Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.8  1,267 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 150 396 5 = 391 98% 4.8
Last 6 months 256 685 6 = 679 98% 4.8
Last 12 months 481 1,276 9 = 1,267 99% 4.8
All 3,473 9,132 35 = 9,097 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 Sort Descending Where From? Group Type?
Rating: 5
Real treasure ... food and village culture!
Fri, Jun 26, 15   12:00 PM whitlock Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Other
Susan was outstanding in providing food samples with great insight into the village culture. Two sit-down stops with wines/beer and mimosa availability made for an extra special food tour experience. Great spice store and coffee/tea store stops!
Rating: 5
great tour would definitely recommend
Fri, Jun 19, 15   12:00 PM Rhanley10 Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Informational tour with wonderful taste of areas foods and goods.
Rating: 4
Good Food, Good Guide, Needed more shade
Fri, Jun 12, 15   12:00 PM JWHALLJR Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
All of the tastings were at least OK. One of our group did not care for the Indian food, and I found the Cuban food so-so (I did not finish it and I usually finish everything). The desert was excellent, and the Italian and cheese sandwich quite good. The pizza was good, but nothhing to write home about.
Rating: 5
Awesome experience!
Sun, Jun 7, 15   12:00 PM Toodles143 Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
I would recommend this tour to anyone! Our tour guide, Diana, was so knowledgeable, not only about the restaurants and the food, but also local history and culture. The food was fabulous, I learned so much about the area, and she made sure everyone had fun. Loved it!
Rating: 3
Could have picked better food experiences...
Fri, Jun 5, 15   12:30 PM mshomos Female 60-69 Unspecified Unspecified
Barri, the tour guide, was friendly and knowledgeable. However, the food places that were picked were eh! Started out at a grilled cheese place. Grilled cheese? With all the great places in NY? We also went to an Italian sit-down restaurant and had the worst bolognese I have ever had. It was so salty, we could barely eat it. One of the stops was an Indian place where we had a lassi drink in a tiny cup. I don't consider this "food". There were 7 places in all and I probably wouldn't go back to any of them.
Rating: 5
Exceeded Expectations!!!
Mon, Jun 1, 15   12:00 PM Herwehe Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
Absolutely loved this East Village Food and Culture tour. Susan was an amazing tour leader--knowledgeable, and enthusiastic. Could not have asked for a better tour--totally enjoyable. The food was delicious and there was so much of it!! Great restaurant picks. Loved the variety of Cuban, Indian, Italian, and American. Susan really knew her way around the East Village. Well-rounded tour and I am recommending the tour to my friends in PA.
Rating: 5
awesome and casual day
Sat, May 30, 15   12:00 PM geoflan Male 60-69 Combination Family Without Children
First off tour guide was great. Food choices excellent. History and knowledge was wonderful. Highly recommend to all.
Rating: 5
Perfect combination of food and history
Sun, May 17, 15   12:00 PM glendaadams Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Very well organized. This is a great way to introduce first time visitors to New York.
Rating: 5
Great food, plenty to eat,excellent guide,fun int.
Fri, May 8, 15   12:00 PM Kbriggsknox1 Female 60-69 Local Couple on a Date
See above
Rating: 5
Great food! Great commentary!
Thu, May 7, 15   12:00 PM PaulFisette Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
What an eclectic culinary experience! Each stop was different with the dish ready as we arrived. I like grilled cheese sandwiches, but this one was "special". Also, we were assured that there would be enough food to satisfy the appetite of most people-- this was more than true, as there were always extras that could be had if one wished.

Finally, our tour guide was a pleasure to be with. She was knowledgeable, courteous and helpful. All in all, it was a fun tour (I know this was only luck, but the weather was perfect also).