Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.8  1,571 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 139 360 2 = 358 99% 4.8
Last 6 months 237 610 2 = 608 99% 4.8
Last 12 months 597 1,580 9 = 1,571 99% 4.8
All 5,399 14,450 47 = 14,403 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 Reviewer Gender Sort Descending Age Where From? Group Type?
Rating: 5
Great tour
Sat, Mar 22, 08   11:30 AM tberray Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
We very much enjoyed this tour. Cindy was our guide and she has a lot of energy and passion in sharing her knowledge of the food, people, buildings, history, and overall area. The complete tour lasted just over two and one-half hours but it flew by. Last December, my wife and I had done the Greenwich Village tour. We enjoyed that one so much that we brought out children (ages 13 & 10) with this time and they loved it as well. We live in the Washington, DC area and get to NYC once or twice a year. By taking these two tours, we feel we have learned much more about the Greenwich Village and Chelsea. In fact, we were able to share some new information about Greenwich with a couple of Manhattanites. Our plan is to do a different food tour each time we come to the city.
Rating: 4
Fri, Mar 21, 08   12:30 PM tigger Male 40-49 International Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Really enjoyed it. v interesting
Rating: 5
Sun, Mar 9, 08   12:00 PM mazpsu Male 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
I really enjoyed the tour and I look forward to doing another one. Our guide was entertaining and did an excellent job.
Rating: 5
Wonderful Tour
Sat, Mar 8, 08   11:30 AM beverlyjenk Male 50-59 Unspecified Unspecified
Perfect tour for a stormy New York afternoon. Sam made the tour both entertaining and informative. He was quick enough to make it possible for us to see all vendors without feeling rushed. His knowledge of the building's history as well as the products being offered by the current tenants was impressive. All the vendors made us want to come back when we had more time to shop at a leisurely pace. I would recommend the tour and Sam to others without any reservation. In addition, my wife and I are investigating the Greenwich Village tour for a subsequent visit to NY with friends.
Rating: 5
This tour was fun and much more than we expected
Thu, Mar 6, 08   12:00 PM viljakka Male 40-49 International Tourist(s) Family Without Children
We enjoyed our food tasting tour so much. All the food tastings and everything else extra information, for example about the Meatpacking district, was so interesting and well told. Our language skills are not so great but it was not a problem. We understood almost everything. The guide Sam was great! Three hours went too fast. We warmly recommend this tour to everyone. Go there!
Rating: 5
A fun, thorough tour of Chelsea Market and area
Sun, Mar 2, 08   12:00 PM robz1330 Male 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Other
This tour is definitely worth the time and money. Several top shops are visited within Chelsea Market, as well as popular restauants of the surrounding area. The tastings are all of very high quality foods. There was more than enough food provided to suffice as a meal for lunch. The tour guide was fun, nice, and very knowledgeable, not the 'corny' type that I have encountered on many tours that is simply performing for tips. And, not only do you get to taste great food, you learn the history and other facts about the area while you are at it. Highly recommended!
Rating: 4
Cool tour, but I enjoyed the Greenwich one more
Sat, Feb 16, 08   11:30 AM aulaila Male 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
This was our second "Foods of New York” tour, with our first being the Greenwich Village tour. While my wife and I enjoyed the tour of Chelsea Market/Meatpacking District, we both agreed we enjoyed the Greenwich tour more. With that said, it was nice to have about 75% of the Chelsea Market/Meatpacking District tour inside (of the Chelsea Market), as the temperatures outside were pretty chilly. We were exposed to some wonderful venues within the Market, and will definitely return there on a return visit to NYC. There was such a wonderful vibe in the market with so many different shops, it was really enjoyable. We also hit Morimotto's and Del Posto, which were neat to see inside of and without the crowds and noise during normal operations. Del Posto has been on our short list of places we'd like to dine, and this tour has further bumped it up the list. I think the things we didn't really like (as compared to the Greenwich tour) were that we didn't really get the "neighborhood" type vibe. This is probably more a product of the areas of town, and not really something that was "wrong" per say with the tour itself. I would say that if you have to pick one and the weather is going to be decent, go with the Greenwich tour. If you're looking to do another tour and/or the weather may be a bit inclement, I'd definitely recommend the Chelsea Market/Meatpacking District tour.
Rating: 5
Great activity
Fri, Feb 15, 08   12:30 PM dgvaughn53 Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
This was our second food tour, the first being in New Orleans, which was very enjoyable. The amount and quality of food on the Chelsea Market tour was much better. The tour was very interesting and we would recommend it highly.
Rating: 5
great tour
Sun, Jan 20, 08   12:00 PM erwinstanta Male 40-49 Local Other
We booked the tour not expecting a lot but expecting a average time. We were totally surprised by the tour guide, Sam and his knowledge of all that we learned. It was a very interesting way to spend 3 hours in New York City. I would not suggest you bring children or teenagers unless the teenagers are interested in history and food. Overall we got more than we expected and would highly recommend this tour for foodies and the "not your regular tourist".
Rating: 5
A good time with good food!!!
Sun, Jan 20, 08   12:00 PM dadpbjones Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
My wife and I took our 22 year old daughter, her roomate, and our 14 year old son. Everyone had a great time!! The presentation was informative, and the food was great! The day was freezing, so it was nice that most of the tour was inside Chelsea Market. We did the Greenwich Village food tour 2 years ago, and it was also cold, and that tour was mostly outside. I would not recommend this tour for small children, because I fear that they would become antsy. But, all in all, the Chelsea Market tour was well worth the money!