Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.8  947 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
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% Positive Average
Last 3 months 113 287 1 = 286 99% 4.7
Last 6 months 231 601 4 = 597 99% 4.8
Last 12 months 361 951 4 = 947 99% 4.8
All 3,246 8,526 30 = 8,496 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? Sort Descending Group Type?
Rating: 5
Love - Love - Love this tour!
Fri, Jul 31, 09   12:00 PM khebar Female 40-49 Combination Group of Friends
Fabulous tour and great tour guide (Rahim, and please, I apologize for the mispelling of your name).

This was our third Food Tours of NY and we really enjoyed it. The food was wonderful, the company great and the restaurants/shops absolutely delightful. Thank you so much for sharing this part of your city with us. We visited two of the restaurants later that evening (drinks & apps) and we had such a good time at both. We had walked by many of these same places on previous visits to NYC, but never stopped in. Can't wait for our next visit to the Village so we can keep on working our way through the list.

Thanks again.
Rating: 5
Something different while entertaining guests
Fri, Jul 24, 09   12:30 PM KariWilliams Female 30-39 Combination Group of Friends
The tour is a great change of pace from the usual suspects while entertaining guests visiting NYC. The food tasting was very good. The local shops are terrific-you will want to return to shop for provisions at each of them. Our guide was well informed about the history of the village and interesting in her presentation.
Rating: 5
Great tour with a great guide.
Fri, Jul 24, 09   12:30 PM happyk86 Male 20-29 Combination Group of Friends
Wonderful tour of the neighborhood, would have loved to have gotten more tastings!
Rating: 4
Our guide Raheem was excellent and knew his food
Thu, Jul 23, 09   12:00 PM travison Female 40-49 Combination Group of Friends
The tour was very interesting and a lot of fun. Raheem was very polite and knowledgeable of the history of the village and the different foods we enjoyed.
Rating: 5
Great Afternoon
Fri, May 22, 09   12:30 PM jisett Female 40-49 Combination Other
I was excited to find out that it was about more than food. Learned some neighborhood history and stopped in some places I'd never noticed.
Rating: 5
Really FUN!
Sat, May 2, 09   12:30 PM katemasschel Female 30-39 Combination Group of Friends
I'd recommend this to anyone, locals, tourists, friends, it's great food, great information, well-organized, never a disappointment
Rating: 5
lots of great information and good food
Sat, Apr 25, 09   12:30 PM adeleukee Female 30-39 Combination Group of Friends
We were a group of 11 people who came to NY to celebrate a friend's 40th birthday. We wanted to do something a little different to accomodate a lot of different ages. We did the central village/soho tour. We learned a ton about the area. Our tour guide, Susan, really filled us in on a lot of the history of the area. Overall, we liked almost all the food. The spaghetti bolognese at Monte's was fabulous. We thought the dishes served at Cuba were fantastic!! The chocolate pear tart, homemade mozzerella, and homemade pepperoni were spectacular. There were mixed feelings about the potato wrap from Indian Bread. Some thought it was a little too spicy. However, we were lucky enough to be there when some fresh bread came out of the oven and that was superb!!! The only food that none of us liked was the "helluva" (I know I spelled that wrong!). It was sesame seeds with honey which formed a small piece of "candy." Honestly, not one of us liked it.

Overall, the tour gave us a great day and we learned a ton. There was A LOT of food offered and none of us were hungry for dinner. Word to the wise, don't eat a lot before you go. You really get a nice amount of food on the tour.
Rating: 5
Fri, Apr 24, 09   12:00 PM cinnycita Female 60-69 Combination Group of Friends
Our Tour guide made the tour, he was so knowledgeable and gave so much history of the area, buildings and people who lived there. I think I would have liked more tastings as I have had on other tours with you.

But it was a wonderful experience and I would want the same guide again
Rating: 5
Turned a Rainy Day into a Pleasant One!
Sat, Apr 11, 09   12:00 PM pawlitzek Female 40-49 Combination Family With Children
The extremely knowledgeable guide knew how to make the tour fun even in pouring rain and saved our day!
Rating: 5
Incredible! Top Notch guide!
Fri, Mar 20, 09   12:00 PM amytrobins Female 40-49 Combination Group of Friends
This tour combined all the elements of an incredibly engaging, experiential, hands-on tour! We not only learned the history of the area but experienced first hand the tastes, smells and sights of home-grown restaurants and shop owners in Central Village and SoHo. What could be better than tasting hand-made cheese on the sidewalk and sampling fine cured meats from a shop across the street? I can't wait to experience another culinary tour in NYC. This was by far the most memorable part of my week. I have returned to Galway, Ireland with fond memories.