Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.8  1,460 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 131 345 1 = 344 99% 4.8
Last 6 months 268 695 3 = 692 99% 4.8
Last 12 months 555 1,469 9 = 1,460 99% 4.8
All 5,474 14,649 48 = 14,601 99% 4.8
Rating and reviews for:

Chelsea Market/Meatpacking Dist Food Tasting Tour

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Discover Manhattan's latest hot-spot for food, art, fashion and nightlife and sample some of Chelsea Market's best delicacies.

Rating Date Attended Reviewer Gender Age Sort Descending Where From? Group Type?
Rating: 5
A terrific surprise!
Fri, Apr 1, 05   10:30 AM dglueck Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Far better than our expectations. Our guide (Erick?) was informative and funny. The pace was great, we saw a corner of NYC that we didn't know and had some great food as well. After talking to friends who live in NYC and thought htey knew the area, we realize we now know it much better. Thanks
Rating: 4
Visiting a New Frontier
Fri, Mar 11, 05   10:30 AM rjordanco Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Individual
While having been in NYC a hundred times, I had never been to Chelsea Market and the Meat Packing District. It was a neighborhood that your mother told you to avoid, (part of the appeal no doubt). I was in town for the Big East basketball tourney and found this tour via City Search. I am fond of walking tours in NYC, London and wherever I find them. This is the first tour sponsored by Zerve I've taken. First, the sampling of different foods in a wholesale envirnoment was new and fun. Subsequently, I returned to the area the next day for lunch and for dinner at two of the places we had seen on the tour; good food, pricey, "Sex in the City" crowd. Secondly, I enjoyed the "other" discoveries at least as much as the advertised food tour, e.g., High Line Rail, meat on hooks on the sidewalk, Stella McCartney shoe store, Coyotte biker bar. Tour guide's insights re: history and tranistion of neighborhood were very interesting. Also visited an art exhibit in the neighborhood after the tour ended. The tour guide was entusiastic, well informed, and responsive to questions. Group was a good mix of age, sex, interests, etc. The limit of 10 persons per tour, mine was at max, was just right; more would have been a problem of logistics as well as chemistry. This tour costs more than others but the price was about right for the value received. Price is the main reason I did not give this 5 stars. I will take a Zerve tour again and have recommended it to others.
Rating: 5
Mon, Sep 15  2:00 PM jennymeeker Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Our tour guide was well informed and passionate about her city. The tour provided a lot of information about this part of New York. The food was varied between sweet and savory. All was delicious. Would have enjoyed having time to purchase an item or two while at some of the locations.
Rating: 5
delightful way to spend a Sunday afternoon
Sun, Sep 14  3:00 PM DebraHanley Female 50-59 Local Other
It was such an enjoyable day. Bob our guide was so informative and very attentive to the needs of our group. I felt like I was with an old friend. The food selections were just wonderful. I would take this tour again.
Rating: 5
Fantastic tour guide, great food.
Sat, Sep 13  2:00 PM calculator0 Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Other
Our tour guide was fun and very knowledgable. The food tastings were plentiful and delicious. Learned a lot about the history of Chelsea Market and the meatpacking district.
Rating: 5
wonderful, knowledgeable guide - enthusiastic
Fri, Sep 12  2:00 PM Larryhalcomb Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
this is not my first food/history tour so I feel I can honestly say I learned a lot about Chelsea Market, and will be back. I also know on our next trip to NYC we will try another tour - the guide makes the tour and Darrel was great!
Rating: 5
Fun and entertaining!!
Thu, Sep 11  2:00 PM ricegal Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Everything was excellent! This is my second tour with them, and I liked it just as much as the first one. Our tour guide Daryl was informative, theatrical and amazing memorizing our names. The food was delicious, good portion size, nice variety and made to order. I highly recommend their tasting tours. It is definitely above the rest!!
Rating: 5
FANTASTIC!! Chelsea Food Tour - Meatpacking Distr
Thu, Sep 11  2:00 PM mebowers Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Lots of fun and our guide, Darrel Blackburn was THE BEST! He knew so much about the history, fun facts, the whole Chelsea area! He was so funny and he sang a song for the group and danced with me at the end of the tour! A lot of food and different kinds too. All was really fresh and yummy! Wished I could have bought some of each and took home. I highly recommend this tour - for anyone - it would be great for kids too because Darrel was so entertaining. You should remember to tip the tour guides. They certainly earn it. This food tour was one of the best parts of our vacation in NY.
Rating: 5
Loved Cindy-she did an amzaing job!
Sat, Sep 6  3:00 PM Bfmsfo123 Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Individual
Great tour-Cindy is fantastic!
Rating: 5
Great Experience
Sat, Sep 6  2:00 PM LtMaureen Female 50-59 Local Family With Children
The tour was wonderful. It was filled with good food, laughter and some interesting NY history. The blend of all three made the tour so very enjoyable, thanks to Darrell!