Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.8  1,034 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 100 277 1 = 276 99% 4.9
Last 6 months 204 540 1 = 539 99% 4.8
Last 12 months 391 1,038 4 = 1,034 99% 4.8
All 3,322 8,736 30 = 8,706 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
Group members are already booking for May
Sat, Feb 14, 15   12:00 PM RonSchott Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Loved it! The pacing of the foods, the history, and conversation was on target! If you have concerns about the walking, don't worry. The different stops are nicely-spaced for all ages and appetites. We did not need dinner afterwards as many share. ... a May booking for the other side of the Village in the works :)
Rating: 4
Lovely your of Greenwich village
Fri, Feb 13, 15   12:30 PM mareaavee22 Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
I think that Foods of NY does a great job of supplying native New Yorkers as tour guides for their tours. This is a walking tour and half of the time you'll be outside but if you take this tour like us, unsuspecting Californians, in the middle of February, expect to be exposed to the frigid bitter cold. That's about the only con for this tour. Otherwise well done and informative and very enjoyable.
Rating: 4
good but could use some zip
Sat, Jan 31, 15   12:30 PM LouiseJamme Female 50-59 International Tourist(s) Individual
i've taken several of the tours with Foods of New York and this was my least favorite. On the other tours, I felt like the establishments were carefully selected for their history; the anecdotes provided were insightful and humorous, the staff friendly and inviting and the tour flowed very well. didn't feel that same richness and flow on this tour. the staff did not interact with the food tour customers and something of the charm is lost in that. however, still enjoyable.
Rating: 4
Heart of village tour varied tastings
Sun, Jan 25, 15   12:00 PM Tsluvny Female 50-59 International Tourist(s) Group of Friends
In addition to the tastings the guide was outgoing and provided lots of historic cultural information which was interesting.
Rating: 5
Deverse Flavors and Culture
Sun, Jan 25, 15   12:00 PM salanda Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Individual
Very energetic guide which gave us a very informative tour about the area. The food tastes were plentiful and savory. Every time I am in the city I try to take one of your tours and I always recommend your company for the food tours. I am excited that you have added a cooking class and can't wait to take it. I just have to find the time to get to the city during the week. Keep doing what you are doing. Your company is the BEST at what you do.
Rating: 5
The Highlight of our Weekend in NYC
Sat, Jan 3, 15   12:00 PM wlurwick Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date

Portion Size - Surprisingly Large!

Guide - Susan was excellent, informative, and fun!

Tour Size - 18 (just right)

Places Visited - 9 I think (?) We ate at 7. Loved them all TBH.

We visited a few more in the area on our own after touor was over.

We talked ab out taking our kids, friends, and ourselves on another tour the next time we are in NYC

It was Snowy, rainy, and windy at times, but we still had a blast!
Rating: 5
Fun day getting to know the village
Fri, Jan 2, 15   12:00 PM flobola Female 50-59 Combination Family With Children
Nice knowledgable guide.... Super friendly with enough humor without being cheesy.... Good stories about movies, history, pop culture of the area.... Couldn't believe the size of the samples- have done this with a different company and the samples were bite sized.... Great variety of food and I had picky adult children with me and they liked 90% of what we tasted so thats a huge win...took the tour to show them what a neighborhood in Manhattan would look like vs Times Square and for me to get more familiar with the area so I can go back and eat there... It accomplished both in a fun way where we learned a lot
Rating: 5
Mon, Dec 29, 14   12:30 PM jojoche Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
This was my third tour with Foods of New York Tours and once again was so entertained and thoroughly enjoyed all of the food. Already deciding which tour to take next!
Rating: 5
Great food and knowledgeable tourguide
Sat, Dec 27, 14   12:00 PM LindaReid Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
We loved the tour with Susan and learned so much about the area. It's a great way to get to know a part of the city.
Rating: 5
This is my 5th Tour of NYC and was excellent!
Sat, Dec 20, 14   12:00 PM KBowles123 Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
I absolutely love the Tours of NYC and is always a highlight of my trip! The people are interesting, great tour guide who takes you to excellent food places, as well as giving you some historical information. The food on this tour was especially hearty so bring your appetitie!!!