 193 516 0 = 516 100% 4.8
Last 12 months 338 895 2 = 893 99% 4.8
All 2,851 7,481 26 = 7,455 99% 4.8
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
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.
Rating: 5
Horrible weather great tour
Sat, Oct 29, 11   12:00 PM DCBBZB Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
R was a great guide enthusiastic knowledgable and fun as well as courteous
Rating: 5
Highlight of our long weekend!
Fri, Oct 28, 11   12:30 PM ackland1 Unspecified 50-59 International Tourist(s) Group of Friends
We were lucky to have a cool but sunny day for our tour. I wouldn't recommend walking around in wet / foul weather. Three hours seems to be a perfect length of time for the walk as you don't get to sit down and rest except at two of the six stops. Wear comfortable shoes! Our guide, Susan, was very knowledgeable about New York and food(!) and she spoke very well to our group. The four of us would take this tour again.
Rating: 5
Highly recommend !!
Sat, Oct 22, 11   12:30 PM ahuff2 Female 50-59 Combination Group of Friends
This was our 2nd Zerve walking food tour (first was Chicago) and its a great way to learn about a neighborhood, from both an historical and food related standpoint. There was a lot of very good food, and we really enjoyed the variety. From Italian to Indian, etc. The quantity was more than enough for lunch for us. And was quite a bit more than our Chicago tour. Barri was our guide and she was very good. We will look forward to doing another tour the next time we return to NYC. Thanks !!!