Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.8  1,267 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 152 402 5 = 397 98% 4.8
Last 6 months 258 691 6 = 685 98% 4.8
Last 12 months 481 1,276 9 = 1,267 99% 4.8
All 3,475 9,138 35 = 9,103 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: 5
Great historical info from our guide- fun afternoo
Thu, Aug 6, 15   12:00 PM tb48088 Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
We very much enjoyed the tour - info, food, walk - great guide!!
Rating: 5
Heart of the village tour equals fabulous food!
Mon, Aug 3, 15   12:45 PM Borzoifamily Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Unspecified
The heart of the village food tour was our second tour with foods of New York. Barri is a wonderful guy with lots of interesting bits of information about the village. All of the foods were delicious and filling. The only possible negative is we walked quite a bit outside in the heat took it's toll on one of the older members in the group. I give a special shout out to Monte of Monte's trattoria who provided us with a lovely meeting place and a fabulous Bolognese tasting. Although not on the tasting list yet included in one of the seven tastings,the grilled cheese and brisket Panini was out of this world fantastic. There were three of us in this group including my husband who is a meat and potatoes guy, our daughter who only eats chicken and fish, and myself who eats almost everything. We were all happy with the selections.
Rating: 5
Mon, Aug 3, 15   12:00 PM TinyBMighty Female 30-39 Local Couple on a Date
My fiance and I had THE BEST TIME on our tour yesterday with our guide, Susan. She gave us so much information on the history of the area as we walked between stops and was very entertaining! The food at each stop was excellent. We tried places that we never would've walked into on our own time, so it was well worth the trip to try new foods. My favorite location was Cuba because of the unique atmosphere, but my favorite food was the Indian restaurant. They were all great in their own way. I would highly recommend this tour to others.
Rating: 4
Great experience!
Sun, Aug 2, 15   12:00 PM Klemerich Female 30-39 Local Group of Friends
I would definitely do a food tour again! This was great! Our guide (Raheem) was exceptionally knowledgeable, friendly, and fun! We ate a ton (definitely no need for lunch afterwards)! My only suggestion is that the tour incorporate more walking between stops. The first part of the tour was within one square block and had too many stops in a row. It was too much food to eat! We then walked a bit which helped to digest and we were able to eat in the rest of the tour. Overall, I really enjoyed it! I would love to see more of the city with stops every so often.
Rating: 5
Perfect Experience!
Sat, Aug 1, 15   12:45 PM pbellamy16 Female 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
Loved this Foods of New York Tour! The perfect amount of food (enough to get full), the perfect opportunity to learn about the history of the neighborhood (thanks Barri) and the perfect date! For two foodies, one historian and one adventurist, it was the perfect experience. Such a great time and such a great experience to "stop and enjoy the roses" and the neighborhood, and the culture, and the food, and everything! I would definitely recommend this tour!
Rating: 5
Great as always
Sat, Aug 1, 15   12:00 PM Ericamhodgso Female 30-39 International Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
i have been on numerous foods of nyc tours and they are always great.
Rating: 5
Great tour with amazing food!
Sat, Aug 1, 15   12:00 PM SharmanUrban Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
I planned this tour for my young adult daughters, sister and mother and we were not disappointed. The food at every stop was delicious and plentiful! My mom really enjoyed the historical and cultural information about Greenwich village we learned during our tour. It was just the right amount of walking and resting for our group and Susan was a great guide. We returned to some of the places we visited and used the coupons provided to shop! This was my second tour with this company and I will be planning another tour on my next trip to NYC.
Rating: 5
history, food, and drink. oh my!
Sat, Aug 1, 15   12:00 PM kellisiler Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
We had such a great time with Susan learning about pockets of the Village that we would never have learned about otherwise...and got to taste some great food along the way!
Rating: 5
Great tour!
Fri, Jul 31, 15   12:45 PM Scoutsmom2 Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
We had a great time on the Heart of the Village tour. Wonderful historical info, great sampling of foods, and a great tour guide. I would recommend this tour to friends or family visiting NYC.
Rating: 5
we loved Susan and the tour
Fri, Jul 31, 15   12:45 PM Mnolan1344 Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
We, my 14 year old niece, her friend and I, wanted to do something different during our trip to NY and found the food tour on line. We loved the whole experience. Our guide Susan was fantastic. She was warm, welcoming, knowledgeable and excited about the topic. The food choices were delivous and I loved the combination of the culture, food and history. I left the city in 2008 hatter 9 years and it was great to be back and experience something new! The tour was also great for the teenagers, they learned a lot from the experience. I've already recomdned the tour to other friends.