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Rating: 4.8  1,502 rating points
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Last 3 months 125 338 0 = 338 100% 4.8
Last 6 months 259 677 2 = 675 99% 4.8
Last 12 months 568 1,510 8 = 1,502 99% 4.8
All 5,447 14,583 47 = 14,536 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: 4
arrive hungry
Thu, May 15, 08   12:00 PM alklumac Male 40-49 Local Individual
BOB WAS A GREAT GUIDE ON THIS TOUR OF CHELSEA MARKET AREA. HIS KNOLEDGE OF THE HISTORY OF THIS AREA WAS EVIDENT AS WE ALL WANTED TO LEARN DETAILS OF THE OLD NABISCO FACTORY AND SURROUNDING AREA. WHILE STROLLING SAMPLING THE MARKETS CULINARY DELIGHTS WE ALL ENGAGED IN GREAT CONVERSATION. WE ALL SURE HAD A GOOD LAUGH PASSING HOGS & HEFFERS THEN TRYING TO SNEEK A PEEK INTO THE BUDA BAR WHERE WE WERE TURNED AWAY BY A VERY RUDE GENTLEMAN. ( OUR U.S. DOLLARS WERE NO GOOD THERE I GUESS THEY ONLY TAKE FRENCH EUROS ) I DON'T WANT TO GIVE ALL THE DETAILS OF THIS TOUR AWAY BUT I AM SURE ANYONE WILL HAVE A GREAT TIME ON THIS ONE . ENJOY AL
Rating: 4
A lot of Fun
Sun, May 11, 08   11:30 AM vulpius Male 30-39 International Tourist(s) Individual
I enjoed the tour very much. A great tour guide. Enough food to cover a full lunch and you got also something to drink.
Rating: 5
Quality of tour and leader made me a hero
Fri, May 2, 08   12:00 PM jfulghum3 Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Our group was 3 couples , all interested in the history, local character of the neighborhood, and unique quality and variety of the "groceries" at the market. K(C?)urt, our well informed and lively tour leader, made the 3 hours the best any of us spent while in NYC. Don't miss this opportunity to taste great food and get a real feel for this neat part of NYC. The others in the group were so pleased with my recommendation to do the tour, I was a hero for the day!
Rating: 5
An Enlightening and Tasty Tour
Sun, Apr 27, 08   12:00 PM terryhorner Male 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
The tour and tastings so exceeded our expectations . . . we're recommending it to all our foodie friends!
Rating: 5
enjoyed tour completely
Sun, Apr 20, 08   11:30 AM mdeprimo Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Learned about Chelsea Market in more depth than possibly imagined. Tour guide was entertaining,and knowledgeable about each phase of the tour. Sampling and watching the foods being prepared was enjoyable. Getting an in depth history lesson about the Market an the Meat Packing District was a plus.
Rating: 5
This tour is highly recommended!
Sat, Apr 19, 08   11:30 AM jdemain23 Male 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
I would highly recommend this tour. It is well worth every penny. Tour guide was great and very entertaining, and we got to taste some wonderful food. Excellent!
Rating: 5
The best thing to do in NYC
Fri, Apr 18, 08   12:00 PM aaron3k Male 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
This was our 2nd tour with Food Tours. We have already done the Village tour. Our tour guide both times was Kurt. We didnt request him the 2nd time but we were very lucky to get him again. He is extremely funny and very energetic. He talks throughout the tour and never sounds rehearsed at any point. He makes every stop a lot of fun. All the stops in the tour were great. I loved Eleni's Bakery. We even stopped there after the tour for some of their wonderful cupcakes. After seeing the entire market, Kurt took us out into the neighborhood. Even without food samples, he made this section extremely interesting. We recommend this tour to everyone we meet. We have purchased this tour as a gift. We enthusiastically recommend this tour to everyone!! Kurt is the best!!
Rating: 5
Great way to spend an afternoon
Fri, Apr 18, 08   12:00 PM KEITHBATES Male 40-49 International Tourist(s) Family With Children
Really enjoyable tour, full of interesting facts. What really made it, was the tour guide who was so much fun. Would highly recommend it, even our 14 year old daughter enjoyed it.
Rating: 3
More Chelsea Market than Meatpacking district
Thu, Apr 17, 08   12:00 PM rpvrpv Male 30-39 International Tourist(s) Family Without Children
My expectations of the tour were to learn and see something about the history of the meatpacking district. Yes, the title of the tour says chelsea mkt /...... still I hoped to see more of the other part of the title. Instead most part of the tour was spend inside the market. The market itself was nice, the food-tasting was OK, but if you don't mind missing some explanatory details and marketing of the shops you can do this on your own easily too. Finally outside the market strolling around the area was nice and interesting. Regarding the organization this was more than ok and very good arranged. The guide Sam was on-time and very entertaining, so a big plus for him! Conclusion; all was well guided and organized, but I would not do it again. I will read other peoples comments first before booking a tour to be sure it will meet my expectations.
Rating: 5
Worth Seeing - even for locals
Thu, Apr 3, 08   12:30 PM joharrel Male 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
We are technically but not really tourists up a few times a year to see relatives that live in the city. Found good reviews on citysearch of these tours and decided to check one out. What a great decision. This was anything but cheesy with great info and food along the way. Enough to fill you up for lunch and then some. The tastings are also spread out from beginning until almost the end, so you don't get too full too quick but also arent left starving until some big meal at the end. We both really enjoyed this and will most likely try to go on one of the other tours on our next trip. Thanks Bob for a great tour! Joel and Jenny