Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.8  1,034 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 102 280 1 = 279 99% 4.9
Last 6 months 206 543 1 = 542 100% 4.8
Last 12 months 391 1,038 4 = 1,034 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: 5
Thu, May 20, 10   12:30 PM Carolsawyer Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Other
Susan was a great tour guide; she gave us lots of information about the Village. The food was way more than we anticipated. Just needed a snack for dinner after that.
Rating: 5
I'd go on this one again!
Wed, May 19, 10   12:00 PM SRoche Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Other
The tour guide was very informative about the history of the neighborhood and the places we visited. The food was fantastic!
Rating: 5
Great Tour, Great Food!!!
Sat, May 15, 10   1:00 PM cflores4 Male 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Other
My wife and I have taken several trips to NYC and always try to stay downtown. We knew that there were great places to eat there so we figured we'd explore some more. This tour was not only great, but the samples were good as well. Everything from the fresh mozzrella, to the Cuban dining was a pleasurable experience. On top of all the great tasting we also got a charming guide who shared the colorful history of the area. We totally recommended for others, and we plan on going back to eat at the places we sampled from!!!
Rating: 5
Great tour! Susan was a wonderful guide.
Fri, May 7, 10   12:30 PM candy79 Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Other
My daughter and I really enjoy the tour and food. The only recommendation I would have is that we spend less time at one of the restaurants and more time in SoHo. I would have liked to get a little more background of SoHo and walked a few more streets in that section.

Susan was a very knowledgeable tour guide. I have taken two other tours with your company and have enjoyed all of them. Great guides on all the tours (this was my third tour).
Rating: 5
Great way to spend a day in NYC
Thu, Apr 15, 10   12:30 PM paulmagid Female 50-59 Local Other
The tour was interesting and the food thoroughly enjoyable. Rahim was a wonderful and informative tour guide. This is the second food tour I have taken and plan to do them all. You do not go away hungry! This is a great way to learn about the city and places to go back to when you just want to go in for a meal. I highly recommend this tour.
Rating: 5
Memorable history info and terrific food.
Sat, Apr 10, 10   12:00 PM ADaniele Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Other
This is the second food and cultural tour my sister and I have taken. We enjoyed the first so much that we came back this year. The history of the area and the individual establishments is so interesting. The places visited and all the food that we tasted was just fantastic. If you did not take these tours you would probably walk past these places and not give a second thought to them. Each place we stopped at was better than the last. We plan to come to New York next year and we certainly plan to do another food and curtural tour.
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.