Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.8  1,416 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 154 422 2 = 420 99% 4.8
Last 6 months 296 789 4 = 785 99% 4.8
Last 12 months 534 1,420 4 = 1,416 99% 4.8
All 5,559 14,888 49 = 14,839 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: 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.
Rating: 5
Would highly recommend this trip!
Sat, Jun 4, 05   11:00 AM MargaretW Female 60-69 Unspecified Group of Friends
This was my second tour with the same company. I enjoyed it the first time so much that I decided to take my husband and another couple on the tour. The guide we had was even better than the first one. I think his name was Kirk (?) and he provided so much information, pictures and fun! We all found the history of the market so interesting and, of course, enjoyed the tastings provided. We went back and purchased some items from the various stores and had a snack at one of the restaurants he took us into. To sum up - a wonderful experience. I now plan on taking the same group to the Greenwich Village Tour.
Rating: 5
Wonderful day
Sat, Jun 4, 05   11:00 AM EPulwer Female 60-69 Local Group of Friends
The tour was enjoyable and delicious. It was made especially fun by the entertaining and knowledgeable tour guide we had - Curt. If you take this tour, ask when he is doing it.
Rating: 4
Enjoyable experience
Fri, May 20, 05   10:30 AM joe_mcgeary Male 60-69 Local Family Without Children
The food we tasted was very good, but I would have liked to sample additional choices. Our tour guide (Curt), although not a native New Yorker, was excellent , and very well informed. His presentation was humorous, enthusiastic and interesting. As a lifelong New Yorker I appreciated all three.
Rating: 5
Wonderful tour--well done-interesting-& fun.
Fri, May 20, 05   10:30 AM pamsiegman Female 60-69 Combination Unspecified
Let me start by saying that I love everything about NYC and have come back often--for the last 52 years. I try to take at least one walking tour each time I visit... I feel it is the best way to really get to know & feel the particular area. This Chelsea/Meatpacking Tour was wonderful. Our tour guide was great--he was enthusiastic, knowledgable, helpful, and fun. I have already suggested this tour to my New York friends.