Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.8  1,262 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 138 367 2 = 365 99% 4.8
Last 6 months 251 671 3 = 668 99% 4.8
Last 12 months 476 1,268 6 = 1,262 99% 4.8
All 3,460 9,100 32 = 9,068 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: 5
Excellent tour and wonderful food choices
Sun, Sep 27, 15   12:00 PM bgoddiess Female 60-69 Local Group of Friends
Our guide was totally awesome on the Village food tour. I think his name was Rahim. He had a lot of energy and personality. He responded to the feel of the group rather than giving us a canned tour. His phone suggestions were awesome!
Rating: 5
1960s Greenwich Village comes to life.
Sat, Sep 26, 15   12:00 PM Gavenda Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
Barri sets the bar for all NYC guides - Food Tour and otherwise. Smart, savvy, and in tune with the whole group. She is not a frustrated actor - just a very knowledgeable guide intent on giving the group the best tour possible.

The 7 tastings were wonderful. Each one topped the last. The three plus hours flew by and we learned so much. It was easy to imagine the folks of the 60s hanging out there. Pete Seeger, Peter, Paul and Mary, beatniks...very "cool." Lots of little factoids to make you laugh and feel like you had a glimpse into the past.

My 3rd Food Tour and I hope many more to come. Loved it!
Rating: 5
Awesome experience
Thu, Sep 24, 15   12:00 PM Lauraann4 Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Highly recommend. Great food and amazing history. Tour guide provided tons of history and made it a lot of fun.
Rating: 5
Delicious food; terrific guide!
Mon, Sep 21, 15   12:00 PM JulieBattag Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Individual
Thoroughly enjoyed the afternoon! Susan was a warm and fascinating guide, and the food was filled with delicious surprises. Two thumbs up!
Rating: 5
Sun, Sep 20, 15   12:00 PM lapajo Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
My brother and I were in the city and decided to do the tour. We had Raheem as our guide. He was awesome--he was personable, patient, funny (okay, a couple of his jokes were corny, but he tried), smart, and most of all, he took the time to learn a little something about each of us on the tour. I have taken food tours in other cities, and he's been the best guide I've had. You can tell he loves his city, and this community. Restaurant staff and people on the street were all happy to see him.

I love that he worked hard to accommodate food allergies: even the substitute foods looked and were delicious!

Now, to the food: We had a really nice diversity of food and drinks, from different areas of the world. Nothing was overly spicy or over cooked--all high in quality.

Portion sizes were great--you definitely leave here full. If you are thinking they're little Costco-size samples, you're wrong. We had a lot--almost too much to handle!

My brother loved the food so much, he even went home and did the recipe on the back of the tour guide.

Next time I'm in the city, I will definitely try to do another tour.
Rating: 5
Mon, Sep 14, 15   12:45 PM isikorski Female 50-59 Local Family Without Children
Barri the tour guide was very knowledgable about the area. The only slight recommendation I have would be that most of the tastings were heavy. Other than that extremely worth the money and would recommend.
Rating: 5
Awesome food Awesome Tour guide!
Mon, Sep 14, 15   12:00 PM rubyradish Female 50-59 International Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Our food tour was in Greenwich Village and it was Fabulous! Tons of food- great history of the neighborhood- wonderful activity to do with friends. Our tour guide Susan was terrific - she is a local New Yorker and knows a ton about the neighbourhood and the city. Will do these food tours again and again!
Rating: 4
fun thing to do in NYC
Mon, Sep 14, 15   12:00 PM paulac617 Female 50-59 Local Group of Friends
Foods tours are a fun way to get to know a city but differently than you would usually get to know a city. I've done a couple of food tours in Chicago but never NYC. This company did a very nice job with the tour. The food was delicious and the portions were large. Our bellies were full before the tour was over. It was an interesting way to see a part of the city I'm not very familiar with. Group size was small enough. I would highly recommend.
Rating: 4
good tastings, want more info
Mon, Sep 14, 15   12:00 PM FoodTour1 Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Individual
Good tastings, would have liked more historical info of the Greenwich area.
Rating: 5
Highly recommend
Sat, Sep 12, 15   12:00 PM LKA2526 Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
our whole family loved this tour. Our guide, Susan, was friendly, knowledgeable and passionate about Greenwich Village and food. The food samples were diverse and delicious. We'll do another food tour on our next visit to NYC.