Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.9  1,523 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 173 490 2 = 488 99% 4.9
Last 6 months 260 726 2 = 724 99% 4.9
Last 12 months 557 1,527 4 = 1,523 99% 4.9
All 5,929 15,913 51 = 15,862 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
Fantastic Tour
Fri, Apr 13, 07   12:00 PM grammiejo2 Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Unspecified
This tour was recommended to me by a friend, and I am so glad that I took it. The guide was excellent and so informative. The tasting was so much fun and I had no idea that the Chelsea Market had so much to offer. I highly advise taking the tour. My granddaughter was with me and she is 18. She enjoyed the tour as much as I did and was never bored.
Rating: 5
Interesting and tasty!
Fri, Apr 6, 07   12:30 PM Hederstedt Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Bob was very knowledgable about history of the area and particularly recent changes in the neighborhood. The variety of food samplings was a diverse lunch.
Rating: 5
Off-beat City Tour
Fri, Apr 6, 07   12:00 PM tandb500 Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Individual
If you're a "foody" this is a must. In 3 hours with an entertaining guide, you taste your way through the funkily rennovated Chelsea Market and learn about the history of the meatpacking district.
Rating: 5
Tour was very informative and our guide was fun
Fri, Mar 30, 07   12:30 PM JoAnnB Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
We are four women from Valley Forge PA who were spending an overnite NYC. The tour was a fun way to spend and afternoon in NYC. The Chelsea market was very interesting and we enjoyed tasting all of the food. When we took the outside part of the tour in the meat packing district that was very informative and our guide provided a lot of background information that was fascinating. We actually saw a truck unloading the meat on to the hooks. There are many upscale boutiques opening in the area and we also went in a couple of the new restaurants.
Rating: 5
Shouldn't Be Missed
Fri, Mar 23, 07   12:00 PM flouise Female 60-69 Combination Family Without Children
Very informative about history and merchandise available at the market. Our guide, Bob was EXCELLENT - he had many details to provide about the place, welcomed questions, and made our tasting activities entertaining. We wanted to go back and get some of the things we tried to take home. We plan to make Chelsea Market a place to go each time that we come to NYC because of this tour. We also plan to try your other tours when we return to NYC.
Rating: 5
Tue, Feb 27, 07   12:00 PM dketchell Female 60-69 Local Group of Friends
Eleven ladies and gentlemen, many of us very old friends who have travelled extensively together , met on a rather overcast and chilly winter day to visit the Chelsea Market. One couple had previously been on the tour, but agreed to do it again. Three of us are New Yorkers who simply love to learn as much as we can about the city of our birth. The rest Jerseyites who, although not always willing to admit it, love New York almost as much. To say we were pleased is just not enough. Each little tasting was excellent and soon we were saying we could not eat another crumb. Still there was more to eat and to learn and we just kept going. Now about Kurt, our tour guide. He was fun and funny, kept us totally amused and engaged. He made sure we were always comfortable and genuinely seemed interested in our reaction to the food, the building and all the wonderful little pieces of trivia about the Market in general. He was completely familiar with the area and answered all questions. In short, the Chelsea Market and Kurt turned our gray day into a great one. Thanks. Diane Ketchell

P.S. Most of us have taken the Village tour as well. We will be happy to recommend these tours.
Rating: 5
enthusiastically recommend this tour
Sat, Feb 24, 07   11:30 AM janiehelena Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Other
Tour guide (Kurt) was excellent, knowledgeable, funny, personality plus.

Excellent variety of places to visit.

Food was great.

Nothing negative to add.

It was an excellent tour!!
Rating: 5
A great way to see a different part of Manhattan
Sat, Feb 3, 07   11:30 AM carolcmm7 Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Outstanding three hours. My wife and I were in NYC with another couple for the weekend and this was recommended to us by friends. We thoroughly enjoyed the enthusiasm of Kurt, our guide. He gave us a wonderful history of the Meatpacking District and the evolution of Chelsea Market. Our "small bites" turned out to be more like a "five course degustation menu". We would highly recommend it to anyone who enjoys food and history and loves New York. We enjoyed going back and shopping at many of the places we toured and felt like "seasoned" New Yorkers.

We enjoyed the opportunity to visit Del Posto and returned that evening after theatre for the Prix Fix menu and it was outstanding. Thank you for showing us a different part of Manhattan.

Kudos to Kurt and the Chelsea Market Tour!
Rating: 5
A Hit Despite the Weather
Sat, Jan 20, 07   11:30 AM chrisflahe Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Individual
How lucky to take the Chelsea Market tour on a day when the weather was miserably cold and windy. Since the greater part of the tour was indoors, we could enjoy the experience without being uncomfortable. Curt was extremely knowledgeable, interesting, and amusing.
Rating: 4
Food for the mind and body!
Sat, Dec 9, 06   11:30 AM JoyceHarmon4 Unspecified 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
We now know the ChelseaMarket area pretty darn well..Saw both SaraBeth and the "High Line" on TV the next day!! Our guide conveyed her love for this area, and as true Foodies, we loved seeing the source for the restaurant treats, such as black trumpet mushrooms. The time flew by, and I recommend this to all!