Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.8  1,498 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
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Last 3 months 127 344 0 = 344 100% 4.8
Last 6 months 259 679 2 = 677 99% 4.8
Last 12 months 566 1,506 8 = 1,498 99% 4.8
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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 Where From? Sort Descending 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
Awesome tour! Highly recommended!
Sun, Jul 6  2:00 PM silky65 Female 60-69 Local Group of Friends
Our group thoroughly enjoyed this tour. Darryl was fantastic and gave some saucy tidbits of information about the Meatpacking District. He was very knowledgeable and engaging. I look forward to taking the Brooklyn tour probably next spring. Can we pleeeeese have Darryl for our guide?
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
Thu, Jul 3  2:30 PM Debizzo53 Female 60-69 Local Family Without Children
My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed the tour. Our tour guide, Darryl, was so knowledgeable and entertaining. The food was delicious and we made purchases at Sarabeth's Bakery, Eleni's, and Lucy's Whey. We will definitely be coming back to the Chelsea Market and the meatpacking district for shopping and eating.
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
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!
Rating: 5
Something new and different to do
Sun, Jun 22  2:30 PM brt0625 Female 40-49 Local Group of Friends
It was a great tour. Curt was a wealth of information and entertaining at the same time. We're already looking at where and when we will book our next tour.
Rating: 5
Fun time in Chelsea Market
Sat, Jun 21  2:00 PM SchaeferDunn Female 60-69 Local Group of Friends
The tour guide was excellent. He was very knowledgeable and provided a lot of good information at the same time he was very entertaining. He learned everyone's first name and used them throughout the tour. The food tastings were all great and provided a great overview of the Chelsea Market and neighborhood.
Rating: 5
Super first food tour - Curt is awesome!
Thu, Jun 19  2:30 PM sherlockmile Female 40-49 Local Group of Friends
This was my first food tour and had a fantastic time!! Did the Chelsea Market and Meat Packing District tour. Curt Upton was our fantastic guide - he didn't stop talking for the entire 3 hour tour! He made a point to connect with each of the 15 people on the tour - he knew all of our names, where we were from, asked what we were doing in the city, offered many suggestions for food, activities, etc. He was not only extremely knowledgeable about the food we were tasting (and the establishments we were tasting in) but also about the building and the neighborhood. Extremely informative, very delicious, entertaining. We had 2 gluten intolerant people on the tour and he went well out of his way to ensure that they had equivalent items to taste when needed. Recommend this tour, especially if you can have it with Curt. After the tour you will definitely want to revisit many of the places to make purchases! Really enjoyed our walk on the High Line as well - had always wanted to see it - beautiful.
Rating: 5
Fun way to tour the market!
Sun, Jun 15  2:00 PM Mich733 Female 40-49 Local Group of Friends
This was a great tour. Our guide Darrell was wonderful, informative and full of energy. The tastings were delicious and filling. Its a great way to explore the market and try things you may not normally just walking through. We are now planning our next tour of Greenwich Village - can't wait!