Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.8  845 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 41 103 0 = 103 100% 4.8
Last 6 months 115 304 0 = 304 100% 4.8
Last 12 months 321 846 1 = 845 100% 4.8
All 2,951 7,746 26 = 7,720 99% 4.8
Rating and reviews for:

Heart of the Village Food & Culture Tour

activity photo

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
Great experience
Sat, Apr 28, 12   12:00 PM edievay Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Wonderful food. Guide was terrific.
Rating: 5
Can't Wait to Take Another Tour!
Sat, Apr 28, 12   12:00 PM syrKen Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Raheem was a riot! He has so much energy and knows the history of the neighborhood very well. He was interesting and fun and the food was delicious. The restaurant owners and workers were so nice too. We got to meet the whole family, three generations at Monte's Trattoria. I liked that Raheem was aware and respectful of the "people on the street" we encountered and encouraged our group to do the same. The variety of food helped to keep the tour interesting. I'm hungry thinking about it. Looking forward to our next trip when we hope to join the Nolito tour! THANKS to Raheem ... Great fun.
Rating: 5
Fri, Apr 20, 12   12:30 PM Robichaux Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
The tour was GREAT! The food was delicious and so much variety. Very filling. This is a wonderful way to get a feel and taste of different cultures. I would not have tried this on my own. WOULD RECOMMEND THIS TOUR VERY HIGHLY!
Rating: 5
Excellent tour guide
Thu, Apr 19, 12   12:30 PM Babadonaghy Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
Susan was very personable. Her knowledge of NYC went beyond points of interest on the tour. The food was delicious, great choice of restaurants. I highly recommend this tour.
Rating: 5
Tourists become Villagers!
Thu, Apr 12, 12   12:00 PM anitatucker Female 50-59 International Tourist(s) Other
Our guide Rahim is a complete New Yorker who knows and loves the history of Greenwich Village and its characters and brings them all vividly to life with hilarious anecdotes. We were going to be in the Village for 10 days and by the end of the tour we knew our way around, knew many good places to eat (had sampled the delicious food at several places), and got to know the owners and workers of local family businesses (cheese-makers, coffee specialists etc). We were no longer tourists but honorary Villagers having a lot of fun. We loved every fascinating minute! Love and thanks to Rahim!
Rating: 5
Great activity!
Thu, Apr 12, 12   12:00 PM alfieria Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Our guide, Rakeem, was fun, interesting, and extremely knowledgable about food. And the food was delicious!!
Rating: 4
Loved the food
Sun, Apr 8, 12   12:00 PM markzed Female 50-59 International Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
very interesting to hear about the area and the food history as well ,we realy enjoyed it .
Rating: 5
Best Tour I ever took!
Fri, Apr 6, 12   12:00 PM brad100 Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
The tour was excellent. The food was fantastic. The tour guide was very knowledgeable about the history of the neighborhood, the architecture, and the food. He was also well trained in culinary knowledge. I feel I could even learn more by taking the tour again. I would recommend the tour to anyone who appreciates food and/or history.
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.