Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.8  947 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 105 271 1 = 270 99% 4.8
Last 6 months 227 591 4 = 587 99% 4.8
Last 12 months 361 951 4 = 947 99% 4.8
All 3,249 8,535 30 = 8,505 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
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.
Rating: 5
fantastic again
Sat, Feb 7, 09   12:00 PM Romie1218 Female 50-59 Combination Group of Friends
This is my second time on this tour and it was even better then the first! This time I brought friends from out of state and although one of them couldn't eat some of the items she still enjoyed the tour! We actually ended the day with her visiting a pizza place on the other tour for a slice! (For her, the rest of us were full)
Rating: 5
Good Tour
Sat, Dec 27, 08   12:00 PM ANNSHERMAN Unspecified Unspecified Combination Group of Friends
The tour was good, informative, and the leader was very good.
Rating: 4
Very Good
Sat, Nov 15, 08   12:30 PM dearbe Female 50-59 Combination Group of Friends
The tour and guide where great, the food was ok I would say that you need more places you go in and sit down, standing out side on the street was not what I expected. Also of of the food was very small, good but not much.
Rating: 5
Fri, Nov 7, 08   12:00 PM cassano Female Unspecified Combination Group of Friends
Interesting history of the area we visited and interesting stories of the shops and restaurants.
Rating: 5
I want to go again
Sat, Oct 4, 08   12:30 PM Gretchen8 Female 20-29 Combination Family Without Children
This tour was great. Extremely informative and appealed to everyone in our group, including my parents, boyfriend and roommate. The food was awesome and the tips, very useful.

Since my boyfriend, roommate and I live in the city, we're able to share the info with friends and continue to visit the places we learned about.

Our guide, Susan, was knowledgeable and engaging.

We'll definitely try other tours in the future.

Rating: 5
Worth every penny!
Sat, Sep 27, 08   12:00 PM bignate02 Male 20-29 Combination Family Without Children
This was my favorite part of my visit to New York. Amazing histoy and great food. Not too much walking (more standing around than walking). Great for any person.
Rating: 5
The best food tour so far!
Sat, Sep 20, 08   12:30 PM busman49 Male 50-59 Combination Couple on a Date
This is the third food tour I have taken with this company and it is definately the best. The others were great, but this one had better food selection, more variety and larger portions than previous tours. It had more history of interest to my age group presented in an enthusiastic way by our tour guide. We both thoroughly enoyed ourselves.
Rating: 5
A great way to spend an afternoon in New York!!
Fri, Aug 29, 08   12:00 PM spbhatty Female 30-39 Combination Unspecified
Our guide was very engaging and full of great insider information about the food scene in the Central Village and SoHo. Aside from the food, he also was very knowledgeable and had great perspective around the history of the area.

There were lots of tastings and the range of tastings was also impressive in terms of variety of cuisines (both savory and sweet).

My only regret was that we didn't do the tour earlier in our trip so we could go back and do some of the things he mentioned. So if you're planning on doing a tour, do it as early in your trip as possible - you'll want to go eat at some of the restaurants that you hear about on the tour.

I'll do another one the next time I'm in New York for sure. New York is best seen on foot and this tour was a wonderful experience - I highly recommend it.
Rating: 5
Great Tour
Sat, Aug 16, 08   12:30 PM kappa511 Female 20-29 Combination Group of Friends
Great tour and loved finding all the new places. The only issue was the tour guide walked too far infront of the group...made it hard for some of people in the group to keep up. I would sign up for other tours in a heart beat and go to all the stops again. The history and fun stories added to the tour and made it a great cultural experience.