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Rating: 4.8  851 rating points
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Last 6 months 119 313 0 = 313 100% 4.8
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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: 4
Great tour!
Sat, Aug 30, 14   12:30 PM LisaStreich Female 30-39 International Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
We really enjoyed the tour, great food and information. Susan the tour guide was awesome.
Rating: 3
Some of the food was skimpy (tea sample, dessert)
Fri, Aug 29, 14   12:30 PM anitaconner Female 60-69 Local Other
Spent too much time at park. Would rather have sat down and had a cold drink
Rating: 4
Nice Tour with Variety of Options
Fri, Aug 29, 14   12:00 PM pennyreynold Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
This was a nice tour of the village area and there was plenty of food. We had seven tastings, five of which were pretty substantial, so come hungry. Guide was knowledgeable and friendly. Would recommend.
Rating: 5
Excellent new tour
Thu, Aug 28, 14   12:00 PM gapeachinfla Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Susan our guide was excellent, native New Yorker. Lots of great food and interesting facts
Rating: 5
My 4th food tour That should say a lot!
Sat, Aug 23, 14   12:00 PM Melainecc Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
This is the 4th food tour and everyone is exceptional with guides that are passionate about these neighborhoods. Our guide this tour was Susan, a lifelong native of NYC. She knew first hand from her experiences over the years and seeing how the village has transformed since the 1960s. She was a wealth of knowledge. We sampled various places around the McDougal street area. As usual, you are in a small group of 12-15. Come hungry as you will go away very stuffed! Enjoyable afternoon.
Rating: 5
Excellent experience
Fri, Aug 22, 14   12:00 PM geniegluth Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Individual
Enjoyed the instructor's information, the food at each venue, and the comfort of the group experience.
Rating: 5
Good food and Great Fun
Thu, Aug 21, 14   12:00 PM agarza8543 Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
We had previously been on the other Food tours of New York, the Original Greenwich Tour, which was SO much fun so we decided to try this one. Oh my goodness, so much fun, so much delicious food, so much diversity, it was wonderful. It's a relatively long tour, 3 hours, but we stayed in a relatively small area so there wasn't too much waking. Our tour guide was wonderful, Susan, she was funny and informative, and the other tour guests were so nice and fun. We come to New York 3-4 times a year so we feel like we know the city fairly well, however these tours give you such a great way to try restaurants without having to spend an entire meal at them. We have already revisited some of the restaurants. We will definitely do more of these, my daughter is now in school at NYU so I expect we will be visiting even more often.
Rating: 5
Great way to spend a day in the village
Mon, Aug 18, 14   12:30 PM mmaclallen Female 30-39 Local Group of Friends
Portions were huge, guide was enthusiastic and knowledgable, like beingbwalked around the city by a family friend. Very warm experience, we loved it. Cant wait to try another tour.
Rating: 4
Great tour once again!
Mon, Aug 18, 14   12:00 PM barffy12 Female 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
This was our third tour with Foods of New York and we had another great time. We love the amount of food we get to eat while learning about the culture of the area. One negative to this one is we had the same tour guide as we did for the other Village Tour so there was a little overlap in what she told us, but otherwise, it was a completely different tour with different food stops.
Rating: 4
Diana was an excellent guide.
Mon, Aug 18, 14   12:00 PM plcampbell Female 60-69 International Tourist(s) Group of Friends
However, I had been on this tour a few years ago and I believe the restaurants we visited were better than this time. Some were the same, but some were different. I don't think we got as much food as we might have and the quiche and dessert at the patisserie was not very good in comparison to last time.