Chelsea Market Food & Culture Tour

Foods of New York Tours

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Activity #441
Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.9  2,011 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 204 570 2 = 568 99% 4.9
Last 6 months 346 958 2 = 956 99% 4.9
Last 12 months 727 2,013 2 = 2,011 100% 4.9
All 6,695 18,039 53 = 17,986 99% 4.8
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Chelsea Market Food & Culture 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: 3
Fri, Dec 10, 10   10:30 AM 114825-kwilhelmus Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Individual
1. Guide made judgmental remarks that suggested a lame attempt at humor or pandering to a conservative attitude. For example, "Transvestite prostitutes used to work this street. RuPaul lived here, so I guess he didn't have far to walk to go to work." Another example, "The Lower East Side is interesting, but I wouldn't go there at night - a bit dicey."

2. Toward the end of the tour, there was a stop at an empty beerhall, that appeared to be merely a 'paid advertisement' for a place that offered "draft beer and ping-pong!!?"

3. It would have been nice if any of the shop owners acknowledged our group. I broke away, and met Sarabeth and got her to autograph her new book for me. It would have been nice if the guide had facilitated something like this.
Rating: 5
The highlight of our trip to NYC.
Thu, Dec 9, 10   11:00 AM 473085-salemgirl Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
A delightful 3 hours with energetic and entertaining guide, Kurt. Very well organized, fast paced, and luckily for us, on a very, very cold day, mostly indoors. Food tastings were wonderful. Looking forward to going to the Village next trip.
Rating: 5
Chelsea Tour
Sun, Dec 5, 10   11:00 AM 485992-mghopkins Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Our group had the very best guide, Diana. So very knowledgeable, friendly,funny, and just a person you would be friends with immediately. So much food tasting( don't plan on eating a big meal that night), and great places to return in the future ,if in NYC, again.

Our group(4 to 8 ladies) travels to NYC every other year, and will take this tour again, asking for our same guide. We found so many restaurants, and shops to go back and purchase items for gifts. The tour is mostly in doors, so recommended in the cold months. We were there first week of December.

This was our third tour with them, and the most enjoyable by all my group. We would have never visited this location if not for taking the tour first. We will now put this in our agent every time we visit NYC.
Rating: 5
Great tour
Fri, Dec 3, 10   11:30 AM 497730-BubierDesign Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
My wife and I enjoyed ourselves very much on the tour. The food was great and we went to the resturaunt at the end of the tour the next night and had a great meal.
Rating: 5
Couldn't Have Been Better!
Thu, Dec 2, 10   11:30 AM 109954-ndmcmahon Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
We have been to Chelsea Market many times but Darryl showed the market to us in a different light. He was entertaining and informative. The food was excellent and Darryl's knowledge of the history of the market was excellent. We will definitely take our friends on this tour next December.
Rating: 5
Interesting!! Bob, our guide made it great.
Sat, Nov 20, 10   11:30 AM 320102-williambowen Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
I thought Chelsea Market was a most interesting development. Our guide brought out much of the history of the area. I found that most interesting. Oh yea, the samples were good, too.
Rating: 5
Lots of fun and very informative
Thu, Nov 18, 10   11:30 AM 493651-sandrakoch Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Loved the tour and our tour guide. Diane was very knowledgeable of the market and the area, had a great sense of humor, and made it interesting and fun. Enjoyed ALL the food and the history of each of the places we stopped for a bite or a sit down course. We have enjoyed all the tours and look forward to others the next time we are in NYC or wherever you have zerve tours.
Rating: 5
A grand day out
Thu, Nov 18, 10   11:30 AM 490230-annecpollard Female 60-69 Combination Group of Friends
An excellent tour. The tour guide shared her local knowledge in a lively fun way such that she seemed part of our large group of friends. The food provided was plentiful although switching between sweet and savoury became a challenge. We would never have got so much from a trip to the Market by ourselves. I will heartily recommend this tour to anyone visiting New York who wants to do more than the standard tourist visits.
Rating: 5
Chelsea Mkt recommendation
Thu, Nov 18, 10   11:30 AM 489966-sstaecker Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
I liked this tour very much. The food was very good, the guide was terrific! It made me want to return to the neighborhood. I think everyone would enjoy an afternoon spent on this tour.
Rating: 5
Thu, Nov 18, 10   11:30 AM 490167-RRubenstein Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Wonderful, informative tour guide. Diana was sweet, articulate and very patient. We were a large group but it didn't seem to phase her in the least.

Fabulous choice of participating restaurants. Definately a MUST DO for anyone near or far. As a New Yorker, born, raised and still living here, we always think we know all there is to know. NOT TRUE. I found that out last week.

Our second experience with your tour company, certainly not the last.