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Rating: 4.9  1,523 rating points
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Last 3 months 173 490 2 = 488 99% 4.9
Last 6 months 260 726 2 = 724 99% 4.9
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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: 4
Fun - But outdoors first
Thu, Jul 3, 08   11:30 AM donnalley Male 60-69 Combination Group of Friends
I know it's hard oudoors...the guide almost needs a microphone due to the traffic - but...I think an earlier start (i.e. 10:30) starting with approximately 1 hour outdoors ending up at the Chelsa Market would have worked better.

Bythe time we got outside it was hot and people seemed tired.
Rating: 5
Terrific Tour
Thu, Jul 3, 08   11:00 AM wmforsyth Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
We took the Greenwich Village tour last July and had a fantastic time with a fabulous tour guide, Cindy. So you can imagine how thrilled we were when our tour guide arrived and who should it be but Cindy! We knew we were in for a great time and we were not disappointed. You can keep the museums, monuments, etc and give us these terrific food and culture tours! I would like to add that I agree with one of the other reviewers (donnalley) that it might be nice to start at 10:30 outside and move inside later especially in high summer. I realize that this may not be possible since the crowds are probably larger later. However, if at all possible I think it would be nice to reverse the order.
Rating: 5
FUN!
Fri, Jun 27, 08   12:00 PM PamelaLord Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Kurt helped to make the tour.
Rating: 5
GOOD TIME WAS HAD BY ALL!
Sun, Jun 15, 08   11:30 AM AWILKINSON Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
THE FASTEST 3 HOURS EVER SPENT. OUR GUIDE WAS KNOWLEDGEABLE, FUN AND DOWN RIGHT KIND! A GREAT PLACE TO VISIT AND THE FOOD EVER SO GOOD. WE HAD A DIVERSE GROUP AND ALL ENJOYED THEMSELVES. THANK YOU!!
Rating: 5
Behind the Scenes of Great Food
Fri, Jun 13, 08   12:00 PM richarde Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
We had an excellent tour guide, who was enjoyable, informative, and made the whole experience worth every minute spent on the tour. He made you as interested in the history of not only the specific district, but the area of the city in which change has been and is currently taking place. The walk through the neighborhoods was also a treat as well as within the market. A totally enjoyable experience.
Rating: 5
Delicious and FUN
Sat, Jun 7, 08   12:00 PM MarleneWint Female 60-69 Local Family Without Children
SAM is terrific!
Rating: 5
FANTASTIC
Thu, Jun 5, 08   12:00 PM sharonsolomo Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Other
No negatives....Kurt did an excellent job!!
Rating: 4
The Good, the Bad, and the Unnecessary
Sun, May 25, 08   11:30 AM JMVanLeuven Female 60-69 Unspecified Other
This tour takes three hours, the first two hours inside Chelsea Market, and the last hour outside touring the neighborhood. I enjoyed hearing about the history of Chelsea Market and tasting various foods inside the speciality shops, but found the last hour outside, when the tour guide pointed out high-priced Manhattan real estate, rather boring. I would suggest future tours spend three hours inside Chelsea Market, with more tastings and a tour through Food Network studios instead of peeking in the Buddha Bar and other high-priced restaurants.

There is a place for the outside tour, but this should not have been it. If this change cannot be effected , then I suggest the tour be shortened to 2 hours, all of it inside Chelsea Market.
Rating: 5
Entertaining and informative
Fri, May 9, 08   12:00 PM BarbaraHanda Female 60-69 Local Group of Friends
Kurt is a great tour guide. He is personable and very knowledgeable with a

cute sense of humor.

Kurt provided the right amount of information with a humorous delivery.
Rating: 5
Outstanding Chelsea Market Tour
Sun, May 4, 08   11:30 AM csg4005 Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Kurt entertained, educated, and enlightened the group. He was my tour leader for the second time, to my delight, and my guests were as thrilled with him as I was. The tour itself is interesting and delicious. We greatly enjoyed tasting our way through Chelsea Market, getting to see the gorgeous restaurants, and making our way around the Chelsea meatpacking district - we even shopped afterward, and went back to the Gansevoort Hotel for drinks. Five stars to this tour and especially to Kurt!