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Rating: 4.8  1,447 rating points
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Last 3 months 192 529 4 = 525 99% 4.8
Last 6 months 317 857 6 = 851 99% 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 Where From? Group Type? Sort Descending
Rating: 5
Best Value in NYC
Sun, Oct 19, 14   12:00 PM 823429-cathytslp Female 40-49 Local Group of Friends
The Foods of NY tours are always a good time. Tour guides are enthusiastic and knowledgeable. This was my 5th tour and Im looking forward to the next. Delicious food and interesting stories about the Village.
Rating: 5
Freaking awesome!!
Sat, Oct 18, 14   12:00 PM 1326660-Malinn Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Diana was an amazing tour guide. She was knowledgable about the area and enthusiastic about sharing her info. The stops on the tour were incredible.i can not wait to go back and visit the restaraunts. I went by the Sullivan tea shop after the tour ended. Well worth the money and time. I cannot wait to do another tour next time I'm in NYC.
Rating: 5
Excellent guide and food tastings.
Sat, Oct 18, 14   12:00 PM 792337-kimberlyvc Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
We immensely enjoyed our food tour. Our guide was excellent. Not only is she a native New Yorker but grew up in the neighborhood. She was not only knowledgeable but also entertaining and friendly. The food was great.. We had to cancel our dinner reservations as we were so full. We can't wait to return to the area and visit some of the restaurants again. We highly recommend this tour to everyone.
Rating: 5
Fun way to learn about food and village
Fri, Oct 17, 14   12:00 PM 1340537-JECAtl21 Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Our tour was a lot of fun! We walked for almost 3 hours, but you wouldn't have ever known it. It was neat, as a history buff, to learn about places famous people lived and how people from the past shaped that particular establishment or neighborhood. Our tour guide, Diana, also pointed out places movies were filmed.

The amount of food they give on the tour is incredible! I expected little bites from each place, but that was not the case. We had hearty portions at each place we visited. I was so full that I ate a very light dinner. Diana also gave you history behind the food as well. She really knew her stuff!

I have already recommended the tour to a friend and her mother that are going to NYC in November.
Rating: 5
Awesome your with an awesome your guide!
Fri, Oct 17, 14   12:00 PM 989844-BamaJammer Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
My group of 12 ladies loved the tour! Our guide was entertaining, enthusiastic, extremely knowledgable, and helpful after the tour was over. The food was delicious, plentiful and fresh. This is the second food your my group has taken with you and we will definitely be making reservations again!
Rating: 4
Enjoyable Tour of the East Village
Mon, Oct 13, 14   12:00 PM 876190-Michael356 Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Though our tour guide Rahim was terrific, my wife and I thought that the Greenwich Village tour was better. We took that tour last year and the restaurants, retail shops and food selections seemed to be more interesting and tastier. Of course, it was also on that Greenwich Village tour that we were introduced to Rafele's which is now our most favorite restaurant. It could be that our expectations were too high for this East Village tour after experiencing the Greenwich Village tour.
Rating: 4
very good experience
Sat, Oct 11, 14   12:30 PM 1324608-franceskatz Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Tour guide, Barri, was very pleasant.
Rating: 5
BEST TOUR EVER !
Fri, Oct 10, 14   12:00 PM 1313473-fionamackay Female 40-49 International Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Diana was amazing and very informative. The ffod was delicious, we even went back to a few places !
Rating: 4
Highlight of my trip to NYC
Sat, Oct 4, 14   12:00 PM 1184181-gayleberry Female 50-59 International Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Our tour guide Barrie was very knowledgeable and enthusiastic and we made the best of it in the rain.

Loved the food and history.
Rating: 5
A 'must do' in New York
Sun, Sep 28, 14   12:00 PM 1280902-LizzieT58 Female 50-59 International Tourist(s) Group of Friends
This tour my second experience with Food Tours of New York and it was as great as the first! This is one of the was the best ways to visit areas in New York. Our guide provided us with insight into the history of the East Village that was knowledgeable and witty. The food samples were very generous and delicious and the hospitality of all of the host restaurants was exceptional. The people of the Village were most generous in sharing their home with us, often stopping to add their perspectives to our guide's commentary. It was a great afternoon. I will share my experience with my friends and will continue to book one of these tours every time I visit New York.