Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.8  832 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
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% Positive Average
Last 3 months 97 265 0 = 265 100% 4.9
Last 6 months 141 375 0 = 375 100% 4.8
Last 12 months 314 832 0 = 832 100% 4.8
All 3,057 8,036 26 = 8,010 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: 4
Lunch of appetizers w/Lots of great local history!
Fri, May 24, 13   12:30 PM DONNALUSBY Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Individual
No need for lunch with this historical tour of local neighborhood.

But not what I expected. I expected to go to an artisanal cheese shop, taste a bit, and have time to purchase; stop at a deli, taste a bit, with an opportunity to puchase my fave!

continue on to: pastry shop, Chocolatier, coffee, tea, etc.

Still and all, our guide, Barri was a wealth of information, while we "snacked" our way through the Village into SoHo.
Rating: 5
Great tour -Good food and overview of the area
Thu, May 23, 13   12:30 PM Joepleszkoch Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
The tour gave a very nice understanding and flavor of the area, combined with good food. The combinations of the foods made for a very nice lunch. The tour guide, Susan, provided a overview of the changes that occurred and that are occurring in this specific area. We will come back and try some of the restaurants in the future.
Rating: 5
Mon, May 20, 13   12:00 PM mfthompson Female 60-69 International Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Our food tour was a wonderful experience for me, my husband, my sister and her husband. The fellows thought they may not like it but they loved it and we will do it again. Susan was so informative and really knew the area which gave us more than a food tour. So much history as well. The tour was very organized, the vendors treated us like special guests.
Rating: 5
Wonderful Tour
Mon, May 20, 13   12:00 PM rose373 Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
My group found the food tour to be extremely well run and we all had a great time. Our guide, Susan, was fully knowledgeable about the area and had many interesting stories and information to share with us. The food was all excellent and well presented. The only thing I would change would be the type of food offered - it was all excellent but very filling and it might be better if some of the tastings were of a 'lighter' fair, with less breads. Otherwise, it was a great afternoon and we are looking forward to doing another food tour on our next trip to NYC.
Rating: 5
Good Eats
Thu, May 16, 13   12:30 PM Brendagoo Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Our guide Susan was very informative and moved the group at a good pace. The items we had were very delicious and filling. We had 3 different "sandwiches" (Italian, Indian Wrap, and Panini from Rbbt) which were well prepared; however, more variety would have been nice. I was sorry to see that the Cheese/Dairy was closed for retail business. Enjoyed the tour tremendously and would definitely recommend it to friends. I look forward to taking one of the other food tours.
Rating: 5
What a great "to do" even if you live in the city
Mon, May 13, 13   12:00 PM sammontross Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Unspecified
It was well organized and the food tastings were delicious. We highly recommend it whether you live in Manhattan or are just visiting. We met people on the tour from Australia as well as around the country.
Rating: 5
Informative and delicious
Sat, May 11, 13   12:00 PM tispat45 Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Tastings were plentiful and delicious. Our guide was a wealth of info.
Rating: 5
A fovorite tour in NYC
Thu, May 9, 13   12:00 PM betconk Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Other
The food tour is not only informative and entertaining but it is FUN! The food samplings were delicious and allowed you to try things you man never have tried on your own. Lots of great people to meet and Barri, our guide, was wonderful. I would highly recommend this tour.
Rating: 4
Good Day Out
Sun, May 5, 13   12:00 PM PamelaGray Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
As a group of 4 we enjoyed the food and culture walk immensely. The food was good and our tour guide, Raheed, was very knowledgeable. Would recommend this tour to anyone wanting to see a different side of New York.
Rating: 4
Very enjoyable
Sat, May 4, 13   12:30 PM CliffZdravic Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
We had a beautiful Spring day for our tour so walking the streets of Greenwich village was very pleasant. The guide was very knowledgable and shared the interesting history of the Village as we walked. The food we ate was delicious and plentiful and our guides knowledge of the restaurants history made it interesting as well. The tour was well worth the money!