Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.8  889 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
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Last 3 months 113 308 3 = 305 99% 4.8
Last 6 months 176 472 3 = 469 99% 4.8
Last 12 months 334 892 3 = 889 100% 4.8
All 3,107 8,170 29 = 8,141 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
Great food & a passionate, knowledgeable guide
Sat, Jul 23, 11   12:00 PM kkloppe Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Both the foodies and non-foodies among us had a great time learning about the neighborhood via its restaurants, bars, and speciality food stores (e.g., cheese shop, pasta shop, coffee roaster). It was a hot day, but felt basically like home (Texas), so it didn't bother us, especially since our guide was good about trying to keep us in the a/c, or at least the shade.
Rating: 5
loved the tour
Sat, Jul 16, 11   12:00 PM gailbrynien Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
i thought the food was great and plentiful.our guide was fantastic. i learned alot about the area. it was worth the money .i can't wait to go on another tour
Rating: 5
Superb food and information about the Village
Thu, Jul 14, 11   12:30 PM RobynGold Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Raheem was an excellent guide! I highly recommend him. He was funny, and knew an overwhelming amount of information about the area as well as all the foods we tasted. We were very full after our tastings and did not need to eat anything for a long time afterwards! The foods were amazing!! The flavors truly exploded in your mouth with the first bites. I would highly recommend this tour to everyone!!
Rating: 5
A Tasty and Informative afternoon in the Village
Sun, Jul 10, 11   12:00 PM ashleyn2001 Female 20-29 Combination Group of Friends
This is my 4th food tour and I am a huge fan! I am a local New Yorker, and whenever I have friends in town, I book a Zerve Food tour. It gives my visitors a chance to see and taste local places and learn about the history and architecture of the neighborhood. It gives me that same opportunity! I have several new favorite spots that I return to again and again, because I was introduced to them by the food tour. I highly recommend this tour for both locals and tourists!
Rating: 4
Great food---Good tour!
Sat, Jul 9, 11   1:00 PM dhorkey Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Susan was an excellent guide, but the stretch of walking through the Washington Square park was long and slow. Also this tour seems to focus more on the food and less on the history than the Chelsea/Meatpacking tour, which has been our favorite of all the food walking tours we've done in the past five years.
Rating: 5
Terrific Tour
Sat, Jul 9, 11   12:30 PM lindalafer Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
All four in our party agreed that this food and culture tour was a fantastic opportunity to learn about a wide array of historical and architectural facts pertaining to this area while sampling an excellent variety of delicious ethnic gastronomic delights. The tour guide provided a perfect blend of education, practical tips, and humor based upon her personal experiences and academic background. I have already recommended this tour to friends and will continue to sing its praises in the future. We look forward to taking other tours with this company.
Rating: 5
Good food, good history
Sat, Jul 9, 11   12:00 PM ebroido Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
We really enjoyed our tour, both the food and getting a sense of the history of this part of the Village. Our guide was very knowledgeable, had a great rapport with the chefs, did a good job of accommodating the particular needs of our group, and was engaging and enthusiastic. We ate a ton of great food as well!
Rating: 5
Great Experience
Fri, Jul 8, 11   12:00 PM bhornbach Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Our guide Rahid was wonderful. Very entertaining and informative about the restaurants on the tour as well as a wealth of interesting historical knowledge of the areas . An excellent deal for the price and I would highly

recommend the tour.
Rating: 5
Lovely experience.
Thu, Jul 7, 11   12:30 PM ccodeay Female Unspecified Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Great way to spend a hot afternoon in-between a.m. and p.m. activities. Learned some great history and cultural 'tidbits'. Food was wonderful, with pointers on what else was choice in the area. My friend has food allergies, and not only were these addressed most satisfactorily, Susan always made a point of 'presenting' her's first like she was the special one, not the different one.Susan did a great job and knows her food and her area.You can tell she is a native. We felt almost like locals going back again. It is a very good way to learn a neighborhood. Add more great tours!
Rating: 5
Walking foodie-tour outstanding!
Fri, Jul 1, 11   12:00 PM BarryJohn Male 40-49 International Tourist(s) Group of Friends
We (two couples) enjoyed this tastey, good-natured, info-packed walking food tour so much we'll look for this activity anywhere else we travel. Our guide was so in touch with the people, the history, the food and the facinating cultural histories of the neighbourhoods we toured that we were blown away. We have an understanding of New York now that we couldn't have found in any better way. We now consider ourselves Canadian-New Yorkers. Each tasting was delicious and our guide was so into describing the ingredients and preparation of each bit that our mouths watered. We'd do it again in a New York minute!