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Rating: 4.8  1,393 rating points
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Last 3 months 144 393 2 = 391 99% 4.8
Last 6 months 291 773 4 = 769 99% 4.8
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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
Cindy was delightful and knowledgeable!
Fri, Sep 23, 05   12:00 PM judystaton Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Other
We had a great time and hope to do it again at another location.
Rating: 5
See it now
Fri, Sep 9, 05   12:00 PM jceng2 Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
A great insight into an area of the city we had not yet explored. See this booming district now while there's still a hint of what it once was. Cindy was pleasant, professional and a wealth of information about the history of the area and the forces that are shaping it today. Learn a little something and enjoy some good food
Rating: 5
I'm a New Yorker excited about showing off my city
Fri, Aug 12, 05   12:00 PM resafremed Female 60-69 Local Individual
There are only superlatives to descirbe our 3 hour tour with Cindy. I was born and raised in NYC and always knew this area as the meat packer's district. I was impressed with the work being done to preserve it as well as the artistic view that the developers have. The food tasting was good but more importantly I enjoyed the descriptions, history and interesting tidbits about this area. I've already recommended it to several of my friends.
Rating: 4
Fun, Informative, Good Value, Good Food
Sun, Aug 7, 05   11:30 AM BrendaEtter Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
This is the second Zerve tour we've taken. We did the Greenwich Village tour two years ago. While this was a great tour that opened up an area of the city that I didn't know much about, I would suggest that people that could do just one, do the Greenwich Village tour first. The tour guides on both tours were knowledgeable and interesting to talk with. They willingly provided individual attention, and tried to accomodate dietary constraints. Howqever, the chelsea and Meatpacking District tour made for a very enjoyable day. Since there was less walking than the other tour, it was more relaxing. Most of the tour was at the market, going from store to store. There's a great selection of sponts to shop and eat at, and some to dine at that if we had more time we would have patronized. Some of them reminded me of the Pike Place Market in Seattle and other destination markets our here. Especially remarkable was the Lobster Place with the huge selection of seafoods and the great chowders. Also, the produce store was fascinating with its huge selection of mushrooms. On future trips to New York, we'll be going back to the meatpacking district to see how it evolves. Thanks for running these tours. I hope that by the time of our next trip there will be new offerings to consider.
Rating: 4
It was a great tour, both fun and informative.
Sun, Aug 7, 05   11:30 AM hstevens Female 60-69 Local Couple on a Date
Tour consisted of people from different parts of the U.S. Everyone very friendly. Tour guide (Todd) was exceptional.
Rating: 2
Brochure did not accurately portray the samplings
Sat, Jul 30, 05   11:00 AM RoseTilghman Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Individual
The guide was informative about the history and culture of the area. She was lively, personable, and kept the tour interesting until the last half hour. We were all hot, tired, and ready to call it a day. She held out the dessert as the incentive for holding us on a dirty, noisy, street corner until she ended her presentation. It would have been much better to walk us back to Chelsea market and finish in a pleasant setting in climate controlled circumstances. My guest and I were not especially impressed with the samplings. The brochure showed pizza and a lovely display of desserts--neither were offered or mentioned in the lecture about where to find these items. Also, the ticket/Internet info stated that we would visit the Fruit Exchange. This establishment was not visited or an explanation given about why not. My guest and I did not like the dessert given to us on a dirty, noisy, street corner.
Rating: 5
excellent, entertaining & informative
Sun, Jun 26, 05   11:30 AM Dolores Female 60-69 Local Other
Curt was most informative & entertaining as our food tour guide. As "native" New Yorkers taking our Floridian teenage grandson around, we discovered a NYC treasure for ourselves - the Chelsea Market. Not only do we plan to return there on our own, but several of our friends plan to go to the Chelsea Market (& possibly the Meatpacking District) based on our recommendation.
Rating: 5
The Tour Was Excellent
Fri, Jun 24, 05   10:30 AM NYCTRIPS Female 60-69 Local Group of Friends
The tour was a delightful way to spend a few hours. It provided me with the history of this area of the City and included projected future plans for the area. Touring old buildings that have been transformed into useful businesses was fun to see and fun for shopping. I plan to revisit this area again. The guide was pleasant and answered any questions the group presented. The group was small enough that we were able to bond for the three hour walking tour. This also made it very pleasant. While this is considered a walking tour, there was ample time to take a few short stops and sit for a bit. I highly recommend this tour to others and hope that they enjoy it as much as my friends and I did. Considering all that was included, we did not feel the need to have lunch, and in fact, I had a light supper that night. I'm now looking forward to taking another tour that I will book through Zerve.
Rating: 5
Fun and worthwhile.
Sat, Jun 11, 05   11:30 AM Discenza Male 60-69 Local Other
We had a great time on the tour, the guide (Curt) was very humorous, interesting and knowledgable. The food was terrific and the things we saw were wonderful.
Rating: 5
Love it!
Fri, Jun 10, 05   10:30 AM wilson Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
What an interesting tour and the tour guide (C/Kurt) was a good part of what made the tour interesting and very enjoyable. Just the right sense of humor to lead and herd us around the building and the neighborhood telling us about the history and the present. I recommended this tour to the relatives that live in the area... both because they love food and because they love learning about NYC.