Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.8  1,264 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 146 384 5 = 379 98% 4.8
Last 6 months 252 673 6 = 667 98% 4.8
Last 12 months 480 1,273 9 = 1,264 99% 4.8
All 3,469 9,120 35 = 9,085 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
Fantastic Food Tour!
Fri, Oct 28, 11   12:00 PM Saminoz Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
Fabulous! Delicious, informative, funny and absolutely worth every cent!
Rating: 5
Love their food tours!
Thu, Oct 13, 11   12:00 PM bbishop1 Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
My sister and I took two more food tours with them this October, adding to our two tours last year in New York. We love them!! Not only for food, but for the history of the area and the great stories from the tour guides. We have had excellent guides, plenty of food and good timing on bathroom breaks! We only have the Chinatown tour left to do.....maybe next year!!
Rating: 5
History, Food and Fitness!!!!
Thu, Oct 6, 11   12:00 PM rrstetzer Unspecified 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Rajish was an excellent and informative guide to the village and Soho. We plan to take the china tour next time we are in town. The food, the sites and history made the three hours fly by. We left wanting to do another food tour.
Rating: 5
Fantastic Time
Sat, Jun 25, 11   12:00 PM jrking123 Unspecified 20-29 Local Family Without Children
Bari was an amazing guide, very knowledgeable not only about the neighborhood but about all the food we ate. She consistently listed off ingredients to all the dishes we had and gave us a great concept of the history behind everything. She was very good at keeping the group together, keeping track of everyone, and had a real passion for the Village. Thanks for everything!
Rating: 5
Great Tour, Fabulous Food
Fri, Apr 15, 11   12:30 PM mmatthews Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
Wonderful, informative tour. Lots of interesting facts packed into a small space. Terrific food from a variety of ethnicities. Generous portions and very tasty. Attentive and personable tour guide. Highlight of our trip to NYC.
Rating: 5
Perfect for out-of-towners
Fri, Dec 31, 10   12:00 PM tobinmercer Unspecified Unspecified Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
Great tour!!! My first trip to NYC, first day, first everything. The tour was a great intro to the Village. Great insight and historical reference. The food was much better than I expected it to be. Portions were good. Fun group, and a great tour guide. Well worth the $$$. I would definitely recommend this to anyone.

Rating: 4
Good Intro to Neighborhood and Variety of Cuisine
Thu, Dec 30, 10   12:30 PM yalongflor Unspecified Unspecified Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
The selections are a good introduction to the choices available of purveyors and not just restaurants in the neighborhood.

I chose this tour over the others offered by the same company because of the variety of cuisines. Though we did have Indian, Middle Eastern, and Cuban, it would be better to have more of the 'other' world cuisines that we kept passing by. The tastings themselves were good fare, not spectacular, but I was full by the end of the tour.

Despite the piles of snow and slush all over, the temps were mild enough that it was not torture to stand around on the sidewalk.

Our guide, Rahim, was very enthusiastic, knowledgeable, organized, and clearly enjoys what he's doing.
Rating: 4
ohh yes
Fri, Oct 8, 10   12:30 PM Geisthardt Unspecified 30-39 International Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Having found this tour as top rated on tripadvisor or yelp (cant remember actually) we knew this is the right choice for us: eating and getting to know something about the neighbourhood. Being to NY for the first time this was really good information although probably even New Yorkers would have learnt something really new as the infos were less tour-guide-standard-off-the-book but more as info given by someone who just seems to know and happy to share the info. Diana did a great job.

The food experience was good, everything tasted great, the variety of foods was astonishing and the quality of each was very good. Also the amount of food was just right, we did not leave hungry and did not feel overloaded.

The size of the group was still possible to be handled, the groups should not be bigger than they are.

The walk was just around some blocks so no inner city hiking required.

We are very glad to have made this tour and can imagine to try also one of the others!
Rating: 5
Great tour...
Thu, Sep 30, 10   12:00 PM giraudou Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
Great tour...food was amazing...well spaced...guide was pleasant and very knowledgable...would do another tour and recommend this tour...
Rating: 5
Fun, Educational and Tasty!
Thu, Sep 2, 10   12:00 PM katiemac9 Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
This was such a great time. Would highly recommend this tour to anyone looking for some interesting facts about the city, architecture, culture, history and amazing food!