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Rating: 4.8  867 rating points
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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
Excellent tour, fabulous leader, very knowledgable
Sat, Aug 28, 10   12:00 PM Geofframsey Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Actually, we took this tour two years ago, so we recommend it highly. Tour guide very personable and knowledgeable of the area and restaurants, plenty of great food, excellent variety of stops. We introduced our adult children to this tour, they were very pleased.
Rating: 5
The tour was fabulous, just book it.
Thu, Aug 26, 10   12:30 PM spanglerja Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
The food was excellent and diverse, the guide was friendly and knowledgeable, and the route highlighted the personality of one of New York City's quirkiest neighborhoods. Take the tour--you will not be disappointed.
Rating: 5
Great way to explore an area
Thu, Aug 26, 10   12:00 PM bellar Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Fun, relaxed way to experience a small area of nyc and learn about the history in the area. Smoked mozzarella & mojitos were to die for!!!! Tour guide was very knowledgeable and down to earth. This is my second food tour and I have thoroughly enjoyed both. You get to do several tastings, but these tours are also much more than food. Tour guides provide information on architecture & history of the areas. I plan to do another one on my next trip.
Rating: 5
Who could I missed this?
Sat, Aug 21, 10   12:30 PM chameau Male 50-59 International Tourist(s) Group of Friends
I have been traveling often to New York over the past 30 years. OK you started these tours in 1999... I missed this for 11 years! Duh me!

Our guide (Diana?) was amazing, she answered all the questions, she is funny and like us... she likes food!

One of the best ways to know more about New York City and I am not only talking about the food!

And talking about the food, that was a yummy tour!

Two thumbs up and merci beaucoup!

Pierre from Montreal
Rating: 5
Can't Wait To Do Another Tour!
Fri, Aug 20, 10   12:30 PM marciew Female 50-59 Local Group of Friends
I went on the Central Village & a bit of SoHO tour with 2 friends & we had a fantastic time. Not only was the food delicious, but we were stuffed by the end. Our tour guide, Susan, was the perfect tour guide. She was informative with a sense of humor & was very knowledgable about both the area & the foods we were eating. I actually thought I did not like Indian food but I absolutely loved the food chosen for us at the Indian restaurant & will definitely try it again. I have been telling all my friends what a great time we had & we're already making plans to do another tour in the fall.
Rating: 5
Second tour can't wait to do another!
Fri, Aug 20, 10   12:00 PM helenokeefe Female 60-69 Combination Group of Friends
This was our second tour and both were wonderful! Both guides know the history of the area which we toured. They made it fun. The food was excellent ,more than enough you are full by the end.
Rating: 5
Great time had by all!
Sat, Aug 14, 10   12:30 PM swhit21 Female 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
All veterans of visiting NYC, myself and bachlorette group of nine were looking for something different to do. We could not have asked for a better day to walk around and learn about such a beautiful village! The tour was extremely informative and enjoyable and we all said we tried something we hadn't yet tried that day. There was def plenty of food stops to fill you up and rests at just the right scenic places. It was very clear our tour guide Susan was knowledgable about the area and passionate about the foods. The brochure accompanyment was also very helpful and a perfect takeaway/reference. I would absolutely recommend this tour to other travelers and look forward to trying another village when in the City next again.

Thank you for a wonderful experience!
Rating: 5
enjoyed the tour very much
Sat, Aug 14, 10   12:30 PM Stefachester Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
The tour was a great way to spend the afternoon in New York. Enjoyed the food as well as walking around the Soho area. Definitely recommend it.
Rating: 5
This was an AWESOME Tour
Sat, Aug 14, 10   12:00 PM dzee087 Female 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
I went to New York for a bachelorette party. The bride-to-be suggested maybe doing a food tour while we are there. Considering she was a major foodie, I knew I had to choose the perfect tour. I did a lot of yelping and googling trying to find the right tour, and I landed on the Zerve website. After reading the different types of tours and the rave reviews that were given, I decided to go with them. I choose the Central Village/SOHO tour for my group, and boy was that a great choice.

First of all, I cannot say anything bad about our tour guide was Rahim a.k.a. Rocky. He was beyond awesome. He was entertaining, informative, and a lot of fun. A couple of the girls in my group partied a little too hard the night before, and Rahim was more than sympathetic and amused by the lack of enthusiasm we had in the beginning of the tour- but after a couple samples in our systems, our second wind came around. If anyone can get a tour with him, DO IT!

Now as for the samples- wow were we surprised with the portions given to us. There was no skimping out of anything. I was so happy and so impressed that everything we tasted was practically appetizer size. The food was delish and we definitely got a great array of foods. If I could do it all over again I would....but because I had such a great experience with this tour, I really want to see how the other tours are.

Overall, this went beyond any expectations I had. My friends and I couldn't stop talking about how great of a time we had. =)
Rating: 5
Amazing food tour
Sat, Aug 14, 10   12:00 PM sparklegrl11 Female 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
This was probably one of the best things I have ever done in NY. Trying food samples with historical bits along the way. Our food tour, Raheem, was really friendly. You get small food portions, but after 3 hours you get really full. Towards the end, I really wasn't hungry anymore. Central Village/SoHo is such a charming and beautiful area. It's really different from the rest of the city. I would recommend the food tour to everybody, and I would take another food tour in the future. I really loved the experience.