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Rating: 4.8  868 rating points
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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: 4
Heart of Village Tour
Sat, Feb 14  12:30 PM sitalow2000 Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
The food on the tour was great! It is a great value for the money and a very fun activity. The only negative was the tour guide. She was a bit harsh when we arrived when she learned that some of our party of 11 were going to be late (they ended up being 10 min late) and made a big thing about where where we sat / put out coats in the meeting place restaurant. We actualy started our tour at another place so not sure why we had to meet at one place and hand out water / napkins there vs just meeting at the actual fist stop and handing stuff out there. All in all, as I mentioned the food was good, the tour guide descriptions of the area was ok.
Rating: 5
A GREAT EXPERIENCE
Sat, Feb 14  12:00 PM Daiseygirl22 Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Not only was the food at 7 different restaurants exellent but the history of the neighborhood where the restaurants were located was very interesting!

I would recommend this tour to whoever enjoys food, likes to walk and enjoys the history of NY
Rating: 4
Lovely your of Greenwich village
Fri, Feb 13  12:30 PM mareaavee22 Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
I think that Foods of NY does a great job of supplying native New Yorkers as tour guides for their tours. This is a walking tour and half of the time you'll be outside but if you take this tour like us, unsuspecting Californians, in the middle of February, expect to be exposed to the frigid bitter cold. That's about the only con for this tour. Otherwise well done and informative and very enjoyable.
Rating: 5
WOW!!!
Sun, Feb 1  12:00 PM Nathalalias Female 30-39 International Tourist(s) Family Without Children
This was the first food tour I had ever been on and found that it was not just about food. Great food with some added history and culture to the mix. Great tour guide Rahime really knew what he was talking about and delivered everything so well. Made the tour interactive so that the groups weren't awkward in any way. Fabulous trip with great food to boot! Hard to choose a favourite food of the tour!!!
Rating: 4
good but could use some zip
Sat, Jan 31  12:30 PM LouiseJamme Female 50-59 International Tourist(s) Individual
i've taken several of the tours with Foods of New York and this was my least favorite. On the other tours, I felt like the establishments were carefully selected for their history; the anecdotes provided were insightful and humorous, the staff friendly and inviting and the tour flowed very well. didn't feel that same richness and flow on this tour. the staff did not interact with the food tour customers and something of the charm is lost in that. however, still enjoyable.
Rating: 5
Second time on this tour and LOVED it!
Sat, Jan 31  12:00 PM RMcCulloch Female 40-49 International Tourist(s) Family With Children
We first did a Foods of NY tour with our children about 5 years ago - the Original Greenwich Village tour. Let's just say that walking & talking & eating my way through cities has now become a "must-do" when we travel! In September, we did the Heart of the Village Tour while on a weekend getaway without the kids...we loved it SO MUCH when we were back in town this past weekend with the children we did it again!! Everyone loved it and our tour guide Susan was fun & personable! I recommend these tours to anyone and everyone I know who is heading to NYC!
Rating: 5
awesome food and tour!
Sat, Jan 31  12:00 PM tiffjohnson7 Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
I have done the Greenwich Village and Chelsea/Meatpacking food tours and this one was by far the best when it came to the food!!! There was so much of it and two awesome sit down tastings and so many varieties of food, I highly recommend this food tour and our guide Susan was the best!
Rating: 5
Tour guide was wonderful
Fri, Jan 30  12:00 PM rapten Female 60-69 International Tourist(s) Family Without Children
I had done this tour about six years ago. I did not remember much about that tour. The guide, Susan was knowledgeable and welcoming. The foods were a good mixture of the village area. The meeting place was easy to locate (unlike when we had to ,locate the cite for the Chinatown tour).
Rating: 4
Heart of village tour varied tastings
Sun, Jan 25  12:00 PM Tsluvny Female 50-59 International Tourist(s) Group of Friends
In addition to the tastings the guide was outgoing and provided lots of historic cultural information which was interesting.
Rating: 5
Deverse Flavors and Culture
Sun, Jan 25  12:00 PM salanda Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Individual
Very energetic guide which gave us a very informative tour about the area. The food tastes were plentiful and savory. Every time I am in the city I try to take one of your tours and I always recommend your company for the food tours. I am excited that you have added a cooking class and can't wait to take it. I just have to find the time to get to the city during the week. Keep doing what you are doing. Your company is the BEST at what you do.