Chelsea Market Food Tasting Tour

Foods of New York Tours

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Activity #441
Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.9  1,974 rating points
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Last 3 months 190 527 1 = 526 99% 4.9
Last 6 months 338 930 1 = 929 100% 4.9
Last 12 months 712 1,977 3 = 1,974 100% 4.9
All 6,568 17,687 52 = 17,635 99% 4.8
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Chelsea Market 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 Age Sort Descending Where From? Group Type?
Rating: 4
A great tour and some wonderful food
Fri, May 20, 11   11:00 AM jbkingmrg Female 60-69 Local Group of Friends
I think the tour could have been done by anybody but what made it so fabulous was our guide, Curt. From the minute he met us all, he knew our names and addressed us personally as he was giving the tour. He is an asset that is golden. The energy that comes from him is catching. What a gem!
Rating: 5
A Great Tour
Thu, May 19, 11   11:30 AM bandlady Female 60-69 Local Group of Friends
The three hours flew by. Kurt was instrumental in making this an outstanding tour. He filled the three hours with so much information and humor. He added a personal touch of knowing all our names when speaking to us. There was so much history and information about the Chelsea Market area that was fascinating. And, ofcourse, the food samplling was delicious and so much more than I expected. I would highly recommend this tour.
Rating: 5
Outstanding in every way
Thu, May 19, 11   11:30 AM BruceWrenn Unspecified 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
We loved this tour. Kurt is a terrific tour guide-- knowlegable about food, local history and culture, and with a great sense of humor. We are vegetarian and he made sure we had something good to eat when everyone else had a meat dish. This tour gets our highest recommendation.
Rating: 5
fun and informative as well as delicious.
Sun, May 15, 11   11:30 AM daryleaopend Female 60-69 Local Group of Friends
an informative and entertaining way to taste your way through a unique and historic part of of n.y.c.
Rating: 5
Wonderful...........worth every penny.
Sun, May 15, 11   11:00 AM bettynev Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Other
Kirk, fabulous tour guide. I would definately take another tour with him. Knowledgable, personable and very friendly to everyone on the tour.
Rating: 5
Great way to learn about New York
Fri, May 13, 11   11:30 AM Barham Female 60-69 International Tourist(s) Group of Friends
This is the second of their food tours I have done and have found both to be an interesting way to learn about the history and culture as well as taste the foods of different neighborhoods of New York. The Chelsea/Meat Packing tour was excellent and I would highly recommend it.
Rating: 5
Our expectations were exceeded. Dianna was great!
Fri, May 13, 11   11:30 AM Blanej00 Female 60-69 Local Group of Friends
We will definitely consider other tours. We thought we might have enjoyed rearranging the food so that it follows more of the traditional meal, i.e. appetizers, soup/salad, entree, dessert. Otherwise, we wouldn't change a thing. Dianna knew the area and kept us moving. We loved learning about an area of the city that has made a great turnaround.
Rating: 4
Yummy food, interesting area, wonderful venues
Fri, May 13, 11   11:30 AM Ancrich Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
This is a little difficult to write as we truly did enjoy the tour. The only downside was that we felt like intruders at times. I know the spaces were tight and the crowds substantial - however, we have been on many tours that faced similar constraints and never felt this way on any of them. Example - at one point we gathered in front of the MLB elevators and it was impossible to get out of the way as the elevator patrons tried to exit. We received numerous eye rolls and hostile glances (and not in just this location). The gal who led the tour was knowledgeable and I am certain is a lovely person - but we did learn in Marimoto (hope I spelled the name of restaurant correctly) that she can project with a voice at SEVERAL octaves lower than she typically spoke. Her loud speaking voice was a distraction as I constantly observed non tour members looking at her with what I could only interpret as disdain. Once we were outside on the street it was fine.

Overall we did enjoy the tour, but for this reason, I might not recommend this tour as our friends would certainly be even more conscious of the issues stated above.
Rating: 5
Great food tasting experience!
Sat, May 7, 11   11:30 AM sborto1947 Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
My husband and I loved this fun way to explore the Chelsea and Meatpacking district of NYC. Our tour guide, Kurt, was very informative and quite energetic. He made the walking and eating tour very special. The Chelsea Market is a beautiful renovated historical building which houses many innovative food shops. The food tour is a great way to explore the city with other visitors and enjoy new foods.
Rating: 2
Not Great
Sat, May 7, 11   11:00 AM Ellenraleigh Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
I have been on all of the food tours in New York City and on some more than once. This is the first time that I did the Chelsea Market Meat Packing District Tour and I would rate it the least satisfactory. There just is not enough, not enough to see, to hear about or different and interesting things to eat. The tour leader did a yeomans job of trying to make it interesting but it felt like he was stretching. The others in my party had also been on all of the other food tours and we all voted this one the least worthy. Try any of the other tours and I can guarantee a great time but I'd skip this one.