Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.8  903 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 114 295 3 = 292 99% 4.8
Last 6 months 217 580 3 = 577 100% 4.8
Last 12 months 340 906 3 = 903 100% 4.8
All 3,178 8,352 29 = 8,323 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: 4
A lot to eat!
Mon, Sep 8, 14   12:00 PM cmckeown Female 40-49 International Tourist(s) Family Without Children
My husband and I really enjoyed this tour - the guide was excellent and we especially enjoyed the stop at the Indian restaurant, Masala Times, which was fantastic. All the food was good, but I felt that there were perhaps too many carbs and heavy options (sandwich, pasta, pizza and empanadas / plantains). The portions were bigger than expected which is great if you like to eat a lot but I personally would have preferred smaller portions and some lighter options (Thai, Vietnamese perhaps?) . Our least favourite was the Cuban restuarant, the food was plentiful but heavy and not the most interesting which is a shame as there is so much interesting Cuban food out there.

The cultural part of the tour was excellent. Greenwich Village is a very interesting part of the city and our guide did a great job bringing that to life. The visit to Washington Square Park, albeit brief, was also wonderful. Overall, we enjoyed the tour very much and would recommend it.
Rating: 5
Sun, Sep 7, 14   12:00 PM judyparo Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Great tour guides, fabulous food, interesting facts!
Rating: 5
Great fun-great guide!
Fri, Sep 5, 14   12:00 PM susancook125 Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
We had a great fun on the food tour. Our guide was excellent and pointed out many interesting places in the area as well as talking about the food that we had along the tour.
Rating: 5
Fabulous fun and delicious!
Fri, Sep 5, 14   12:00 PM CindyMarlow Female 40-49 International Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
Tour guide Raheem was very knowledgeable about food and NYC He was a music triva encyclopaedia!
Rating: 5
Sun, Aug 31, 14   12:00 PM cstruby Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Terrific, knowledgeable guide. TONS of food!!! Wonderfully historic area to tour.
Rating: 4
Great tour!
Sat, Aug 30, 14   12:30 PM LisaStreich Female 30-39 International Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
We really enjoyed the tour, great food and information. Susan the tour guide was awesome.
Rating: 3
Some of the food was skimpy (tea sample, dessert)
Fri, Aug 29, 14   12:30 PM anitaconner Female 60-69 Local Other
Spent too much time at park. Would rather have sat down and had a cold drink
Rating: 4
Nice Tour with Variety of Options
Fri, Aug 29, 14   12:00 PM pennyreynold Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
This was a nice tour of the village area and there was plenty of food. We had seven tastings, five of which were pretty substantial, so come hungry. Guide was knowledgeable and friendly. Would recommend.
Rating: 5
Excellent new tour
Thu, Aug 28, 14   12:00 PM gapeachinfla Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Susan our guide was excellent, native New Yorker. Lots of great food and interesting facts
Rating: 5
My 4th food tour That should say a lot!
Sat, Aug 23, 14   12:00 PM Melainecc Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
This is the 4th food tour and everyone is exceptional with guides that are passionate about these neighborhoods. Our guide this tour was Susan, a lifelong native of NYC. She knew first hand from her experiences over the years and seeing how the village has transformed since the 1960s. She was a wealth of knowledge. We sampled various places around the McDougal street area. As usual, you are in a small group of 12-15. Come hungry as you will go away very stuffed! Enjoyable afternoon.