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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 Age Sort Descending Where From? Group Type?
Rating: 5
history and eating....
Sun, May 3, 09   11:00 AM necoolley Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
what could be better. This tour was lots of fun, even when it rains.
Rating: 4
Great Day
Sun, Apr 26, 09   11:30 AM majulatr Female 60-69 Local Group of Friends
Enjoyed the guide and the tour. I would like a little more in the way of historical information. Also, although it is implied that lunch will not be "necessary" due to the amount of food tasted during the tour, that is not altogether accurate. I certainly did not look for a full course meal, but by the same token, the bare minimum given in a couple of places emphasized more (although cleverly combined), that this was also an advertising tour, and diminished somewhat the appearance of it being an historical one, and left us looking for a place to eat when the tour was done. As a matter of convenience, I would also like the tour to finish where it began, since many participants were very interested in purchasing some of the items that the merchants were selling, and it was necessary to walk back to the market upon completion of the tour. Although the dialog and descriptions of things is somewhat "scripted," all of the guides should have the same information to share first, and then any embellishments and humor that they add is welcome. My criticism is merely constructive, since I enjoyed the tour and the company. Thanks for a nice day with my adult children who also enjoyed the "birthday gift tour."
Rating: 3
Mixed thoughts......
Sat, Apr 25, 09   11:00 AM Lindafsnyder Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
If you have a chance to visit Chelsea Market, please do, but you could do it on your own. I believe each group takes a chance with its guide, and ours was too intense. She kind of "pushed us around" instead of giving us a relaxing 3 hour history lesson as our guide did last season when we did the Greenwich Village and SoHo tour. The guide makes or breaks it as far as I'm concerned.

All the shops in the market could be seen independently. Most give tastings anyway, so you wouldn't be missing out on the food.

We spent 2 hrs. in the market which was overkill. Once we got outside it was more interesting, but again we were micromanaged by our guide. The two stops out of the market were interesting and the food at Macelleria (?) was very good. They even gave us water and let us sit down with our food. Our group liked it so much we went back for supper.

The Chelsea Mkt. tour should include 1 hr. max in the market, traveling at a more leisurely pace, and then more on the streets of NYC which is not as easy to do on your own.
Rating: 5
Fun, Informative, Good Food
Sun, Mar 22, 09   11:30 AM Brandmahl Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Cindy Keiter was fantastic. She made the three hours, which flew by, fun, informative and like a family getting together for some food and laughs. We (the four of us) were really surprised at how much we liked doing the tour and plan on doing the Sushi Tour and Brooklyn Bridge Tour on our next visit to NYC. We live in Boston and come to the city at least twice a year. Of course we will want to be in Cindy's group.

Thanks for a really fun time.
Rating: 5
Outstanding Guide
Thu, Mar 19, 09   11:30 AM eiltravel Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
We really enjoyed the enthusiasm and knowledge of our guide Bob Gelber.

We had a wonderful time on our Chelsea Market tour! We would defiantly book another tour in the future.
Rating: 5
Excellent tour! We can't rave about it enough!
Fri, Mar 6, 09   11:30 AM JKloster Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
The information was very interesting. I want to learn more! The food was soooooo good and certainly enough to be considered lunch. What a great variety of items, too! It was so nice to have some choices of food at the various locations.

The artwork, especially the sculptures were both fascinating and creative. Our tour guide really knew her stuff. We highly recommend the tour to everyone! We intend to try another tour in the very near future.
Rating: 5
Lots of fun
Fri, Mar 6, 09   11:30 AM Profjanet Female 60-69 Local Unspecified
We really enjoyed our tour. Our guide, Diana, was full of information and personality. The food was really delicious. We are looking forward to another tour in the future!
Rating: 5
GREAT TOUR!!!
Sat, Feb 21, 09   11:30 AM williameyre Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
OUR TOUR GUIDE, CURT OR KURT OR? WAS ONE OF THE BEST GUIDES WE

HAVE HAD. IN THE PAST 2 YEARS WE HAVE BEEN ON SEVERAL TOURS AND HIS

KNOWLEDGE OF THE SUBJECT WAS AS GOOD OR BETTER THAT ANY TOUR WE HAVE BEEN ON. (BUS TOURS, WALKI NG TOURS, GUIDED TOURS) iF HE WILL BE THE GUIDE, WE WILL COME BACK FOR MORE.

MAYBE A FOOD NETWORK TOUR.
Rating: 5
Well organized.
Sun, Feb 15, 09   11:30 AM moorem Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
They move the tour group in and out of the different venues amongst a lot of traffic with great ease. The distribhution of the goodies always goes smoothly, which is more important than you would think. Nice balance of eating and talking. Guides are fun.
Rating: 5
a great introduction to the area
Fri, Feb 13, 09   11:30 AM mmatlow Male 60-69 International Tourist(s) Individual
Our guide-Kurt- was excellent.Very humorous and informative. I would suggest that the cookie sample be near the end since it almost filled us up and we were just starting. We would have liked to have visited more restaurants in the area as you do in the Soho tour. We will be back to try your Chinatown tour on our next visit to New York.