Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.8  841 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
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Last 3 months 69 188 0 = 188 100% 4.9
Last 6 months 122 326 0 = 326 100% 4.8
Last 12 months 314 841 0 = 841 100% 4.8
All 3,007 7,901 26 = 7,875 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
Wonderful tour
Sat, Dec 4, 10   12:30 PM luckykim Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
After taking (and enjoying) the Chelsea & Meatpacking District tour in October, we decided to try Central Village and Soho. We had a wonderful time. The food was very good but learning about the history of the area was just as enjoyable. We'll definitely take another tour when the weather gets warmer!
Rating: 5
Love this tour!
Sat, Dec 4, 10   12:30 PM lindingy Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
I have already been on this tour before, but a new group came to NYC with me this year and I loved it so much, I went again. It changed a little but was still wonderful. The guide was well informed and kept the group together. But my favorite was the bartender at the Cafe we started from. He made the tour before we even started.

If you want to have fun and you want to have fun in New York go on this tour!
Rating: 5
Great time!!!
Sat, Dec 4, 10   12:00 PM nola0415 Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
We really enjoyed this tour it gave us a chance to taste some foods that we ordinarily would not have tried, and we're planning on visiting this area of the city on our next trip. It was a chance to experience something that we've never done before and we'll definitely be going back to have a full meal at these restaurants. The guides knowledge of the area was great too. She gave a lot of information.
Rating: 5
Fri, Dec 3, 10   1:00 PM 2400Hunters Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
We come every year in December and just explore the city . We are from the DC area, and 2 of us have lived in NJ and NY state, and visited the city often in the past. BUT none of had ever done a food tour! Susan was our guide and she made our first experience a wonderful experience! We want to do another one next year! It may become a tradition! Thanks!
Rating: 5
Fantastic sampling of great foods and history
Fri, Dec 3, 10   12:00 PM dawnbauer7 Female 50-59 Unspecified Group of Friends
The food was wonderful, the guide was awesome, informed and enthusiastic. Places most of us would never go into. Just the right amount of time. Only negative was the fact that we were freezing. In the winter you need more inside restaurants, it was too cold to be outside that long!! Loved it though.
Rating: 5
Better than expected
Fri, Dec 3, 10   12:00 PM kametzc Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Barri was a very informed guide who possessed had a lot of knowledge about the area.We tasted items that I would never have ordered as I would have no idea of what it was or how it tasted. I enjoyed the sampling and happy to know how much of it was made fresh and from scratch. It consisted of a nice ethnic mix.

I would recommend it more for the Fall or Spring as much of the tour is outdoors and it was quite chilly in December, or put on your long underwear, hat and gloves and enjoy it if a cold weather day in store.

It was quite fun to learn about what had occurred in that neighborhood long before we arrived on the scene. As a result I want to go on other neighborhood tours to learn more about the interesting pockets of lower Manhattan and sample more great food. It felt good to eat and then walk a short way. Do try it, you'll like it and bring a tip for your guide.
Rating: 5
I was very happy with the tour..
Fri, Dec 3, 10   12:00 PM GaleDolan Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
I am a gluten free vegetarian, and I had contacted The tour people about this ahead. I got wonderful food and treatment. I would highly recommend this tour. I will do it again myself. thank you so much.
Rating: 4
Fri, Dec 3, 10   12:00 PM Dsmith2663 Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
I would recomend this tour for many reasons: the food was absolutely delicious, the quantity was plentiful and the guide was informative and personable. The only down side I would say is that we ate on the street most of the time, I was assuming we would go into each restaurant, being that it was a cold day that took away from some of the enjoyment. I would definately do it again just either dress that much warmer or plan to do it in the spring or fall.
Rating: 5
Great food with a history lesson
Fri, Dec 3, 10   12:00 PM jeanharp Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
We had a wonderful experience on the SoHo Food Tour. Our guide, Bary, was exceptional. She had an expansive knowledge of the food and the culture of the village. The food on the tour was delicious. We did not go away hungry or looking for more. An added bonus was the history of the village that Bary shared with us. Now when I listen to a Bob Dylan song I will think of the places in the village where he sang and lived.
Rating: 5
Fantastic Chance to Really See NYC!
Thu, Dec 2, 10   12:00 PM WilliamLund Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
The tour not only gives you a great food tasting experience , it also gives you an insight into the architecture and history of different NYC neighborhoods. Our guide was terrific and really knew her stuff!

This was my second tour and I can't wait to do the rest. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND this activity to anyone visiting NY and also locals. Can't wait to come back!