Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.8  1,390 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 97 265 0 = 265 100% 4.9
Last 6 months 257 708 1 = 707 100% 4.9
Last 12 months 522 1,394 4 = 1,390 99% 4.8
All 5,711 15,303 49 = 15,254 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
Wonderful tour--well done-interesting-& fun.
Fri, May 20, 05   10:30 AM pamsiegman Female 60-69 Combination Unspecified
Let me start by saying that I love everything about NYC and have come back often--for the last 52 years.

I try to take at least one walking tour each time I visit... I feel it is the best way to really get to know & feel the particular area.

This Chelsea/Meatpacking Tour was wonderful. Our tour guide was great--he was enthusiastic, knowledgable, helpful, and fun.

I have already suggested this tour to my New York friends.

Rating: 5
Fun & Informative
Sun, May 8, 05   11:30 AM brayton5 Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Other
I really enjoyed the tour. The guide was enthusastic and entertaining. The history of the area was interesting and the food was great.
Rating: 5
Informative, Fun, Good Food
Sun, May 1, 05   12:00 PM janeth Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
This tour and the wonderful guide Todd was one of our favorite events while spending 5 days in NYC. We had a small group of 7 at noon on Sunday which added to our enjoyment. The food tasting was great. We feel like we have been part an event and an area that will become a big tourist attraction in the next years as the words gets out and as the Meat Packing area grows with shops and restaurants. I would recommend it to anyone.
Rating: 5
A terrific surprise!
Fri, Apr 1, 05   10:30 AM dglueck Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Far better than our expectations. Our guide (Erick?) was informative and funny. The pace was great, we saw a corner of NYC that we didn't know and had some great food as well. After talking to friends who live in NYC and thought htey knew the area, we realize we now know it much better.

Rating: 4
Visiting a New Frontier
Fri, Mar 11, 05   10:30 AM rjordanco Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Individual
While having been in NYC a hundred times, I had never been to Chelsea Market and the Meat Packing District. It was a neighborhood that your mother told you to avoid, (part of the appeal no doubt).

I was in town for the Big East basketball tourney and found this tour via City Search. I am fond of walking tours in NYC, London and wherever I find them. This is the first tour sponsored by Zerve I've taken.

First, the sampling of different foods in a wholesale envirnoment was new and fun. Subsequently, I returned to the area the next day for lunch and for dinner at two of the places we had seen on the tour; good food, pricey, "Sex in the City" crowd.

Secondly, I enjoyed the "other" discoveries at least as much as the advertised food tour, e.g., High Line Rail, meat on hooks on the sidewalk, Stella McCartney shoe store, Coyotte biker bar. Tour guide's insights re: history and tranistion of neighborhood were very interesting. Also visited an art exhibit in the neighborhood after the tour ended.

The tour guide was entusiastic, well informed, and responsive to questions. Group was a good mix of age, sex, interests, etc. The limit of 10 persons per tour, mine was at max, was just right; more would have been a problem of logistics as well as chemistry.

This tour costs more than others but the price was about right for the value received. Price is the main reason I did not give this 5 stars.

I will take a Zerve tour again and have recommended it to others.

Rating: 5
Curt Upton was outstanding!
Sat, Feb 21  10:30 AM denisemarie6 Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Our tour of Chelsea market was made even more fantastic by Curt's quips and anecdotes.
Rating: 5
Fri, Feb 13  10:00 AM TerriWiltsey Unspecified 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Unspecified
Our guide was such a great informer. He really knew how to tell the stories and kept us throughly entertained!!!
Rating: 4
interesting-a little over enthusiatic
Sun, Feb 8  10:30 AM MCKEEOS Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Cindy was nice, professional, energetic--- knew her stuff and people around.

however- she was sooo up it was distracting and a little too much. like a hammer -with personality --which was in the way of information. could really keep our attention with what she knew---didnt need the antics. almost looking for more reaction from us...than we could give her.
Rating: 5
Fri, Jan 30  10:00 AM SandraHazen Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Curt was amazing! We got fed, entertained, and a history lesson all in one.

I would rate this 5 stars!!

We will be back and do this tour again hands down.

Well priced and organized.

This is a MUST DO in NYC!

Loved, loved, loved Curt:))
Rating: 4
Good Time!
Sat, Jan 24  10:30 AM CathyHajo Female 50-59 Local Couple on a Date
We had a good time at the tour. I didn't realize at first that much of it would take place within Chelsea Market--but as the morning was snowy, rainy and slushy, was very glad that it did! Our guide gave us a lot of information and was a character! We enjoyed all the tastings and I think we will be back to try some of the other section of Manhattan.