Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.8  1,264 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 151 399 5 = 394 98% 4.8
Last 6 months 257 688 6 = 682 98% 4.8
Last 12 months 480 1,273 9 = 1,264 99% 4.8
All 3,474 9,135 35 = 9,100 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
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!
Rating: 5
Excellent tour-I would highly recommend it.
Fri, Nov 26, 10   12:00 PM DavidVPike Male 60-69 International Tourist(s) Other
It was fun, the food was great, and we learned alot about the history of the neighbourhood. The guide did it with humor, enthusiasim, and was very knowledgable.
Rating: 5
Well organized, good blend of information
Thu, Nov 18, 10   12:30 PM pkolokowsky Female 60-69 Local Individual
The leader was very informatove and fun. I liked that she found out a little about all the members of the group, I was interested also. The food was great, ready on time, and it was a good variety. The sit down's were well spaced. Very fortunately, we had a lovely warm November Day for our sidewalk tastings.
Rating: 5
Highly reccommend!!!!
Sat, Nov 13, 10   12:00 PM Midwife Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
This was my 3rd of your tours, over the last

6 months, 3 times I have traveled to NYC,

& 3 times Greeen Village, then the Soho

tour times 2 were the best part of the trip.

All 3 guides were wondeful, I espessially

enjoyed Kirt on the Greenich tour for his

high energy level, knowledge & fun attitude.

On the Soho tour Raheem was equally as

wonderful &. Knowledgable. The food was

all delicious, and a variety was provided.

Do yourself a favor, sign up for the

Rating: 5
Great way to spend a afternoon with history@food
Fri, Nov 5, 10   12:30 PM Maryfberg Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Unspecified
The guide was great! Susan was her name. She knew the area regarding the history and the food samples were just right. A very enjoyable afternoon for a mother and daughter seeing the sites in New York.
Rating: 5
Fabulous City Snapshot
Sat, Oct 16, 10   1:00 PM mrumsey Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Our group aged in range from 26-64, male and female and WE ALL HAD A FANTASTIC TIME!!!!! We would heartily reccomend it to anyone who wants to get a glimpse of the city and life in the area. The food samplings were ample and the venues provided us a list of wonderful new places to visit on return trips.

Our guide, Suzanne, was knowlegeable, humorous and treated us like friends touring her city. She was wonderful and conveyed her love of the area. We all felt lucky that she was such a warm and accomodating hostess of the Central Village and Soho Tour.

Your well planned and organized tours make a wonderful activity for out of towners. The sheer greatness of NYC can be overwhelming, however, your tours make it easy for visitors to embrace and begin to feel comfortable manuevering through what is one of the most wonderful cities in the world.

I have traveled to Paris, Rome, Barcelona and more and they could surely take note of your efforts to provide tours that give real insight into the heart of the city. They're not just show and tell of historic buildings.

I would also like to take the time to thank Amy for all her help in arrranging this tour. It TRULY made our visit to the city one that we will long remember. We can't stop telling everyone about it.
Rating: 5
My daughter and I loved it. We would do another!
Sat, Oct 16, 10   12:00 PM ckourany Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
It was a great tour. Our tour guide, Marni was great! Very knowledgable and fun. When we come back to NYC , we definitely will do another one of your tours!!