Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.9  1,613 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 159 443 2 = 441 99% 4.9
Last 6 months 317 889 2 = 887 99% 4.9
Last 12 months 581 1,616 3 = 1,613 99% 4.9
All 6,035 16,211 51 = 16,160 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
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
Rating: 5
Great Tour
Sat, Nov 3, 07   11:00 AM lindawing Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Other
This tour combined two of my favorite things: eating and learning about the history of NYC. The guide was knowledgeable, energetic, and humorous. I have already recommended this tour to others.
Rating: 5
Informative, fun, and delicious!!!
Thu, Nov 1, 07   12:00 PM fayventura Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Two thumbs up!!! I intend to do it again!!!
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.