Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.8  1,031 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 96 268 0 = 268 100% 4.9
Last 6 months 202 534 1 = 533 99% 4.8
Last 12 months 390 1,035 4 = 1,031 99% 4.8
All 3,322 8,736 30 = 8,706 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 Where From? Group Type? Sort Descending
Rating: 4
Pleasant Time In an Interesting Neighbourhood
Sat, Jul 2, 11   12:00 PM RussJoyce Male Unspecified International Tourist(s) Other
Or guide was enthusiastic, knowledgeable and professional. The food was good and we enjoyed our time in this section of New York.
Rating: 5
extremely informative, entertaining, and delicious
Thu, Jun 23, 11   12:00 PM cmackmac Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Other
We had such a great time on this tour and enjoyed the food so much that we went back to 4 of the establishments to dine or to purchase items we saw. It was our 3rd trip to New York City and our 3rd NYC food tour. Each time the food tour was outstanding.
Rating: 5
A "Don't Miss" Tour in New York City
Sat, Jun 18, 11   12:30 PM AngelaGrande Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Other
The Foods of NYC Tour was recommended by a friend. We went to the website, and it was very easy to book, and the options were well explained. We thought it was going to be just about the food, but were pleasantly surprised when it also became a historical tour of Greenwich. The tour guide, Diana, was very good and very knowledgeable. The food, of course, was absolutely delicious and there was a great variety. We learned so much from this tour, that we are anxious to try one of the other tours on our next trip. We have heartily recommended it to several other people.
Rating: 5
10 Business Managers loved this tour.
Thu, Jun 16, 11   12:30 PM Hobbie Female 60-69 Local Other
Bari was our guide and she did a fabulous job. Her voice was clear and all participants were able to hear her description of the businesses, buildings, and history of the area. The tour was very informative and the food tastings were excellent. A few weeks ago, my husband and I took the Greenwich Village tour with Bari. Again the food tastings were superb, and we have returned to some of the restaurants for lunch/dinner. In the future, we plan to reserve space on the other "Foods of New York" tours. This Central Village/Soho tour was excellent! If you are visiting New York, this is a tour that shouldn't be missed.
Rating: 5
Great food and history of the neighborhood
Thu, Jun 16, 11   12:00 PM LinBarr Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Other
We picked this food tour because of the different food options. I actually liked the Indian food the best. It gave us the opportunity to taste something different that I would be afraid to order or even go to that restaurant. A few places I would definitely go back because of their tasting and some for their history. Our tour guide was great and gave us so much information about the entire area - too much to remember. We took pictures of different places to jog our memory or to google later on. I am already looking into taking a food tour in Chicago and have told numerous people to definitely take advantage of one of these food tours. We loved it. Thanks
Rating: 5
Great tour, highly recommend it !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Sat, Jun 11, 11   12:00 PM pndharrell Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Other
We had a great tour. Our guide was really good, she was a local and so informative. We also thought the food was very good. This is our 2nd tour with this company and we will take another one next time we visit .
Rating: 2
Good Food, Annoying guide
Fri, Jun 10, 11   12:00 PM Bugnurse Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Other
Tour was a bit disappointing. I've been on others and have been very pleased. This one was lead by Barri. She was not as good as other guides in the past. She talked a lot. The food was delicious. We felt rushed at the Cuban

stop that we could sit down and order a cocktail that we purchased. We had to leave before we were finished or had a chance to use the restroom. I would give it 2 stars overall. A good guide would have made it a 5.
Rating: 5
Very fine tour
Thu, Jun 9, 11   12:00 PM priscillaben Female 70+ Domestic Tourist(s) Other
Guide was excellent. I've been on other tours in this area and she knew her stuff. Worth the cost. It was the hottest day of the year and the tour provided water and showed concern for all of us. I recommend this to any one interested in the food and culture of Central Village
Rating: 5
Informative and Entertaining
Thu, Jun 2, 11   12:30 PM aimee_fred Female 50-59 International Tourist(s) Other
Diana gave us tips and insights and the 3 plus hours zipped by in no time. Our stomachs were full of good and diverse food, and she told us stories and histories of the area that no one but a local could tell. Highly recommend.
Rating: 5
Fabulous fun!
Thu, Jun 2, 11   12:00 PM pennina Female 70+ Domestic Tourist(s) Other
I think our tour guide made all the difference. He was humorous, knowledgeable, and kept us on time for each place. (Sahim -- or something like that.) We tried foods we never would have tried without his guidance, and it was great for all three generations in our group.... I'm the mom, then my daughter and granddaughter (all adults) were part of the group too. We had a great time. Thanks.