Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.8  1,259 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 141 373 5 = 368 98% 4.8
Last 6 months 249 668 6 = 662 98% 4.8
Last 12 months 477 1,268 9 = 1,259 99% 4.8
All 3,464 9,109 35 = 9,074 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
We had a great time - even endured the rain
Thu, Dec 17, 15   12:00 PM AnneReifel Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Unfortunately it rained the entire tour, but we still had a great time. Susan was a wonderful tour guide, and the food was fantastic. We are still talking about it. We would definitely do this tour again.
Rating: 5
Fun and Informative
Sun, Dec 13, 15   12:00 PM hogo40 Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Very pleasantly surprised. I was a bit apprehensive being a former New Yorker. I thought the tour might be cheesy (no pun intended.) Afterall my friends and I know everything there is to know about the city. LOL. Not so! Our tour guide was extremely knowledgeable and personable. Of course he spoke about the local food establishments but he also talked about the local history, showed us iconic buildings and mentioned their famous past and present inhabitants. We enjoyed all the food items that we sampled - great flavors and diversity. And the portions were larger than expected (don't eat breakfast first.) Overall a fun filled afternoon. Can't wait to come back and go on another tour.
Rating: 4
Great Food
Fri, Dec 11, 15   12:00 PM Carrieland Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Unspecified
The food on our tour was wonderful. Our guide Barri was very knowledgeable about the neighborhood and New York. I would definitely take another tour with this group. I was very full by the time we left. My only complaint was that our group was too big (17). We had too many people to fit into several of the food establishments. The ambiance of the restaurant is just as important as the food sometimes. Overall a good tour.
Rating: 5
Worth every second and every cent !!
Thu, Dec 10, 15   12:00 PM MacDonald1 Male 50-59 International Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Our guide Diana was very enthusiastic and knowledgeable about the area and food scene in the Village.

We were happy with the choices of food. In fact we went back to Monte's for lunch another day.

We will make our on version of the grilled cheeze and brisket sandwich, using Schwartz smoked meat from Montreal to give it a Canadian twist.
Rating: 5
Fun, filling and informative
Sun, Dec 6, 15   12:00 PM tdickard Female 50-59 Local Couple on a Date
This tour was so much fun! We had fabulous food tasting and learned a lot about the village! Will definitely make this a regular NYC activity!
Rating: 5
Wonderful experience.
Fri, Dec 4, 15   12:45 PM ltowner Female 50-59 Local Group of Friends
Our tour guide, Diana, was fabulous. She kept us moving and was a wealth of knowledge about the area, the restaurants, the food and lots of fun facts. The food was incredible!!!!! Great selections starting with the grilled cheese and ending with the macrarons!!! The Cuban selection of food I would have changed only because we are not a fan of fried foods but it was tasty and the atmosphere was adorable. We will definitely do another tour next time we are in the city.
Rating: 5
Thu, Dec 3, 15   12:45 PM mruggier0 Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Individual
Our guide Diana was born and raised in NYC. She was knowledgable about all within the tour area as well as NYC in general. She is funny, witty and entertaining to boot! It was very obvious she loved her job and kept all entertained for the entire tour. The stops and the food sampling was over the top. Come hungry, leave very full!l I didnt have dinner until 930 at night!!! The ethnic variety was enjoyed. I must note I am very fussy and everything was outstanding. Hot ,fresh, and tasty. Take this tour, for the price it is unbelievable that you get so much bang for your buck....history, food and entertainment . Thank you Diana and Food Tours of NYC.
Rating: 4
entertaining, well-informed tour
Sun, Nov 29, 15   12:45 PM BrigPears Female 50-59 Local Couple on a Date
Our tour guide was enthusiastic, friendly, and knew her stuff. At 3 hours, the tour was just the right length, and very well organized. Eating spots were unexpected--I had never been to any of them, and we've already planned to return. The snacks were abundant and the pacing was perfect. My only complaint was that there was a little too much information and speculation about real estate prices.
Rating: 5
Perfect Way To Spend the Day
Sat, Nov 21, 15   12:45 PM JuliaBlum Female 50-59 Local Family Without Children
My husband and I love every FONY Tour that we'be been on. This is our 3rd tour and we loved it!. Barri is an excellent guide who truly knows her stuff. All the tastings were delicious and we couldn't' have asked for a better experience. Thanks FONY! See you again in the not too distant future!!
Rating: 5
Sat, Nov 21, 15   12:45 PM Lorielew Female 50-59 Local Family Without Children
It was a great day. Knowledgeable guide (Barri) and trainee. I really didn't expect it to be as informative as it was on top of all the great food. We enjoyed it from beginning to end.