Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.8  899 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 116 310 3 = 307 99% 4.8
Last 6 months 197 532 3 = 529 99% 4.8
Last 12 months 336 902 3 = 899 100% 4.8
All 3,135 8,245 29 = 8,216 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
overall excellent
Sat, Jul 21, 07   12:00 PM vjwackeen Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Individual
I thought the guide was very knowledgeable and the food choices were very good. This is my second tour and I like that it is small groups. This guide was courteous and certainly good, but not "warm and fuzzy". A little stand-offish. And perhaps that is intended.
Rating: 5
Love it
Sat, Jun 23, 07   12:30 PM jillm17 Female 60-69 Local Family Without Children
Me and my daughters had so much fun on the tour. Food was great and guide was excellent.
Rating: 5
Lots of fun, good food, great information
Fri, Jun 22, 07   12:30 PM LeslieMcGove Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
We all enjoyed our tour enormously and plan to return to try another one. The guide was terrific....well-informed and entertaining. A great way to learn more about NYC.
Rating: 5
Terrific food experience
Fri, Jun 22, 07   12:00 PM bthorpe Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
I love your tours because they provide a great mix of New York history and culture and introduce great food that we would not be able to find on our own. Great organization of routes and selection of foods.
Rating: 5
Great Fun and Very Interesting
Fri, Jun 15, 07   12:30 PM rfverni Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
The three-hour tour flew by. I have been to Greenwich Village dozens of times from being a teenager on and never enjoyed it so much. The food tastings were all delicious and educational (and filling too). OUr guide was fantastic. He took care of us wonderfully as we traveled many blocks and streets. He xplained every cuisine, stop and other interesting sites wonderfully.
Rating: 5
Another Great Tour - Central Village/SOHO
Sat, Jun 9, 07   12:00 PM McCrackenTX Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
We have now taken three Foods of New York Food Tours, the most recent being the

Central Village/SOHO Food and Culture Tour. All have been outstanding, but this

may have been the best of the three. The food samples were very good and ample,

and the commentary from our guide (Berrie) was excellent. Highly recommended.
Rating: 5
Going to NY? Don't miss this tour!
Fri, Jun 8, 07   12:30 PM rgzamarin Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
The tour was not only culinary and cultural, but architecturally enlightening as well. Our guide (Rahim) was knowledgeable, affable, and entertaining. The tastings were well chosen and delicious--things we may not have ever had a chance, or an inclination, to try. The pace was comfortable but not dawdling, and the entire experience, especially the small group, was a pleasure. We went back to the Village a couple of nights later and ate at one of the featured restaurants--what a treat! My wife and I (60-ish) and our daughter (29) thoroughly enjoyed the tour and highly recommend it to anyone and everyone. For us, it's a "don't miss" on a trip to New York.
Rating: 2
3 hour commercial
Sat, Jun 2, 07   12:30 PM GretchenGood Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
It was an extensive sales talk of neighborhood restaurants with street food sorts of samples.. The guide was energetic and made an effort to conceal the sales pitch nature of the event.
Rating: 4
Anothe great tour from Zerve
Sat, Jun 2, 07   12:00 PM lizotte Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Unspecified
this was our 3rd tour with Zerve - we did Chelsea's Market in 2005; Greenwich Village in 2006 and Greenwich/Soho this year (2007).

Your tours are GREAT! very informative and the food is delicious and of a great variety. We learned a lot and now will be able to visit these areas on our own and know where to visit.

what will we do next year - you've got to come up with something new.

Fern Lizotte; Allison Valley; Doris Ewing and Pat Peck
Rating: 5
Excellent guide. A nice mix to content.
Tue, May 8, 07   12:00 PM Antonette1 Female 60-69 International Tourist(s) Group of Friends
We were a group of 5 friends. 3 having been to NY & 2 not.

Your tour proved to be a highlight of our 5 day stay. It gave us an excellent feel for the area & returned one evening to enjoy dinner at Monty's, visit the Comedy Cellar, & a Blues venue.

The mix of history, & food cultures proved excellent. We tried things that we would never have found or tasted.

We all would highly recommend this tour to others.

The weather was an added bonus - no umbrellas required!!

Antonette Stone.