Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.8  846 rating points
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Last 3 months 45 113 0 = 113 100% 4.8
Last 6 months 118 313 0 = 313 100% 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: 4
very good
Sat, Sep 9, 06   12:00 PM Sheilaghw Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
The tour was very good. Barry seemed annoyed when I bought some food at a pasta shop. She told me three times that the tour would not wait. I agreed each time, saying OK, we'll catch up. The third time was REALLY annoying. The group had not left when my purchase was complete for reasons that have nothing to do with me. Therefore, at least two of the three naggings were superfluous.

Also, there was no bathroom stop on a three hour event.. Not so good for persons over sixty.

Otherwise, we enjoyed the food, the history, and the tour.
Rating: 5
Heart of the Village Tour
Fri, Mar 13  12:00 PM VMD8723 Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Great guide (Susan), delicious food, & true feel for the Village ambience. Will definitely do many more tours with Foods of New York!
Rating: 5
Keep Coming Back For More
Sun, Mar 8  12:00 PM janinee3 Female 50-59 Local Couple on a Date
Loved another great tour from Foods of New York Tours! We did the Heart of the Village tour which I have done before. Every time I repeat a tour it's never exactly the same but the food is always delicious. The tour guides are very professional and knowledgeable. Each one has their own unique style which makes the tours so much fun and keeps you coming back for more!
Rating: 5
Great food, great fun, great guide!
Sat, Mar 7  12:00 PM jboller Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
We had wonderful time and learned so much about Greenwich village
Rating: 4
Fun day
Sat, Mar 7  12:00 PM Mollypfrench Female 50-59 Local Couple on a Date
Great day. Tour guide was knowledgable
Rating: 4
Heart of Village Tour
Sat, Feb 14  12:30 PM sitalow2000 Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
The food on the tour was great! It is a great value for the money and a very fun activity. The only negative was the tour guide. She was a bit harsh when we arrived when she learned that some of our party of 11 were going to be late (they ended up being 10 min late) and made a big thing about where where we sat / put out coats in the meeting place restaurant. We actualy started our tour at another place so not sure why we had to meet at one place and hand out water / napkins there vs just meeting at the actual fist stop and handing stuff out there. All in all, as I mentioned the food was good, the tour guide descriptions of the area was ok.
Rating: 5
A GREAT EXPERIENCE
Sat, Feb 14  12:00 PM Daiseygirl22 Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Not only was the food at 7 different restaurants exellent but the history of the neighborhood where the restaurants were located was very interesting!

I would recommend this tour to whoever enjoys food, likes to walk and enjoys the history of NY
Rating: 5
Group members are already booking for May
Sat, Feb 14  12:00 PM RonSchott Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Loved it! The pacing of the foods, the history, and conversation was on target! If you have concerns about the walking, don't worry. The different stops are nicely-spaced for all ages and appetites. We did not need dinner afterwards as many share. ... a May booking for the other side of the Village in the works :)
Rating: 4
Lovely your of Greenwich village
Fri, Feb 13  12:30 PM mareaavee22 Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
I think that Foods of NY does a great job of supplying native New Yorkers as tour guides for their tours. This is a walking tour and half of the time you'll be outside but if you take this tour like us, unsuspecting Californians, in the middle of February, expect to be exposed to the frigid bitter cold. That's about the only con for this tour. Otherwise well done and informative and very enjoyable.
Rating: 4
good but could use some zip
Sat, Jan 31  12:30 PM LouiseJamme Female 50-59 International Tourist(s) Individual
i've taken several of the tours with Foods of New York and this was my least favorite. On the other tours, I felt like the establishments were carefully selected for their history; the anecdotes provided were insightful and humorous, the staff friendly and inviting and the tour flowed very well. didn't feel that same richness and flow on this tour. the staff did not interact with the food tour customers and something of the charm is lost in that. however, still enjoyable.