Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.8  944 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 108 276 1 = 275 99% 4.7
Last 6 months 230 600 4 = 596 99% 4.8
Last 12 months 360 948 4 = 944 99% 4.8
All 3,247 8,529 30 = 8,499 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
Diana Gold is a Gem
Fri, Nov 6  12:45 PM Cheri588 Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
The food tour was our favorite planned event during our trip!!! Diana was knowledgeable and fun while being a complete professional. I would recommend the tour to anyone who loves food and would enjoy an afternoon of fun eating.
Rating: 5
Raheem was great!
Sun, Nov 1  12:00 PM dcollette2 Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Just wanted to say really enjoyed Raheem is our guide, he was funny, and very engaging and knowledgable, both from the history side and the culinary side.
Rating: 4
Wonderful Day!
Fri, Oct 30  12:00 PM melokay Female 50-59 Local Couple on a Date
We had a great time! I would have wished for more history from the places selected. The pizza stop was odd to me - if it needed to be a stop it should have been what the place was known for. All in all I would definately do it again.
Rating: 5
Well worth the money.
Thu, Oct 22  12:45 PM angieb15 Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Food was some of the best I had on the trip to NYC. Portions were more than ample. Learned a lot about the neighborhood.
Rating: 5
Ted was an exceptional guide! We had a balst.
Sun, Oct 18  12:00 PM Louisabann Female 50-59 Local Family Without Children
Gift from our kids and the only locals on the tour but Ted made it fun the locals as well as the foreigners. Food was GREAT and will highly recommend it.
Rating: 5
Wonderful tour with great food and local history.
Sun, Oct 18  12:00 PM LeighParsons Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
We enjoyed all of the restaurants. Tour guide was friendly and knowledgeable. Enjoyed great food and history of The Village. Will definitely do another tour when we return to NYC!
Rating: 5
great tour
Thu, Oct 15  12:45 PM talifriedman Female 50-59 International Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Great tour! Susan was wonderful, knowledgeable and so friendly.

Highly recommended!
Rating: 5
Thu, Oct 15  12:00 PM tskrswanson Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
This was the second time I have done this same food tour. Diana was wonderful. She shared so much information and history. I enjoyed her personal stories. The food was awesome.
Rating: 4
Fun Tour!
Sat, Oct 10  12:00 PM Debandtom Female 50-59 Local Family Without Children
Would have liked a bit more info about the area - guide was knowledgeble when asked a question - food was awesome!

​​Susan was fun, warm, friendly, made a point of remembering all our names .


A little more variety in the food would have been great- less pizza, more ethnic; there was a seafood place on the street could have had an oyster for $1maybe?
Rating: 3
Not the best food tour in the city
Fri, Oct 9  12:45 PM kadelr Unspecified 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
This is the 3rd tour I have been on and booked through Zerve and my least favorite so far. Most of the food was just "ok", and most tastings contained some combination of cheese and bread/dough. Our guide was knowledgeable , professional and pleasant but not as entertaining as others I've experienced. We were told this was a "foods of NY tour" an not a Zerve tour although that was not clear when I booked it. Perhaps that was the difference? Take a pass.