Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.8  947 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 113 287 1 = 286 99% 4.7
Last 6 months 231 601 4 = 597 99% 4.8
Last 12 months 361 951 4 = 947 99% 4.8
All 3,246 8,526 30 = 8,496 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: 5
Great way to see and taste the neighborhood!
Thu, Sep 30, 10   12:00 PM Jeff_Levin Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Our tour guide, Raheem, was the BEST! We've been on the other three walking tours, and this was by far the most informative and had the most substantial tastings! Our guide shared his personal experiences in the neighborhood and made it fun for all to taste the different foods. Before each tasting, he clearly described the sampling, piquing our taste buds for what was soon to be served to us. We were facing threatening weather, and he assured us there would be provisions made to keep us safe and dry, while not missing any of the stops. We so loved one of the restaurants that we had dinner there, where we were welcomed as if we were family; Raheem was right - the proprietors in this area are warm and inviting. We'll do this same tour again, and we'll send all our friends!
Rating: 5
Enjoyable on many levels
Fri, Sep 24, 10   12:00 PM liebhirst Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Other
My friend and I decided to take the tour as part of a weekend in NYC. We couldn't have enjoyed it more. The combination of a delightful tour guide (Raheem), wonderful, diverse tasting experiences, and information about the area made it a thoroughly enjoyable experience. I look forward to another walking tour on my next trip!
Rating: 2
Long on trivia, short on food knowledge
Thu, Sep 23, 10   12:00 PM 67cougar Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
The tour of Central Village was a lot of meaningless trivia and very little on actual food knowledge. On several occaisions, the group stayed on the sidewalk across from the establishment and never even saw the inside of the place. We heard about the leader's family's favorites and continual rants about NYU but talked to only a few of the business owners.
Rating: 5
It was terrific
Sat, Sep 18, 10   12:30 PM dianeeymer Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Other
We did a similar tour last year and this year was even better. Guide (Barri) was wonderful and food was really good. The history parts were so interesting and loved the people stories. Would recommend it and would do it again.
Rating: 4
Fun way to learn about a NYC neighbourhood.
Fri, Sep 17, 10   12:30 PM CaroleSchwab Female 60-69 International Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Tour guide was great..found the tour informative and fun.
Rating: 4
Really Fun-Good Food
Fri, Sep 17, 10   12:00 PM whitneypi Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
We really enjoyed this walking tour, Good Sampling of foods. Reheam was our tour guide, very interesting. We took our Grand-daughter, 18, she also like the variety of information and Food.
Rating: 5
Great food and fun!
Fri, Sep 17, 10   12:00 PM KathyThompso Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
You learn so much about the area and I wouldn't have gone into half of the places of business without the knowledge and background supplied by our tour guide. Thanks for selecting great food places and giving us the background.....one of the highlights of our trip.
Rating: 5
each tour is great
Thu, Sep 16, 10   12:00 PM AnnSummers Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
I've done chelsea and central village. My daughter has added greenwich. We cant say enough about your tours. They are by far the best buy in NYC
Rating: 5
Beautiful experience within the heart of the City
Sat, Sep 11, 10   12:00 PM DottieMacfee Female 60-69 Local Group of Friends
This was our second Food Tour and this by far was the best one yet! Our tour guide was very personable and knew the history of the area in and out. He shared his personal experiences with other area eateries or shops that we didn't actually stop in as well. Definitely do not eat before going on this tour! We had enough to last the whole day. The food and experience was wonderful.
Rating: 4
the tour was worthwhile
Fri, Sep 10, 10   12:30 PM EdwinFujii Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Unspecified
As noted by other people, the food was delicious and ample.