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Rating: 4.8  876 rating points
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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: 4
Tour was fun, but could use a little improvement
Mon, Nov 12, 12   12:00 PM ehedley Female 50-59 Unspecified Group of Friends
I have done walking tours before and this particular tour left me a little disappointed. While we all still enjoyed ourselves, the area we explored was very small. The information was not as interesting as other tours, for example, the Greenwich Village tour, but that may be because of the area we chose. The other downfall was the food that was tasted. We started out with a great deli sandwich, immediately followed by a wonderful Indian wrap at Masala. The next stop involved pasta (mediocre) and bread, the next stop empanadas, so WAY TOO MANY CARBS. Bread, bread, bread, starch. We did have a soup toward the end but everyone was so full that it was hard to enjoy. A variety of food types would have been better. We circled around maybe 3 blocks, so not much area was covered. We also did "sit-downs" in two restaurants. The Cuban place was the better of the two, and only one sit-down was necessary...kind of seemed like a time filler. Tour guide was very pleasant.
Rating: 5
great tour, great food, great tour guide, Raheem
Sat, Oct 27, 12   12:00 PM DonnaSeon Female 50-59 Local Individual
beautiful buildings, great history
Rating: 5
The highlight of my trip to NYC!
Thu, Oct 25, 12   12:30 PM rosafields Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Other
The guide, Susan was very friendly! She made you feel very at home in the village; like you were meeting friends. Each stop was very informative and the samples were tasty and generous. I would recommend this tour.
Rating: 5
Fantastic tour
Thu, Oct 25, 12   12:30 PM iPhones Male 50-59 International Tourist(s) Unspecified
Thanks to Susan for a great afternoon of beautiful food and excellent conversation. Very enjoyable!
Rating: 5
A fun and tasty afternoon!!!
Mon, Oct 22, 12   12:00 PM jkohlhaas Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
This is my 4th Foods of NY tour and the first for my two friends. In fact, their first ever food tour. They are completely sold on the concept, in no small part due to how good this tour was. Foods of NY does it absolutely right, with the perfect combination of food, facts and fun. This tour of the Village and SOHO was no exception. Susan was fabulous and had addtional non food related info to share too-such as the place she purchased her awesome scarf!! Yes, we did run right to the store in SOHO and buy them!! Thanks Susan!!!! Seriously, the food was more than plentiful and delicious. I would recommend ANY tour this company offers-it will change and definitely enhance your NYC experience!!!
Rating: 5
Great neighborhood exploration of tastes
Mon, Oct 22, 12   12:00 PM LuciaShiffer Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Loved the personal touch and history of the neighborhood. NYC can be overwhelming but to take it to this level gives it a richness that can be missed. Loved the food and flavors, wow were we full. Susan felt like a friend and gave my sister Maria and Maria from MN a wonderful impromptu Birthday treat at the Cuban rest. A lovely flan decorated with a birthday wish. The group size was just right for our tour we were able to make new friends. My only recommendation would be to add a little more time to the sit down locals, in order to socialize more with fellow tourist. We love to make new friends. Wonderful experience
Rating: 5
Great Tour
Sat, Oct 20, 12   12:00 PM pinhop Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Tour guide was very enthusiastic and informative. Enjoyed the history of the village. And the food was great!
Rating: 5
IWonderful Experience
Sat, Oct 13, 12   12:30 PM TeriBen Female 50-59 Local Other
Since my friend and I have taken this tour before and loved it, we decided to do it again. This time, I brought my husband and she invited her boyfriend. Everyone truly enjoyed the tour and our guide, Susan, was great. Highly recommend this tour - the eateries are fantastic together with the history and culture. Two thumbs up!!!
Rating: 5
Great Food! Excellent Guide!
Sat, Oct 13, 12   12:00 PM RobELong13 Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Fantastic food tour thru the Central Village/SoHo District. Hard to pick a favorite of the food offerings. Every sampling was excellent. Our guide, Barri, was wealth of knowledge about the area.
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.