Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.8  944 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 105 269 1 = 268 99% 4.7
Last 6 months 229 597 4 = 593 99% 4.8
Last 12 months 360 948 4 = 944 99% 4.8
All 3,248 8,532 30 = 8,502 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 Sort Descending Age Where From? Group Type?
Rating: 4
Fun tour with interesting facts and food
Thu, Jun 18  12:00 PM cholm75 Female 30-39 International Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Went on a good tour through Little Italy with my husband. Our tour guide whose name escapes me but he was filling in for someone else was amazing. He was funny and knew so much interesting stuff about NYC. Opened my eyes to NYC dining experiences. Would definately recommend this tour.
Rating: 5
Great Tour!
Thu, Jun 18  12:00 PM AATESSMER Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
We loved the tour! It was fun, informative and the food was excellent. Our guide was excellent.
Rating: 4
History & Food
Mon, Jun 15  12:30 PM nlee23 Female 20-29 International Tourist(s) Family Without Children
This was such a great experience! Excellent for getting to try a little bit of everything from places that I wouldn't necessarily try out on my own. Our tour guide was also extremely knowledgeable of the history in this area of the The Village; coupled with the excellent food were pieces of history and stories of former residents of the area.
Rating: 5
Return visitors delighted with our food tour
Mon, Jun 15  12:00 PM lucytalbot Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
This was our 4th Foods of NY tour in the past 5 years and once again we were delighted. Susan met us outside of Monte's Trattoria in the Village and was attentive, informative and engaging during the entire tour. The food venues were diverse and delicious and the history and culture Susan shared with us about the city was most interesting. We enjoyed an amazing melted cheese and brisket sandwich from Melt Kraft whose cheeses come from a local artisan dairy,an Indian wrap from Masala Times Indian Street Food, penne pasta with a delicious Bolognese from Monte's Tratoria, Margherita pizza from Artichoke Pizza with the most incredible crust, deliciously light & crispy empanadas from Cuba, and finally, salted caramel and chocolate French Macarons from Francois Payard Bakery. Interspersed with the gourmet delicacies we enjoyed, we also stopped in to Porto Rico coffee roasters as well as Sullivan Street Tea and Spice Co. All in all, it was a MEMORABLE tour and we look forward to joining another group soon. While all the Foods of NY guides we've been on tours with have been outstanding, Susan went the extra steps to get acquainted as well insure each one of us was thoroughly enjoying our experience. After having gone on tours led by 2 other tour companies in the city, we are more convinced than ever that Foods of NY is the BEST! Thank you for such a great experience and we look forward to our next food adventure! Lucy from San Francisco
Rating: 5
Deliciously Fantastic!!
Sun, Jun 14  12:00 PM Cinnamon175 Female 40-49 Local Group of Friends
This tour was wonderful!! At all restaurant stops the food was delicious!! Do not eat before you go because there is a lot of food to taste and some options include the ability to order an alcoholic beverage at an additional cost. Our tour guide Raheem(apologize if misspelled), did a wonderful job explaining the area & history, and somehow managed to keep it interesting!! We walked approximately 2.5 miles, which was at a normal walking pace. It helped work off some of what we ate and helped us to digest. We never felt rushed and enjoyed this tour thoroughly!! Thank you!
Rating: 5
Interesting tour and great food
Sat, Jun 13  12:30 PM mirjelena Female 30-39 International Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Interesting tour and great food, recommend to all tourists that are visiting NY
Rating: 5
Great experience!!
Sat, Jun 13  12:00 PM cammimoffatt Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
We had a great time on this tour! The food and fun information about the Village given by the guide was perfect! Will definitely do another when visiting NYC again!
Rating: 5
Great Peek into Insiders View of the City
Sat, Jun 13  12:00 PM NancyRiddick Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
The guide, Susan, clearly loves and respects her City and in particular, the Village. She has great historical knowledge as well as great taste in food! I enjoyed all the fun facts, and her ability to answer questions on the spot. There was another guide with a leader that had a bull horn (or something like it) that just screamed TOURIST. I would NEVER want to be part of that type of tour.

Susan was also mindful of the heat, and made sure we were able to get out of the sun whenever she could.

I would definitely do one again, as well as recommend a tour to friends. Thanks.
Rating: 5
LOVE this yummy food tour!
Fri, Jun 12  12:30 PM AmandaM26 Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
My mom and I came on a mother-daughter trip to the city for a long weekend and had done the Greenwich Village food tour before. We chose this one because we love the neighborhood so much we wanted to try and find new places for future trips and meals. The grilled cheese is out of this world. It was easily our favorite. But, I also really loved the Indian food too (and I normally don't). Visiting other local stores was a great idea. It broke up the tastings and we also learned the history of the neighborhood while we walked. The tour is definitely a little long, so plan accordingly with comfy shoes. It can be done with kids, but I'd recommend it without (might be too long for them). You will enjoy the tour! Don't hesitate to book your tickets.
Rating: 5
Love Food
Thu, Jun 11  12:30 PM amkreutz Female 20-29 Local Couple on a Date
Very good experience. Would definitely go on the other tours offered. A lot more food then I was expecting. It was all very good and unique. I enjoyed learning about the other good places to eat and entertainment in the area.