Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.8  1,262 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 140 373 2 = 371 99% 4.8
Last 6 months 248 668 3 = 665 99% 4.8
Last 12 months 476 1,268 6 = 1,262 99% 4.8
All 3,463 9,109 32 = 9,077 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
Terrific Tour
Thu, Aug 13, 15   12:00 PM beckyvi Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
We had a great food tour in Greenwich. Our gaudier, Susan, was very personable and knowledgable! All of the restaurants we visited were delicious.
Rating: 5
Great Food/Great history lesson
Sat, Aug 8, 15   12:00 PM fatcheryl Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
We thoroughly enjoyed our tour. The food was wonderful, and we loved hearing so much about the area.

Susan was our guide, and she was great.
Rating: 5
We had a great time!
Fri, Aug 7, 15   12:45 PM Jvolland Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Susan was knowledgeable and friendly. The food was great! We will definitely do other tours in the future!
Rating: 5
Great historical info from our guide- fun afternoo
Thu, Aug 6, 15   12:00 PM tb48088 Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
We very much enjoyed the tour - info, food, walk - great guide!!
Rating: 5
Heart of the village tour equals fabulous food!
Mon, Aug 3, 15   12:45 PM Borzoifamily Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Unspecified
The heart of the village food tour was our second tour with foods of New York. Barri is a wonderful guy with lots of interesting bits of information about the village. All of the foods were delicious and filling. The only possible negative is we walked quite a bit outside in the heat took it's toll on one of the older members in the group. I give a special shout out to Monte of Monte's trattoria who provided us with a lovely meeting place and a fabulous Bolognese tasting. Although not on the tasting list yet included in one of the seven tastings,the grilled cheese and brisket Panini was out of this world fantastic. There were three of us in this group including my husband who is a meat and potatoes guy, our daughter who only eats chicken and fish, and myself who eats almost everything. We were all happy with the selections.
Rating: 4
See and taste another side of New York
Fri, Jul 31, 15   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, 15   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, 15   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, 15   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, 15   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.