Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.8  832 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 40 100 0 = 100 100% 4.8
Last 6 months 115 304 0 = 304 100% 4.8
Last 12 months 316 833 1 = 832 100% 4.8
All 2,951 7,746 26 = 7,720 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: 4
Sat, Sep 8, 07   12:30 PM escerbo Female 50-59 Local Other
the food was too spicy and not as varied as the other foods tours in your agenda.

the guide was very good and the descriptions of the area excellent
Rating: 5
Fri, Sep 7, 07   12:00 PM tpharrison Male 30-39 International Tourist(s) Other
I can't recommend this enough, the tour was fascinating and the food delicious. It really gives you a lot more than just walking around by yourself. The guide was excellent. We'll be doing the classic tour next time we're in NYC.
Rating: 5
Don't Miss It!
Fri, Aug 31, 07   12:00 PM lynnmueller Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Other
This walking and food tasting tour of Greenwich Village and Soho was one of the highlights of our trip to NYC! My sister and I both loved it! Rahim is an EXCELLENT tour guide and made the walk fun, informative, and educational. The food samples were superb! One of the things we liked about this tour was the opportunity to sample some ethic foods we would not have known about otherwise. Whatever you do, take one of these walking tours. You won't regret it... and your taste buds will surely thank you! The tour is very efficient... no standing in line at the eateries waiting for the food. Rahim makes the arrangements in advance so that when the tour group walks up to the restaurant, Rahim just pops in and walks back out a half-minute later with the food samples on a tray, ready to be distrubuted to members of the tour. Super efficient! Thanks to Rahim for doing such a lovely job showing us this area of New York and introducing us to a lot of great eateries. WORTH EVERY PENNY!!!!
Rating: 5
Great as always!
Fri, Aug 24, 07   12:00 PM maisie Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Other
I have taken your other tours many times, but this was a first for the Central Village and Soho tour. Lots of great foods to sample--many that I would have never tried on my own. Our guide was very knowledgable and kept all of us together quite efficiently. I highly recommend this tour for anyone who likes to explore the foods and history of this area. Thanks for the great list of restaurants and stores. Sometime I hope you develop a Soho-only tour in more depth. Returning Seattle-ite.
Rating: 5
Very informative; food was great!!!
Sat, Aug 18, 07   12:30 PM Isabel Female 40-49 Local Other
Our guide, Rahim was very knowledgeable and answered ALL our questions. He put so much enthusiasm in the tour, one could not help but have fun!!! Mari, to whom I gifted this tour, is vegetarian and Rahim was very thoughtful in supplying her with meals to the best of his ability and Mari was very grateful.

We thought Rahim was so good that Mari and I have booked the Sushi tour for Thursday, Sept 27th.

I will also book the "original" Greenwich tour in the fall.

Thanks for such a great time!

Rating: 5
Sat, Aug 18, 07   12:00 PM kathy50 Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Other
This was a very interesting tour to go on----It had culture as well as the history of the Village and its people.

Loved it very much.

Rating: 5
very enjoyable
Sat, Jul 21, 07   12:30 PM Brendajaffe Female 40-49 Local Other
The food was excellent and the guide was very interesting. He had a lot of knowledge about the history, culture and architecture of the area.
Rating: 5
Informative, friendly and entertaining!
Fri, Jul 20, 07   12:30 PM clarkgraham Male 40-49 International Tourist(s) Other
What a great afternoon. Luckily a few people didn't turn up so the group was smaller than usual, which meant we could hear the very knowledgable guide (Rahim) easier and got seconds of the delicious food samples which were available! Was a good way of introducing folks to an area they had little or no knowledge of. Thanks for an entertaining afternoon.
Rating: 5
Sat, Jun 23, 07   12:00 PM smiley Female 70+ International Tourist(s) Other
Bari was our guide and she was very knowledgeable not only about the food but about the area, family businesses, etc. Can hardly wait to go back and enjoy the village and stay for a meal or two. Larry & I are a couple of seniors and found the walk very easy, 3 hours seems like a long time but it just flew by, in fact we went a little longer. No lunch was needed when we completed the tour. A most enjoyable experience. Look forward to the next time:

Mary & Larry - Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Rating: 5
Excellent tour company
Fri, Jun 22, 07   12:00 PM sandramerle Female 50-59 Local Other
I would always recommend this company as their tours are outstanding with wonderful tastings and enthusiastic guides. Barrie was a wonderful guide who delivered an excellent tour. I only wish they had more tours of Astoria etc as I have done most of their tours. I have done tours with other companys that were disappointing. I highly recommend this wonderful tour.