Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.8  837 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 46 111 0 = 111 100% 4.7
Last 6 months 120 318 0 = 318 100% 4.8
Last 12 months 316 837 0 = 837 100% 4.8
All 2,967 7,787 26 = 7,761 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
Better than Expected
Thu, Oct 4, 12   12:30 PM kshafonda Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Susan was terrific as our tour guide; she was knowledgeable about the neighborhood, funny and so passionate about her job. It was such a pleasure spending the afternoon on her tour. Our group of strangers felt like a little family by the end of our 3 hours together! The food was really amazing ;better than I had hoped it would be. There was a variety of ethnic foods represented and everything was high quality. I am booking the West Village tour today. Can't wait!
Rating: 5
Great concept. Good price too!!
Mon, Oct 1, 12   12:00 PM vfswope Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Our fearless leader Susan was wonderful. She was knowledgable about the neighborhood and all of its nooks and cranny's. As for food- the mortadela sandwhich was to die for, the indian food (some kind of egg wrap) was super delicious- took me b y surprise. the falafa was mediocre (could be me), The Cuban food was good but it was hotter than hades in there. The yoghurt drink we had was fine but unnecessary, the chocolate and pear tart was to die for and the bolongese at Monty was so-so. It is definately worth $49.00 it gives you a nice lay of the land. Until I got to the tour, I didn't realize the same company had others. It was nice that they didn't have a large group. Sometimes it's not about the food you eat but the wonderful people you encounter along the way~
Rating: 5
Lots of fun information and LOTS of food samples
Sat, Sep 29, 12   12:30 PM lizgreaves Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Approximately three hours of strolling, stopping, eating, learning, eating, laughing, meeting fun people and EATING! The food offered from many of the area restaurants was just a sample but put all together made for a very filling meal! It is a great way to learn the area and find great places to come back to dine and/or shop, sometimes just as the tours ends. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. Susan, our guide, was extremely knowledgeable with a very engaging and warm personality. This was my third (different) Foods of New York tour. All were terrific!
Rating: 5
Highlight of our trip!
Fri, Sep 28, 12   12:30 PM doodoosmoore Female 50-59 International Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Can't say enough positive things about our food tour - our guide Susan was fantastic, food was delicious, the historical information made the tour more relevant and it was lots of fun too! I will definitely come back to New York and do the other tours. I've already recommended this to several of my friends.
Rating: 5
great tour
Fri, Sep 28, 12   12:00 PM pbriar Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Our tour guide was terrific and we learned so much about the area. Great food, terrific information
Rating: 5
Yummy food
Thu, Sep 27, 12   12:30 PM VivienDon Female 50-59 International Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Food was great, our guide, was friendly and knowledgeable, it is a value packed tour, I would recommend to everyone visiting New York. On our next visit to NY we are planning on another food tour!

Sincerely, Viv, Don, Liz, Jim.
Rating: 5
Delicious and Informative
Mon, Sep 24, 12   12:00 PM nmcclellan Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Raheem was a wonderful guide - very knowledgeable and personable. Enjoyed all the stops, especially learning about the history of some of the restaurants and shops in the area. Looking forward to attending another food tour!
Rating: 5
Great Tour! Wish we had done it on our first day
Sat, Sep 22, 12   12:30 PM pdeluca1 Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
The tour was great. Not only did we get to taste great food of different nationalities, we learned so much about the neighborhoods - current and past. I only wish we had done this tour on our first day in the city instead of our last day - that way we would have known about some great neighborhood restaurants to eat at.
Rating: 5
Sat, Sep 22, 12   12:30 PM LANGENBACH Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Had a wonderful time with my sister and mom. I never saw that part of Manhattan and Diana was a great tour guide. She was very informative and fun. I highly recommend this tour and Diana.
Rating: 5
good walking tour
Sat, Sep 22, 12   12:00 PM eradia Female 50-59 Local Group of Friends
great tour guide, lots of food to taste.