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
Great experience I'd duplicate again and again,
Fri, Jul 10  12:00 PM Nogardnomjm Male 50-59 Combination Group of Friends
We had such a GREAT time with our guide Sue! Not only is the food AMAZING, but the history and information about the Village made us fall in love with this city. I've taken several Foods of NY tours and they are always a wonderful experience. I will take them every time I visit the city.
Rating: 5
Highlight of a visit to NYC
Fri, Jul 3  12:00 PM Suemackay Female 50-59 International Tourist(s) Group of Friends
A fabulous way to experience the culture, history and food of Greenwich Village. Entertaining and informative. Tour guide was very personable and knowledgable. A must do on a visit to NYC. You won't be disappointed.
Rating: 5
Fantastic tour!
Fri, Jul 3  12:00 PM atlantavol Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
This was our second tour with this company, and it was just as good as the first one! We got a lot of great food to taste and learned quite a bit about the Village. Diana did a fantastic job!
Rating: 5
Well worth the walk!
Mon, Jun 29  12:00 PM matychuk Male 50-59 International Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
Whenever my wife and I travel we try to do a food tour as we find it a great way to learn about the area from locals and to try some unique restaurants that you would probably never stop at if you were driving/walking past. All of our tours have been great and this one was no exception. All of the stops were excellent, the food was fantastic and our tour guide, Susan, was very knowledgeable and great fun to spend the afternoon with. I would highly recommend you book the tour, you will be glad you did! PS, you can arrive hungry and you wont need to eat after the tour!
Rating: 5
More than Greenwich Food--Greenwich History, Too
Thu, Jun 25  12:00 PM wendykkp Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
The Heart of the Village tour went way beyond our expectations! Not only were we treated to foods that we otherwise would not have tried (e.g., brigadeiros), our tour guide Susan was a wealth of knowledge about the history, architecture and culture of the heart of Greenwich Village. We were especially excited to see Café Wha and the bar where Jimmy Hendrix played. The food tastings were abundant--my only advice is not to eat anything beforehand so that you won't be stuffed. The empanadas (chicken and spinach) and maduros from Cuba were exceptional. The tour pricing was also great--we felt that we received a tremendous value for the price paid. We highly recommend the tour, and are anxious to try others!
Rating: 5
Great experience- a bit of history -a lot of food
Thu, Jun 25  12:00 PM Mforsyth25 Female 50-59 International Tourist(s) Family With Children
My 16 yr old daughter and I had an marvellous experience in the village. The guide was super knowledgeable and really nice. The group we we with was great ( we were the only foreigners). Loved the variety of food types, the little stops in the tea shop, coffee shop and pasta making shop. The walk around the village and Washington park were a bonus. Thoroughly recommend.
Rating: 5
Great guide, Great food
Mon, Jun 22  12:00 PM jmcintoshj1 Female 50-59 International Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Definitely recommend the Soho food tour. Great mix of walking, information, and of course food. Susan was a wonderful guide - thanks so much!!
Rating: 5
Ted is great!!
Sat, Jun 20  12:30 PM mtfavetta Female 50-59 Local Family Without Children
This is our third tour with your company (other two were lead by Cindy). Wonderful Saturday afternoon touring the Village with Ted. Food stops are fabulous and Ted's knowledge of the area is vast. Thanks for a great day.
Rating: 5
Fabulous fun and food!
Sat, Jun 20  12:00 PM sjlstein Unspecified 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Our guide Susan was knowledgeable, energetic and definitely an ambassador of both the Village and its diverse cuisine. By the end of the tour, she was like a familiar and trusted family friend. We have done several other food tours and have enjoyed each and every one. It is the perfect way to sample the tastes of the city and get to know some history as well!!
Rating: 5
Return visitors delighted with our food tour
Mon, Jun 15  12:00 PM lucytalbot Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
This was our 4th Foods of NY tour in the past 5 years and once again we were delighted. Susan met us outside of Monte's Trattoria in the Village and was attentive, informative and engaging during the entire tour. The food venues were diverse and delicious and the history and culture Susan shared with us about the city was most interesting. We enjoyed an amazing melted cheese and brisket sandwich from Melt Kraft whose cheeses come from a local artisan dairy,an Indian wrap from Masala Times Indian Street Food, penne pasta with a delicious Bolognese from Monte's Tratoria, Margherita pizza from Artichoke Pizza with the most incredible crust, deliciously light & crispy empanadas from Cuba, and finally, salted caramel and chocolate French Macarons from Francois Payard Bakery. Interspersed with the gourmet delicacies we enjoyed, we also stopped in to Porto Rico coffee roasters as well as Sullivan Street Tea and Spice Co. All in all, it was a MEMORABLE tour and we look forward to joining another group soon. While all the Foods of NY guides we've been on tours with have been outstanding, Susan went the extra steps to get acquainted as well insure each one of us was thoroughly enjoying our experience. After having gone on tours led by 2 other tour companies in the city, we are more convinced than ever that Foods of NY is the BEST! Thank you for such a great experience and we look forward to our next food adventure! Lucy from San Francisco