Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.8  832 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 40 100 0 = 100 100% 4.8
Last 6 months 115 304 0 = 304 100% 4.8
Last 12 months 316 833 1 = 832 100% 4.8
All 2,951 7,746 26 = 7,720 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
Very interesting & delicious!
Fri, Jun 29, 12   12:00 PM spsullivan Male 50-59 International Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Great time - 6 fabulous tastings - my wife and I purposely didn't have much for breakfast and we were full for the rest of the day/evening.
Rating: 5
Great village tour!
Fri, Jun 29, 12   12:00 PM JoyceMeier Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
We loved this tour! The gentleman who gave the tour was very knowledgeable about eateries, neighborhoods, and local history. He had also apparently been a food writer and a good cook himself, and so he enthusiastically shared all kinds of stories about how different foods were prepared. He had a great sense of humor, and kept us laughing, which helped when the hot weather seemed to slow down our spirits. He was also very considerate; given the warm temperatures (near three digits) that day, our guide found ways for us to stand in shade, or stay longer indoors where it was cooler. A lot of people along the way seemed to know him and think the world of him-- and we could see why! This was really an excellent tour. We look forward to returning to the village and exploring in more detail some of the places we saw on this tour. People like our guide make a neighborhood come alive.
Rating: 5
Fun and informative
Thu, Jun 28, 12   12:00 PM yogimom24 Female 50-59 Local Group of Friends
Great tour guide, good food, interesting information about the area, would do it again!
Rating: 4
Overall good
Mon, Jun 25, 12   12:00 PM patkaplan Female 50-59 Local Other
Our guide was very informative and remembered everyones name which was nice.. The food was good, but it was very filling with a lot of breads, fried food, and pasta. I would have liked to see a little less with more quality. The best food of the day was the Indian "wrap" with egg. Also the Cuban restaurant was very warm in the back room, and the day wasn't terribly hot. We had a very nice group and overall an enjoyable walk with my family.
Rating: 4
Do the tour at the start of your stay
Mon, Jun 25, 12   12:00 PM maon1955 Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
We did the tour at the end of our stay in NYC and wished we had done it at the front end so that we could go back and enjoy some of restaurants and shops.
Rating: 5
Best Deal in Town
Thu, Jun 21, 12   12:00 PM datahi2011 Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Our guide was Raheem. He's the best. It was a hot day, but he did his best to keep us "cool" and gave the group options for those that were challenged by the heat. This is the best way to get a feel for New York--by walking around and tasting the various foods. Next time I come, I will positively go on another food tour by this group. Thanks!
Rating: 5
Loved it!!!!! Great food and history of NYC
Sun, Jun 17, 12   12:00 PM PaulGold18 Male 50-59 Local Family With Children
Our guide, Susan, was terrific--very informed of the neighborhood, history, etc. She was a natural. A few of the tastings were unique and ALL were delicious! Would definitely do another tour and have recommended it to friends/family. A great day was had by all.
Rating: 5
Sat, Jun 16, 12   12:00 PM Loumangi Male 50-59 Local Family Without Children
Been tell all our friends to do this tour.
Rating: 4
Great food but need to walk more!
Sat, Jun 16, 12   12:00 PM coleaaronson Female 50-59 Local Family Without Children
Our Central Village/Soho tour guide was knowledgeable and gregarious. She really gave us the cultural flavor of the Village both past and present. Our food tastings were fresh (in some cases, piping hot!) and ample. My husband and I were sated after the first 3 tastings and we had 5 more to go! My only reservation about not giving this tour 5 stars was that there wasn't enough walking to build up an appetite for the food. More walking is recommended.
Rating: 5
Excellent--can't wait to do this again
Thu, Jun 14, 12   12:00 PM dem7201 Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
We did the Greenwich village tour. It was excellent. The guide was full of descriptive information about the food and the area. The food was excellent and much more than enough. In fact, I did not eat again that day. We are looking forward to going on the Chelsea tour next time. Certainly one of the best tour deals going in the city.