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Rating: 4.8  836 rating points
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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
Great tour
Sat, Apr 28, 07   12:00 PM Julzoomn Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
The tour was very interesting - we learned alot about the area. the only thing i didn't like was I thought the guide went a little to fast everything else was great.
Rating: 5
GREAT!!!
Wed, Nov 22, 06   12:00 PM funny012 Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Great food & area information. Would do it again!!
Rating: 3
Great tour guide but need a sit down break
Sat, Nov 11, 06   12:00 PM janicefox Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Barri, the tour guide, was the best part of the tour. She was extremely knowledgable and passionate about the area.

If there is not going to be a break in the walkiing, that needs to be stated in the write up. I went with a group of ten women and it was very tiring for many of them. We had been on the previous tours and there was always a stop to sit and catch your breath...this definitely needs to be included on this tour for it to be enjoyable for many. Also, the food on this tour is very ethnic...it would be better if there was a better mix of the food. Many in our group did not enjoy the food selections...how about a regular bakery or a chocolate shop? We were all definitely craving something sweet after the tour. I would hope that you could make some adjustments so that this trip would measure up to the two previous trips.
Rating: 5
A definite must-do in NYC
Sat, Nov 4, 06   12:00 PM mkeeler Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
All three of us had taken (and thoroughly enjoyed) the first Greenwich food tour a few months ago and were equaly enthusiastic about this one. Great guide (Barry, not Mary!), interesting information, excellent food. A great value and perfect way to learn about NYC. The next morning we returned to Cafe del Mar for a wonderful brunch. Good food at a very reasonable price.
Rating: 5
Fantastic! Our guide made it all.
Wed, Nov 1, 06   12:00 PM BLindeberg Female 60-69 International Tourist(s) Group of Friends
We wish this kind of tours could be possible everywhere in Ny.Next time we´ll try another of your tours

We had this phenomenal guide, Barry, who took well care of us all, who informed us so well on cultural and gastronomical issues while we walked. We could not miss anything. We´ll remember New York after this, be sure.
Rating: 4
Great guides, good information, too much standing
Sat, Sep 9, 06   12:00 PM adeleowatz Female 60-69 International Tourist(s) Other
I loved the information that we were given about the area that we were in and the restaurants that we could return to to eat,d rink and derive entertainment from. The down part of the trip was a lot of standing around instead of walking or finding a spot where we could all sit and listen to the guides. The food was good and they accommodated individuals who were vegans and disliked spicey food. Very considerate. Some of the portions could have been larger or peraps have two small ortions of two different foods at the same location. I wold reccommend this tour to others in the New York area as something to do when they first arrived so that they had options for dinners and entertainment away from Broadway.
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
Perfect Way to Food Your Way Around NYC
Sat, May 23  12:30 PM RebeccaMoore Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
We decided to do a Food Tour during our recent visit to NYC to experience various restaurants and areas of the City. Heart of the Village seemed a perfect way to See Greenich Village and we were so right. The guide, Susan was very friendly, remembered names, excited to show off the area and share some history and most of all food.

We first tasted grilled cheese and after one bite we all knew this was going to be a great tour of street food and sit down as well. Next stop was to Marsala for an Indian roll up with egg and spices. It was delicious and we topped it off with a mango lassi similar to a creamsicle melted - both very good. We had a taste of pizze pie with a wonderful crispy crust and fresh basil making it an outstanding margherita pizze. We toured past Washington Square and some tenement buildings getting some history of the area. We had a sit down for pasta which left us wanting to come back another for more items on the menu. We visited a coffee shop and smelled wonderful fresh coffee beans and made a visit to a Mexican restaurant for brisket tacos and a little margarita in a glass and not on a pizza this time. Yum. A sip of some wonderful teas and ending the tour with a macaron made for a perfect 3 hour adventure and left us wanting to come back and visit every establishment on the tour plus other shops. There were discount coupons as well to purchase some goods.

Thank you for an excellent sampling of food and history.
Rating: 5
Excellent fun tour.
Mon, May 18  12:30 PM joanne500 Female 50-59 International Tourist(s) Individual
I really enjoyed this tour that mixed local culture/ history with food tastings.
Rating: 5
A great introduction to the real New York
Sat, May 16  12:30 PM chrisrclarke Female 50-59 International Tourist(s) Group of Friends
The heart of the village tour was a lovely mix of history and food of the area.

Susan was a fantastic host, very welcoming and inclusive. Make sure you come hungry, plenty of tastings and generous portions. Our group went back the next night to one of the restaurants we were so impressed by it. Overall a great experience. would recommend doing a tour if coming to New York.