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Rating: 4.8  832 rating points
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Last 6 months 144 384 0 = 384 100% 4.8
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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
Fabulous!!!
Sat, Mar 19, 11   12:00 PM slgarwood Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
What a great tour! Rahim was both a delightful and knowledgeable guide who kept us all interested and laughing. Can't wait to do another tour...
Rating: 5
yum!!
Sat, Mar 12, 11   12:00 PM cm2hd7849 Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
this was my 3rd tour with foods of new york and they have never disappointed me. great tour, great food, enthusiastic and entertaining guides (raheem was our guide for this tour). love learning about the best eateries and local history. funfunfun!!
Rating: 4
Highly recommended
Fri, Mar 11, 11   12:00 PM kristiex Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed the food and culture tour of Greenwich Village and Soho. Raheim was our tour guide, and he was extremely knowledgeable and enthusiastic with respect to the culture and the food. I would highly recommend this tour.
Rating: 5
This tour was excellent - so worth the money.
Sat, Mar 5, 11   12:00 PM Lrinker Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Our guide, (I think his name was Rahim) was great. Enthusiastic and fun. He really knew the area and was great at keeping everyone together. The amount of food was far more than I expected.
Rating: 5
Superb way to sight-see
Fri, Feb 4, 11   12:00 PM SmithR1 Male 40-49 International Tourist(s) Other
What a fantastic way to look around an area by visiting the cuisines that make up the local culture. Our guide was knowledgeable on the area, humorous and generally a great host. Would most definitely go on one of their tours again.
Rating: 5
Fantastic Experience!!
Fri, Feb 4, 11   12:00 PM fairway Female 40-49 Combination Group of Friends
This is the second tour I've taken with your company and absolutely recommend the experience. Last fall we did the Greenwich Village tour with Sephra and it was so awesome that we came back for more! RAHEEM is absolutely wonderful!!!! He really knows his stuff and is a very fun and engaging person to listen to. He easy and fun to be around and was very attentive to the needs of everyone on the tour. My favorite stops on the tour were at the Indian restaurant...I forget the name of the wrap/sandwich we had but it was one of the best things I've ever eaten!! My other favorite was the Cuban restaurant...make sure you get the Mojito...it's so worth it!! The food there and the hand rolled cigar were fantastic!

In short, I love your tours and plan to do one every year on my trip to NYC. Oh...and I go on these tours with a lifelong resident of NYC that absolutely loves them too!!

RAHEEM....Thanks so much!!!! You are awesome and made the day so memorable and special....we barely noticed the freezing cold. Thanks again.
Rating: 5
AWESOME, AWESOME! This is a must do!
Sat, Jan 15, 11   12:30 PM cinbub Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
This tour was much more than expected. I thought it was going to be a simple walking tour that showcased the different tastes around the neighborhood . . . man was I wrong. The food that we tasted was fantastic, but there was so much more to the experience. Susan, our tour guide, did a great job giving out information about the Village and SoHo areas every step of the way. Not only did we visit the restaurants of the tour but we either stop in front of or actually went inside more shops along the way. From a coffee and tea shop to Ethiopian cuisine. Stories about Bob Dillon, Robert Di Nero, the neighborhood and other topics were spun throughout the tour. And the food, AHH, the food. So good we went back to Monte's for dinner. Do not miss this tour! Very educational and delectable, and extremely affordable.
Rating: 5
Great Tour, Would Highly Recommend.
Fri, Jan 14, 11   12:00 PM cambo1521 Male 40-49 International Tourist(s) Family Without Children
This tour is great. From the outset the guide's enthusiasm and love of food and the area, shone through. He was highly entertaining, knowledgeable and informative. The food and restaurants,outlets or shops sampled were great. I would definitely recommend this tour, and would certaintly book another with Foods of NYC again next time. From what I heard from my travelling companions this tour is far superior to its leading competitor (Food on Foot Tours). There was only 10 people in our group, whereas Food on Foot Tours had 30 in theirs! Also the cost of the food is included in this tour, but it isn't in the other one. The only extra was the cost of a great Mojito in the Cuban restaurant. Rahim was a great tour guide too, and I guess he probably made the tour for both of us.
Rating: 5
Loved the tour even in the middle of a snow storm
Fri, Jan 7, 11   12:00 PM LisaDorris Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
This was my second food walking tour and the food keeps getting better. The tour guide was excellent, he knew the area and you could tell the people knew him. I will do another tour the next time I am in New York.
Rating: 5
Cant wait for the next one!
Sat, Dec 18, 10   12:00 PM lizlewis1 Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
We absolutely love your tours! This was our second tour with you and we will most definately do another next year. Raheed obviously loves the city and enjoys what he does. He was warm and welcoming and very attentive to the group. It was a fabulous tour from start to finish, and we loved all the stops and food tastings. We went back to visit many of the shops and restaurants over the remainder of our weekend stay. I am sure we'd have visited every one if we had more time! We have told a number of our friends and family members about your company, even people we met while in the city. It is an awesome service. My only suggestion is to develop more tours! Can't wait to see you next year!