Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.8  947 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 110 278 1 = 277 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 Sort Descending Age Where From? Group Type?
Rating: 5
Another great tour
Sat, Feb 14, 09   12:00 PM npavis Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
The food tour was very good and interesting. Learned the history of the area and went to restaurants and food stores I never would have found on my own.

This is the 2nd tour I've taken and highly recommend it.
Rating: 5
Good Tour
Sat, Dec 27, 08   12:00 PM ANNSHERMAN Unspecified Unspecified Combination Group of Friends
The tour was good, informative, and the leader was very good.
Rating: 4
Can't wait to go on the Chinatown tour
Sat, Sep 27, 08   12:00 PM FerreiraSE Unspecified 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
We enjoyed the tour of SoHo/Central Village, can't wait til we are in New York again so we can sign up for another tour.
Rating: 5
Great guide, great food, sore feet!
Sat, Jun 21, 08   12:30 PM kstrandburg Unspecified Unspecified Combination Group of Friends
The tour was terrific, both for relatively new residents of the area and for our out-of-town guests. The guide was friendly, enthusiastic, and knowledgeable. The food tastings were excellent and filling. We went back for dinner at one of the places a couple of nights later. Be warned, though, the tour is long and there is very little opportunity to sit down. So be prepared and take the chances to sit when you get them!
Rating: 4
More history than food
Sat, Jun 14, 08   12:30 PM cgparmelee Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
Overall I enjoyed the tour, it was very informative, providing a historical overview of the area and highlighting current hotspots. But since the tour was specifically a "Food Tour" I expected a little more emphasis on the food culture and tastings. I would have appreciated more tasting stops as there was certainly enough time for them.
Rating: 3
Okay but not great
Fri, Jun 13, 08   12:00 PM preciousjeni Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
I found that we heard more about the history of the area than the history of the food. The food tastings were excellent, but there weren't many of them. I can't believe the sparse food offerings for the cost of the tour (3 hours). I was also disappointed that we spent almost an hour walking around a park. If that entire section had been cut out, the tour would have been far better.
Rating: 4
Nice way to spend an afternoon
Sat, Apr 19, 08   12:30 PM mlk1958 Unspecified 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Our guide was very friendly and knowledgeable; food samples were delish, especially the first one from the Indian bakery and the last one from the Greek yogurt joint. And the gnocchi at the Italian joint, where we were seated and the chef actually came out and gave us the recipe for the delicious pasta! That, more than anything, really made the tour special. We also enjoyed the bits of music/culture history, such as the stop at Bob Dylan's former home. Two thumbs up from these Southern Californians!

Only nitpick: The peanut butter sandwiches, although delicious, weren't cut apart adequately and that sampling was a little difficult logistically since there was no place to sit down.
Rating: 5
Fantastic for locals and tourists alike
Fri, Apr 11, 08   12:00 PM freeshipping Unspecified 20-29 Combination Group of Friends
Fantastic for locals and tourists alike
Rating: 4
Recommend Different Tour
Sat, Dec 22, 07   12:00 PM rmckee6 Unspecified 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
We took the Grenwich Village tour in 2004 and would recomend that tour over this tour. It was explained before we left that the tour was altered slightly because it was cold that day. The tour was very enjoyable despite the changes.


Bobby McKee
Rating: 5
loved the tour!
Fri, Oct 19, 07   12:30 PM melene Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
I'm a native New Yorker and have already highly recommended this tour! Our guide was great and I learned much new info about soho and the village.