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: 4
See and taste another side of New York
Fri, Jul 31  12:00 PM Janeyr9 Female 50-59 International Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Great tour with the friendly Diana.

Really enjoyed seeing all the different locations and eateries. Delicious food tastings but be prepared to eat on the hoof as you could only sit down for 2 of the samples. Plenty to eat! There seemed to be a lot of cheese so mention it when booking if you are not keen on it!
Rating: 5
Our guide was fantastic as was the food!
Sun, Jul 26  12:00 PM NancyPolodna Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
I will probably spell his name wrong, but Rawmon(he is from Brooklyn) was absolutely fantastic! He was funny and knew everything about the neighborhood. If we visit NYC again, we will definitely request him. The food was great also. We really enjoyed it.
Rating: 5
Great for foodies
Sun, Jul 26  12:00 PM Cynbee64 Female 50-59 Local Family With Children
I took my son as a surprise for his birthday. He is an avid watcher of the food network and a lover of all cuisines, which is why I picked this tour. Can't say enough good about our tour guide Rasheem. He was extremely knowledgable about the food, the culture and interesting facts about the neighborhood. Never was there a dull moment. We tasted foods from American cuisine (grilled cheese outstanding), Indian, coffee house, Italian pasta, pizza, tea house, Mexican and ended with a French macaroon. Rasheem even managed the Mexican eatery to bring out a flan for his birthday and everybody sang. Highly recommended tour. Can't wait to go to my next.
Rating: 5
Would recommend to anyone
Fri, Jul 24  12:00 PM Bbcoles Male 50-59 Combination Group of Friends
My wife booked this for us to get to know a part of the city we are unfamiliar with. Another couple visiting the city accompanied us. We enjoyed the historical aspect of the tour. The guide was very knowledgable of the area and provided amusing and interesting anecdotes that kept the interst of our group. We were very impressed at how warm and personable she was, particularly by calling each person on the tour by name. As a benefit the others in our group were friendly and we enjoyed getting to know some other people. One person even shared his contact number with me when he realized we were fairly new residents to New York City.

My wife had a minor iinjury a few days prior to the tour and therefore was unable to join us. We will definitely repeat this tour and recommend as good entertainment when hosting out of town visitors as well as to explore a new neighborhood if you are a native.

Thanks Foods of NY!--written by husband of Zerve member
Rating: 5
Wonderful food & tour experience
Sat, Jul 18  12:00 PM Linda_Wright Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
We thoroughly enjoyed the tour as much as the food. Great to walk around and learn the history of the area while enjoying spectacular food samples.
Rating: 5
all of the food tours are worth doing
Sat, Jul 18  12:00 PM betrue Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
this was my fourth food tour and they all have been good. our guide sue was excellent. she provided a tremendous amount of information about the area to go along with all the good food. you will not be hungry when you are finished. highly recommend
Rating: 5
Great time, great way to discover the neighborhood
Sun, Jul 12  12:00 PM joshuath7 Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
Great time, great way to discover the neighborhood; Looking forward to our next tour.
Rating: 5
Loved it!!
Sat, Jul 11  12:30 PM Tskenny Female 50-59 Local Couple on a Date
Our tour guide was very knowledgable and the food was delicious. We were stuffed!
Rating: 5
Great way to explore Greenwich Village
Fri, Jul 10  12:30 PM lloretz Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Unspecified
It was a fun tour for learning a little history of Greenwich Village and tasting a variety of food. The portions at each stop were larger than I've experienced on other food tours and there was almost too much food! I highly recommend this tour to New Yorkers and those who are visiting the city.
Rating: 5
Rajim is awesome!
Fri, Jul 10  12:30 PM KBerryhill Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
This is our second foods of New York tour and it looks like it will become a family tradition whenever we visit. We enjoy the history, pop culture tidbits, and architecture as much as the fantastic food. This time we did it right and went on the tour at the beginning of our vacation so we could come back to eat at our favorites. Rajim is a terrific tour guide. Taking the Heart of the Village tour gets you away from the typical jam-packed tourist spots and lets you experience the food and culture of the neighborhood. It is my personal must do in New York.