Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.8  1,264 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 151 399 5 = 394 98% 4.8
Last 6 months 257 688 6 = 682 98% 4.8
Last 12 months 480 1,273 9 = 1,264 99% 4.8
All 3,474 9,135 35 = 9,100 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: 4
Good food heavy on Italian
Fri, Jul 9, 10   12:30 PM CPliska Female 50-59 Combination Other
Found some interesting restaurants on this tour. Excellent food descriptions. Other info was typical tour book fare. The guide was knowledgeable but did not make the group comfortable. When a member of our group, started to spell his name, she said curtly -"You think I can't spell that name? It is pretty common." She spent a fair amount of time at the beginning describing the tour and lining us up -correcting people as to where they were standing on the street. In that time she never introduced us to each other. THE GROUP NEVER REALLY JELLED. AS THE TIME WENT ON SHE SEEMED MORE RELAXED.

I was on the other FOODS of NEW YORK tour and the guide introduced us to each other and engaged the group in a very relaxed way. He told stories and just made the tour come alive. It was a great tour.

This time the food was good, found some new restaurants but the tour itself was mediocre.
Rating: 4
Overall a great experience
Sat, Jul 3, 10   12:30 PM sarasmiles Male 30-39 Combination Group of Friends
Great food along with a very knowledgable guide made for a fun way to introduce friends from out of town to the lesser known aspects of the big apple. We took "The Original" Greenwich Village tour which seemed to have a wider variety of both cultural and cullinary options. This tour has a heavy lean on Italian food - would have loved to include Kabab house and other ethnicities to add variety. We look forward to a lower east side tour making an appearance someday.
Rating: 4
Totally worth it!!!
Fri, Jun 11, 10   12:00 PM Ciijima Female 20-29 Combination Individual
I was visiting a friend who lives in Brooklyn and had a day where she was gonna be busy therefore I had to entertain myself. I've heard about the great food tours in NYC so I decided to give it a try and am so glad I did! I'm not a traveling alone type of girl so was a bit nervous about joining the tour by myself but it was perfect and very comfortable. Great way to get to know the area, not just the restaurants but also other local places to hang out, off-broadway theatres/shows, church, park and much more. I did a central greenwich villege one this time but I'll def do all the other tours they have next time i visit.
Rating: 5
Interesting and great tasting food
Sat, Jun 5, 10   12:30 PM BonnieTodd Female 40-49 Combination Individual
Lots of interesting facts about the area the food was excellent and the portions were very good. Our tour guide Diana was friendly and knowledgeable. She gave us some good tips on what to do in the village. We came back that evening and really enjoyed our selves at the Cafe Wha. On our next trip to NYC we will most likely do another tour with your group.
Rating: 5
Great way to get an introduction to the area!!
Sat, Jun 5, 10   12:30 PM karenhb20 Female 50-59 Combination Other
We gave the tour as a gift to our grown children including a spouse and girlfriend. We decided to go with them and had a great time. Diana was our tour guide and she provided great insight into the history, culture and food. It was obvious that the neighborhoods mean very much to her. The food was very good and we had enough to eat so did not need to eat after. Now, we have a list of places that we intend to go back to for entertainment and great dining places. She shared the menu from several of the restuarants so that we could see how resonably priced they are during non-tour times. Overall, great....we will do another tour!!
Rating: 5
It was wonderful - would highly recommend!
Thu, May 20, 10   12:30 PM Faithfull Female 60-69 Combination Group of Friends
The tour was really enjoyable. Our guide was fantastic and we all thoroughly enjoyed it - food was great! It was wonderful to walk through the neighborhood and learn a little of the history. We would all highly recommend this tour.
Rating: 5
Great food and interesting tour!
Thu, May 20, 10   12:30 PM laurir Female 40-49 Combination Group of Friends
This tour was a great deal of fun! The restaurants and food chosen were delicious! Susan, our tour guide, was full of interesting facts about the area. Would definitely take another tour with Foods of NY.
Rating: 5
Fri, May 14, 10   12:00 PM jbstradingco Female 50-59 Combination Group of Friends
Lovely restaurants with nice sampling of foods. We were surprised by the nice portion size. Well worth the price.
Rating: 5
when in NYC would take an another tour
Sat, Feb 27, 10   12:00 PM vrsandquist Female 40-49 Combination Group of Friends
we were a group of 3 college friends meeting in NYC from 3 different states. all women, all 49. this was an outstanding activity! we left thinking we were undercharged :) Raheem could not have done a better job. Very knowledgeable about the area also very enthusiastic about the area. you can tell he loves his job. if we meet in NYC again, would without a doubt pick another tour to take. if this was available in another city, i would purchase tickets. Raheem also tried to keep us out of the way of the locals so we did not get in their way (as best as he could) and did this in a pleasant way. we did still however seem to anger a few locals who made snide comments to the group. really don't think anything could be done to avoid this.
Rating: 5
Everything was GREAT!
Fri, Feb 19, 10   12:00 PM Chanson2 Female 40-49 Combination Family With Children
This is our second tour with Foods of New York and it was as terrific as our first. Our guide, Rahim, was exceptional and the food was amazing. We discovered outstanding restaurants and specialty shops that we probably would never have known about otherwise. Even our 19 year old daughter had a great time!