Chelsea Market Food & Culture Tour

Foods of New York Tours

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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: 5
A Must See
Thu, Jun 10, 10   11:30 AM 403741-BlancheRich Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Individual
This was one of highlights of my trip. Great information/history about the area. The presenter was very enthusiasticized and was a delight. The foods on this tour was outstanding and it gave you a taste for New York foods....This is a must see/do.
Rating: 5
Fri, Jun 4, 10   10:30 AM 122846-carolnemo Female 60-69 Local Other
On any tour, the tour guide makes all the difference. Our guide was Curt. Within the first 5 minutes, he knew each of our names and where we were from. He was a barrel of energy, had a fantastic personality, and everyone just loved him.

The tour itself was most interesting, and Curt told us the history of each place with humor and joy. We could tell he loves what he does.

At first, we were afraid we wouldn't be able to keep up with him, but we did.

We took the Central Village tour last week, and did not enjoy it nearly as much.

Carol Nemo
Rating: 5
Fri, Jun 4, 10   10:30 AM 403092-MaryColo Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Our guide, Kirk, made our experience fun as he educated us on all aspects of the area...

We walked, ATE and laughed as our group of strangers became more like friends, thanks

to Kirk...He totally engaged us all in discovering the uniqueness of this fascinating part of the city...We were not ready for the tour to end even after 3 hours!!! We will definitely return to Chelsea Market on our next visits and feel comfortable that we somewhat "know" what we are doing!!!!

Thanks, Kirk, for your exceptional tour....

Mary Alice from North Carolina
Rating: 5
Great morning in New York
Thu, Jun 3, 10   11:30 AM 402549-judy_lee Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
What a wonderful way to spend about three hours in New York! This tour was both informative and enjoyable as well as providing a very interesting assortment of foods. I would recommend this to anyone except those with young children. My next trip will definitely include another tour of a different area.
Rating: 5
A Tasty View of Chelsea
Sun, May 30, 10   11:00 AM 369867-PatriciaP Female 60-69 International Tourist(s) Individual
The guide was very informative and fun. The food was superb and well presented. It was a small enough group so that everyone could see and hear and get individual attention. The choice of places to visit was well thought out and gave us a wonderful picture of the market and meat packing area of NYC. I would do it again or try a similar one in another part of the city. Starting out with a delicious cookie from Eleni''s and ending with a dish of pasta from Macelleria left us full and hoping to come back soon. thank you.
Rating: 5
Feel like part of the "IN CROWD"
Thu, May 27, 10   11:00 AM 400977-cynthiac Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Wow, an excellent insiders view of a very Hot area. An abundance of historical info as well as some great yummy tastings. Loved the "High Line". I would have liked a little more time outside in the meat packing dist itself. Wonderful guide!!
Rating: 5
Another Great Food Tour
Sat, May 22, 10   11:00 AM 154305-johnd5319 Male 60-69 Local Group of Friends
This was our third Food Tour, our first at Chelsea Market. Cindy was a wonderful guide, extremely knowledgable about the area and its history. She was also very personable, interacted well with all the tour members and the businesses we visited. Her manner, knowledge, and sense of humor made for a great tour. Most of this food tour was inside the Chelsea Market but we did tour the neighborhood for the last hour or so, on a really fantastic spring day.

I would recommend this tour to anyone, particularly those interested in the history of New York City, its people, its food. We learn new things on each tour, never come away hungry, and always enjoy the diverse samplings. Did you know that the Food Network films on one of the upper floors of the Chelsea Market? We didn't and now we do.

This tour was very easy to travel to, just off the West Side Drive. The parking mentioned in the directions on the e-ticket was very handy and inexpensive for NYC.

We loved it and will continue to experience all the Food Tours.
Rating: 4
Good, but not enough volume
Thu, May 20, 10   11:00 AM 385452-judysch Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
The walking tour was enjoyable, especially the Nabisco building and hearing the history of how the individual places started. However, there were many times that, unless you were right next to Bob, you could not hear him. Outside, it was hard to hear --- bits and pieces of conversation.

The edible items like the soups and cheese and crackers were tasty while the timing of the sweet stuff were at the beginning and the pasta was at the end. Some of my group did not care to find out that they had oxtail pasta, when a locally popular, novel tasty Italian dish would have been more suitable. Bob was enthusiastic and well informed and answered our questions. In summary, The selected items need a tweeking and a system to amplify his voice would be very beneficial to hear his narration.

It's got potential. Maybe the cheese and crackers could be picnicked on the elevated traintrack park? Red checkerd table cloth and all.

P.S. Maybe Tour Tags for our lapels. Non-group people would step in to listen and did not know it was a tour. It would make good advertizing too for future tour participants!

Thank you,

Judy S.
Rating: 5
It was so much fun and informative as well.
Sat, May 15, 10   11:30 AM 389455-peghill64 Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Cindy, our guide, was terrific. Her enthusiasm and knowledge were intoxicating. I would take another tour with you in a heartbeat. The food was outstanding!
Rating: 5
A great intro to an area I was unfamiliar with
Sat, May 8, 10   11:00 AM 385743-Dorothy12 Female 60-69 International Tourist(s) Group of Friends
The leader was informative, enthusiastic and personable.