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Rating: 4.8  853 rating points
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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: 5
Excellent new tour
Thu, Aug 28, 14   12:00 PM gapeachinfla Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Susan our guide was excellent, native New Yorker. Lots of great food and interesting facts
Rating: 5
My 4th food tour That should say a lot!
Sat, Aug 23, 14   12:00 PM Melainecc Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
This is the 4th food tour and everyone is exceptional with guides that are passionate about these neighborhoods. Our guide this tour was Susan, a lifelong native of NYC. She knew first hand from her experiences over the years and seeing how the village has transformed since the 1960s. She was a wealth of knowledge. We sampled various places around the McDougal street area. As usual, you are in a small group of 12-15. Come hungry as you will go away very stuffed! Enjoyable afternoon.
Rating: 5
Excellent experience
Fri, Aug 22, 14   12:00 PM geniegluth Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Individual
Enjoyed the instructor's information, the food at each venue, and the comfort of the group experience.
Rating: 5
Good food and Great Fun
Thu, Aug 21, 14   12:00 PM agarza8543 Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
We had previously been on the other Food tours of New York, the Original Greenwich Tour, which was SO much fun so we decided to try this one. Oh my goodness, so much fun, so much delicious food, so much diversity, it was wonderful. It's a relatively long tour, 3 hours, but we stayed in a relatively small area so there wasn't too much waking. Our tour guide was wonderful, Susan, she was funny and informative, and the other tour guests were so nice and fun. We come to New York 3-4 times a year so we feel like we know the city fairly well, however these tours give you such a great way to try restaurants without having to spend an entire meal at them. We have already revisited some of the restaurants. We will definitely do more of these, my daughter is now in school at NYU so I expect we will be visiting even more often.
Rating: 5
Great way to spend a day in the village
Mon, Aug 18, 14   12:30 PM mmaclallen Female 30-39 Local Group of Friends
Portions were huge, guide was enthusiastic and knowledgable, like beingbwalked around the city by a family friend. Very warm experience, we loved it. Cant wait to try another tour.
Rating: 4
Great tour once again!
Mon, Aug 18, 14   12:00 PM barffy12 Female 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
This was our third tour with Foods of New York and we had another great time. We love the amount of food we get to eat while learning about the culture of the area. One negative to this one is we had the same tour guide as we did for the other Village Tour so there was a little overlap in what she told us, but otherwise, it was a completely different tour with different food stops.
Rating: 4
Diana was an excellent guide.
Mon, Aug 18, 14   12:00 PM plcampbell Female 60-69 International Tourist(s) Group of Friends
However, I had been on this tour a few years ago and I believe the restaurants we visited were better than this time. Some were the same, but some were different. I don't think we got as much food as we might have and the quiche and dessert at the patisserie was not very good in comparison to last time.
Rating: 5
Fun way to experience NY. restaurants and culture
Sat, Aug 16, 14   12:00 PM CandyTanico Female 50-59 Local Group of Friends
What a wonderful, interesting, and fun way to learn about N.Y. and taste some really delicious food, Our tour guide was so knowledgeable and entertaining about the history, architecture and restaurants of NY. We learned things about NY we never knew and we are born New Yorkers. I highly recommend these tours, (I"ve been on three) to bring your family, and friends to spend a very pleasant afternoon in the city.
Rating: 5
Tons of Fun
Sat, Aug 16, 14   12:00 PM cindyr21460 Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
The tour guide was very dynamic supplying many historical details that romanticized the area awesomely. The food was incredible, loving the fuller portions rather than just tidbits (what I had expected). This tour was extremely enjoyable and I would love to try another tour and definitely reccommend this tour to my friends and family.
Rating: 5
A unique experience
Thu, Aug 14, 14   12:00 PM Fariba814 Female 40-49 International Tourist(s) Family With Children
My family and I participated in this tour and we enjoyed it a lot. The food was fantastic and had a very interesting variety. The pizza and mortadella sandwich were our favourites. It was a very unique experience and I highly recommend it to who ever wish to go to New York.