Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.8  1,030 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 83 229 0 = 229 100% 4.9
Last 6 months 198 522 1 = 521 99% 4.8
Last 12 months 389 1,034 4 = 1,030 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 Sort Descending Where From? Group Type?
Rating: 5
it was very interesting, entertaining and tasty
Sun, Jun 2, 13   12:00 PM markjsnyder Male 60-69 Local Family Without Children
Rating: 5
A great way to get to know the neighborhoods of NY
Thu, May 30, 13   12:30 PM Ptranovich Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Unspecified
This was my second food tour with this company. I love the combination of neighborhood history, great food, and wonderful, knowledgeable and interesting guides. A great way to get to know the neighborhoods of New York.
Rating: 5
Great tour
Thu, May 30, 13   12:00 PM Harriette Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Our guide, Diana, was great and loaded with lots of historical information about the neighborhoods. She clearly loved the area and eager to share her knowledge of the foods, architecture and people who live or lived in the neighborhood.
Rating: 5
Once Again, A Home Run Tour
Sat, May 25, 13   12:00 PM jamesgodlove Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Individual
This is the second Food's of NY tour we have taken. The guide/historian was incredible. Everyone in the neighborhood knew him. The food was excellent and plentiful. The cultural and historical explanation was second to none. The tour was so personal, we feel just like family. This is a must see, must do for tourists and locals alike. If you want to experience the real NYC, this is the best way to spend three hours.
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.