Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.8  867 rating points
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Last 3 months 48 123 0 = 123 100% 4.8
Last 6 months 133 354 0 = 354 100% 4.8
Last 12 months 327 868 1 = 867 100% 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 Sort Descending Age Where From? Group Type?
Rating: 5
Foods of NY Tour
Sat, Nov 15, 14   12:00 PM Ptsnyder Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Excellent! Want to go back and do another tour in the Spring! Enthusiastic and knowledgeable tour guide!
Rating: 4
Solid
Fri, Nov 14, 14   12:00 PM lindsayhorto Female 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Solid tour. Plenty of delicious food. Friendly, knowledgable tour guide
Rating: 5
WORTH EVERY PENNY!!!
Fri, Nov 14, 14   12:00 PM sehisa1366 Female 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
This tour was one of the highlights of our weekend trip to NYC! My friend and I went for a girls weekend, it was her first time in NYC (I've been many times) and we wanted her to really "see the city". I'm so glad we chose this tour. The food was EXCELLENT! Our tour guide was the best, not only did she talk about the food but she gave a great background and history of the Village. She knew lots of interesting facts about the Village and really helped you to feel the true character of the neighborhood. You also get a lot of food for the price, all of the servings were significant, and we definitely left with full stomachs! I will definitely be doing another one of these food tours on my next visit to NYC!
Rating: 5
Wonderful! Learned a lot!
Thu, Nov 13, 14   12:00 PM dabraham07 Female Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
It was such a great experience, I got to meet some new people. The foods were plenty and I was so full by the end of it, I didnt think I could any more, but I did! All the foods that were in the tour was delicious!! I learned a lot about the neighborhoods we walked around. I think I enjoyed this tour solely because it was so informational. Our tour guide was very sweet, friendly! I'm so glad I did this!
Rating: 5
Had a great tour guide Susan. We were a group
Thu, Nov 13, 14   12:00 PM Lisarip Female 50-59 Local Couple on a Date
We were a group of seven and tended to dominate the group.

We loved the four couples in our group and found the whole

experience to be wonderful.
Rating: 5
Fun!!!
Sun, Nov 9, 14   12:00 PM Briandlau Female 40-49 Local Family Without Children
Great walking tour!!! I have been on a few different ones, but it wasy husband's 1st time. This tour didn't disappoint. Good was terrific, Raheem was a terrific tour guide. Planning another tour again soon.
Rating: 5
Left feeling full and informed.
Thu, Nov 6, 14   12:00 PM Maggie812 Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
A fun, tasty and informative tour. Susan was a witty and knowledgeable guide. This was our 3rd trip to NYC and our 2nd food tour. When we return, we'd like to take the Chinatown tour.
Rating: 5
A great way to see the area
Mon, Nov 3, 14   12:00 PM Bluehills68 Female 40-49 International Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Our guide Susan was very friendly, knowledgable and relaxing. We had a nice group of people on the tour and plenty of lovely good. Hearing the history from a native is totally the best way. We try and do a food tour in all our city breaks and this one didn't disappoint.
Rating: 5
Incredible time!
Sun, Nov 2, 14   12:00 PM sarahelopez Female 20-29 Combination Unspecified
being super into food, i was a little wary of the whole idea. my mother did a chinatown food tour in philadelphia and it was terriblee: bad food, boring guide, you get the jist.

well, i was completely delighted. our guide, who grew up in the neighborhood, was very knowledgable about both the food history of the area and other historic and culinary fun facts. our group was only 6 people, and we made a good group. our guide told us that with groups this small things tend to go great, but if they don't they tend to flop. so just a little tidbit of info there. we also got to ask questions and chat with the other tour members, which would have been harder in a large group.

the food we tasted was delicious, varied, and with involved cooks and restaurateurs who came out to meet us and talk about their food/food product.

some of the places we stopped at: a couple legit italiian places, one boasting the best mortadella sandwich ever: fresh baked ciabatta bread holding high quality mortadella and gooey melted cheese. there was a pizza place specializing in artichoke dip pizza, also: delightful pork soft shell tacos, prickly pear margaritas, massive coffee store, indian egg wrap and mango lassi, oh man!
Rating: 5
We thoroughly enjoyed the Food Tour!
Fri, Oct 31, 14   12:00 PM Gaildunphy Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
The food tour was excellent. It was very informative to learn about the different types of food and historically how the different food venues came to the area. We also enjoyed the information about the architectural aspects which gave us a broader picture of the people who settled here.

The food itself was varied and novel, giving us a wonderful combination of flavors and cooking styles. I would recommend this tour to anyone who wants to learn more about the city and what it has to offer at a reasonable price. I have talked to several people who live in NYC and they definitely want to try it after hearing us rave about it.