Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.8  900 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 112 294 0 = 294 100% 4.8
Last 6 months 214 571 3 = 568 100% 4.8
Last 12 months 339 903 3 = 900 100% 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 Age Where From? Group Type? Sort Descending
Rating: 5
Great Activity to start your New York Adventure
Thu, Aug 28, 08   12:00 PM CamilleBell Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Other
This was our second tour, we did the Original Village tour two years ago. This time we (four sisters) took our husbands. We took the tour the first morning of our week long visit to New York and found ourselves back in the village to enjoy the resturants and shops many times during the week. Our husbands enjoyed the tour as much as we did. The food tours are one of our favorite activities because they are so informative and help us to feel at home in new areas of the city.
Rating: 5
Best New York Experience
Sat, Aug 23, 08   12:30 PM hugheska Female 60-69 International Tourist(s) Other
Our guide Suzy knows more about New York, and the Village in particular, than do many lifelong residents. Her knowledge and presentation made information I have read about come alive.

The tastings were abundant, well-chosen, and simply delicious. I will be booking a tour again next year, and spending time and money comfortably in the Village because of this superb and tasty tour.
Rating: 4
a little long
Sat, Aug 23, 08   12:30 PM lesdavisva Female 30-39 Local Other
The tour was great but it is a little long--I thought the tour guide should have kept us moving a little quicker. I know she didn't want to seem to rush us but towards the end we were tired and it would have been better if she had just hurried us along the whole time to get everything in 3 hours or less....
Rating: 4
Always love the tours!
Sat, Aug 16, 08   12:00 PM eileenhartma Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Other
This was a repeat (went as a couple in February) and we took a group of 9 family members. We loved the history, details, and of course the food and the tour guide! The weather was fabulous - a wonderful day. You won't know NYC until you take one of these tours.
Rating: 5
Fun way to see New York
Sat, Jun 28, 08   12:00 PM jamesnunn Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Other
We have been on the other food tours and loved them. This was the only one we had not been on. Our tour guide - Susan - was very knowledgeable (I guess because she grew up in this area) and she was very nice (which we love about the people in NY). We really enjoyed the stops especially the Peanut Butter Company where I bought a cookbook and a jar of peanut butter and just tonight recreated one of their creations for dinner. Who ever came up with the idea for NY City food tours is a genius and we want to thank him!
Rating: 4
Central Greenwich/Soho Cultural and Food Tour
Sat, Jun 21, 08   12:00 PM JoanneRay Female 50-59 Local Other
I enjoyed the tour. Our guide was very knowledgeable and sampling the food was fun. However, I would recommend slowing the walking pace. Also, the Greenwich Village tour had more foods to sample so I would recommend more foods to sample on this tour as well. Thank you!
Rating: 5
Fun, fun, fun!
Fri, May 30, 08   12:00 PM wimbleace Female 30-39 International Tourist(s) Other
The tour guide was great and the food was even better. It's worth while to go on these tours because you get to know more of the area than just going through it yourself. It's a three hours well spent. I think it's even better than the more touristy places like times square. There were a lot of family owned restaurants that serve a lot of good quality food. I would recommend this to anyone who loves to eat and who loves to explore new places.
Rating: 5
Wonderful experience
Thu, May 22, 08   12:00 PM davidaseaver Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Other
What a great combination of neighborhood cultural/historical information and ethnic neighborhood food. Rahim, our guide, clearly knew the neighborhood and enthusiastically told personal and other stories. We were treated to food experiences that we would otherwise never have found. Take the tour at the beginning of your time in New York, because you find lots of places you will want to go back to for food and entertainment. We did, and we did!
Rating: 4
great cultural experience!
Sat, May 10, 08   12:30 PM mon24d Female 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Other
The group consisted of mostly under 35 couples, but there was a single woman from new jersey, myself and my mom as well. I got it for my mom as a mothers day gift, figured it would be unique. She enjoyed it, as did I. I will definitely participate in another tour again. Someo f the food was spicy, so beware. I am not one for spice, but I do enjoy a little exotic food once in while so I thought it was tolerable, but my mom did not enjoy the spice much. The tour guide Susan was fantastic. You could see her passion about the neighborhood. She was very friendly and helpful. It will make you tired! The walking was not very far but for some reason I was exhausted afterwards. My mother was too. I work in manhattan (and im only 23) so im used to alot of walking, in total i walk approx a mile per day, and my mother walks for 30 minuts almost every night, but this tour definitely made us go home and rest. It was well worth it though!! Just think through any plans you make for afterwards, and plan for the tour to go over atleast an hour or so.

ine was supposed to end at 330, it ended at 415.
Rating: 4
Great food!
Sat, May 10, 08   12:00 PM Jerilandon Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Other
Great food! We were able to sample food from other countries (i.e. Indian, Greek, Italian, Middle Eastern). The tour was interesting and tour guide was very knowledgeable. We were looking forward to the Israeli and Jamaican food as described in the tour info, but for some unexplained reason we never got to sample these foods. We would like to recommend that tour ends where it starts. It was a bit confusing to get back to our subway station afterwards. We did not enjoy this tour as much as the Greenwich Village food tour which we took last year. Bleecker Street Pizza remains our all time New York pizza favorite!!!!