Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.8  903 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 114 295 3 = 292 99% 4.8
Last 6 months 217 580 3 = 577 100% 4.8
Last 12 months 340 906 3 = 903 100% 4.8
All 3,178 8,352 29 = 8,323 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 Sort Descending Age Where From? Group Type?
Rating: 5
Great Peek into Insiders View of the City
Sat, Jun 13  12:00 PM NancyRiddick Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
The guide, Susan, clearly loves and respects her City and in particular, the Village. She has great historical knowledge as well as great taste in food! I enjoyed all the fun facts, and her ability to answer questions on the spot. There was another guide with a leader that had a bull horn (or something like it) that just screamed TOURIST. I would NEVER want to be part of that type of tour.

Susan was also mindful of the heat, and made sure we were able to get out of the sun whenever she could.

I would definitely do one again, as well as recommend a tour to friends. Thanks.
Rating: 5
LOVE this yummy food tour!
Fri, Jun 12  12:30 PM AmandaM26 Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
My mom and I came on a mother-daughter trip to the city for a long weekend and had done the Greenwich Village food tour before. We chose this one because we love the neighborhood so much we wanted to try and find new places for future trips and meals. The grilled cheese is out of this world. It was easily our favorite. But, I also really loved the Indian food too (and I normally don't). Visiting other local stores was a great idea. It broke up the tastings and we also learned the history of the neighborhood while we walked. The tour is definitely a little long, so plan accordingly with comfy shoes. It can be done with kids, but I'd recommend it without (might be too long for them). You will enjoy the tour! Don't hesitate to book your tickets.
Rating: 5
Love Food
Thu, Jun 11  12:30 PM amkreutz Female 20-29 Local Couple on a Date
Very good experience. Would definitely go on the other tours offered. A lot more food then I was expecting. It was all very good and unique. I enjoyed learning about the other good places to eat and entertainment in the area.
Rating: 5
Diana is amazing
Thu, Jun 11  12:00 PM Kim32778 Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
It was very nice to have Diana as our guide. A NewYorker to the core with a wealth of knowledge.
Rating: 5
Foods of NY Tours are great for tourists
Mon, Jun 8  12:30 PM melinator Female 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
My husband and I recently visited NYC for the first time and we liked our first food tour so much we signed up for a second. I only wish I had trusted the reviews enough to sign up for two before we left (then we would have had more choices where to go on the second tour, as most were sold out the day before). Anyway, this tour was very insightful about the neighborhood and included great food tastings. The variety was just what we were looking for.
Rating: 5
Awesome experience!
Sun, Jun 7  12:00 PM Toodles143 Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
I would recommend this tour to anyone! Our tour guide, Diana, was so knowledgeable, not only about the restaurants and the food, but also local history and culture. The food was fabulous, I learned so much about the area, and she made sure everyone had fun. Loved it!
Rating: 3
Could have picked better food experiences...
Fri, Jun 5  12:30 PM mshomos Female 60-69 Unspecified Unspecified
Barri, the tour guide, was friendly and knowledgeable. However, the food places that were picked were eh! Started out at a grilled cheese place. Grilled cheese? With all the great places in NY? We also went to an Italian sit-down restaurant and had the worst bolognese I have ever had. It was so salty, we could barely eat it. One of the stops was an Indian place where we had a lassi drink in a tiny cup. I don't consider this "food". There were 7 places in all and I probably wouldn't go back to any of them.
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.