Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.8  832 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 97 265 0 = 265 100% 4.9
Last 6 months 141 375 0 = 375 100% 4.8
Last 12 months 314 832 0 = 832 100% 4.8
All 3,057 8,036 26 = 8,010 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
Fabulous food/cultural tour!
Sat, Oct 13, 12   12:00 PM DianneZS Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
What a perfect afternoon we had on our food/cultural tour of the central Village and SoHo! It was everything we'd hoped for and MORE. We learned so much, loved the food, and totally felt like we were seeing the real NYC. Our tourguide, Barri, was excellent - full of info and with a great New York personality! Throughout the tour, and certainly afterwards, my 5 friends and I couldn't quit raving about the tour. We'll all definitely take more tours when we return to New York.
Rating: 5
Outstanding tour
Sun, Oct 7, 12   12:00 PM PamCenk Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
The tour was everything I expected and more! We enjoyed the food, history, originality of the area even in the rain. Rahim was delightful, knowledgable and made us feel like a member of his family. The food stops were superb. Looking forward to another tour with your group.
Rating: 5
had a great time
Sun, Oct 7, 12   12:00 PM anncolla Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Other
This was really fun - organized and informational, as well as being delicious. Thought the variety was good as well
Rating: 5
Fantastic food and walking tour!
Sat, Oct 6, 12   12:00 PM amy123 Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
I've been on several food tours and this was among the best I've been on. The tour guide, Raheem, was animated, fun and knowledgeable... and an experienced foodie as well! The tastings were all great and they accommodated my dietary issues. I usually go on these "with the girls" but I took my husband this weekend and he loved it too!
Rating: 4
Very Worthwhile
Fri, Oct 5, 12   12:00 PM jcchait Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Very international based food tasting with an extremely good history of the area describing what formed the village and soho as known today. Food andf culture you cannot go wrong!
Rating: 5
Great food and lots of interesting history.
Fri, Oct 5, 12   12:00 PM maryjulia Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
We really enjoyed our tour and will definitely book another one the next time we visit our daughter in NYC. Our guide was funny and very well informed. The food selection was varied and we had plenty to eat.
Rating: 5
Better than Expected
Thu, Oct 4, 12   12:30 PM kshafonda Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Susan was terrific as our tour guide; she was knowledgeable about the neighborhood, funny and so passionate about her job. It was such a pleasure spending the afternoon on her tour. Our group of strangers felt like a little family by the end of our 3 hours together! The food was really amazing ;better than I had hoped it would be. There was a variety of ethnic foods represented and everything was high quality. I am booking the West Village tour today. Can't wait!
Rating: 5
Great concept. Good price too!!
Mon, Oct 1, 12   12:00 PM vfswope Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Our fearless leader Susan was wonderful. She was knowledgable about the neighborhood and all of its nooks and cranny's. As for food- the mortadela sandwhich was to die for, the indian food (some kind of egg wrap) was super delicious- took me b y surprise. the falafa was mediocre (could be me), The Cuban food was good but it was hotter than hades in there. The yoghurt drink we had was fine but unnecessary, the chocolate and pear tart was to die for and the bolongese at Monty was so-so. It is definately worth $49.00 it gives you a nice lay of the land. Until I got to the tour, I didn't realize the same company had others. It was nice that they didn't have a large group. Sometimes it's not about the food you eat but the wonderful people you encounter along the way~
Rating: 5
Lots of fun information and LOTS of food samples
Sat, Sep 29, 12   12:30 PM lizgreaves Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Approximately three hours of strolling, stopping, eating, learning, eating, laughing, meeting fun people and EATING! The food offered from many of the area restaurants was just a sample but put all together made for a very filling meal! It is a great way to learn the area and find great places to come back to dine and/or shop, sometimes just as the tours ends. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. Susan, our guide, was extremely knowledgeable with a very engaging and warm personality. This was my third (different) Foods of New York tour. All were terrific!
Rating: 5
Highlight of our trip!
Fri, Sep 28, 12   12:30 PM doodoosmoore Female 50-59 International Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Can't say enough positive things about our food tour - our guide Susan was fantastic, food was delicious, the historical information made the tour more relevant and it was lots of fun too! I will definitely come back to New York and do the other tours. I've already recommended this to several of my friends.