Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.8  947 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 110 278 1 = 277 99% 4.7
Last 6 months 230 600 4 = 596 99% 4.8
Last 12 months 361 951 4 = 947 99% 4.8
All 3,246 8,526 30 = 8,496 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
Thu, Dec 10, 09   12:00 PM gerryhirsch Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
As with other two food and culture tours we have taken, the cultural and historic information was priceless. We love New York but learning about the neighborhoods, the people and their culture makes it come alive. If New York can be more lively. Our guide, Rahim, was exceptional. He even new the homeless people on the street. Rahim's enthusiasm for New York and the area in which he lives spilled over to the group. Of course there was the food. The portions were generous and the people who served us were friendly and courteous. The cheescake at Bellavitae was a highlight.

Thank you, Zerve
Rating: 5
Excellent guide
Sat, Nov 21, 09   12:00 PM deegeise Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Our guide was excellent.
Rating: 5
soho food tour highlight of visit to new york
Fri, Nov 20, 09   12:00 PM kshell Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
our guide was beyond great. very knowledgable and entertaining. he took great careof us all. each food sample was delicious with some food never before heard of or tasted. it was fun to hear the history or each area and establishment as well as what was going on today. the pace was just right. my daughters were not bored and i was not rushed. we will definately include a food tour on our next visit to nyc.
Rating: 5
Outstanding tour, tour guide and food.
Sat, Nov 7, 09   12:00 PM johnkat Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
Highly recommend.
Rating: 5
fantastic food tour
Thu, Oct 29, 09   12:00 PM zinzan Female 60-69 International Tourist(s) Individual
great cuisineand very knowledgible tour guide
Rating: 5
Exceptional tour and knowledgable guide
Thu, Oct 15, 09   1:00 PM janefucci Female 60-69 Unspecified Unspecified
On my last visit to NYC I decided to try one of the food tours. I woke up to a Noreaster that was plaguing NYC but as the tour was set to run rain or shine I headed out prepeared for the weather and what Ithought may not turn out to be a great day. Boy, was I wrong!! Our wonderful guide Susan met us at Cafe Del Mare and we started our trek. The food was not only delicious and interesting to learn about but Susan provided so much knowledge of the neighborhood and the culture of the region. She is an excellent guide. I cannot wait for my next trip to the city to try one of your other food tours. Since my return to NH I have raved about this tour and highly recommend it to friends who may be visiting the city. Thank you

Jane from NH
Rating: 5
Don't miss this one
Sat, Oct 3, 09   12:30 PM narcher Female 60-69 Local Group of Friends
Everything was so well organized. Our guide knew the area and food stops in depth. I can't decide which tour to take the next time I visit NYC.
Rating: 5
A delightful first experience in New York
Sat, Sep 26, 09   12:00 PM schermerhorn Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Upon the recommendation of a friend, I booked the Greenwich Village/Soho tour for my husband and myself for our first day in New York. It's been 30 years since I visited New York, and we had just 3 days to feel the rhythm of the city. Our tour was terrifuc, owing to the knowledge and enthusiasm of our guide. (I believe his name is Rahim, a charming young man.) His knowledge of the neighborhoods, his appreciation of the history, and his love of the food made our visit to the area such a pleasure. Thank you for treating us tourists to such a pleasurable experience.
Rating: 5
informative and delicious
Sat, Sep 26, 09   12:00 PM addisheedy Female 60-69 Local Family Without Children
rahmin was our guide and he was excellent!

the food was all scrumptious and couldn't have been better

we felt the pit stops where we didn't eat could have been a little shorter as we ran a lttle late

the cuban restaurant was a little rushed as we ordered mojitos and had to gulp down (but was worth it)

i'm looking forward to taking your other tours, especially the sushi

unfortunately, the standing only tours may be too much for us
Rating: 5
eclectic experience
Thu, Sep 24, 09   12:00 PM dquantmeyer Female 60-69 Unspecified Group of Friends
Our tour guide was informative and pleasant. We had moe food on this tour than on the other 2 we had previously taken. We all liked the diversity of the food and background info. We will certainly go again.