Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.8  1,376 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 138 374 1 = 373 99% 4.8
Last 6 months 287 760 3 = 757 99% 4.8
Last 12 months 519 1,379 3 = 1,376 99% 4.8
All 5,534 14,819 48 = 14,771 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
Fun & Informative
Sun, May 8, 05   11:30 AM brayton5 Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Other
I really enjoyed the tour. The guide was enthusastic and entertaining. The history of the area was interesting and the food was great.
Rating: 5
Informative, Fun, Good Food
Sun, May 1, 05   12:00 PM janeth Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
This tour and the wonderful guide Todd was one of our favorite events while spending 5 days in NYC. We had a small group of 7 at noon on Sunday which added to our enjoyment. The food tasting was great. We feel like we have been part an event and an area that will become a big tourist attraction in the next years as the words gets out and as the Meat Packing area grows with shops and restaurants. I would recommend it to anyone.
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
Fri, Oct 17  3:00 PM drupton Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Our tour guide, Cindy, was both knowledgeable and entertaining! We enjoyed all the food samples and the information she gave us about Chelsea Market and the surrounding area. We certainly did not need a meal after sampling all the good food on the tour. I would highly recommend this tour and hope to experience one of the other food tours on my next visit.
Rating: 5
Great Tour, Great Food! Worth every penny.
Fri, Oct 17  2:30 PM TerriBennet Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Individual
I was so impressed with this tour. Kirk, our tour guide was fantastic. He had a names memorized and was very animated, funny and quite informative about the history and food of the Chelsea Market and Meatpacking District. I highly recommend this tour and can't wait to come back and try another. Terri from Ponte Vedra Beach Florida
Rating: 5
Excellent Tour
Fri, Oct 17  2:00 PM jtlanglinais Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Darryl was an excellent guide. I knew from the minute we met Darryl, he'd be an excellent guide. He was so informative, gave lots of information and history on the Chelsea area. He memorized in about 2 seconds all 15 tourist's name. That was quiet amazing.
Rating: 5
we had a fantastic afternoon!
Sun, Oct 12  3:00 PM hoffmb Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Our tour guide curt was very entertaining and had lots if interesting facts about the area, I would recommend this tour to anyone without kids
Rating: 5
Fantastic! Informative, entertaining and delicious
Mon, Oct 6  2:00 PM moateskw Female 50-59 Combination Other
Cindy is a tour guide extraordinaire. At once interesting, informative and entertaining, she puts her all into the tour and the three+ hours fly by. She made all in our diverse group feel welcome. She freely shares anecdotes about herself and so connects well with her group. And did I say she is hilarious?! We learned so much about Chelsea Mkt. itself and the revitalization of the neighborhood that we came away with an appreciation and understanding of the process. The eight food tastings are illustrative, delicious and very satisfying. This was our first food tour; we will now strive to do them all!
Rating: 5
Amazing Time
Sun, Oct 5  2:00 PM boobooandme Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
My husband, daughter, and I had a wonderful time. Darryl was amazing; knowledgeable, funny, interacting, engaging. Tastings were plentiful and varied. There was more than enough food. THe only drawback to our tour was that there were 15 people which meant that there was sometimes not enough seating to accomadate the whole group.