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Rating: 4.8  896 rating points
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Last 3 months 115 305 3 = 302 99% 4.8
Last 6 months 198 533 3 = 530 99% 4.8
Last 12 months 335 899 3 = 896 100% 4.8
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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
Absolutely wonderful food tour of Greenwich
Thu, Apr 1, 10   12:00 PM mwbittel Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Unspecified
Our tour leader Raquim was exceptional. His friendliness and knowledge of local cuisine was outstanding. It was an amazing experience.
Rating: 5
Highly reccomend
Sat, Mar 27, 10   12:30 PM DonnaStraley Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Second time around for me...I liked the tour so much I wanted my daughter to expereince. Such a wonderful way to learn about the neighborhoods and what they have to offer. excellent food tastings...each time we visit the city we include a food tour as a part our experience!
Rating: 5
Sat, Mar 27, 10   12:00 PM sandrapack Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
My daughter and I went to NYC to celebrate her 40th birthday. This tour was one of the highlights of our trip - in fact, we went back the next day and had a wonderful meal at one of the restaurants featured on the tour. Would take it again - and highly recommend it to all.
Rating: 5
Excellent tour
Sat, Mar 20, 10   12:30 PM josparks Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
I signed up for 6 of us to do the SoHo tour. This is the 3rd we have been on. I loved the day and the tour director Susan. Very friendly, informative and very professional.

I will be coming back and we all enjoyed the trip so much.

We cannot wait to go into the city and visit some of the restuarants ourselves.

Thank you for your effort and really caring about people on the tours. It shows and a nice way to keep business coming!

Joanne Ross
Rating: 5
Fri, Mar 12, 10   12:00 PM brynpatrice Female 60-69 Local Group of Friends
Tour guide was very courteous, informative and made the tour more enjoyable. Would do another tour. Food tasting was excellent.
Rating: 5
Thrid wonderful tour with this company.
Sat, Mar 6, 10   12:00 PM chilidonna Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
This is our third tour, each different and each delightful. We would do this again any time and recommend to everyong. The insight to neighborhoods, history references, wonderful food, and "treasure map" of other places to try are invaluable.

Thanks and see you next trip.

Donna & Bill from Long Beach, CA
Rating: 5
I can't stop talking about it
Sat, Mar 6, 10   12:00 PM Warshawsky Female 60-69 Local Family Without Children
We were part of your E.Village and Soho tour last Saturday.

I have not stopped talking about what a great time the 5 of us had.

The exuberance of our tour guide-the facts we learned- the food we tasted were all enjoyable. Even the weather cooperated!

You can't ask for more for your money-We look forward to trying another one soon!
Rating: 4
#640 Central Village/SoHo Food and Culture Tour
Sat, Jan 23, 10   12:00 PM lmccree2 Female 60-69 Local Individual
Tour stops were very interesting. Guide was knowledgeable. Like the size of the group which was manageable.
Rating: 5
Don't Miss This!
Fri, Jan 22, 10   12:00 PM diannem Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
This is the second "foodie" tour we've taken with you, and both were great. This Central Village/Soho tour was beyond our expectations. Rashid was our host and did quite an amazing job informing, amusing, and increasing our enjoyment of the various food tastings. The variety of foods was impressive - Italian, Cuban, specialty desserts - and don't plan on dinner that evening. We were also delighted with the history of the area that Rashid imparted on our walking tour. The area is rich is architectural and pop history, all of which Rashid delivered in a fun and personable way. We had invited a New Yorker as our guest, and she was most impressed! We also were given information about shops and restaurants that were not strictly on the tour. My husband and I returned to The Village the next day, and felt perfectly acclimated and comfortable wandering the area. We went to Cafe Minetta for lunch which was a treat! Add that to your list to visit; the restaurant is cozy, food and service quite exceptional. We will certainly plan another outing when next in New York. Thank you for the excellently planned tour and for providing such knowledgeable and fun tour guides!
Rating: 5
Terrific; guide should cite source "This is best_"
Sat, Jan 16, 10   12:00 PM dbrandwein Male 60-69 Local Family Without Children
Fabulous intro to the area toured (Central GV and a tiny bit of SoHo). Extremely well organized; even arranged alternate food items for those with special dietary restricitions w/ advance notice. Excellent variety of foods: soups, savories, sweets, sit inside, eat on sidewalk. Only suggestion is that guide frequently said "This was voted the #2...in NYC for (whatever)" or "This is the best... " without saying "according to whom?" Was this the guide's personal opinion or as voted by Yelp, Zagat, TripAdvisor, etc.? In my eyes, guide lost points for credibility due to this lack of factual citation. Caused me to question his statements that "this was the club where Dylan first performed..." and so on. If a guide is going to say "This is the best___" say whether his opinion or according to whom (and when).

But we will look to do the other food/culture tours in the future. Great way to learn a neighborhood and where you want to go back to.