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Rating: 4.8  1,351 rating points
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Last 3 months 152 419 2 = 417 99% 4.9
Last 6 months 286 776 2 = 774 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
Fun and informative tour
Fri, Aug 29, 08   11:00 AM cbarnes217 Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Our tour was and a lot of fun and we're glad we did it. Chelsea Market is really unique and a definite must see. our tour guide, Kurt, was a great blend of informative and funny. He seemed to be able to remember everyone's name and really knew his facts about the area. This activity was recommended to us by some friend's who had done it a few years ago and it ended up being one of the highlights of our trip to NYC.
Rating: 5
Great experience
Sun, Aug 24, 08   11:00 AM ehuang Female 30-39 International Tourist(s) Family Without Children
We thoroughly enjoyed the tour. It was a great way for me, as a New Yorker, to entertain my out of town guest and to learn something about that neighborhood at the same time. The tour guide was very knowledgeable. Her delivery was humorous and the food was wonderful. At the end of the tour she also guided us to our next activity, which added to our appreciation.
Rating: 5
Enthusiastic guide, interesting sites, super food!
Sun, Aug 24, 08   11:00 AM Hankus36 Male 70+ Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Our guide, Cindy, was full of vim, vigor and vitality. She was very knowledgable and provided a lot of relevant and interesting history. The choice of food sites included nice variety and the food/drink samples were excellent with one exception. My wife and I thought the flavor of the tea at our last food stop was so subtle that its taste was akin to very slightly flavored water. We were not so enthusiastic about the last part of the tour, the meatpacking district. After being on our feet for the good part of two hours, we were tired and found it hard to get involved in all the changes taking place in that part of Manhattan. Overall, we enjoyed most of the tour immensely and would recommend it very highly with kudos to our guide, Cindy. Hank Goldstein & Linda Chapman Dubuque, Iowa
Rating: 5
Informative and fun!
Sun, Aug 24, 08   11:00 AM lisajay Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Individual
We had a great time on this tour. The guide was very knowledgeable and shared a lot of useful information. The food was great and we went back later to purchase some more. I would recommend it to anyone except maybe those with small children as I think they would find it too long.
Rating: 5
Fantastic Foodie tour
Sat, Aug 23, 08   11:00 AM joantorchio Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
This tour was fantastic in so many ways! First of all our guide was EXELLENT, he was very funny, witty and full of information. Not only do you visit the Chelsea Market and do food tastings there ,you also visit Trendy restaurants and a beautiful BrownStone with gardens I didn't even know exsited in NYC. I am a "foodie" so I loved all the places we visited and the tastings. By the time we got to last tastings I don't think I wanted another bite.This tour is worth the money and time.
Rating: 5
Must Do Walking Tour in Chelsea
Sat, Aug 23, 08   11:00 AM mdesiderio Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
The Food & Walking Chelsea Market and Meat Packing Tour is a must do while visiting NYC. As a "foodie" it was great tasting what the locals enjoy on a day-to-day basis. Also the historical factoids of the area was very interesting and to see the growth that has brought this little area of NYC a now hip trend spot to be seen. What made this tour stand out was our tour guide "Kurt". If it wasn't for his in depth knowledge of the area, food history, and his funny witt to keep everyone engaged I think this would be just an ordinary walking tour. If you're ever in the Big Apple, take this tour and definitely ask for "Kurt"!!!
Rating: 5
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
Thu, Aug 21, 08   11:00 AM FayeFletcher Female 60-69 International Tourist(s) Family Without Children
One of the most informative tours we did. Our tour guide was wonderful. He made this tour very enjoyable and inter-acted with the group. Most amazing was how he remembered everyone's name and made this tour personal for everyone. The food was very good and, after the tour, we went back to Chelsea Market to purchase some of the unique teas and spices from the shops we visited. We were very fortunate to have the guide we did. He didn't rush us through anything and we even did a few extra stops. Because of our guide, we went back to Chelsea Market a couple of days later to enjoy some more of the wonderful food. I highly recommend this tour and would definitely do it again.
Rating: 5
Outstanding
Thu, Aug 21, 08   11:00 AM elaineeich Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Our tour guide, Kurt, was excellent. He was very informative, provided us with interesting background information, and kept each one of us actively involved. He knew each one of us by name. We loved his humor. The food samples were delicious and the servings were just enough to entice the palate. Thanks for the water bottle. It was more than we expected and would highly recommend it to others. It was truly an enjoyable, entertaining, and informative tour.
Rating: 5
Fantastic Tour
Thu, Aug 21, 08   11:00 AM jon2225 Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
This tour and it's guide were phenomenal!! Not only was our guide an entertainer, but he knew his stuff and kept us interested and eating the whole tour...plus, he memorized everyone's name in the whole group in about 5 minutes!! The food we sampled was wonderful and the Chelsea Market is such an interesting place. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone who would like a little more intimate view of an area along with some great taste treats!
Rating: 5
Fantastic tour--do not miss it!
Thu, Aug 21, 08   11:00 AM MWNash Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Our tour guide, Kurt, was fabulous right from the start! We had a good-sized group, but he remembered all our names immediately. We enjoyed every stop & tasted wonderful things ranging from the everything cookie, to shrimp & blackbean soup, to an Italian sampler, etc. The tour extended out into the district where we went into 2 restaurants, Morimoto & Del Posto as well as the rooftop bar at the Hotel Gansevoort. After the tour ended (where did the 3 hours go??), many of us went back to make purchases from the places we visited. What fun!