Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.8  894 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 106 270 0 = 270 100% 4.7
Last 6 months 217 575 3 = 572 100% 4.8
Last 12 months 339 897 3 = 894 100% 4.8
All 3,183 8,359 29 = 8,330 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
The tour was exceptional!
Fri, Apr 23, 10   1:00 PM vmortensen Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Tour guide was extremely knowledgable about the area and obviously had great pride and enthusiasm for the neigborhood. The food was so good that we went back there the following night to have dinner at one of the restaurants and then recommended it to friends who arrived several days later. I learned so much and would like to do another tour whenever I return to new york.
Rating: 5
Learned lots and ate well!
Fri, Apr 23, 10   12:00 PM LindaOlasov Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Our guide, Rahim, was knowledgeable and accommodating. He gave us information about the history and highlights of the places visited, included some of the famous people who had frequented these haunts. The food and rest stops were timely. The food was tasty and the background of the sites was fascinating.
Rating: 5
Fabulous SOHO
Fri, Apr 23, 10   12:00 PM danavato Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
What a great way to see SOHO! Tasting one's way through SOHO and learning about it's history is a great way to spend the afternoon. Our tour guide was knowledgeable with a sense of humor. Don't plan on lunch before and maybe...a late dinner would be advised.
Rating: 5
A wonderful experience
Thu, Apr 22, 10   12:00 PM cojayhawk Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Unspecified
Our tour leader was Raheem (spelling?). He was knowledgeable, enthusiastic, and fun. I loved every stop, including the bathroom breaks. This was my first trip to New York and this tour was one of the top 3 highlights for me (Ellis Island and Rockefeller Center being the other 2). The tour was a great way to see the area and learn about the culture there.
Rating: 5
Unanimous Bravo
Fri, Apr 16, 10   12:30 PM rcrofts Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Our group of six continues to speak of a fabulous tour! Our guide could not have been more pleasing because of her knowledge, pacing, and engaging manner.
Rating: 5
Another Great Tour With NY Food tours
Fri, Apr 16, 10   12:30 PM jmmcgreal Female 60-69 Local Group of Friends
This is the third time we were wowed by Food Tours of NY. We are local NYC & NJ-ians who know the city and are thrilled to go on excursions with this company. Initially, a group of women friends joined Todd on a cloudy January day to discover hidden treasures in The Village. Next, we brought the guys with us to learn about Chelsea Market. Last week we went back for The Village and SoHo. We were given a recommendation for dinner after the tour which was fantastic. Listen, we are seniors who have grown up, worked in or have been entertained in NYC all of our lives and are all thrilled to join these tours. Everyone learns something every time. NY is an expensive and vast place-we love getting the low-down on the best that is out there. Kudos to Todd for selecting great places that are truly the best of old and new NYC. Can't wait to go to Chinatown and wish he was doing Arthur Avenue!! The blend of good food and NYC history are amazing. Come see NYC the right way!
Rating: 5
Great eats and fun facts about the Village
Sat, Apr 10, 10   1:00 PM LindaHowell Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
We really loved this tour. Barri was an excellent guide giving us lots of interesting facts and anecdotes as we walked in this colorful area on a beautiful afternoon. The tastings were great and the restaurants were ones we would have liked to have visited but wouldn't have known about on our own. This was a fun way to get to know Greenwich Village.
Rating: 5
Delicious education
Sat, Apr 10, 10   12:30 PM ddueck Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Our guide, Diana, was enthusiastic and full of historical and cultural tidbits. We were able to sample fantastic food from a variety of eateries and merchants. It was great fun and the memories will last a lifetime, whetting the appetite for a return visit to a different locale in NYC.
Rating: 5
Excellent Tour
Sat, Apr 10, 10   12:00 PM sueperica Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
I would recommend this tour to anyone. Tourists and locals alike are sure to learn something new. I certainly would book another tour the next time I come to NYC.

Our guide, Raheem, was great. He was very personable and knowledgable about the foods, businesses and history of the neighborhood. Wear comfortable walking shoes and enjoy.
Rating: 5
Memorable history info and terrific food.
Sat, Apr 10, 10   12:00 PM ADaniele Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Other
This is the second food and cultural tour my sister and I have taken. We enjoyed the first so much that we came back this year. The history of the area and the individual establishments is so interesting. The places visited and all the food that we tasted was just fantastic. If you did not take these tours you would probably walk past these places and not give a second thought to them. Each place we stopped at was better than the last. We plan to come to New York next year and we certainly plan to do another food and curtural tour.