Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.8  1,416 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 154 422 2 = 420 99% 4.8
Last 6 months 296 789 4 = 785 99% 4.8
Last 12 months 534 1,420 4 = 1,416 99% 4.8
All 5,559 14,888 49 = 14,839 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
Fun and Delicious
Fri, Aug 8, 08   11:00 AM aspir4more Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
The Chelsea Market/Meat Packing District was a fabulous tour - Kurt was GREAT - he remembered everyone's name, personalized the experience, was well prepared, and the variety of tastings and stops was perfect. We thoroughly enjoyed the 3 hour tour - all the details - highly recommended this to anyone visiting the city, and we look forward to experiencing other foodsofnyc tours.
Rating: 4
New area to explore!
Fri, Aug 8, 08   11:00 AM reese31 Unspecified Unspecified Domestic Tourist(s) Other
Kurt did a wonderful job with the tour! He was very interactive and entertaining! I have already told my friends here in Cincinnati about it. I am especially looking forward to possibly going back to stay in the bed and breakast! My mom and I actually went back to the area later that day and walked around to look at the shops and had dinner at the Lobster Place. Best clam chowder I have had in years. I would also like to maybe do the Chinatown tour the next time I visit.
Rating: 5
Our guide, Curt was a hoot !
Fri, Aug 8, 08   11:00 AM kellytwo22 Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
The tour was very informative and yummy. Curt has unbelievable name recognition. Loved the Lobster Bisque. Nine year old daughter a little bored since there were no toy stores on the tour. We could have skipped the tea store and spent more time in the basket market.
Rating: 5
Great Fun
Thu, Aug 7, 08   11:00 AM vavinson Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
The tour was better than anticipated and I would definitely recommend it to visitors. The value for what we received was very good and the food was great! Our tour director was very good, keeping us on schedule and yet providing great information about the area and the restaurants. He was also good about remembering our names and making the tour seem more like he was taking a group of his friends on a walk around his neighborhood.
Rating: 4
Highly recommended!!!
Sun, Aug 3, 08   11:30 AM julie3w Female 40-49 Combination Other
Although tour should have started on time regardless of late-comers, it was a very enjoyable and informative tour. Cindy, our tour guide, may be the reason for the success of this tour. She's very knowledgeable and passionate about the city and shares updated and informative information. Loved the pictures of the past that she provided. Showed/discussed past, present and future which both my husband and I enjoyed. My two recommendations for this tour is to (1) include more hot and/or savoury tastings and (2) to at least touch on all the other places in chelsea market as we only discussed/visited half? For example, was curious about the coffee place that makes phenomenal coffee and have great reviews? In any case, really enjoyed and highly recommended!!! Thank you!
Rating: 5
Lotsa fun-lots to eat
Sun, Aug 3, 08   11:30 AM dmakarowski Female 50-59 Local Family With Children
Great fun- enjoyed Cindy a lot. Warm and friendly and very knowledgeable. Great sense of humor too. I'm on a special diet and you took such good care of me. I didn't feel deprived one iota! Went for my husband's birthday with my grown up son. We all enjoyed and look forward to the next tour. Regards, Deb Makarowski
Rating: 5
Outstanding Opportunity
Sun, Aug 3, 08   11:30 AM Kfeldpausch Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
This tour is both an introduction to the history and future of the meat packing district, and an introduction to products from several merchants inside the Chelsea market. Because the products offered by these merchants are so outstanding, its far more than "getting you into the store". Without the tour, we would have had no idea where to start and we would not, on our own, have been able to replicate the experience.
Rating: 3
Just okay
Sun, Aug 3, 08   11:30 AM jliszka Male 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
I guess I was expecting more walking on this walking tour, especially on such a nice summer day. But it was almost all inside the Chelsea market. Food was excellent, though. Our tour guide seemed a little too focused on local celebrities and episodes of Sex and the City, which didn't interest me particularly.
Rating: 5
Outstanding tour of Chelsea market
Sun, Aug 3, 08   11:00 AM ritadutra Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Our guide explained the history of the building, the concept of the new market place and a bit about how each business started. The variety of food businesses was good, the food samples were sized properly. Our guide showed us the progress being made developing the meat packing district and ended at the roof top of a hotel in the district that showed us the area. Strongly recommend this as part of a visit to New York City.
Rating: 5
Loved the tour
Sun, Aug 3, 08   11:00 AM dreamer81983 Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
The guide was very knowledgeable and very friendly, really enjoyed the tour have nothing but great things to say, My wife and daughter also loved the tour. Thank you for the great time John C. Munoz