Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.9  1,470 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
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Last 3 months 139 392 0 = 392 100% 4.9
Last 6 months 246 684 0 = 684 100% 4.9
Last 12 months 536 1,472 2 = 1,470 100% 4.9
All 5,851 15,698 49 = 15,649 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 Age Sort Descending Where From? Group Type?
Rating: 5
Chelsea Market tour
Sun, Oct 28, 07   12:00 PM MaryMagee Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
My mid twenties son, a friend and her 30 something daughter thoroughly enjoyed the Chelsea Market tour. Our guide, Cindy, was delightful, well-informed, and enthusiastic.

The Chelsea Market is an interesting site and a real example of the current business and development scene in NYC. I initially wondered how we could spend 3 hours touring the market but the time flew.

I recommend the tour and would love come back in a year or so to see what changes have occurred.
Rating: 5
the guide was excellent, tour interesting
Fri, Oct 26, 07   12:30 PM PatCondrotte Female 60-69 International Tourist(s) Other
My husband and I enjoyed the tour very much - we were visiting NYC for a week from western Canada - our first time. The Chelsea Market tour was one of th highlights. Thank you.
Rating: 4
Another worthwhile tour
Fri, Oct 26, 07   12:00 PM theprof Male 60-69 International Tourist(s) Family Without Children
This is another tour by the company which is excellent value. Having taken the Greenwich Village wine and food tour which was outstanding, this tour whilst not (nor could be in my opinion) the equal it never-the-less gave a great deal of information and exposure to the Chelsea Market and to a limited extent some surrounding areas. The guide was enthausiastic and knowledgeable and engaged with our diverse group in a friendly and easy fashion. I think the initial remark that tips would be appreciated but not necessary at the end of the tour was a bit tacky and really wasn't needed.
Rating: 4
very interesting
Sun, Oct 14, 07   11:30 AM angelawillia Female 60-69 Local Group of Friends
Most informative - enjoyed culture and history as much as food - did not appreciate tour guide soliciting tips at beginning of tour - he was certainly woth a tip and I would have done voluntarily - tackey to suggest.
Rating: 4
Very informative
Thu, Oct 4, 07   12:00 PM ajhalter Female 60-69 Unspecified Unspecified
We enjoyed the food tour and learning all the history of the Market and the surrounding area. Having places to sit were really appreciated, since we are older, but there wasn't ever enough seating for the entire group. We felt there should have been more diverse offerings at some of the places we toured. Our tour guide was excellent!
Rating: 5
Unexpectedly Educational
Thu, Oct 4, 07   12:00 PM dickshar Male 60-69 Combination Other
We had no idea of the history of this area of New York. We signed up for the tour because we had enjoyed previously taking the Greenwich Village Tasting Tour 2 years ago.

This was equally as interesting and fun - We think the food tasting may have even been more tasty and we though Greenwich Village was wonderful!

Our guide Bob was interesting, knew lots of information, and had a very enjoyable and pleasant sense of humor. Even though it was a warm day, the tour was not strenuous and the amount of time and walking were just about right.

We would recommend this tour to anyone.
Rating: 5
Fascinating tour of the Chelsea market and area
Fri, Sep 28, 07   12:00 PM steeple Male 60-69 International Tourist(s) Family Without Children
A highlight of our recent trip to New York was a tour of the Chelsea Market . We enjoyed hearing about the changes that had taken place in the meatpacking district in recent years and the creation of the Chelsea Market.

The tour was well planned and carried out. The tastings gave us good variety and our guide was very knowledgeable. He gave a great deal of information in a nice, relaxed way. Food, stores, restaurants, history - he covered it all and yet we never felt rushed. We were able to ask questions and we had confidence in his answers.

Other members of the group proved to be pleasant and easy to get along with, making the whole experience one to remember and recommend.

Thank you for a really enjoyable afternoon.
Rating: 5
One of the best tours we took in New York
Sat, Sep 15, 07   11:00 AM BeverlyDana Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Other
Our tour guide, Curt, was so enthusiastic and informative. The 3 hour walking tour

went by too fast. Not only did we learn about the food of NY but also architecture, high cost of living in NY and neighborhood changes. We highly recommend this tour.
Rating: 5
My "girls" loved it!
Fri, Sep 14, 07   12:00 PM ritagone Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
I brought a group of 30-something ladies (and my 30-something daughter) who have been together as a group for 13 years. I thought they would love the food aspect of the tour, and they did. Our guide, Darrell, was quite pleasant and articulate and funny. The only change I would make is to go directly to the hotel rooftop and skip the tour part on the walk there, which was just mentioning showrooms and restaurants and Coyote Ugly's bar. To me this was the least interesting part of the tour. I loved the history of the building and how it was converted to shops, and of course the food sampling (best lobster bisque I've ever had!) was wonderful. Lots of bang for your buck!
Rating: 5
Extemely interesting and informative
Sat, Sep 8, 07   11:00 AM john66 Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
We had a great guide who knew the history of the buildings and the areas. Sampling products at various stores was another great feature. We could not have done and seen as much if we were on our own. We may do this again on our next trip to N.Y.