Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.8  1,262 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 138 367 2 = 365 99% 4.8
Last 6 months 250 668 3 = 665 99% 4.8
Last 12 months 476 1,268 6 = 1,262 99% 4.8
All 3,460 9,100 32 = 9,068 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
Central Village/Soho tour great for history/food
Sat, Mar 5, 11   12:00 PM KarenEKemp Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Other
Our guide was knowledgeable, entertaining, upbeat, and kind. He gave us much information quickly without hemming, hawing, or fracturing grammar. The food was varied, delicious, and provided in generous quantities. If I'm ever lucky enough to return to New York, I will take another of these tours.
Rating: 5
Eat a light breakfast!
Fri, Feb 18, 11   12:30 PM pjlambdin Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
Our guide, Susan, was extremely pleasant and knowledgeable about both food the and history of the area. The food offered was varied, delicious and plentiful. Well worth the money and time.
Rating: 5
Interesting and fun tour
Sat, Feb 5, 11   12:00 PM johnson0714 Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
This was a very informative and interesting tour and food tasting . Our guide was great and made the time spent very enjoyable--even though it was cold and rainy that morning. I loved the food as well.
Rating: 5
Great Experience
Sat, Jan 22, 11   12:00 PM bbeutel Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Individual
This was a great experience even though the weather was in the 20's. Our guide was so enthusiastic & knowledgeable about the Village & Soho that he made the tour come alive with the personalities & history of the area. The shopkeepers were very hospitable. You must try the mojitos at Cuba. I plan on taking this tour again in the Fall so I can enjoy it even more!
Rating: 5
Wonderful Food-Tasting Experience
Sat, Dec 11, 10   12:30 PM CarltonHoke Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
We thoroughly enjoyed our ethnic foods tour. Our guide was well-informed about the area and provided interesting tidbits of information. The food was delicious. We look forward to doing another of your tours in the near future.
Rating: 5
Wonderful time had by all in group
Sat, Dec 4, 10   1:00 PM begray1208 Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
A great way to spend a day away from busy Manhattan. The variety of food samples

was great. Barrie, our tour guide, was extremely knowledgeable about the history

of places visited and areas along the way to the different eateries. Would return to

experience other tours. Have already recommended the tour to friends.
Rating: 5
Terrific tour and tastings
Fri, Dec 3, 10   1:00 PM mckelvied Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Individual
The tour of Central Village and a bit of Soho was a highlight of my trip to NY. Our guide Susan was welcoming and well informed as she guided us through the Greenwich Village neighborhood, with a bit of history here and a bite to eat there. All of the food offerings were delicious, and I have a wide variety of restaurant choices to recommend the next time I'm in NY. Thanks for a great afternoon!
Rating: 5
Fri, Dec 3, 10   1:00 PM 2400Hunters Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
We come every year in December and just explore the city . We are from the DC area, and 2 of us have lived in NJ and NY state, and visited the city often in the past. BUT none of had ever done a food tour! Susan was our guide and she made our first experience a wonderful experience! We want to do another one next year! It may become a tradition! Thanks!
Rating: 5
Better than expected
Fri, Dec 3, 10   12:00 PM kametzc Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Barri was a very informed guide who possessed had a lot of knowledge about the area.We tasted items that I would never have ordered as I would have no idea of what it was or how it tasted. I enjoyed the sampling and happy to know how much of it was made fresh and from scratch. It consisted of a nice ethnic mix.

I would recommend it more for the Fall or Spring as much of the tour is outdoors and it was quite chilly in December, or put on your long underwear, hat and gloves and enjoy it if a cold weather day in store.

It was quite fun to learn about what had occurred in that neighborhood long before we arrived on the scene. As a result I want to go on other neighborhood tours to learn more about the interesting pockets of lower Manhattan and sample more great food. It felt good to eat and then walk a short way. Do try it, you'll like it and bring a tip for your guide.
Rating: 5
Fantastic Chance to Really See NYC!
Thu, Dec 2, 10   12:00 PM WilliamLund Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
The tour not only gives you a great food tasting experience , it also gives you an insight into the architecture and history of different NYC neighborhoods. Our guide was terrific and really knew her stuff!

This was my second tour and I can't wait to do the rest. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND this activity to anyone visiting NY and also locals. Can't wait to come back!