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
Well worth the time!!!
Fri, Aug 29, 08   12:30 PM jolynjohnson Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Unspecified
This is a wonderful tour. I can't believe I have been going to the village since 1962 and never knew how much I didn't know about the place. To have the myriad of places to visit whittled down to a choices of the "best" was just terrific! My husband and I really enjoyed finally knowing more details of the history of the area. Our guide was so knowledgeable, anything we asked, she knew the answer. She made our tour just so much fun! Her personality was great, a real "New Yorker"!! I recommend a $ raise for her! Every tour I have taken by the "Foods of New York" has been like a college class in detailed history of places and foods. Thank you so much!! Keep up the good work. I look forward to every tour in the future! Do more parts of Manhattan!
Rating: 4
Central Village Tour
Thu, Aug 28, 08   12:00 PM fredkatz Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Very good tour. Raheem was very energetic and knowledgeable. Foods provided a good sample--the Indian taste was especially memorable. Good balance of commercial marketing/local information. Would recommend this tour to friends visiting NYC.
Rating: 5
Best New York Experience
Sat, Aug 23, 08   12:30 PM hugheska Female 60-69 International Tourist(s) Other
Our guide Suzy knows more about New York, and the Village in particular, than do many lifelong residents. Her knowledge and presentation made information I have read about come alive.

The tastings were abundant, well-chosen, and simply delicious. I will be booking a tour again next year, and spending time and money comfortably in the Village because of this superb and tasty tour.
Rating: 2
Tour great - food NOT great
Thu, Aug 21, 08   12:30 PM gdease48 Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Susan was wonderful, enthusiastic, knowledgable, attentive. The food was .... terrible. Peanut butter sandwich?? A slice of sausage? This was a wonderful tour - but the 'food' part is misleading. Just let Susan lead the group and leave out the food.
Rating: 5
Exceptional! Don't miss it!
Sat, Aug 16, 08   12:30 PM Daughtridge Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Diana was thoroughly enjoyable: knowledgeable, entertaining, organized, friendly. I would recommend this tour to anyone, and I look forward to participating in other neighborhood tours soon.
Rating: 5
delightful experience!
Fri, Aug 8, 08   12:00 PM carolbufton Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
A wonderful walking food and history adventure! Raheem, our tour guide, brought the trip fully alive by giving great historical descriptions and narratives about the area as we walked. Food sampling was varied and very tasty. My grown daughters and I would, of course, love to take another tour someday!
Rating: 5
The entire tour was awesome.
Fri, Jul 11, 08   12:00 PM mbudzyns Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
The entire tour was awesome and I enjoyed the enthusiastic tour guide, he made the tour more than I thought it would be. All the tasting samples were exceptionally wonderful.
Rating: 5
Highly Recommended
Sat, Jun 21, 08   12:30 PM KarenPlatt Female 60-69 Local Family Without Children
This was the 3rd tour we've taken with Foods of New York and, as with the other two, we have been very impressed with the selections of places visited and variety of foods offered. Our tour guide (Susan) was very knowledgeable about not only the eateries, local shops and night spots, but the history of the buildings and local lore. I would highly recommend any of these tours to visitors to New York as well as to "locals" who, like us, might not be aware of the area's history and all that is offered in the Village and Soho.
Rating: 5
Great Gift
Sat, Jun 14, 08   12:00 PM parlebene Female 60-69 Local Group of Friends
My brother and I sent our mother and his godmother as a Mother's Day present. It was a huge hit. Both women love trying new resturants and found the selections excellent. They told us that one place was better than the next. The best part was they learned history about New York that after 47 years living here they did not know.

They are even thinking of brining some friends on one of the tours when they arrive from out of state in September.

Highly recommend for tourists and locals!
Rating: 5
A great afternoon..........................
Thu, Jun 12, 08   12:30 PM siacovantuon Female 60-69 Local Group of Friends
An unexpected find.....The tour was awesome, the food fabulous. Our tour guide was

wonderful,very informative and charming. Can't wait to do Chinatown.