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
very informative and fun
Sat, Mar 28, 09   12:30 PM christee Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
it was so nice to see all the family run business and restaurants and that the

local people shop locally, not going to the big chain stores as so many of us do

the food was great and our tour guide was also, I would recommend this tour

to all
Rating: 4
Demonstrating Good Taste!
Sat, Mar 28, 09   12:30 PM jackiingram Female 60-69 Local Individual
I have taken several out-of-town guests on many of these tours; the tours have all been thoroughly enjoyable, informative and culinarily delightful. However during the last couple of tours the guides, at the outset, have mentioned that gratutities are willingly accepted! I and my guests have found this overt tipping commentary to be rather distasteful and contrary to the character of the event. Maybe a 'tipping' note on your web page (if one exisits I apologise) would be more tactful.

I will return.

Thank you,
Rating: 5
Thu, Mar 26, 09   12:00 PM radiewilson Female 60-69 Unspecified Individual
The tour was a great experience. It not only gave you a taste of various NY foods (which were all awesome), but a great history of the area and how it came about. I LOVED IT! If I get back to NY I will definitly do another tour with you.
Rating: 5
Highly Recommend
Thu, Mar 19, 09   12:00 PM rjmurr Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Even though it was coldish and drizzling rain, we thoroughly enjoyed the tour.

Raheem was very personable and knowledgeable, sharing history and insights about the area. The food tastings were really good, giving you a diverse sampling of some of the foods available in this area. It was a really good way to see a part of the "real" New York. We look forward to going on the other tours on our next visit to New York.
Rating: 5
Great Experience and highlight of our trip
Sat, Mar 14, 09   12:00 PM robertcarpen Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Other
I was with my granddaughter 19 years old and she enjoyed as much if not more than I did. Our guide was very informative, funny and charming and willing to answer any question posed to him. We learned the history of the area and went back that night to dine at the Italian restaurant that we were introduced to during our tour. We saw areas of the City that we would have otherwise not seen. Wonderful and a must do when visiting New York.
Rating: 5
Another great FONY tour!
Sat, Mar 14, 09   12:00 PM RBelafsky Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
We have taken the other FONY tours of SOHO and Chelsea and have enjoyed them immensly. The Central Village tour we took this past weekend did not dissappoint. Raheem the guide was personable, knowledgeable, and thoroughly enjoyable. If you are not planning any new NYC tours, we'll just have to consider repeating.
Rating: 4
Enjoyable and Tasty
Fri, Mar 13, 09   12:30 PM JDFILL Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
An enjoyable afternoon. Susan was pleasant and knowledgable and has an obvious affection for the area. The food was tasty. We want to go back and try several of the restaruants.
Rating: 5
Great Day
Sat, Dec 20, 08   12:00 PM gsavarese Female 60-69 Unspecified Unspecified
Our guide Diana was informative and well versed in her subject. The food was varied and very good. The weather left a lot to be desired as it was extremely cold and icy. Diana did everything in her power to keep us warm and entertained. Will do this tour again on a nice spring day. this was one of my daughter's Christmas presents and she enjoyed it tremendously. Thank you.
Rating: 5
Our group enjoyed the day...the food , leader.
Fri, Dec 12, 08   12:00 PM Spages Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
It was a well organized trip. Raheed was informative on the area as well as the restaurants. We would request his group again. The food was all very ethic and delicious. A well planned trip....only we wished we could have tasted those cupcakes!!1
Rating: 5
Sat, Nov 22, 08   12:00 PM kjd9999 Male 60-69 International Tourist(s) Other
Great afternoon, spoilt only by the biting cold. Rahim was an articulate and charismatic guide who displayed in depth knowledge on both the food and the areas we passed through.