Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.8  861 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 50 129 0 = 129 100% 4.8
Last 6 months 135 360 0 = 360 100% 4.8
Last 12 months 325 862 1 = 861 100% 4.8
All 2,938 7,713 26 = 7,687 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
Nice afternoon in the Village
Thu, Apr 5, 12   12:30 PM isiehome Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
This is my fourth tour with Foods of NY. It was a good tour and Diana was very knowledgeable. We especially enjoyed her anecdotes about her personal experiences growing up in this area. I think it would have been nice if she had taken a few minutes at the start of our tour for all the participants to introduce themselves and say where they were from. Previous tour guides have done this and I thought it was a very nice touch--personalized the tour a bit more. We will definitely return to Masala Times and Cuba, as well as the Foccaceria. I look forward to taking the Nolita tour next time and hope you will add more offerings for this one since this one was unavailable for at least a month out. I realize that many venues in the Village are small, but it would have been nice to see the interiors of a few of the places for which we had tastings on the sidewalk that Diana brought out. Seeing the interiors adds to the tour and helps me to remember the food and the place.
Rating: 5
Sat, Mar 31, 12   12:30 PM barbarasilva Female 50-59 Combination Unspecified
Loved everything about it! Next time we visit N.Y. we hope to be able to take one of the other tours.
Rating: 5
absolutely amazing
Fri, Mar 23, 12   12:00 PM lltripp Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
This was easily one of the highlights of our trip. Worth every penny! I would most certainly do this again!
Rating: 4
We had a great time
Sat, Mar 17, 12   12:30 PM mdafonse Female 50-59 Local Couple on a Date
Susan was great, very informative and helpful, we had such a nice time and would do it again.
Rating: 5
One of the highlights of a wonderful time in NY
Fri, Mar 16, 12   12:00 PM cathyvine47 Female 50-59 International Tourist(s) Family With Children
Two of us had taken the Greenwich Village Tour a few years back and based on that experience, we decided to return, this time accompanied by our families--which included seven vegetarians! We could not have been more thrilled with this tour. Our guide, Rahim, was an enthusiastic, entertaining and informative host. His stories brought the history, culture and architecture of the area to life. And, the food was excellent from start to finish. Great variety and as vegetarians, we were very well taken care of. Thanks to Rahim from 'Your Canadians.'
Rating: 5
We had a great time. We will do it again.
Sat, Mar 10, 12   12:30 PM davejudyjack Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
We have been on many New York City bus trips. We decided to try something different and went for the ethnic restaurant tour. All of us loved it; even my picky-eater self. The guide was knowledgeable and friendly. The food was great and the tastes were of good size.
Rating: 5
Amazing !
Fri, Mar 9, 12   12:00 PM Davidleggett Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Unspecified
Best way to see the real New York. Our guide was awesome. We were really surprised on the amount of food served. A couple days latter we tried one of the restaurants we visited. We would do it again and again.
Rating: 5
Great Time
Sat, Feb 25, 12   12:00 PM pebsyr Unspecified 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Despite a windy day in NYC we had a great time! Our tour guide was spectacular and the tour was both fun and informative. My son who is a local New Yorker enjoyed himself and found several new spots to check out. I look forward to taking another tour with "Foods of NY" during our next visit this summer.
Rating: 5
Noshing Doesn't Get Better Than This
Fri, Feb 24, 12   12:00 PM vineyardroad Female 50-59 Local Group of Friends
Even a cold drizzle couldn't keep us from having a fun time noshing our way through the Village. Our incredible guide, Susan, shared the history and trivia of the area as we walked, talked and sampled eclectic foods of the area. We tried Indian, Cuban and Italian fare and ended with a delicious homemade smoked mozzarella with sun dried tomatoes followed by a chocolate and pear tart. Hats off to Susan for making this a memorable day for us!
Rating: 3
Full on Carbs...
Fri, Feb 24, 12   12:00 PM anniehso Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
As stated on the website, tastings were enough to satisfy lunch, however, most of the tastings were very highly carb based. We did enjoy the informative guide, but would have liked to have covered more area.