Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.8  947 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
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Last 3 months 113 287 1 = 286 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
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.

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
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.