Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.8  867 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 52 135 0 = 135 100% 4.8
Last 6 months 137 366 0 = 366 100% 4.8
Last 12 months 327 868 1 = 867 100% 4.8
All 2,940 7,719 26 = 7,693 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 Sort Descending Where From? Group Type?
Rating: 5
A must do to fully appreciate NYC
Sat, Jun 12, 10   12:30 PM jawoods Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
This was my favorite activity for this trip to New York. I had been there many times and often fumbled as to where to eat and what to see in the local neighborhoods. Susan was great! She had so much to share about the history of The Village and then to sample food from restaurants that I may never have known about. The highlight - cheesecake at Bellavitae. Our group was still talking about it days later. Can't wait to try another tour on my next trip.
Rating: 5
Fun and informative!
Sat, Jun 12, 10   12:00 PM joykmason Female 40-49 International Tourist(s) Group of Friends
The guide was informative, really knew her stuff. Food was fantastic. Have done a number of tours with this group and have never had a complaint.
Rating: 4
Thoroughly enjoyed this tour, from start to finish
Fri, Jun 11, 10   12:00 PM deveaux Female 40-49 Unspecified Group of Friends
This was my second time doing a walk/food tour. The first time with my husband, this time with a girlfriend. I found this to be a wonderful activity ~ our guide, Susan, was enthusiastic about the area and knowledgeable about its history. Not to mention that all the tastings were delicious. Superb. Our tour was on Friday and we returned to Bellavitae on Sunday night for an absolutely delicious meal. We were not disappointed! Highly recommend this tour. Next time, I plan to do the Chelsea market tour.
Rating: 5
Interesting and great tasting food
Sat, Jun 5, 10   12:30 PM BonnieTodd Female 40-49 Combination Individual
Lots of interesting facts about the area the food was excellent and the portions were very good. Our tour guide Diana was friendly and knowledgeable. She gave us some good tips on what to do in the village. We came back that evening and really enjoyed our selves at the Cafe Wha. On our next trip to NYC we will most likely do another tour with your group.
Rating: 5
It was delectable and very interesting info.
Fri, Jun 4, 10   12:00 PM fjdele Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Unspecified
I loved the details and info. that Rahim gave us about the Village/SoHo. The food was delicious and certainly enough to fill you up. Learning about some of the family businesses and sights that we saw were very interesting. Rahim is a fantastic guide and very polite to the surrounding people in the community. You are very fortunate to have Rahim on your staff.
Rating: 5
Great history, great food
Fri, Jun 4, 10   12:00 PM tconner01 Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Individual
Our guide, Rajim, was extremely knowledgeable, both about the history of the area and the food which was sampled on the tour. He gave us a great mix of local history and color in addition to letting us sample excellent and varied cuisine.
Rating: 5
Fabulous Food Tour
Fri, May 28, 10   12:30 PM lasachs Female 40-49 Local Group of Friends
Three hours of thorough enjoyment. From the moment I met our guide, I knew we'd enjoy every minute of our tour. I liked Susan instantly. She was warm, comfortable, knowledgeable, articulate and a friend for three hours imparting all kinds of knowledge from historical, to cultural, to gastronomical. The tastings were substantial and delicious. I've done many food tours and this may have been my favorite although I've thoroughly enjoyed all.
Rating: 5
Fun and Full
Fri, May 28, 10   12:30 PM barbcami Female 40-49 Local Group of Friends
THis was a wonderful walking food tour. I would recommend it to my friends as well as take another myself.

THe food was wonderful, pleanty and early in the tour - a great healthy alternative to lunch in the city!!!!
Rating: 5
Fri, May 28, 10   12:00 PM ymangram Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
This was my second food tour. The first one was the Greenwich Village tour. I liked this one better, but both were really good. I especially enjoyed the history discussion in conjunction with the food explanations. The only negative feedback that I have is that we were told we would be tasting at 7 out of the 10 stops. We actually only tasted at 6.
Rating: 5
We really enjoyed all aspects of Susan's tour.
Sat, May 22, 10   1:00 PM CMOGAN Male 40-49 International Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Wonderful, really. Susan established a comfortable yet not cozy relationship with our group, and gave effective historical insights to the neighbourhoods and restaurants.

Too bad the Cuban food was late coming; those mojitos were quite strong.

Excellent tour; our third and not our last.