Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.8  903 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
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Last 3 months 114 295 3 = 292 99% 4.8
Last 6 months 217 580 3 = 577 100% 4.8
Last 12 months 340 906 3 = 903 100% 4.8
All 3,178 8,352 29 = 8,323 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
Terrific way to learn a NYC neighborhood
Mon, Apr 6  12:00 PM Kweber867 Female 50-59 Local Family Without Children
Informative and entertaining - a great way to learn a concentrated area in NYC. Word of warning - lots of food, pace yourself! The food is fantastic and varied, but tends to be quite heavy on the Greenwich Village tour. We live in New Jersey and wanted to give this a try on our "staycation" - well worth the price and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.
Rating: 5
A great time had by all!
Sat, Apr 4  12:30 PM shclarks Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Our tour leader, Barri, was exceptional. She was friendly, enthusiastic, and knew SO much about Greenwich Village! Our favorite stops included an exceptional grilled cheese sandwich with brisket (we'll never think of grilled cheese the same way again), an old fashioned coffee shop that was a sensory treat, and a mexican restaurant with the best tacos any of us had ever eaten! Every stop was fun, though, and in between we had our own personal tour of the village, no rush, lots of interaction. It's sold me on future food tours, especially with this company. It was a great time had by all!
Rating: 5
Food, Culture and History
Fri, Apr 3  12:30 PM tigerBeetle Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Unspecified
Besides getting to taste a variety of foods our tour guide was an amazing wealth of cultural and historical information for the area. If you are looking for places to eat and more that are not typical tourist attractions this tour is your guide. We went back to eat a meal at one of the stops Cuba. I had the spinach/cheese empenadas, ceviche, sweet plantains, and Tres Leches Cake for dessert. Everything was on the mark.
Rating: 4
Variety of Food - Interesting Walk
Fri, Apr 3  12:00 PM wwguda Female 60-69 Local Family Without Children
It was a drizzly day, but we still enjoyed many good places to eat and a short, informative walk around part of Greenwich Village. There was a variety of eateries, some new ones, and plenty of food. While we enjoyed all the food, we felt that it would have been more fun to focus on the long-established places that the Village is famous for with less food per place and more places. A combination of sit-down and eat on the run places made for variety in the pacing. Our guide explained the food in each place, and while she was very knowledgeable, hearing from the proprietor or chef in one or two places would have added some color. Even though all of us, men and women, were plenty full by the end of the tour, a bit more of the sweet or two places for dessert (one of us really wanted a cannoli) would have really topped it off.
Rating: 5
Fun & delicious way to experience New York!
Fri, Apr 3  12:00 PM funtime2008 Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Enjoyed our tour with Susan, a very enthusiastic, friendly and informative guide. Plenty of delicious food and a great way to learn about the history of Greenwhich Village!!
Rating: 5
Fri, Apr 3  12:00 PM Jmills548 Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Other
My friend and I thoroughly enjoyed our Greenwich Village tour. Our guide, Susan, gave a great overview and history of the area. The food selections were great in quality and variety. We have already recommended this tour to friends.
Rating: 5
Thu, Apr 2  12:00 PM NanceeDavis Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
The Food Tours never disappoint and this was no exception! Fun, information and awesome food! We are working our way through all the tours and they have all been excellent! We highly recommend this tour when in NYC - great way to spend the afternoon!
Rating: 5
Fabulous Food Experience
Thu, Apr 2  12:00 PM joannashakes Female 40-49 International Tourist(s) Family With Children
We were recommended to Foods of New York Tours by a friend who attended a Heart of the Village tour last year. We chose the East Village tour and thoroughly enjoyed our experience. Raheem, our guide, was informative, friendly, approachable and knowledgeable. We enjoyed the mix of taste experiences and cultural information and would recommend the tour whole heartedly.

We were lucky enough to have really good weather for our tour, the first proper day of Spring, so eating on the kerbside was a pleasure.

As this was our first trip to New York, I doubt we would have visited the village area had it not been for the tour but I am so glad we did. There was a good mix of people on the tour and we enjoyed chatting to them as we ate our food and soaked up the atmosphere; so different to Manhattan where we were staying.

All in all a very memorable and pleasurable experience.

Thank you.
Rating: 5
Lots of food, lots of fun
Thu, Apr 2  12:00 PM Estra2g Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Great for families with teens. Very well-run, accommodates vegetarians, worth the price. Our guide was Raheem and he was terrific. Good mix of history, culinary info and delicious food. Lots and lots of food! Two opportunities to buy alcoholic beverages to go with the food, which was nice. I had an amazing mojito!
Rating: 5
Fun afternoon with plenty of food!
Sun, Mar 22  12:00 PM CHABET Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
This is the 4th Food of New York Tour our group has been on over the years. Rahim was a great tour guide, very knowledgeable about the area with much insight on the history of same. Each food stop provided more than just a tasting and one was better than the next. Highly recommend this tour as well as Rahim as your tour guide! We will be back next year for another!!