Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.8  1,680 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 90 234 0 = 234 100% 4.8
Last 6 months 230 613 0 = 613 100% 4.8
Last 12 months 630 1,688 8 = 1,680 99% 4.8
All 5,247 14,059 45 = 14,014 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 Sort Descending Gender Age Where From? Group Type?
Rating: 5
Who knew what was behind the curtain!
Sat, Mar 24, 12   10:00 AM TMNELSON01 Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
This was an UNBELIEVABLE tour! Kurt did a phenomenal job. He made it fun and interesting, his humor, his inside tips - how many times did he say "we're going for a quick bite, then a snack, and then we'll get something to eat? The food was fantastic, his humor had me in stiches! We went to the Market about 45 minutes early and looked/shopped before the tour began - so when the tour started, we were happy to go back through the shops and learn more about them. Being from out of town and a first time visitor, the Chelsea Market is a foodie's dream land. We never would have been able to experience all the food and learned all the behind the scenes information about this fascinating place unless we had taken this tour. We left NY with knowledge, fun and seeing things we never would have if we hadn't taken this tour! We will be talking about this for a long time!
Rating: 5
Fun and educational
Fri, Dec 14, 12   10:30 AM tmengland Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
This tour far surpassed my expectations. I couldn't believe how much food we tasted on the tour. We didn't even need to buy lunch on the day we took the tour. My group and I were stuffed. I also didn't realize how much history there was pertaining to the Chelsea Market. Our tour guide, Diane, was fun and energetic. She was also very knowledgeable about each vendor in the market and the history of the Chelsea Market. We had a blast! I've been to New York several times and this was one of the more enjoyable things that I've done. I would definitely recommend this tour to people.
Rating: 4
Good but could be better
Sun, Nov 6, 05   11:30 AM tmccarthy Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Unspecified
I thought that since this was a tour of Chelsea Meat Packing area there should have been a bit of meat to choose from. Also, it was supposed to be a 3 hour tour & was over 20 minutes early. I enjoyed what we did & where we went but I think it should have been w/in 10 minutes of the 3 hours & I think we could've had a taste of 1 or 2 more items from different places.
Rating: 5
I was given this as a present and it was wonderful
Sun, Nov 13, 11   10:30 AM tlwaite Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Individual
we had a wonderful time. The food was great the tour guide was entertaining.
Rating: 5
Yummy tour with great variety!
Sat, Feb 2, 08   11:00 AM TLovesFood Female 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
This was a great tour of Chelsea Market and the surrounding area. We learned so many interesting things about it, even small details like that the T salon uses soy ink and corn cups. We even went "behind-the-scenes" and saw a huge 5-lb lobster in the back room of the lobster store. We had a great variety of samples and they were nicely sized too. Kurt was an excellent tour guide - very knowledgeable about the area and funny! The tour was very well planned out and had a good small group size (16). I've been to Chelsea Market before but never knew what I learned in the tour. This tour gave us a nice appreciation of Chelsea Market and the surrounding area... it was well worth the money and I would highly recommend it to others.
Rating: 5
Bob was great!
Fri, Jun 28, 13   11:00 AM Tlenker Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Bob, the tour guide, was knowledgeable and fun. The food was unique and delicious. I was absolutely stuffed by the end of the 3 hours.
Rating: 5
A Highlight of Many Trips to NYC
Thu, Oct 27, 11   11:00 AM tlayman Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
This tour has to be the best way to experience food and culture of the Chelsea Market and Meatpacking District. Only a top-notch tour guide like ours (Kurt) could provide such a robust introduction to this evolving area and its gastronomic delights. Kurt does not use a "canned-tour-dialogue", as he could answer any question in a thorough, funny, knowledgeable way. We believe many tourists to NYC will miss out on the history, culture, and food of this area without this tour. This experience is highly recommended.
Rating: 5
So worth my time and money
Thu, Jul 25, 13   11:00 AM tkwilk Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
This was a highlight of our trip. Our tour guide, Kurt, was hysterically funny, personable, and full of knowledge of the area. I would HIGHLY recommend this tour to anyone. The food was fabulous too!!
Rating: 5
Extremely enjoyable experience
Sat, Nov 24, 07   11:00 AM tkuij6 Female 50-59 Local Family With Children
Our tour guide - Curt really made the experience. He was extremely entertaining. I wondered what we could possibly do for 3 hours but the time just flew by. The food tasting was wonderful. There were small portions but delicious and such a wide variety from the soup, cookies, biscuits with jam and gelato just to name a few. I am hoping to plan another trip to Soho or Tribeca based upon the great time we had. My 21 yr old son was with us and he had a great time too. We enjoyed the other aspects of the tour as well.
Rating: 5
Fri, Nov 30, 07   12:00 PM tkrembus Female 50-59 Unspecified Unspecified
Our guide was excellent and informative. The Chelsea Market is a very interesting place. The food was delicious.