Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.8  868 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
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% Positive Average
Last 3 months 113 310 3 = 307 99% 4.8
Last 6 months 172 458 3 = 455 99% 4.8
Last 12 months 327 871 3 = 868 100% 4.8
All 3,097 8,142 29 = 8,113 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 Sort Descending Reviewer Gender Age Where From? Group Type?
Rating: 5
Great food and tour guy
Sun, Jul 26  12:00 PM tsteve63 Male 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Individual
I had a great time for my first food tour I learn so much about the village area I would recommend this tour
Rating: 5
Great for foodies
Sun, Jul 26  12:00 PM Cynbee64 Female 50-59 Local Family With Children
I took my son as a surprise for his birthday. He is an avid watcher of the food network and a lover of all cuisines, which is why I picked this tour. Can't say enough good about our tour guide Rasheem. He was extremely knowledgable about the food, the culture and interesting facts about the neighborhood. Never was there a dull moment. We tasted foods from American cuisine (grilled cheese outstanding), Indian, coffee house, Italian pasta, pizza, tea house, Mexican and ended with a French macaroon. Rasheem even managed the Mexican eatery to bring out a flan for his birthday and everybody sang. Highly recommended tour. Can't wait to go to my next.
Rating: 5
Great food great information
Sat, Jul 25  12:30 PM Kindela26 Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
I really enjoyed the tour in the Heart of the Village- I loved the food, interesting information and people watching!!

The guide was extremely pleasant and knowledgeable.
Rating: 3
Too long, least favorite of 3 food tours I've done
Sat, Jul 25  12:30 PM melwyjak Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
This tour was too long, we ended up leaving after 3 hours. The guide was not particularly engaging and didn't seem interested in or passionate about food. Was not money well spent. Food was ok. Mexican restaurant ridiculously loud. Pizza not great, crust too hard. Will be our last food tour.
Rating: 5
A wonderful experience!
Fri, Jul 24  12:00 PM FPurcell Female 60-69 Local Couple on a Date
The food is great (and very plentiful!), but you also learn so much about the area and its history. Our guide, Susan, could not have been more knowledgable and engaging. My husband and I had a wonderful time!
Rating: 5
Would recommend to anyone
Fri, Jul 24  12:00 PM Bbcoles Male 50-59 Combination Group of Friends
My wife booked this for us to get to know a part of the city we are unfamiliar with. Another couple visiting the city accompanied us. We enjoyed the historical aspect of the tour. The guide was very knowledgable of the area and provided amusing and interesting anecdotes that kept the interst of our group. We were very impressed at how warm and personable she was, particularly by calling each person on the tour by name. As a benefit the others in our group were friendly and we enjoyed getting to know some other people. One person even shared his contact number with me when he realized we were fairly new residents to New York City.

My wife had a minor iinjury a few days prior to the tour and therefore was unable to join us. We will definitely repeat this tour and recommend as good entertainment when hosting out of town visitors as well as to explore a new neighborhood if you are a native.

Thanks Foods of NY!--written by husband of Zerve member
Rating: 5
Great way to try restaurants and learn history.
Thu, Jul 23  12:00 PM Senesac Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Other
Diana was awesome. Everything was extremely well organized and mowed my wife and I to fully enjoy the experience

Will do again , different tour, in the future
Rating: 5
Very informative and fantastic food
Mon, Jul 20  12:00 PM anitalee675 Female 30-39 International Tourist(s) Family With Children
We had more food than we could normally eat on a lunch sitting so we didn't need dinner either just a light snack at night. The information on the local area was very interesting and our guide was very interested in the whole group which aloud us all to chat
Rating: 5
Great food
Mon, Jul 20  12:00 PM ianconnell Male 40-49 International Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Tour included some great food tastings whilst giving an insight into the area. Definitely recommend to others as something different to do in NY aside from the usual sights.
Rating: 5
Sat, Jul 18  12:30 PM misslisamg Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
Great experience and very knowledgeable tour guide - very engaging and fun. Great stops on the tour with delicious food and interesting stories. Highly recommend.