Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.8  902 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 116 308 3 = 305 99% 4.8
Last 6 months 200 539 3 = 536 99% 4.8
Last 12 months 337 905 3 = 902 100% 4.8
All 3,140 8,258 29 = 8,229 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: 2
unlike other food tours
Sat, Sep 1, 12   12:00 PM BrendaGills Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
After going on two other NYC food tours and one in Boston I was very disappointed in this one. It was so hot yet we were constantly stopped in the hot sun for 3 hrs and given too much history of the area. If I wanted that much history/info on the area I would have signed up and paid for a different type tour. It was so awkward always eating outside on the the street, not getting to sit down and rest. Our guide kept getting us to "line" up in two lines and squeeze together in the heat. Several times we could have at least stopped in the shade instead. This tour was just not what I wanted or expected. We only found one Italian place we would have wanted to return to. Even the one drink we had was chocolate milk and grape juice mixed together! Does this sound appealing? We did not even get to look inside most of the food places. At least cut the group down or send 5 at a time inside. No, I would not recommend this tour.
Rating: 5
Descriptive tour of the area
Sat, Sep 1, 12   12:00 PM PMccann11 Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Enjoyed all of the restaurants. Went back on our last day to have lunch from 2 of the restaurants as well as picked up pastry from Once Upon a Tart to take home to family in Cincinnati. It traveled extremely well and was as delicious as the day of the tour.
Rating: 5
wonderful neighborhood tour
Mon, Aug 27, 12   12:00 PM barbaracahow Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
Wonderful neighborhood experience. Would highly recommend.
Rating: 5
Great Guide and Food
Sun, Aug 26, 12   12:00 PM Carrsmp Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Our guide was knowledgeable and humorous. Tastings were great. Would try your other tours and would recommend this to others.
Rating: 5
Great food and location
Sun, Aug 26, 12   12:00 PM ptmcgee Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
We thoroughly enjoyed our food tour. The food was excellent and we had more than enough to fill us up. We also had a terrific tour guide who really knew his stuff about both the food and history of the Central Village and SoHo areas. He was funny, personable and very informative. Both my wife and I would go on another food tour, especially if we had another top notch tour guide.
Rating: 5
Our Second Foods of NY Tour
Sat, Aug 18, 12   12:00 PM philkapp Male 60-69 Local Family Without Children
Even though I've lived in the New York area all of my life, I never seem to run out of fun things to do in Manhattan. And a Foods of NY tour is certainly one of them. My family took the West Village tour a few years ago and it was fabulous. So when my wife and I decided to take a mini vacation in the city last week, we included another F.O.N.Y tour. It was terrific, just as before. The food tasting stops were great and very diverse. Our tour guide, Rashid, was excellent. He enthusiastically explained the colorful history of the area and of the various locations we visited. His fabulous sense of humor became especially apparent as he told numerous anecdotes about the famous (and infamous) people who've lived in Greenwich Village over the years. I would highly recommend this tour to both visitor and native New Yorker alike.
Rating: 5
Great experience
Sat, Aug 18, 12   12:00 PM Stipank Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Loved the tour!
Rating: 5
Informative, fun, very good food samples
Fri, Aug 17, 12   12:00 PM jackie306 Female 60-69 Combination Family Without Children
Learned just enough about the culture of the area. Guide was knowledgeable and funny. Loved the food samples.
Rating: 5
Fantastic Experience!
Thu, Aug 16, 12   12:00 PM csbaker Female 60-69 Local Group of Friends
This was the third food tour for me. All of them have been exceptional, but somehow this one was almost magical. It was a beautiful day, our guide was enthusiastic, informative, and fun, and the food was as always, fabulous.
Rating: 5
Good food good company good tour!
Mon, Aug 13, 12   12:00 PM anrimala Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
We really enjoyed our tour and tasting of central Greenwich village with Susan. She was very knowledgable about the culture and food experiences in the area. In addition to telling us about the aspects of the tour, she also gave us ideas about many things to do in the village. She communicated clearly and knowledgeably with humor. When she wasn't talking to the whole group, she spoke with individuals, making us all feel comfortable and welcome. We have and will continue to recommend these food tours.