Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.8  1,437 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 96 269 0 = 269 100% 4.9
Last 6 months 229 629 0 = 629 100% 4.9
Last 12 months 534 1,441 4 = 1,437 99% 4.8
All 5,789 15,520 49 = 15,471 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
just good eats but tired feets
Sat, Oct 7, 06   11:30 AM sylvianw Female 60-69 Local Group of Friends
4 of us signed up but one could not make it due to a leg injury. I could not find a sub on short notice. It would have been nice if she had been allowed to either get her $ back or reschedule or use it for another excursion since we are thinking about doing the Village. She had plenty of doctor's prescriptions and paperwork. We did return to the market to buy things and all were excellent but we were not able to shop a lot since we were not prepared to carry everything we would have liked to get back to NJ.

I have told others about the tour and they were very interested and I am giving them information. Would you be willing to send me 2 or 3 pamphlets since not all have computers?

The guide, Darren, was an asset since his personality was very charming. He took care of us with sincere concern ( he had to find a friend who got separated from the group). His patter was amusing as well.
Rating: 5
Great Lunch Alternative
Fri, Sep 22, 06   12:00 PM JoyceZ Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
The 3 hour tasting tour of Chelsea Market and the Meatpacking District was terrific. The samples were generous and delicious. I have been on some tours where I was given a TINY cube of food to sample and this was not the case here. Our tour guide was knowledgeable and very patient with the group I was in. My husband and I also enjoyed the Greenwich Cultural and Tasting tour that I took about 3 years ago, when I went with the same great tour guide, Toby. I recommend both of these tours to anyone that goes to NYC.
Rating: 5
Wonderful--- loved Kurt our guide
Sun, Sep 10, 06   11:30 AM Brookwood Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
What a wonderful way to learn about an area in this hugh city.
Rating: 4
Truly Interesting
Sat, Sep 9, 06   11:30 AM Thaler Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
We are originally from Brooklyn, NY and New Jresey. We live in Florida for the past 35 years and go back to NYC regularly. On each trip we sign up for a tour and we are amazed at what we never knew and the direction that the City is taking. We learn so much about the people that give and donate to preserve and to make the city a place of history for all to come, see, taste and enjoy.

We highly recommend this tour so you can hear the evolution of a great city in motion.
Rating: 5
Best Ever
Sat, Sep 2, 06   11:00 AM 3colleges Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
This was our third food tour with Foods of NY and definitely the best. Our guide, Kurt, was exceptional. His knowledge & personality made for a fun-filled day even with the weather from the hurricane blowing through.

Thanks for providing such an economical and information packed event! The food was wonderful too!!
Rating: 4
Sun, Aug 20, 06   11:30 AM CORALBALSAN Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
This was a very interesting tour. Our guide was very good. We enjoyed the tour
Rating: 5
interesting ,informative,and so pleasant !
Wed, Aug 9, 06   12:30 PM kupe110 Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Sixteen people in the group and everyone loved our guide Kurt. the market came alive from his adorable stories and history with fabulous food tastes along the way.
Rating: 4
A Filling Experience!
Tue, Aug 8, 06   11:00 AM MJLanuto Female 60-69 Combination Group of Friends
My daughter and I went on this tour. We both enjoyed it very much. The guide, Kurt, was very knowledgeable and so funny! We enjoyed the taste testing very much.

We had bakery items, soup, breads, dairy, Italian specialty, gelato, and lots more! All good stuff! The Salt tasting experience I personally could have skipped!

I would recomend this tour to anyone who enjoys food and enjoys seeing rather strange places to buy it! The history of the are was facinating!

I even got to see where a part of the Food Network is!

Rating: 5
very well informed as to the history of the tour..
Sun, Aug 6, 06   12:00 PM rakandolin Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Cindy was very well informed of the history of the building and passed this info on to the group. I wish we could hav taken the tour when the meat packing plants were working. Other than that I enjoyed the food tasting at the various places we stopped at. I was surprised to find out how many different establishments were in the market place. My wife and I had a very good time. Thank You.
Rating: 5
Fact-filled, fun and fabulous food!
Sat, Aug 5, 06   11:00 AM maxwell Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Our guide, Curt, was adorable. He made all the information that he was dispensing interesting and intriguing. I'm sure he's said everything hundred of times, but he always made it sound fresh. It was clear that the various shops knew him and liked him. We ate WAY too much, but felt like we got a great overview of the area and off tits history. I would recommend this tour to anyone, "foodie" or not.