Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.8  899 rating points
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Last 3 months 117 311 3 = 308 99% 4.8
Last 6 months 199 536 3 = 533 99% 4.8
Last 12 months 336 902 3 = 899 100% 4.8
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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: 2
Fri, Jun 14, 13   12:30 PM ksdenison Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
This tour was so-so at best. Some interesting food, not much on the local history or culture, very little walking and a guide whose enthusiasm for the neighborhood bordered on arrogance made this a blah event. (For our guide, you evidently would be amazed to learn there are ethnic restaurants, spice stores and coffee stores outside NYC!)

Can't recommend this one. Just not enough there. The highlight was the mojito at the Cuban restaurant, the name of which escapes me (yep, the tour was that memorable).

Spend your valuable time elsewhere.
Rating: 5
Great Day
Fri, Jun 14, 13   12:30 PM Robinheslin1 Female 50-59 Local Other
Went on this tour with my sister and niece, we had a great time. Our tour guide was very friendly and made sure we all where having a good time, very informative, enjoy all the food also... Would do it again,,,, will be back
Rating: 4
poured that day but still a good time
Thu, Jun 13, 13   12:00 PM cynthiak Female 50-59 Local Group of Friends
We enjoyed the tour and tasting a large variety of ethnic foods. some we liked some not. would have liked time to shop a bit. So far all the food tours we have taken have been a really fun day out.
Rating: 5
Always a good tour, if John is the tour-guide!
Mon, Jun 10, 13   12:00 PM Jldenney Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Thanks again for a great experience of touring the communities of NYC. John always does a great job and we look forward to returning to the city and him guiding us again!!
Rating: 5
A fun way to make new food discoveries
Sat, Jun 8, 13   12:30 PM KayeGilmore Female 50-59 International Tourist(s) Individual
Our guide was Susan, she was fabulous. She made the tour interesting and fun. It is a great way to feel more comfortable and familiar with an area. This was one of my favourite tours. We ate delicious foods from Italy, Cuba, India, had interesting drinks from Rabbits and great desserts. I was a solo female traveller so the tour is a great introduction into an area as well you have the opportunity to meet like minded people. The tour is an easy pace as well as very filling.

Highly recommended.
Rating: 5
Great tour, with history and wonderful food.
Fri, Jun 7, 13   12:00 PM Judith56 Female 50-59 International Tourist(s) Family With Children
Our guide, Susan, was charming. She knew the area very well, and provided such interesting history, and she was so fascinating talking about the architecture in the area. I've never really been that interested in architecture. Who knew that a "food tour" would also teach me about architecture? She pointed out several places that we visited later, including a jazz club and a coffee store. We not only had a great time on the day of the tour, we totally enjoyed the area when we came back several evenings later. We had no idea what a fun and "happening" part of Manhattan this was! The food on the tour was really delicious - just right for people who are coming with an appetite. We are "foodies" and we love variety and spice and new flavours, and this tour provided all of that.

Highly recommend this tour.
Rating: 4
Very informative
Sat, Jun 1, 13   12:30 PM Mikejumper Male 50-59 Local Family With Children
Took my wife and two teenage children on this tour. We had previously attended the Greenwich Village Tour. We enjoyed this almost as much as the Original Greenwich Village tour. There was plenty of food and our tour guide was very well informed. As a person who grew up in New York, I feel as if I am really starting to get to know this part of the City. My teenage children enjoyed the tour as well.
Rating: 5
Fantastic day of Central Village/SoHo
Sat, Jun 1, 13   12:00 PM dhamel7896 Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
We had a wonderful time! All the food was outstanding, our guide Diana was very knowledgeable and made the day our best day in NYC!
Rating: 5
Sun, May 19, 13   12:00 PM pmckern Male 50-59 International Tourist(s) Other
My 2nd so far. Guide very knowledgable, food tastings superb and most plentiful. Did tour with daughter and friend(both 18 years) and they loved it as well. We will be back for more. Peter
Rating: 5
Mighty Tasty!
Mon, May 13, 13   12:00 PM byeldham Female 50-59 International Tourist(s) Group of Friends
My two friends and I did the Central Village/SoHo Food and Culture Tour on our first day in New York. We had a fabulous time exploring the streets and trying a great variety of delicious foods. You must have a mojito at Cuba Restaurant and a lovely way to finish the tour was with a rich cake at Once Upon A Tart. We would definitely do another food tour on our next trip.