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Rating: 4.8  887 rating points
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Last 3 months 110 285 3 = 282 99% 4.8
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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 Age Where From? Sort Descending Group Type?
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.
Rating: 5
Great learning and eating experience!!!
Sat, Aug 9, 08   12:30 PM alvarezlaura Female 30-39 Combination Family Without Children
We all loved the tour, our guide was sooo nice! I went with my sister and my cousin , who were visiting me from Dominican Republic and they said next time they come to NYC we have to take another tour ;-)
Rating: 4
Enjoyable and interesting
Sat, Aug 2, 08   12:30 PM Margot1 Female 40-49 Combination Group of Friends
The tour guide did an excellent job providing information on the food we were sampling and culture of the area. The food was all very good. My favorite was the smoked mozarella cheese, sun dried tomatos and sausage. When we started our tour it was raining very hard, which put a bit of a damper on things, but by the end of the day the weather was lovely. One of the parties in our group came almost a half hour late and the tour guide accomodated them and took the whole group back to the first restaurant, this resulted in the whole tour running over the time limit.
Rating: 4
Great neighborhoods on this tour
Sat, Jul 19, 08   12:00 PM ellenv Female 50-59 Combination Group of Friends
I also went on the Chelsea Market tour and liked the locations of the Village Tour better but the food offerings from the Chelsea Market tour better. It's a trade-off between location or food! However, I did enjoy both and would recommend them. Thank you.
Rating: 4
Great food and culture overview
Wed, Jul 2, 08   12:00 PM HelenaDahlen Female 40-49 Combination Group of Friends
3 hours went fast while eating, walking and listening to our knowledgeble tour guide. I have stayed in the neghoborhood before but know now that I then knew nothning about it. I am looking forward to go back and try out the eateries that the guide suggested.
Rating: 5
Great guide, great food, sore feet!
Sat, Jun 21, 08   12:30 PM kstrandburg Unspecified Unspecified Combination Group of Friends
The tour was terrific, both for relatively new residents of the area and for our out-of-town guests. The guide was friendly, enthusiastic, and knowledgeable. The food tastings were excellent and filling. We went back for dinner at one of the places a couple of nights later. Be warned, though, the tour is long and there is very little opportunity to sit down. So be prepared and take the chances to sit when you get them!
Rating: 4
Great Food, Valuable Local Food Info, Too Long
Thu, Jun 12, 08   12:30 PM LaurieSemke Female 50-59 Combination Group of Friends
The food and all related information was great, as was our guide. I have already returned to three of the restaurants visited or mentioned. The three hour tour was one hour too long, though, filled/fluffed out with extra blocks and extra talk to examine small architectural detail. Some neighborhood input...while moving between food venues, not standing to receive a lecture...would be interesting, but I would assume that others registering for a food tour, as was our case, are interested in food. Two hours would have been ample time to cover the food venues on this tour.
Rating: 5
Sat, May 24, 08   12:30 PM ElizAnnRice Female 20-29 Combination Group of Friends
This was the best tour I have ever been on. Our tour guide was amazing and very knowledgeable about the food and the village. I will be definatley signing up to do this again. Thanks for everything!