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Rating: 4.8  1,364 rating points
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Last 3 months 155 426 2 = 424 99% 4.9
Last 6 months 285 775 2 = 773 99% 4.8
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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
Sur Chelsea Mkt Tour
Sun, Aug 31, 08   11:00 AM lindahall Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
My husband and I took your Chelsea Mkt walking tour w/ Ed on Sunday 8/31/08. Ed was most knowledgable and the tour and food were super. I now have a new place to visit on all future trips to NYC. We heartily recommend this tour to anyone wanting to spend an enjoyable time eating there way around the Chelsea Market area. Sincerely, Linda and Rich Hall South Jersey
Rating: 5
I would highly recommend this tour
Sun, Aug 31, 08   11:00 AM Margaretmoo Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
The tour was entertaining and informative. We enjoyed the guide as well as gaining a knowledge of the area. The food we tasted was very good. I would highly recommend this tour,especially, if one is unfamiliar with the area. I really appreciated the good directions that were given to the meeting place.
Rating: 5
Fun walking and eating tour of Chelsea market
Sun, Aug 31, 08   11:00 AM cannibal869 Male 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
The tour started out with our tour guide, Ed, introducing himself and handing out bottled water and napkins. The food stops were quite good overall, although I personally would have liked to have seen a few more places in the market. The portions of food were good for snacking and overall sufficient enough that we didn't need to get lunch afterwards. However, there are two things that I would recommend changing: The first stop is at Eleni's for a tremendously large oatmeal cookie. I would rather have had a smaller cookie and add another stop at a different vendor for another tasting of something else. Perhaps set up something with the Fat Witch Brownie co next door? Also, I think that if were possible to even just go and see the lobby of the Food Network (as opposed to just looking at the elevator that takes you up there), that would have been uber cool. Yes, I realize that would be sort of a hard thing to arrange (and probably expensive, at that, but I can dream, right?) Touring both Mario Batali's Del Porto and Morimoto's NYC branch restaurant were highlights for us, especially seeing the stark contrast between the two atmospheres. We appreciated the dining tip at Del Porto - I don't want to steal their thunder, so you'll just have to take the tour to find out what it is, but trust me, it's worth it if you ever decide to dine there. The tour of the meatpacking district, while historically interesting, was somewhat lacking in the tasting department. I would have liked to have had some kind of tasting set up at at least one of these places. Overall, though, if you're a foodie, you'll enjoy this tour. Definitely bring comfortable shoes and a camera to commemorate the event.
Rating: 5
We loved this tour
Sun, Aug 31, 08   11:00 AM pima46 Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
My husband and I enjoyed this tour very much, so much so that we plan on taking the other food tours recommended - Greenwich Village and Soho food tours. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and very personable. We met some very nice and interesting people on the tour. We sampled so much food on the tour that we weren't hungry for many hours afterwards. The best part is that we discovered an area of New York that we didn't know existed, and we visit New York on a regular basis! I recommend this tour to anyone who enjoys food as well as enjoys learning a little history about New York.
Rating: 5
Loved the tour
Sat, Aug 30, 08   11:30 AM RachelGross Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
Lost of fun - highly recommended
Rating: 5
The highlight of our New York visit!
Sat, Aug 30, 08   11:30 AM wgdlsteuer Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
We thoroughly enjoyed our food tasting tour of Chelsea Market and the Meatpacking District! Our guide, Ed, was a fellow "foodie" and kept us interested and entertained while he shared the history and inner workings of the market and the Meatpacking District. In addition to the variety of delicious and generous tastings, we felt like we really got to know the area. It was fun to peek inside some of the new trendy restaurants. We even went back later to shop and have dinner! Highly recommend!
Rating: 5
highlight of my 4 day NYC visit
Sat, Aug 30, 08   11:00 AM BrendaGills Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
My girlfriend and I took the Greenwich tour last year so wanted another tour this year. This was my favorite thing I did (includes seeing 2 B-way shows). This was the best money we spent, was so educational, and fun. Our guide was super!!! He kept us entertained and learned all our names within minutes. (KEEP HIM ON BOARD)! I can't find enough good words to say how much I enjoyed every minute. One reason I really liked this one is that it did not involve as much walking as the Village tour. I bought so much stuff from almost every place we went and we even ate dinner that night at Del Posta, all because of the tour. This is a fact that the places on tour should know. It is definitely a sale booster for them. I recommend this tour to locals, as well as visitors. Thank you so much and I will be looking forward to another of your tours next year Submitted from Karen Johnson, Arkadelphia, AR
Rating: 5
beyond my expectations
Fri, Aug 29, 08   11:00 AM HeatherMae Female 50-59 International Tourist(s) Other
fun activitiy, the best one that we booked in NY, the guide was outstanding
Rating: 5
great food and presentation
Fri, Aug 29, 08   11:00 AM jeg281 Female 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
This was a great tour for anyone who loves food and we learned a lot about the history of Chelsea market as we went. All the food that we had was delicious. We started and ended with dessert, but with all the walking we did in between you don't even feel guilty! We saw many of the wholesale food buisnesses in Chelsea market and got to sample a variety of foods at each. There wasn't much time for looking around or buying at most of the stores, but we were given a guide that had a listing of all the stores so that we could go back if there was something we were interested in. The tour is a bit pricey, but it's about what you'd pay if you took another tour (Empire State building, Rockefeller Center, NBC Studios, Statue of Liberty...) and paid for lunch. So bring some comfortable walking shoes, 'cause you're in for a treat!
Rating: 5
Hilarious tour guide
Fri, Aug 29, 08   11:00 AM dddddddd Female 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
My fiancé and I are food network fans therefore we decided to take this tour. The tour was very entertaining, the food was delicious, and the tour guide was hilarious. Thank you so much. I would recommend this tour to anyone who loves good food and entertainment.