Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.8  1,393 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 144 393 2 = 391 99% 4.8
Last 6 months 291 773 4 = 769 99% 4.8
Last 12 months 526 1,397 4 = 1,393 99% 4.8
All 5,543 14,843 49 = 14,794 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
Great Fun!
Sat, Aug 16  2:00 PM lindabarnes1 Female 50-59 International Tourist(s) Family Without Children
We thoroughly enjoyed the tour. It was the most informative and enjoyable three hours of our holiday! To be recommended to everyone, young and older. The guide was a pleasure to spend time with and impressed us by addressing everyone by their first name even though he had only just met us. What a great tour, thank you!
Rating: 4
Chelsea Market Tour and Meatpacking district.
Sun, Aug 10  2:00 PM Lisaonthego Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
First trip to New York City and wanted more of an insiders guide and more depth than just walking through. We met Darrell, our actor/guide on time and we enjoyed his technique to make the group cohesive by saying our names as he made points. We had all of the taste treats promised, a deluxe bathroom break and lots of area info. We enjoyed Darrell's tour very much but wish we had gone on a weekday and not a Sunday due to the crowds inside the market. It would also be great if the tour used those wireless microphones, which would also ensure we could all hear all the time. Darrell was not at fault as the crowds moving around us were just loud moving past us. We asked ourselves if we could have walked through the market on our own and discovered what was good about the products we sampled and the answer was no. We would not have even known to try these foods. We got recommendations on local places to eat and enjoyed going up on the Highline park. The last restaurant where we sat and had a small plate of pasta and bolognese sauce was just ok. They had an opportunity to keep us with a wow...we all had only had samples all afternoon...but our lackluster pasta was only half eaten by the lady from Italy and her daughter. Overall enjoyable and would take another.
Rating: 4
Great tour
Sat, Aug 9  2:00 PM margaret625 Female 50-59 Local Family Without Children
Our Guide was very informative and had a great personality. Amazed how he could remember 15 names throughout the tour! He made everyone feel welcome and was able to answer all questions. The food was good and there was plenty. Only complaint is that it ended 20 minutes short of the 3 hours.
Rating: 5
Entertaining,delicious and good value!
Fri, Aug 8  2:00 PM Simionato Female 50-59 International Tourist(s) Family Without Children
My husband and I, visiting from Australia, found this tour to be a great introduction to the food on offer at the fabulous Chelsea market. Daryl was highly entertaining and informative and made sure we did not did not go hungry. Fortunately we had been prewarned not to eat lunch before the tour! We wished we had found the market earlier in our stay because there is so much great food on offer, however we were able to spend the following day there, sampling more of the produce and walking the highline. If you like food and are looking for a fun afternoon while eating then I would highly recommend this tour! A definite highlight of our stay in New York!
Rating: 5
Chelsea Food Tour Is A Must Do
Mon, Aug 4  2:00 PM Tamara2 Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Not only do you get to try delicious food bites, you enjoy a great journey through the meatpacking district and surrounding area. Bob was a fabulous tour guide and very knowledgeable about the history and evolution of the meatpacking district, Chelsea pier and the Highline. He would give a fun snippet on each restaurant/store before the tasting on how it came to be. The experience offered a good variety of foods to try and we all went away very satisfied with much richer knowledge of the area than any app or web based tour might have given us.
Rating: 5
Fun, informative and great food
Sat, Aug 2  2:30 PM HilaryMM Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
We throroughly enjoyed this tour. It had been recommended by friends and we were not disappointed. Our guide, Curt, was fun and knowledgeable. We enjoyed the variety of food we sampled and it was good to visit the Chelsea Market/Meatpacking District as we had not been there on previous trips to NYC. The fact that the tour ended near the Highline was an added bonus as we were able to stroll through there afterwards. Highly recommended.
Rating: 5
Rewarding and Entertaining
Sat, Aug 2  2:00 PM Angiesguys Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Our first food tour ever was a success! Our tour guide was witty, informative and enthusiastic about the tour! The sampling of food was more than adequate and our group liked the variety of samplings. Our guide, Daryl, kept the tour moving smoothly, even having to guide us around a wedding that took place in front of us! Chelsea Market is a gem that we only discovered through the tour guide. Not only will we visit the market again but we will be taking another food tour on our next visit to New York City!
Rating: 5
Take this tour!
Thu, Jul 31  2:00 PM BethTaylor Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Other
Chelsea Market is a great place to visit. There are so many shops that are chock-full of wonderful food & products. Last year my daughter & I explored this market on our own. This year, we came (with two of her teenage friends) and had the tour. Our guide, Darrell, was beyond fabulous. He was funny, energetic, loud enough to be heard, informative, and gracious. We sampled products from sweet stuff (cupcake, chocolate milk, caramels) to savory (a quiche-like pie, grilled cheese, deli meats) and other odds and ends in between. We left stuffed! We had so much fun and highly recommend you take this tour.
Rating: 5
Great Tour - Would Do Again in a NY Minute
Mon, Jul 28  2:00 PM beckyauer Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Our tour guide, Darryl, was AWESOME and made it so much fun! He remembered - and used- all 16 of our names in the group! Our food was tasty and things i never would have tried if not on the tour. He gave you 5 minute breaks after a tasting to go walk the store and / or purchase items of what we just had. Everyone liked that! He gave pertinent facts and pointed out things that only a knowledgable tour guide could! Overall, YES....DO IT! You won't be sorry! We did the Village Tour last time we were in town and loved it too! Thank you for making this a memorable and fun experience!
Rating: 4
Curt was Awesome!
Sun, Jul 27  2:00 PM pmclelland62 Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
The Market was fun and we learned a lot from Curt. The food on this tour was not as good as the Greenich Village Tour. I would definitely recommend visiting the Market!