Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.9  1,562 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 163 460 2 = 458 99% 4.9
Last 6 months 278 784 2 = 782 99% 4.9
Last 12 months 565 1,566 4 = 1,562 99% 4.9
All 5,971 16,035 51 = 15,984 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
Thu, Dec 6, 07   12:00 PM BrendaHotham Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Other
Samson was wonderful. Very informative and personable. A friend and I went on this tour and it was certainly well worth it. I loved the area and would do the tour again. Thank you. Highly recommend.
Rating: 5
Wonderful experience
Thu, Dec 6, 07   11:30 AM roseharris Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Other
The guide was wonderful,very knowledgeable,.The tour was very well planned out.

we actually had dinner one eve at SaraBeths at Central Park..Very good..

My group of ladies were very pleased with the tour.

Thank You

Rose Harris
Rating: 4
Food Heaven
Sat, Dec 1, 07   11:00 AM donnalbongio Female 60-69 Local Group of Friends
We enjoyed the Chelsea Market and all of its history. The tasting of all the wonderful foods is a treat and look forward to going back and shopping there. The outside sites are just okay. I recommend that you do not take the visitors to NYC that are on the tour to a place called Hogs and Heifers. They were rude and vulgar when the food tour entered their establishment.
Rating: 5
Don't eat before you go.
Fri, Nov 30, 07   12:00 PM williamhaws Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
We will check out another tour next time we're in New York
Rating: 5
Fri, Nov 30, 07   12:00 PM Crabtree Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Other
We were in New York with another couple -- all foodies. We absolutely loved this tour. Our tour guide, Samson, was interesting, funny, and attentive. Chelsea Market is such an exciting place with so many great shops. And, the Meatpacking area itself, it interesting, too, as it becomes the new "in" neighborhood. We would actually do the tour again; it was that good.
Rating: 5
A winner, once again.
Fri, Nov 30, 07   11:30 AM mgibson Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
This was our second tour wth Kurt and he is fabulous. We enjoyed the meatpacking district/Chelsea Market overview and I think that my husband and I will eventually take all the tours. They are interesting, entertaining, and definitely help you feel as if you are really "getting to know" New York City.
Rating: 5
A Different View of NYC
Fri, Nov 23, 07   12:00 PM DianneMoss Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
My friend and I travel to NYC about once a year, and we are always looking for something new and different to round out our experiences. We have taken the Greenwich Food Tour and thoroughly enjoyed it, so this time we chose the Chelsea/Meat Packing District Tour. It was so informative and entertaining! Our guide was knowledgeable and funny. He answered questions and gave us tips on gourmet foods, cooking, and shopping. This man seemed to love his job, and his enthusiasm was obvious. (An upbeat, intelligent guide makes all the difference when one is on a tour like this, and everyone enjoyed this one. ) We experienced a variety of tasty foods, from hot soup to gelato, and all of it was delicious. This time we were indoors for most of the tour, which was a good thing considering the cold weather. We also spent some time touring restaurants and bars that were frequently visited by "the rich and famous." That was fun, too. All in all, we'd repeat the tour in the future. I'd recommend it to anyone.
Rating: 5
Even BETTER than we had expected!
Wed, Nov 21, 07   12:00 PM lbrazen Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
This tour was even better and more interesting than we had expected. Our guide was exceptionally enthusiastic and knowledgable. All the food samples were huge and wonderul! We will definitely go back to Chelsea market when we are in town next and we may order some items as holiday gifts this year. We also want to try some restaurants when we return and will try to stay at the B&B. It was fascinating to learn the history of the area and how it has changed. The handout was very helpful for future reference and to order goodies now that we're back in Georgia. Thanks for a well-spent three hours!
Rating: 5
Lots of fun
Thu, Nov 15, 07   12:00 PM nancyappert Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
The guide was fantastic.

We would have liked a few more sources to get history about the market as my daughter is writing a paper about it.

The outside part of the tour was not as good because even though we went into famous restaurants, we went right to the basement.
Rating: 5
Great Experience
Sun, Nov 11, 07   11:30 AM Castania Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
In our group of four, the oldest was 76 and the youngest 29. We had a wonderful time and the food we tasted was absolutely some of the best we have eaten in NY.

We would recommend this tour to anybody. Our guide was very informative and his sense of humor was the best. His name was Samson and he was originally from California. He helped make this experience even more enjoyable. Carolyn