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Rating: 4.8  903 rating points
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Last 3 months 117 309 3 = 306 99% 4.8
Last 6 months 201 540 3 = 537 99% 4.8
Last 12 months 338 906 3 = 903 100% 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
Exceeded Expectations!!!
Mon, Jun 1  12:00 PM Herwehe Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
Absolutely loved this East Village Food and Culture tour. Susan was an amazing tour leader--knowledgeable, and enthusiastic. Could not have asked for a better tour--totally enjoyable. The food was delicious and there was so much of it!! Great restaurant picks. Loved the variety of Cuban, Indian, Italian, and American. Susan really knew her way around the East Village. Well-rounded tour and I am recommending the tour to my friends in PA.
Rating: 5
Susan was great!
Mon, Jun 1  12:00 PM Joanzerve Female 70+ Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
We really enjoyed our walking / eating tour. The food was very good with generous portions -- more than enough for lunch. But Susan's commentary made it so much more. We learned about the village, it's history, the people, and NY traditions. Very worthwhile.
Rating: 5
Fun, Informative and Delicious!
Sun, May 31  12:00 PM sllab2 Female Unspecified Unspecified Group of Friends
This is the second tour I've done. Ted was wonderful and told us a lot about the neighborhood. The food was delicious. Such a fun thing to do with friends or family or for a date.
Rating: 5
Delicious and Quite Interesting
Fri, May 29  12:00 PM Keisenb1202 Female 30-39 Local Family Without Children
The tour guide Diana was wonderful. She was extremely knowledgeable about the area and made the history truly come to life. It was clear she was very passionate about her job and it was much appreciated. The food was sensational and extremely generous! My only grievance is that my party should have tipped her more because she so rightly deserved it!
Rating: 5
Excellant experience
Fri, May 29  12:00 PM quietsprings Female 40-49 Local Group of Friends
Diana was enthusiastic and informative. The food was yummy and plentiful and the ending Macaron topped off the experience wonderfully. It was a little bite of heaven. I hope we win the photo contest and can go on more tours.
Rating: 5
Eating drinking and walking
Thu, May 28  12:00 PM Ntburton Female 40-49 International Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Diana was a great guide with real local knowledge, really hot day but lots of stops for some lovely food and drink. Very enjoyable and would definately do another one next time we are in New York
Rating: 4
Mon, May 25  12:00 PM CMBCMB Female 20-29 Local Group of Friends
I booked this tour for our bridal party as a means to spend time together as a group before the madness of the wedding took hold completely (one last hurrah!). Our group does not often spend much time in this particular part of the City (even as locals) and found it quite enjoyable to take a tour. The tour guide we were assigned was Susan. Susan is quite knowledgeable regarding the shops and general area. We loved the examples of early architecture Susan pointed out and learning about the early history of the Village. I will note that Susan does focus heavily on the 1960s-1970s era. The tour does not particularly delve into contemporary events that have occurred in this area (1970-Present) which is unfortunate, however, we truthfully came for one reason--THE FOOD. Please let me assure you, THE FOOD IS AMAZING. It is unfortunate that our bride is lactose intolerant (and so I must note for our lactose intolerant friends that there is a considerable bit of cheese/dairy involved) however we all still had a great time and the sheer amount of food is MORE than enough for lunch (even without the dairy). From Indian to Cuban to French cuisine you will certainly enjoy the diversity of the samplings.
Rating: 5
Perfect Way to Food Your Way Around NYC
Sat, May 23  12:30 PM RebeccaMoore Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
We decided to do a Food Tour during our recent visit to NYC to experience various restaurants and areas of the City. Heart of the Village seemed a perfect way to See Greenich Village and we were so right. The guide, Susan was very friendly, remembered names, excited to show off the area and share some history and most of all food.

We first tasted grilled cheese and after one bite we all knew this was going to be a great tour of street food and sit down as well. Next stop was to Marsala for an Indian roll up with egg and spices. It was delicious and we topped it off with a mango lassi similar to a creamsicle melted - both very good. We had a taste of pizze pie with a wonderful crispy crust and fresh basil making it an outstanding margherita pizze. We toured past Washington Square and some tenement buildings getting some history of the area. We had a sit down for pasta which left us wanting to come back another for more items on the menu. We visited a coffee shop and smelled wonderful fresh coffee beans and made a visit to a Mexican restaurant for brisket tacos and a little margarita in a glass and not on a pizza this time. Yum. A sip of some wonderful teas and ending the tour with a macaron made for a perfect 3 hour adventure and left us wanting to come back and visit every establishment on the tour plus other shops. There were discount coupons as well to purchase some goods.

Thank you for an excellent sampling of food and history.
Rating: 5
Highly recommend!
Sat, May 23  12:30 PM kvonbargen Female 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
We had a great time on the heart of the village tour. Our guide was very knowledgeable and personable. The food was varied and delicious. We highly recommend this tour!
Rating: 5
Food, Culture and History.
Fri, May 22  12:00 PM mandyjane84 Female 30-39 International Tourist(s) Family Without Children
We indulged ourselves, We being myself, husband mother and my sister on "The Heart of the Village Tour".

Our guide, Sue was knowledgeable, approachable and fantastic with names.

Having been to NYC many times I wanted to get into the nitty gritty of other areas that i had a little knowledge about but not so much.

The tour is a walking tour, but you arnt walking for miles. That being said the 3 hours we ate more than we burnt off :)

In my next visit to NYC i will certainty be signing up for a different tour with this company not only for the food but for a great tour as well.