Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.8  1,447 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 192 529 4 = 525 99% 4.8
Last 6 months 317 857 6 = 851 99% 4.8
Last 12 months 545 1,454 7 = 1,447 99% 4.8
All 3,637 9,584 36 = 9,548 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 Where From? Group Type? Sort Descending
Rating: 5
Fri, Nov 14, 14   12:00 PM 1343737-sehisa1366 Female 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
This tour was one of the highlights of our weekend trip to NYC! My friend and I went for a girls weekend, it was her first time in NYC (I've been many times) and we wanted her to really "see the city". I'm so glad we chose this tour. The food was EXCELLENT! Our tour guide was the best, not only did she talk about the food but she gave a great background and history of the Village. She knew lots of interesting facts about the Village and really helped you to feel the true character of the neighborhood. You also get a lot of food for the price, all of the servings were significant, and we definitely left with full stomachs! I will definitely be doing another one of these food tours on my next visit to NYC!
Rating: 5
Great Tour
Thu, Nov 6, 14   12:00 PM 1013204-blissk Unspecified Unspecified International Tourist(s) Group of Friends
The tour was one of the highlights of our trip. Susan was informative and friendly. The food was great and we would definetly recommend this tour.
Rating: 5
A great way to see the area
Mon, Nov 3, 14   12:00 PM 1353442-Bluehills68 Female 40-49 International Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Our guide Susan was very friendly, knowledgable and relaxing. We had a nice group of people on the tour and plenty of lovely good. Hearing the history from a native is totally the best way. We try and do a food tour in all our city breaks and this one didn't disappoint.
Rating: 5
We thoroughly enjoyed the Food Tour!
Fri, Oct 31, 14   12:00 PM 1333085-Gaildunphy Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
The food tour was excellent. It was very informative to learn about the different types of food and historically how the different food venues came to the area. We also enjoyed the information about the architectural aspects which gave us a broader picture of the people who settled here.

The food itself was varied and novel, giving us a wonderful combination of flavors and cooking styles. I would recommend this tour to anyone who wants to learn more about the city and what it has to offer at a reasonable price. I have talked to several people who live in NYC and they definitely want to try it after hearing us rave about it.
Rating: 5
Great 3 hours!
Sun, Oct 26, 14   12:00 PM 1324101-deenyc28 Unspecified Unspecified Combination Group of Friends
This was our second tour and we will be back for more! Raheem was a wonderful guide...very informative and interesting. Food was fabulous! Five stars for sure!
Rating: 5
the time went too quickly
Sat, Oct 25, 14   12:30 PM 1344345-tomjreed Male 60-69 Local Group of Friends
We really enjoyed it. We were exposed to food we would have never tried - Indian street food - and it was terrific.
Rating: 5
Great tour
Fri, Oct 24, 14   12:30 PM 1281251-Elainece Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
The food and the tour guide were great! I would highly recommend.
Rating: 4
Great way to see the local spots
Fri, Oct 24, 14   12:30 PM 1355439-cmherbst Female 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
I have visited NYC numerous times, but this was my first time doing a food tour. I really enjoyed it (and so did every one of the 6 in my group). We saw neat local spots and were told about some of the shops and houses that we would have otherwise walked right by. I would definitely do it again.

The only hesitation was that our tour guide did not seem to go out of the way to make it what the group wanted. She stuck to her speech and that was it. When we asked if she could inquire with the kitchen about ingredients, she said no. She also forgot two of our orders and wasn't really apologetic or even seemed to care when we asked to cancel them. I guess that just be the New Yorker in folks though ;)

I would definitely do it again, but with a different spot so I could see even more. When we told our local friends who live in the area where we were brought, they agreed that those were the top spots so you know it's authentic.
Rating: 5
It was wonderful.
Fri, Oct 24, 14   12:00 PM 496974-MTrinkle Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
The guide was very informative and made sure we were together before she would continue her narrative to make sure we could hear her. Delicious food. It was just great. The only thing that would have been nice if there were a map we could safe as a souvenir to remind us where we had walked....
Rating: 5
Excellent Time!
Sun, Oct 19, 14   12:00 PM 1040680-tinabean21 Unspecified 50-59 Local Group of Friends
Excellent tour of the village, Rahim (? spelling ?) was a great tour guide and a wealth of knowledge, he made the tour! There was tasty delicious food and wonderful business owners!

Thank you!