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Rating: 4.8  908 rating points
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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 Sort Descending Reviewer Gender Age Where From? Group Type?
Rating: 5
Great tour guide, great food!
Sun, Sep 14  12:00 PM gambetak Female 20-29 International Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
We did the Heart of the Village tour, which took us to several destinations in Greenwhich (including 7 restaurants and Washington Square Park). Rahim was our tour guide. He was enthusiastic, funny and interesting. All of the food was amazing and I will keep them all in mind for the next time I visit NYC. Who knew traditional Italian pasta used so little sauce?! It was the best pasta I have ever tasted! We also tried tacos, pizza, a mortadella sandwich (which I wasn't looking forward to given the reference to bologna, but ended up being amazing), an indian take on a breakfast burrito and an iced tea and a macaron for dessert. Was definitely enough food and thankfully it was spread over 3 hours to avoid becoming over-full. I am pregnant and my stomach tends to fill easily so I had to share some with my fiance. Howevever, he was extremely stuffed by the end and typically has a large appetite. This tour is definitely worth every penny.
Rating: 4
Enjoyable Tour
Sun, Sep 14  12:00 PM BillyLee Male 50-59 International Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Booked this tour with food in mind. Actually enjoyed the guide and his knowledge of the area more than the food. That is not to say the food was not good, it was good.
Rating: 5
Heart of the Village Tour -- LOVED IT1
Sun, Sep 14  12:00 PM AnnabelN Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
A voucher for 2 to Heart of the Village Tour was a Christmas gift. I booked it for September (to coincide with my birthday). It was one of the best gifts I ever received. The tour was a full 3 hours -- very organized, the tour guide was very knowledgeable, the sites interesting and the food plentiful and delicious. Would definitely recommend it and look forward to going on another tour. Also, our group was small - 8 people in all - 6 from out of the USA and the two of us -- from New Jersey!!!!
Rating: 5
Fun and Delicious
Sat, Sep 13  12:30 PM Pambarrett Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Unspecified
Happy to find this excursion. Just right balance of walking, sightseeing and great food.
Rating: 5
Excellent tour
Sat, Sep 13  12:00 PM MICHELEMART Female 60-69 Local Family With Children
Barrie, our tour guide, was excellent.. She had alot of stories about the neighborhood , architecture and history of the area to keep our interest The food samplings were delicious. This was our second tour with Foods of NY tour and we are coming back for more.
Rating: 5
Fantastic!
Fri, Sep 12  12:00 PM JoanBush Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Raheem was an excellent guide sharing information about food, restaurants and the general area.
Rating: 5
Phenomenal!
Fri, Sep 12  12:00 PM gkstearns Female 20-29 Local Family Without Children
This tour was so much fun. Come hungry -- the portions are generous!
Rating: 5
Fantastic Tour
Thu, Sep 11  12:30 PM russellhahn Male 50-59 International Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Our tour guide, Susan was very enthusiatic and passionate, she had a wealth of knowledge of the district and its history. The food tasting section of the tour was very diverse, we sampled a wide range of cuisines. Highly recommended!
Rating: 5
Great Fun & Food
Thu, Sep 11  12:00 PM jonieo Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Our tour guide was fun and knowledgeable. Al of the restaurants seemed to be please to have us come by and their food was excellent. Was a very hot day but there were plenty of breaks and the guide brought water for everyone.
Rating: 5
Loved the variety
Mon, Sep 8  12:00 PM ChrisDevitt Male 50-59 International Tourist(s) Family Without Children
In addition to the wonderful variety of food offered on this tour (make sure you don't eat for at least 2 weeks beforehand as you certainly don't go away hungry) the walk around the village provides a living history lesson into some of the past inhabitants, the architecture and how the area has developed over the years to become the eclectic enclave it is today. This was all brought to life for us by our guide Susan who's intimate knowledge of the neighbourhood was only exceeded by her enthusiasm for sharing it with our group.