Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.8  834 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 46 111 0 = 111 100% 4.7
Last 6 months 117 309 0 = 309 100% 4.8
Last 12 months 315 834 0 = 834 100% 4.8
All 2,967 7,787 26 = 7,761 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
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.
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.