Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.8  878 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 106 286 0 = 286 100% 4.8
Last 6 months 159 426 1 = 425 99% 4.8
Last 12 months 331 884 6 = 878 99% 4.8
All 2,758 7,239 26 = 7,213 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: 5
Will do it again . . .
Sat, Jul 9, 11   12:30 PM anniest Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
This is our second tour, my husband and I took the Original Greenwich Village last May. This time we included 8 additional family members (18 to 65) and we had a great time. The quality, quantity and diversity of the food selection were excellent with the added bonus of more indoor sit down tasting than the previous tour, which was appreciated since the day was very hot. Our guide Dianna was very knowledgeable about the history, culture, architecture and past and present residents of the neighborhood. We would do this tour again and look forward to doing the other tours offered by this company.
Rating: 1
Not as advertised, did not enjoy
Thu, Jul 7, 11   12:30 PM StevenM Male 50-59 International Tourist(s) Family With Children
Guide appeared to be unwelcome at at least one establishment, food of average quality at best. Left tour after 90 minutes, most of which was spent standing outside establishments eating food out of wrappers or listening to anecdotal stories. Definitely not something that would appeal to "foodies'. Need to either establish relationships with restaurants who welcome visitors and provide a variety of culinary treats or rename the tour to something closer to what it was - anecdotal history of the area with fast food on the side
Rating: 5
Interesting, fun, satisfying food.
Sun, Jun 26, 11   12:00 PM Heymull Male 50-59 Local Family With Children
This was my third food tour with FoodsOfNY purchased through ZERVE. It was easy to setup the tour but not as easy to find the group meetup in New York City, since it actually was inside the restaurant instead of outside on the street - outside is better in my opinion. Everyone can see the group from a distance, for one thing. Secondly, we were dodging the wait staff inside. And finally, that restaurant was NOT on our tour, which I found pointless and distracting. The tour however was very good and everyone in our extended family enjoyed it. We ate significantly more food on this tour than the previous two, which was very nice, considering it is billed as a food tour. I will likely take future tours with FoodsOfNY. This remains an excellent way to spend 3+ hours walking around New York City, and everyone else in the group seems to have felt the same way, judging by the number of tips we gave our tour guide at the end.
Rating: 5
Loved it!
Sat, Jun 25, 11   12:30 PM kathyseals Female 50-59 Local Group of Friends
This was my 3rd tour and I enjoyed it just as much if not more than the first 2. Our tour guide, Susan was very knowledgeable and gave us plenty of details & history about the area. The food tastings were very generous portions and everything was delicious. I can hardly wait for the next tour which will be the Nolita tour.
Rating: 5
extremely informative, entertaining, and delicious
Thu, Jun 23, 11   12:00 PM cmackmac Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Other
We had such a great time on this tour and enjoyed the food so much that we went back to 4 of the establishments to dine or to purchase items we saw. It was our 3rd trip to New York City and our 3rd NYC food tour. Each time the food tour was outstanding.
Rating: 5
Fantastic tour and guide!
Fri, Jun 17, 11   12:30 PM suebroderick Female 50-59 International Tourist(s) Individual
What a great way to see local areas of NYC. Lots of terrific food and our guide Diana was full of interesting facts and local knowledge. I did this tour on Friday 17th June when there were some sudden thunder and rain storms, but that did not detract from the fun, Diana was great at finding some shelter for us as we walked around a really interesting part of NY. Diana also went "the extra mile" by escorting me to the best subway station for the trip back to my hotel, and even gave me her rain poncho! I would highly recommend this tour to anyone! Thanks again Diana for a great afternoon!!!
Rating: 5
Very informative.
Thu, Jun 16, 11   12:30 PM nickyk Female 50-59 International Tourist(s) Group of Friends
This tour was well organized with Barry, our tour guide very knowledgeable of the neighborhoods we covered. A really nice and genuinely approachable person. Would definitely do a tour with Zerve again. From Northern Ontario. :))
Rating: 5
Great food and history of the neighborhood
Thu, Jun 16, 11   12:00 PM LinBarr Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Other
We picked this food tour because of the different food options. I actually liked the Indian food the best. It gave us the opportunity to taste something different that I would be afraid to order or even go to that restaurant. A few places I would definitely go back because of their tasting and some for their history. Our tour guide was great and gave us so much information about the entire area - too much to remember. We took pictures of different places to jog our memory or to google later on. I am already looking into taking a food tour in Chicago and have told numerous people to definitely take advantage of one of these food tours. We loved it. Thanks
Rating: 5
Great Tour!!!
Sat, Jun 11, 11   12:30 PM kagalvzacct Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
We really enjoyed the tour. Very informative and interesting also the food was very tasty! This was our second tour with Foods Of NY and we were not disappointed. Very well organized from beginning to end, highly recommend!
Rating: 2
Good Food, Annoying guide
Fri, Jun 10, 11   12:00 PM Bugnurse Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Other
Tour was a bit disappointing. I've been on others and have been very pleased. This one was lead by Barri. She was not as good as other guides in the past. She talked a lot. The food was delicious. We felt rushed at the Cuban stop that we could sit down and order a cocktail that we purchased. We had to leave before we were finished or had a chance to use the restroom. I would give it 2 stars overall. A good guide would have made it a 5.