Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.8  834 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 46 111 0 = 111 100% 4.7
Last 6 months 117 309 0 = 309 100% 4.8
Last 12 months 315 834 0 = 834 100% 4.8
All 2,967 7,787 26 = 7,761 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: 5
Wonderful Food and Wonderful Time
Thu, Apr 8, 10   12:30 PM cclougherty Female Under 20 Domestic Tourist(s) Other
My mother and i heard from a friend that this was a fun tour to do and I had always wanted to go to SoHo so this was a perfect reason. It was a wonderful day and our tour guide was very enthusiastic. It was neat to hear the history of the area and how much it has and has not changed. And the food was amazing! I'm normally a picky eater and I ate everything it was beyond what i expected. My favorites had to be the Cuban restraunt and this other restraunt with an amazing cheesecake! My family will be returning to New York City this summer and we are keeping our guide and we will be returning to many of those restraunts! It was such a great time and i highly recommend it to anyone who would like an exciting and yummy experience!! Also bring good walking shoes because you do lots of walking, which is good so you can walk off all the great food you just ate!! So basically, this is a wonderful tour and i highly recommend it!
Rating: 4
Nice Tour
Sat, Apr 3, 10   1:00 PM GL26821 Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Other
My husband, son and future daughter in law went on the tour. My son lives in Hoboken, and goes into the city frequently. I thought the tour really would be benefical for locals just moving to the area to find good place to try fro dinner or lunch. Our guide Susan did a wonderful job was very informative and helpful.
Rating: 5
Sat, Apr 3, 10   12:30 PM DRDB99 Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Other
Tour guide was really great. She clearly loves what she does and has emotional ties to the neighborhood of Greenwich Village. These make her the perfect choice for this position. The food samplings were wonderful. I would go again anytime I am back in New York.
Rating: 5
Thoroughly recommend
Thu, Apr 1, 10   12:30 PM Andbek Female 20-29 International Tourist(s) Other
This was our third trip to New York but this was the first time my husband and I had thought about a food trip, but how we wish we had booked one before!

We had a fantastic day, and we were really lucky with the weather which makes a big difference. Our guide Susan was fantastic and she was really informative not just about the food and great little restaurants in Greenwich Village, but about the history and trivia of the place too.

The "tasters" you had varied from place to place we had soup, different plates of pasta, Cuban food, smoked mozzarella and sun dried tomatoes, pecan pies and proper New York cheesecake! It was more than enough for lunch and the best thing was my husband and I visited a few of the restaurants after our food tour and had some really nice meals.

The food tour gives you a good idea of where the nicest places are to eat as there are so many to choose from in New York, I sometimes felt that we wasted our time looking for a great restaurant and just getting overcharged, so this was great as you knew where to go for a really nice and at times inexpensive lunch or dinner.
Rating: 5
soho/central village review
Sat, Mar 27, 10   12:00 PM Carol2 Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Other
Great food! Great guide!
Rating: 5
Highly Recommend
Sat, Mar 27, 10   12:00 PM Tracey13037 Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Other
I have been to NYC many times and only wished I knew about the Food and Culture tours before. I will make it a point to do another tour on my next visit. The price is reasonable, and is 3 hours well spent. With so much choice in NYC, this tour allows you to focus on a select few places, and gives you confidence to return to the respective area, and have a great meal. I love the Central Village area/SOHO. Raheem was a great tour guide. I hope to see him again on future tours.
Rating: 5
Better sooner than later
Fri, Mar 26, 10   12:00 PM vidaltxo Male 30-39 International Tourist(s) Other
The Soho food and culture tour was without doubt one of the highlights of our trip to New York. Susan, our guide, made the whole experience unforgetable, with a warm and sunny smile that melt the cold and windy weather. Food to taste was plenty and tasty, and all the historical background hints of the area made the tour even more fun; you could pass by many of the places thousand times without noticing those little hidden gems).

Definetely worthy, and actually the only thing to regret is not having done it at the beginning of our trip, so we could have used the tips about wonderful restaurants and clubs in the area. And it is moorish....one will never be enough as one is left wondering what can be awaiting you in the next tour.
Rating: 5
Informative, delicious and most importantly - FUN!
Thu, Mar 18, 10   12:00 PM lrivers Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Other
The Greenwich/Soho tour was just as fun & informative as the others we've enjoyed through Food Tours. Our guide was friendly, interesting and funny (Rafim) and we had more than enough delicious food to savor. It is a great bargain and I would highly recommend anyone who's visiting NYC to go on one of these food tours!
Rating: 5
Fun and informative!
Sat, Feb 27, 10   12:00 PM rohrbachs1 Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Other
Our guide was amazing. You could tell that he honestly enjoyed what he was doing and also enjoyed the places that he toured with us. We actually returned for dinner at one of the restaurants (Monte's) and stopped by a club (Cafe Wha?) for drinks and entertainment. I would highly reccommend this tour.
Rating: 5
Great, interesting, educational, and tasty
Sat, Feb 20, 10   12:00 PM beckyboyd Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Other
Enjoyed the guide and information he told us.