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Rating: 4.8  865 rating points
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Last 3 months 112 307 3 = 304 99% 4.8
Last 6 months 171 455 3 = 452 99% 4.8
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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: 4
Greenwich Village -great restaurants
Fri, Sep 18, 09   12:00 PM Tappy61 Female 60-69 International Tourist(s) Group of Friends
As a first time visitor to New York we were glad that a friend had recommended these food and culture tours. We did book online before our trip and would recommend doing so as we just managed to secure the last 4 places. We chose the Greenwich Village area as we were very much into Bob Dylan who lived there during our early teen years in the sixties. The food samples in various cuisines were all delicious and we did make a reservation for an evening meal at one of the Italian restaurants albeit we were staying in a hotel off Times Square. The tour also included visiting the Cafe Wha nightclub, it was a surreal moment for us as it appeared that nothing had changed there since the sixties. We also visited the club on the evening after dining at the restaurant nearby. We thought the resident band on the Sunday evening were brilliant and it was such a good atmosphere.
Rating: 5
Thu, Sep 10, 09   12:30 PM dianewood Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
This was a terrific tour. It was the highlite of our trip. Susan, Our tour guide was very friendly, knowledgeable and just awesome. The food was incredible. We have enterred some of the restaurants into our next trip. We have also recommednded it to many friends. Thank you for this great experience.
Rating: 5
An Excellent Activity
Fri, Sep 4, 09   12:00 PM wendamc Female 60-69 International Tourist(s) Family Without Children
This was a great thing to do in NYC. Our guide was excellent--very knowledgeable and personable. We went to various restaurants and a couple of shops. The food we had was delicious. The tour was 3 hours, and the pace was just right. I was pleased with the information the guide gave about the area (history and miscellaneous info). We were introduced to restaurants and shops we might otherwise have passed by.

I highly recommend this tour (Greenwich Village/SoHo).
Rating: 4
Very Fun!
Fri, Sep 4, 09   12:00 PM LTD1292 Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
The food tours offer a wonderful way for out-of-towners to see parts of NYC we might not other wise ever get to. Restaurants visited are all great. We did go to one of them for dinner later in our visit and plan to return to others on future visits to NYC.
Rating: 5
Thoroughly enjoyed our tour!
Sat, Aug 29, 09   12:00 PM montville24 Female 60-69 Local Other
We had a great time - we were 2 sets of parents (60 somethings) with our married children (late twenties) - the six of us loved the tour for so many reasons! The weather did not put a damper on our enthusiasm. We thoroughly enjoyed the tour and the guide was amazing. We will all go back to the places we visited. Everyone spent time trying to figure our favorite tasting and we all had more than one. This includes my daughter who is a vegetarian and me who doesn't eat pork (I went vegetarian for the day). Our guide was very knowledgeable and it was clear that he loved what he was doing and was most attentive to us.

We have all done the Chelsea Market and Village tours and this one is another great one. Thank you!
Rating: 5
Highly recommend it
Fri, Aug 28, 09   12:00 PM Ellenbeth Female 60-69 Local Group of Friends
The tour guide was terrific, impressively knowledgeable about area and especially about the restaurants and food we sampled. Have been on other tours, the food was by far the best on this one, both quality and quantity.
Rating: 5
Wonderful experience
Fri, Aug 14, 09   12:00 PM DianneTeets Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Individual
Living in Las Vegas and going to New York for the first time. I looked up things to do when I got there. Found your web site and decided to book your tour. So glad I did.

It was wonderful. Our guide was outstanding, and so informatiive. The food, of course was fabulous! It was truly, the highlight of my trip. For any one who loves history and great food. This is definately the tour to take. Only wish I lived closer so I could take advantage of all the other tours.
Rating: 5
Hidden Gems
Sat, Aug 8, 09   12:30 PM andyinme Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
There's so much going on in the Village and SoHo that it's easy to miss many of the smaller things. This tour featured visits to a number of excellent and tiny restaurants with a wide variety of real food. There is also good history and culture delivered by a genuine native New Yorker.

I've been toured through the area by a number of amateur locals, and had good times. This was head and shoulders above those, and well worth the money. Next time we head for NYC, we're looking at another Foods of NY tour.
Rating: 4
Great guide! Tasty food samples!
Thu, Aug 6, 09   12:00 PM ReggieCohn Female 60-69 Local Group of Friends
Interesting history of the area...our guide was very informative...the food samples were mostly very satisfying, especially the Cuban restaurant....

A lot of standing for long periods of time, but the weather was pleasant which made the afternoon enjoyable. I would recommend this activity!
Rating: 5
Sat, Jul 25, 09   12:00 PM alanm16 Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
The tour guide, Rahim, was excellent.

It was a great time.