Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.8  890 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 90 239 0 = 239 100% 4.8
Last 6 months 190 511 0 = 511 100% 4.8
Last 12 months 333 891 1 = 890 100% 4.8
All 2,876 7,550 26 = 7,524 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
A great way to spend an afternoon in NYC
Fri, Dec 23, 11   12:00 PM janiceburns Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
My husband, son, age 16, and I had a wonderful time on our food tour of SoHo and the East Village. Our guide, Susan, was very knowledgeable and enthusiastic and gave us a very "real" feeling of the neighborhoods. We were stuffed by the end of the tour and later in the week returned to one of the restaurants on the tour. We would recommend this to anyone who likes food and is interested in the history of the area. There is no way we could have walked around the same neighborhood by ourselves and experienced what we did without the tour and Susan. We will definitely be returning for more!
Rating: 5
Great Tour and Tasting Experience
Thu, Dec 22, 11   12:00 PM lindadanna Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Other
We had such a great time on this tour with Susan. She gave us some history of the neighborhood, was friendly and kept us on pace, and the food tastings were great. I did this tour with my two adult daughters, and we all enjoyed it very much. On top of everything else, one of my daughters just recently found out she had a food allergy, and the tour was extremely accomodating without making her feel singled out or out of place. We all highly recommend the tour, and the food! We would also go back for another tour of a different neighborhood.
Rating: 5
A great tour - fun, informative and delicious!
Sun, Dec 18, 11   12:00 PM Marinaob Female 50-59 Combination Family Without Children
The tour guide was great, the group was lovely and the tour was fun, informative and delicious. My daughter and I had a most enjoyable afternoon on the Central Village/SoHo Food and Culture Tour. I would highly recommend this tour.
Rating: 4
Come hungry...
Fri, Dec 16, 11   12:00 PM Jbird2 Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
We had a great time and WOW!! the food was fantastic. We have been on other tasting tours and have had small portions, not on this tour. Come hungry! From the name of the tour we thought we would be in SOHO as well as the Village and learn about it's history...we didn't. I like more facts. Too much standing in one spot. Loved that we actually went into 2 restaurants and were served. Baby, It's cold out there.
Rating: 5
Fabulous food tour!
Thu, Dec 15, 11   12:30 PM Dianejohnson Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
This was my third Foods of NY tour, and it did not disappoint! I didn't think another tour could top the west Village tour, but it was every bit as good or even better! The foods we sampled were delicious and abundant! We loved the variety as well. Susan our guide was fantastic! so well spoken and knowledgeable. She knew everyone's name in the group as soon as the tour started! We will definitely go to some of the restaurants and establishments on this tour! Highly recommend!!
Rating: 5
Excellent: tour, food and most of all tour guide
Sat, Dec 10, 11   12:00 PM lorrainemanz Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
We had a wonderful time between the great personality of our tour guide, the lovely weather and the fun of being in the midst of Santacon. A very good time had by all. Thank you.
Rating: 5
great tour with a culinary bonus
Thu, Dec 8, 11   12:00 PM kcmccl Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
got a great informative tour of the area with the added bonus of experiencing different ethnic foods
Rating: 5
Highly Recommend-Variety of foods, history perfe
Thu, Dec 1, 11   12:30 PM Bggremillion Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
We chose this tour due to variety of foods. Quality of foods were top notch. Knowledge of guide (Susan) was unbelievable! It's always best to get a local's viewpoint! She was able to answer other questions about other areas of NY, and other activities as well. 3 hours and the amount of food at each location was PERFECT!!! Wish we had booked another during our stay! I'm telling everybody who goes to NY to take (at least) one of these tours!
Rating: 4
Great way to discover Greenwich Village/Soho
Sat, Nov 26, 11   1:00 PM CLevesque Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Great way to learn about a neighborhood in New York with such character: we learned the history; about the local restaurants; and ate interesting food along the way. I usually come to New York and shop in Soho on Broadway, which is only a few blocks away and never ventured into this section of the village. Can't wait to come back and poke around on my own and stop at some of the restaurants and coffee shops that were recommended. Dessert stop at very end was nice touch. Adults in our group appreciated it more than older teenagers who perked up more during Washington Square section and every time we ate.
Rating: 5
One of the best things to do when visiting NYC
Fri, Nov 25, 11   12:00 PM AmmiNorlen1 Female 50-59 Combination Group of Friends
A perfect guide with lots of enthusiasm, knowledge and humour. We had fun all the way! And the food was so good!