Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.8  1,676 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 90 236 0 = 236 100% 4.8
Last 6 months 228 609 0 = 609 100% 4.8
Last 12 months 628 1,684 8 = 1,676 99% 4.8
All 5,245 14,055 45 = 14,010 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 Sort Descending Reviewer Gender Age Where From? Group Type?
Rating: 5
Our tour guide made this a hit!
Sat, Dec 22, 07   11:00 AM dsbkjb Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
There is only one word to describe our day. Kurt!!!!! This person had so much energy and enthusiasim that I just can't imangine a better day. Of course all the stops at the market were wonderful. We have been back home now for two days and still cannot stop talking to people about the great time we had. We did the Greenwich Village Tour last year and really didn't think anything could top that. We were wrong. The fact that this market area was basically void of people this close to the holidays made our day so much better. We actually walked to Greenwich Village after our tour and saw another tour being lead through the crowds on Bleeker Street and realized then that we picked the right tour for this day. Again, Thank you Kurt, you made our day great.
Rating: 5
Exceeded our expectations. Fantastic!!
Sat, Dec 22, 07   11:00 AM AmyRipley Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
We have done one other tour with your company of Greenwich Village. Both tours were absolutely fantastic!! The tour guides are not only knowledgeable, but very fun to be with. Took a genuine interest in our party and got to know us. The food quality is awesome and very diverse which is great. The only slight drawback on the Chelsea Market tour is all the food comes up front. A suggestion would be to have half the food then leave the market to walk around then come back for the remainder of the tastings. Thank You!!!!!
Rating: 5
Excellent experience
Thu, Dec 20, 07   12:00 PM liatlin Female 30-39 Local Couple on a Date
Excellent experience
Rating: 5
I liked it as much as a chocolate tour that I love
Thu, Dec 20, 07   12:00 PM CaroleBeck Female 60-69 Local Other
Our tour guide was funny and knowledgeable. Learned a lot about the Chelsea Market and the Meat packing district. Would recommend this tour even to a local person. I have lived in N.J. all my life and have never been to this area. I will return to this area and would love to do another tour. Will have to check your site.
Rating: 5
Second time on this tour
Sun, Dec 16, 07   11:30 AM vdale11 Female 60-69 Combination Group of Friends
We had friends in from out of state. I had taken this tour earlier this year and considered it one of the best I have taken. We took our friends on the tour, and they thought it was great. Our tour guide was very enthusiastic and knowlegable. I would recommend this tour to all.
Rating: 5
Strongly recommended for any foodie
Sun, Dec 16, 07   11:30 AM aheins Female 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
This was a truly wonderful tour which I would recommend to anyone who is into trying out new types of food or who just enjoys eating in general! The local guide was a wealth of knowledge about the regeneration of the Meatpacking District and Chelsea Market which meant we left the tour with more than just the full stomachs we expected. They also took into account my vegetarian diet and my friends nut allergy by providing us with alternatives rather than us having to "sit this one out". Being indoors in Chelsea Market was a great way to escape 3 hours of the winter blizzards outside. Very useful take-home booklet with information about all venues visited (online ordering info, etc) too. Overall, highly recommended!
Rating: 4
Nice(and cheaper) alternative to broadway show
Sun, Dec 16, 07   11:30 AM games43 Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Good for both tourists and locals. Bad weather prevented us from enjoying outside part of tour but the tour guide was inventive and kept us entertained. Food was excellent.
Rating: 5
Interesting, informative, fun
Sat, Dec 15, 07   11:30 AM deblazys Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
We come to NYC every year at xmas and check the windows, eat, etc. This was a new experience. We even ventured on the subway from Grand Central. Instructions were great, it was easy to get to. The guide, Sampson, was informative, lively, a lot of fun. Really likes his job and made it an enjoyable event. the tastings were good, some meager, some substantial. I think more explanation on website so you know the types of food and the substance of it. I know it can't be too specific, but some tastings like potato chips are nice, but not what I expected on a "food" tasting. The restaurants are mentioned, some you get to see as architecture and history, but my expectation was that there would be tasting there as well. Like a mini tappas. The price was fair for the tour and some of the tastes were very good, but some were "cheap fillers". Enjoyable on the whole and I would highly recommend to anyone that wants to explore a new area of NYC. I'd be interested in one of the other tours to see if there is actually more food tastings. Thanx for this opportunity.
Rating: 5
Great Experience
Sat, Dec 15, 07   11:00 AM cjones48 Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Our tour guide was very knowledgeable, humorous and energetic. He provided a lot of interesting information about the area and the sellers. We did go back to the market to shop after the tour, so he was a good salesman!
Rating: 5
Great Experience and wonderful guide!
Sat, Dec 15, 07   11:00 AM ninascat37 Female 20-29 Local Group of Friends
The tour guide was very informative and made the tour exciting. The food selections were great.