Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.8  1,699 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 82 216 0 = 216 100% 4.8
Last 6 months 232 621 0 = 621 100% 4.8
Last 12 months 635 1,707 8 = 1,699 99% 4.8
All 5,233 14,023 45 = 13,978 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
Very insightful, fun, great guide!
Sun, Dec 9, 07   12:00 PM lisaliqunlee Female 20-29 Local Couple on a Date
We loved our guide! He was very knowledgable and made the whole experience super fun!
Rating: 5
Wonderful tour - great food and history
Sun, Dec 9, 07   12:00 PM mmehlman Male Unspecified Local Group of Friends
The guide was knowlegable and enthusiastic. The tour is a great blend of food tastings (lobster bisque, chocolate milk and cookies, Italian antipasto, bread, fruit spreads, unusual tea, etc.) combined with a historic tour of the Chelsea market and the meatpacking district from the revolutionary days to the present day upscale developments. We also had the opportunity to take a peek into some of the most exclusive eateries in town (Budda Bar, Morimoto. Pastice). Highly entertaining and delicous.
Rating: 4
Good but not enough walking
Sun, Dec 9, 07   11:30 AM jlocke6872 Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
We had taken the Greenwich Village tour a few years ago and loved it. I think we were expecting a similar tour - especially since your instructions indicated to dress for the weather. We were in Chelsea Market for 2 1/2 hours of the tour, carrying heavy coats, scarves, gloves, etc. Most of that time we were standing and listening or noshing. Samson was a great tour guide. However, if you're going to be inside that long, it would have been nice to know it in advance and also it would be nice to have a place we could have left our coats. In the Greenwich tour we would walk, stand a little, nosh and walk. I preferred that to very little walking and mostly standing. Having said that, the food was great and the background stories were fun otherwise.
Rating: 5
Great time!
Sun, Dec 9, 07   11:30 AM MLEisSweet Female 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Fabulous time and you leave full!
Rating: 5
Wonderful, unique Sunday activity!
Sun, Dec 9, 07   11:30 AM epburger Female 20-29 Local Group of Friends
This was a wonderful way to spend a Sunday! I moved to NYC several months ago but had not been to Chelsea Market. I will now go back on my own, but will be sad not to get "free" treats. The food was all delicious and a great variety was offered. The tour guide, Samson, was new but still confident and knowledgeable. As a real "foodie," I wish we had learned more about the process of making the food or the ingredients of some of it. Would have been good to talk the bakers/chefs/etc. instead of just hearing from the guide. Nonetheless, a great experience. I'll definitely do the other FoodTours experiences, as well!
Rating: 5
Sat, Dec 8, 07   11:30 AM fgallipani Male 40-49 Local Group of Friends
The tour was excellent. Our guide was Sampson and he was both knowledgeable and very informative. The samples in some places lacked quantity of samples but overall it was an enjoyable experience We would recomend to others
Rating: 5
Fabulous Time!!!
Sat, Dec 8, 07   11:30 AM jwilly63 Female 40-49 Local Couple on a Date
Our tour guide, Sampson, was very knowledgeable and friendly. He made each stop fun!! The food was incredible - we went back to each place AFTER the tour!! I definitely recommend this tour - and wear comfortable shoes!!!
Rating: 5
Best money I spent in NYC
Sat, Dec 8, 07   11:00 AM lgjl1188 Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Our tour guide Curt was sensational. The tour was informative, humorous, and the food was superb.We saw 3 plays while we were there and I believe all 5 of us enjoyed this tour the most. I would love to do the other food tours. Thank you so much for such a fun time .
Rating: 5
Absolutely Fabulous!!
Sat, Dec 8, 07   11:00 AM jby0590 Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
This experience far exceeded our expectations! It was outstanding! We could not stop talking about what a great experience it was - a true highlight of our visit to NYC! Chelsea market is an amazing place!! We had no idea how great it is. Curt, our tour guide, was the best! He was very informative and entertaining and helped make our tour a most memorable experience. The samples were delicious and generous in size! Don't miss this experience the next time you go to NYC!!
Rating: 4
Friday food Tour
Fri, Dec 7, 07   12:30 PM MaryKerr Female 70+ International Tourist(s) Family With Children
Daryl made our Friday tour fun for everyone.