Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.8  899 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 112 291 3 = 288 99% 4.8
Last 6 months 215 576 3 = 573 100% 4.8
Last 12 months 338 902 3 = 899 100% 4.8
All 3,176 8,348 29 = 8,319 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
Great fun
Thu, Oct 4, 12   12:30 PM Renaw001 Female 60-69 Combination Family Without Children
Informative and interesting tour of the village, it's history and inhabitants. Enjoyed the varied food sampling. Susan our guide was enthusiastic, fun and entertaining. Great way to explore this colourful locale.
Rating: 5
Great tour! We'll take another the next time!
Thu, Oct 4, 12   12:00 PM ZuZuLou Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Individual
Our tour was packed full of neat factual info about both the foods and the neighborhoods. Our guide kept us moving quickly and eating expeditiously. He was tremendous, even in the rain shower !
Rating: 5
Great intro to Soho gastronomy and history
Mon, Oct 1, 12   12:00 PM GeraldGibson Male 60-69 International Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Having enjoyed food tours of neighbourhoods in other cities, my wife and I were so delighted with our introduction to Soho that we'll probably stay closer to this area on our next visit to NYC. Many thanks to Susan and Todd and the restaurateurs for a most enjoyable afternoon. The mortadella sandwich at Cafe Dante was to die for!
Rating: 5
Fri, Sep 28, 12   12:00 PM daleherberge Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
The tour was great. We loved our guide. So much food...we were all stuffed by the end. Lots of information and interesting facts about the area.
Rating: 5
Tour September 22
Sat, Sep 22, 12   12:00 PM Sally47 Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Individual
The leader of our group was a man - I am sorry i do not remember his name- we started at 12:00 at Morrie's (sp) and tasted/toured a variety of ethnic and local restuarants, while getting a running dialogue about the neighborhood and its history. It was great, it added to my trip and gave me insight into NYC which I would not have gotten by reading tour books. I recommended the tour to other friends who also took it.
Rating: 5
informative regarding history of area and food
Sat, Sep 22, 12   12:00 PM LiviaMurray Female 60-69 Local Group of Friends
The guide was very knowledgeable about the area we toured and the food we tasted. Especially liked that he gave us background information about some of the stores and clubs that have since closed. Liked the variety of the foods tasted and that some tastings were sit down in the restaurant. It was a very enjoyable tour and highly recommend it.
Rating: 5
Wonderfully fun and tasty tour
Mon, Sep 17, 12   12:00 PM popowich12 Female 60-69 International Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
My husband and I enjoyed the Food and Culture tour recommed by our travel agent who had just returned from NYC. Our tour guide was well informed and charming, as she led us through the village with its' various historic sites and restaurants. The foods we tasted were all different and very good, while the pace was leisurely. We have been telling friends about our experience and enthusiastically recommending Food Tours of New York.
Rating: 5
A truly wonderful experience
Mon, Sep 10, 12   12:00 PM jbeausoleil Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
So happy we went on the tour. Gave us an opportunity to see another part of NYC and it was everything it was advertised to be. Susan was a great guide, very informed, friendly, enthusiastic...great ambassator for the village. I made the mistake of eating breakfast, the tastes were generous and delicious, wonderful selection and variety. I had never tasted Indian cuisine, a treat. The stop and Montes and the Cuba were my favorite...but it would be really hard to say, all was so tasty. Loved the history shared.
Rating: 4
historical -very informative
Sun, Sep 2, 12   12:00 PM 8millers Female 60-69 Unspecified Other
food was very good and and each tasting was unique the leader provided excellent information on the area
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.