Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.8  1,457 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 130 342 1 = 341 99% 4.8
Last 6 months 267 692 3 = 689 99% 4.8
Last 12 months 554 1,466 9 = 1,457 99% 4.8
All 5,473 14,646 48 = 14,598 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
Interesting overview of the Chelse Market
Thu, Jul 10  2:00 PM Ewinka Female 50-59 Local Group of Friends
Every year, my friend and I spend a day in NYC to celebrate our birthdays. A couple of years ago, we took the tour of Greenwich Village with Food Tours and had a great experience. This year, it was time for the Chelsea Market. The guide was fantastic. He was entertaining, personable and knowledgeable and he remembered everyone's name. The Chelsea Market was interesting with so many diverse stores and eating places. It was also crowded and a challenge to navigate as a group. I am not sure that it is a conducive place for a tour. The foods were interesting but sparse in comparison to the Greenwich Village tour. We met interesting people from all over the U.S., Canada and PR; just that aspect makes the tour worthwhile. A recipe for a Bolognese sauce from a restaurant we visited was printed on the back cover of the tour program. I made the sauce and it was delicious. We also visited the Meat Packing District and the highline. Both interesting and worth a visit on your own. All in all - I would recommend the tour.
Rating: 5
Educational and Tasty
Mon, Jul 7  2:30 PM CelestialChi Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Cindy, our Tour guide, was very knowledgeable, funny, & gave us the history and little known facts about the shops we visited, the area we were in, and the restaurants we sampled. A wide variety of foods and experiences, and most of all - fun! The 3 hours went by effortlessly even though it was 90 plus degrees outside. We were all provided a cold water bottle, and plenty of food samples to keep us going. I'd say half the tour was inside, and half outside.
Rating: 5
Mon, Jul 7  2:00 PM Phalps Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
The tour was a great bargain. Darryl was funny,friendly and informative. We ate plenty and learned a lot.
Rating: 5
Great tour of Chelsea
Sat, Jul 5  2:00 PM mtfavetta Female 50-59 Local Family Without Children
Cindy was enthusiastic, energetic and informative. We had a great time eating and talking and laughing and learning all about the area.
Rating: 5
We love Chelsea Market
Thu, Jul 3  2:30 PM LHWard Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
We love to visit Chelsea Market so it was really fun to learn more about the history of the building and neighborhood. Darryl got to know each of us personally. He is a warm, friendly guy who is a lot of fun to spend a day with! Oh and the food was delicious!
Rating: 5
Informative & Fun
Sun, Jun 29  2:00 PM JulieAnneG Female 50-59 International Tourist(s) Other
We had a great time on our Tour with Cindy, who was informative and brought a nice balance of fun & humour to the tour. We had no idea of the history of the Chelsea Market & surrounding area, so we gained a lot from the experience. We enjoyed the tastings and went back & purchased items from several of the stores after the Tour and the next day when we returned.
Rating: 5
So much Fun and Great NY Flavor
Sat, Jun 28  3:00 PM kacohen Female 50-59 Local Unspecified
This is just such a great tour of one of NY's best district -- the Meat Packing District . The tour has great NY history, Chelsea Market is so much fun for shopping, etc. and to see what Cohen did with this historical Nabisco plant is just fantastic. You get a great mix of indoor/outdoor and our tour guide, Cindy was just fabulous -- filled with a great sense of humor, tons of NY personality and very, very knowledgable. The food portion of the tour of equal if not better value -- from vinegar and salt tastings to biscuits and jams, hams, cheeses, and even full bolognese plate! You won't be disappointed... take the tour. We're native NYers and we loved it, including my two teenage kids!
Rating: 5
Fun tour and excellent food
Sat, Jun 28  2:30 PM lauriepierce Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Our tour guide, Kurt, made the tour! He is funny and knowledgeable. The food on this tour was very good. Compared to other tours, like the Village, this one was more about the food and less cultural, but really fun.
Rating: 5
Darryl is a great tour guide!
Sat, Jun 28  2:00 PM benwinter981 Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
We had a fantastic tour with Darryl giving the group lots of interesting trivia and historical facts about the Chelsea Market and Meatpacking district. We highly recommend this tour.
Rating: 5
Good food to taste and a little bit of history
Fri, Jun 27  2:00 PM AnnPugliese Female 50-59 Local Couple on a Date
My husband & I attended this tour group with other lovely & interesting people from all over the world. We, infact, were celebrating our 32nd Wedding Anniversary and decided to take a Food Tasting Tour. Our tour guide was Curt Upton. Curt was amazing. A walking source of knowledge which comes from his many experiences and his love for food. He is also a very wonderful exuberant loving person. Curt is also well known & liked by the many stores we tasted food from. We loved tasting the many different foods. Delicious! and leaving us wanting more. We were glad to experience Chelsea Market and also walk through the Meatpacking District. We learned a few things on this culture tour, even walking on the High Line. We enjoyed ourselves and will be looking to try the other food tours with Food & NY Tours. Great idea!