Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.8  954 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 108 278 1 = 277 99% 4.8
Last 6 months 230 598 4 = 594 99% 4.8
Last 12 months 364 958 4 = 954 99% 4.8
All 3,252 8,542 30 = 8,512 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 time for three generations of Foodies
Thu, Oct 9, 14   12:00 PM Lstandifer4 Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
My two daughters, one granddaughter and I enjoyed the tour immensely. Our guide Barri (or is it Bari?) was funny, knowledgeable, and gracious. The food samples were delicious and the information about the people who "formed" the Village was fascinating. We loved going through the park and hearing more stories. While all the food was good, the salted caramel and chocolate macarones were outstanding! My daughter bought a box to take to her husband...but I know they never made it home!!
Rating: 4
Highlight of my trip to NYC
Sat, Oct 4, 14   12:00 PM gayleberry Female 50-59 International Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Our tour guide Barrie was very knowledgeable and enthusiastic and we made the best of it in the rain.

Loved the food and history.
Rating: 5
A 'must do' in New York
Sun, Sep 28, 14   12:00 PM LizzieT58 Female 50-59 International Tourist(s) Group of Friends
This tour my second experience with Food Tours of New York and it was as great as the first! This is one of the was the best ways to visit areas in New York. Our guide provided us with insight into the history of the East Village that was knowledgeable and witty. The food samples were very generous and delicious and the hospitality of all of the host restaurants was exceptional. The people of the Village were most generous in sharing their home with us, often stopping to add their perspectives to our guide's commentary. It was a great afternoon. I will share my experience with my friends and will continue to book one of these tours every time I visit New York.
Rating: 5
LOVED this tour -- great information & food!!!!!
Sat, Sep 27, 14   12:30 PM Nancolor Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Other
My husband and I have visited New York City several times but this was the first time we did this tour. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Barri was an excellent tour guide -- she gave us lots of interesting information and had great knowledge of the history and culture of the area. We tasted lots of great food and didn't need lunch or dinner after the tour. We did go back to one of the restaurants that was featured on the tour and had an excellent meal. We feel like we know the Greenwich Village area much better now and have the knowledge of many good restaurants that we want to return to. GREAT tour and we would recommend it to anyone visiting NYC!!!
Rating: 5
So much good food!
Sat, Sep 27, 14   12:00 PM flchic8274 Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Had an amazing time with lots of delicious food!! I thought it would be little tastings but the portions were decent and I left feeling full. Our tour guide Diana was funny and gave us great insight into the neighborhood. I will definitely do another tour again when I come back for a visit
Rating: 5
Food, fun and facts! I learned so much!
Fri, Sep 26, 14   12:00 PM jbarone Female 50-59 Unspecified Unspecified
Food was wonderful as well as the information!
Rating: 4
Barri our tour guide was excellent .
Fri, Sep 26, 14   12:00 PM Lapkas Female 50-59 International Tourist(s) Other
I highly recommend this tour to all visitors to New York.not only was the food great our tour guide Barri told us lots of stories about the history of the village. Would definitely do another tour.
Rating: 5
Heart of the Village tour was great!!
Fri, Sep 26, 14   12:00 PM Es8750 Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
I did the tour with my daughter and we thoroughly enjoyed it....so much good food and info about the area! Our tour guide, Barri, was excellent! Very knowledgeable and friendly.
Rating: 5
terrific introduction to the area
Thu, Sep 25, 14   12:00 PM janetten Female 50-59 International Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
This tour is highly recommended. It gives a wonderful insight to the area in a way that you just cannot get any other way. Not only are you taken to see some first class eateries, with very delicious samples to eat, but you hear about the stories behind the scenes. We stayed in the area for 2 weeks, and would never have appreciated or understood the place if we had not done this tour. Our tour guide, Barri, was wonderful and knowledgeable and the pace just right.
Rating: 4
SOmething different
Sun, Sep 21, 14   12:00 PM msahome Female 50-59 Unspecified Unspecified
The food was good - there was certainly plenty of it. The tour guide was fun, knowledgeable and enthusiastic. She conveyed many fun facts and kept the group moving at a comfortable pace.