Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.8  864 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 51 132 0 = 132 100% 4.8
Last 6 months 136 363 0 = 363 100% 4.8
Last 12 months 326 865 1 = 864 100% 4.8
All 2,939 7,716 26 = 7,690 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: 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.
Rating: 5
Great time & learned abuot many new places in NYC.
Sat, Jun 9, 12   12:00 PM taylod03 Female 50-59 Local Group of Friends
We had a great time. I was with my 23 year old son and two of his friends. They all live in NYC and loved the tour. They want to do a different area the next time I am in town.
Rating: 5
Informative and fun
Fri, Jun 8, 12   12:30 PM Dawkinsk Female 50-59 International Tourist(s) Group of Friends
This is the second food tour I've done and really enjoyed getting a sense of the neighbourhood from an educated local perspective.

Susan was a great guide and the food was all excellent.

My only suggestion - to provide a map at the start of the tour - two people got lost and had trouble finding us.

Susan gave interesting anecdotes and history about the locations, it was great.
Rating: 5
Fun, filling and full of laughs!
Fri, Jun 8, 12   12:00 PM BarbC1214 Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
We had a blast, learned a lot about the area both historically and gastronomically. Our guide was funny and knowledgeable, keeping the pace brisk but not exhausting. The food was amazing at all locations. I'd recommend it to anyone visiting the City.
Rating: 4
Enjoyable even in wet weather.
Mon, Jun 4, 12   12:00 PM Lbporter Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
My 2 granddaughters enjoyed our food tour , however personally I enjoyed the original Greenwich Village and theChelsea market tour more. This tour was more ethnic choices and only one sweet tart. I did take the two girls to the Chelsea market for an afternoon.
Rating: 5
One of the best activities to do when visiting NYC
Mon, Jun 4, 12   12:00 PM beckirose Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Other
This was my second Foods of NY Tour. The first one, taken in 2011, was the original Greenwich Village tour and it was spectacular! Because of that very positive experience, this activity was the first thing I scheduled and then I worked everything else in around the tour. I liked the original tour a bit better personally just because the food variety was a little more interesting. But both guides were extremely informative and I learned a lot about the history of the area in addition to tasting fantastic food. In both cases, we tried restaurants that I want to go back to on future NYC visits. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!
Rating: 5
No Ho So Ho
Sun, Jun 3, 12   12:00 PM Vestal425 Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Dianna was our enthusiastic tour guide full of insightful information, a couple of 'star' spottings and a pleasure! We had just enough to eat, a great historical overview which kept our interest and the time flew. We're planning on a Chinatown tour in the fall.
Rating: 5
Great fun: educational and delicious!
Sat, Jun 2, 12   12:30 PM baxtemp Female 50-59 Local Group of Friends
Thoroughly enjoyed this food tour. The guide was quite knowledgeable, pleasant and good at the role.

We were a group of 7 women 40's to 70's...all of us had a blast.

We are going to look into another tour.

This is a great way to learn about the city while enjoying lovely foods.
Rating: 4
Sun, May 27, 12   12:00 PM btsjra6 Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
The tour guide was good and very informative. We learned a lot about the history of the area (soho/greenwich). The food was excellent and I sampled types I had not had before. Only one comment - we were told we didn't have time to shop and we figured that meant in stores we passed on our tour. However, we visited a coffee shop, did not receive a sample (why not?) and in that store while people were looking around, I bought some coffee beans - then was reminded we weren't supposed to shop. Not good public relations. If I were sampling in a restaurant and then decided to buy something to take home while everyone else was still eating, it makes no sense to have to go back to the restaurant (or store) in order to purchase something when I am right there (granted - if it was going to take 20 minutes to prepare I could understand that). Suggestion - don't take people to the coffee vendor if we're not going to receive a sample or be allowed to buy anything.