Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.8  896 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 112 291 3 = 288 99% 4.8
Last 6 months 215 574 3 = 571 100% 4.8
Last 12 months 337 899 3 = 896 100% 4.8
All 3,175 8,345 29 = 8,316 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 Experience
Sun, May 17  12:00 PM SSBurto Female 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
This was my second time touring with this company, and I was not disappointed. It was a really fun time, and the food was great! Here's a rundown of the places we received tastings from: 1) Melt Kraft - American, had an excellent, pressed brisket sandwich with different cheeses and macaroni and cheese on it. 2) Manala Times - Indian restaurant, had a scrambled egg wrap with different spices and a mango smoothie 3) Monte's Trattoria - Italian restaurant, had pasta bolognese 4) Artichoke Basille's - Pizza, had basil pizza 5) Toloache Thompson - Hispanic, had brisket tacos 6) Sullivan's Street Tea and Spices - Tea company, had iced peach tea (ugh, I only like sweet tea lol) 7) Francois Payard Bakery - Sweet shop/cafe, had salted caramel macaroon. (Obviously, the tour company can change up the tastings at their discretion. I'm just sharing what my group had.) Our tour guide, Diana, knew a lot about NYC. Normally, I'm all about the food and not the history, but Diana made it interesting. I definitely recommend this tour!
Rating: 5
Fabulous food filling fun
Sun, May 17  12:00 PM kerrisanders Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Our tour guide was very knowledgable and super interesting. The food tastings were delicious and a nice variety. The time went so quick and could have even been longer.
Rating: 5
Perfect combination of food and history
Sun, May 17  12:00 PM glendaadams Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Very well organized. This is a great way to introduce first time visitors to New York.
Rating: 5
A great introduction to the real New York
Sat, May 16  12:30 PM chrisrclarke Female 50-59 International Tourist(s) Group of Friends
The heart of the village tour was a lovely mix of history and food of the area.

Susan was a fantastic host, very welcoming and inclusive. Make sure you come hungry, plenty of tastings and generous portions. Our group went back the next night to one of the restaurants we were so impressed by it. Overall a great experience. would recommend doing a tour if coming to New York.
Rating: 5
Booked wrong tour but it worked out for the best!
Sat, May 16  12:30 PM KaronBlue Female 40-49 Local Group of Friends
So, I had friends who came into town for the weekend from Georgia, Japan, and Chicago...They're actually the ones who told me about the tour..I go online to book the trip for my boyfriend and I...Unfortunately the 12:30 time didn't show up immediately on the site..I had to do some other navigating to get to that tour time. Anyway, I signed up the same time my friend from Japan signed up...the day of the tour, I arrived with my friend from Japan and saw my boyfriend but didn't see my other friends there.. We check in and my friend from Japan is not on the list..but neither are my other friends... Turns out there was another tour at the same time and I booked the wrong one...I was so upset that we couldn't switch it out...Luckily our tour guide was able to walk my friend over to the other tour to meet my friends. I thought it would be a miserable day...It was even forecasted to rain...BUT the sun came out, and the tour was excellent...Thanks Susan for making lemonade out of lemons...I really enjoyed the commentary about the neighborhood and each and every spot we went to had great eats...It all started with Montes Trattoria..the vegetarian option of the pesto pasta was delicious, and they were so welcoming, you felt like family..After our tour we reunited with our friends and compared notes...what a day!!
Rating: 5
Love love loved it, highlight of our trip!
Thu, May 14  12:30 PM Eltonf Female 40-49 International Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
Brilliant tour, fab food, superb guide. Bona fide New Yorker gave us a huge bite of the big apple, loved her tales, knowledge and enthusiasm. Already recommended to several friends, can't wait to do the next one!
Rating: 5
Wonderful Time in the Heart of Greenwich Village
Thu, May 14  12:00 PM jillrenee9 Female 50-59 Local Couple on a Date
This was our 2nd Foods of NY Tour, both were equally wonderful. Great food, enthusiastic and knowledgeable guides and the walk was very doable. We visited very interesting restaurants and shops and the amount of food was more than enough for mid-day. Our guide (Susan) went above and beyond, because it was my husband's birthday, she arranged for him to receive a mini flan with sparkler at the Cuban restaurant with all of us singing "Happy Birthday" to him. I am sure that we will do another Foods of NY Tour in the future!!
Rating: 5
Great food, plenty to eat,excellent guide,fun int.
Fri, May 8  12:00 PM Kbriggsknox1 Female 60-69 Local Couple on a Date
See above
Rating: 5
Thu, May 7  12:00 PM Krbriggs10 Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Do not miss this tour! It is without a doubt, the best city tour I have ever taken.
Rating: 5
very tasty, informative and fun!
Sun, May 3  12:00 PM gblumenthal Female 60-69 Local Other
our tour guide obviously loves nyc and his job making every remark enthusiastic and informative. the food was mostly good. can't allow for individual tastes but we and our grown children enjoyed it a lot. it is our second tour with food tours and next we want to do nolita. it also helped that the day was so bright and sunny.