Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.8  899 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
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Last 3 months 116 310 3 = 307 99% 4.8
Last 6 months 197 532 3 = 529 99% 4.8
Last 12 months 336 902 3 = 899 100% 4.8
All 3,135 8,245 29 = 8,216 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: 4
Good tour - but not my favorite!
Fri, Jun 18, 10   12:00 PM cbs1949 Female 60-69 Local Family Without Children
Several years ago I took your Greenwich Village tour with friends and absolutely loved it. Last year my husband and I did the Chelsea Market tour and we also loved it.

My husband and I liked and enjoyed this tour; but we didn't love it. The guide who led the tour did not offer a lot of historical information about an area of the city that has been settled by various groups for hundreds of years. There was a lot of name dropping like "Bob Dylan lived here"; Bob Dylan played a set here"; Eugene O'Neill read his play here"; "Bob Dylan wrote a song here". And yes, 75% of the comments were about Bob Dylan.

I also found that the food tastings themselves lacked organization. We first had a sandwich on focaccia bread, then a pasta bolognese, followed by cheese cake. After this we had empanadas, then smoked mozzarella cheese and sun dried tomatoes, followed by chocolate and pear tarts. Considering that the whole tour covered a very small area, I think that something could have been done to push all dessert tastings to the end.

Other than that, the portions were more than generous and no one walked away hungry from the tour. The mix of people on the tour was nice. The weather was perfect. And we had a lot of fun. I would definitely recommend the Foods of NY tours to friends and relatives.
Rating: 5
What a great afternoon!
Sat, Jun 12, 10   12:00 PM MaryMcKTaylo Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
We had a great time on this tour. Our guide, Barri, was very knowledgeable and enthusiastic. She obviously had great passion for neighborhood preservation. The food was wonderful and very well paced. We had 3 tastings relatively close together and then she showed us the sights. After that we had more tastings. At every place the food was excellent and at several locations the owner or chef came out to meet with us. The only thing I would do differently would be to skip the Mojoito - too sweet and not enough time to enjoy it.

We will definitely go on another tour on our next trip.
Rating: 5
food great, stories even better
Fri, Jun 4, 10   12:30 PM RoBona Female 60-69 Local Group of Friends
I really enjoyed the selected restaurants and the interesting information our guide was able to share with us. I am a Brooklyn girl and it was great to learn about the village. Visited often in the late '60's of course I never knew all the history of the area.
Rating: 5
Tasty and delightful
Fri, Jun 4, 10   12:00 PM susanmorriss Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
From the beginning we were treated with respect and care as it was a hot day. Each stop provided us with a taste of local, ethnic food plus a lesson in the culture and history of the architecture and businesses on that block. The choice of stops was well thought out and provided just the right amount of food, rest and bathroom stops. Our guide was very knowledgeable of the foods and their preparation as well as the area. He entertained us with many stories of the neighborhood. Great culinary adventure!
Rating: 5
Highly Informative and Very FUN
Fri, May 28, 10   12:30 PM cynthiac Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Delicious high quality food in abundance

Delicious high quality information in abundance

A treat for the eyes as well as the tummy

Excellent guide!!!
Rating: 5
Thu, May 27, 10   12:00 PM diwilliams Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
I really enjoyed the tour. The guide was wonderful and did such a great job. Lots of food and the pace was excellent. I will do another tour when we come back to New York next year. So much great information and history along with great food. It was totally yummy!!!
Rating: 5
Well worth the money
Thu, May 27, 10   12:00 PM dellaura1 Male 60-69 International Tourist(s) Other
Wife and I thoroughly enjoyed the tour and would certainly book another one when visiting NY again. Davy from Edinburgh, Scotland
Rating: 5
Fri, May 21, 10   12:00 PM denny1 Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Really enjoyed the food and loved the narative about the area and the history. Guide was very knowledgeable.
Rating: 5
It was wonderful - would highly recommend!
Thu, May 20, 10   12:30 PM Faithfull Female 60-69 Combination Group of Friends
The tour was really enjoyable. Our guide was fantastic and we all thoroughly enjoyed it - food was great! It was wonderful to walk through the neighborhood and learn a little of the history. We would all highly recommend this tour.
Rating: 5
Thu, May 20, 10   12:30 PM Carolsawyer Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Other
Susan was a great tour guide; she gave us lots of information about the Village. The food was way more than we anticipated. Just needed a snack for dinner after that.