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
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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 Where From? Sort Descending Group Type?
Rating: 5
A couple from Boston
Fri, Sep 3, 04   10:30 AM Anonymous Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
Outstanding! First of all, kudos to Foods of NY for their integrity, with NYC empty during the RNC we were the only two customers and the tour was not canceled – we benefited from a private tour. The lead guide Todd was a lively and enthusiastic walking encyclopedia on the history of the building complex, the area and of course about foods; his understudy Kurt would have been impressive by himself. At every eatery we visited the staff beamed as we arrived, clearly the guides are well liked and as customers we enjoyed the extra attention. Our other tour with Cindy in Greenich Village was also great.

By contrast, for Sunday we had also booked an eating tour with Big Onion Tours in the Lower East Side. As a crowd gathered at the meeting place I inquired about the size of the group; they do 35 customers per guide and consume part of the tour time collecting payment from that many people. Needless to say, we walked away.

Rating: 4
Family, Queens, New York City
Sat, Aug 28, 04   11:00 AM Anonymous Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
Although we expected the tour to take place through out the streets, the tour was very informative and entertaining and we learned a lot of New York City history. We enjoyed seeing the change in the type of business coming to the area. The food was excellent. We highly recommendi it!
Rating: 5
vaction - 4 friends from London on holiday in NYC
Fri, Aug 27, 04   11:00 AM Anonymous Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
We all absolutely loved the tour. It was informative, funny, interesting and all the food was just amazing.

Our guide was incredibly knowlegable about the Chelsea/West Village district and I felt like we gained insights that we could not have picked up from books or independent exploration.

We will definitely try the Greenwich Village food tour on our next trip.

We did several walking tours during our trip and this was without a doubt the best by a long shot.

Even for those who think that walking tours are not for them, I would encourage them to give this tour a try.

Rating: 5
a few locals and family from out of town
Sun, Aug 22, 04   11:30 AM Anonymous Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
I would highly recommend this tour. It was very entertaining and informative. The guide is enthusiastic and knowledgeable which made the activity more fun. It gives you the chance to see the smaller details of the areas involved that you wouldn't normally notice. Because I live close to New York City I've been able to go back to the places we saw on the tour that I wouldn't have known about.
Rating: 5
parent child day together
Fri, Aug 13, 04   11:00 AM Anonymous Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
Very good tour, this is the second time our family and friends are attending this tour. Will definately recomend it to other friends. Looking forward to the village tour.

Thank you, Tod.
Rating: 5
Connecticut residents looking for local flavor
Fri, Aug 13, 04   11:00 AM Anonymous Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
We loved the tour -- we had company in from out of town -- and since we already had BIG FUN on your Greenwich Village Tour -- we signed up for this one. Again -- you guys were insightful, entertaining, and FULL OF GREAT TASTES - literally. We TOTALLY enjoyed the tour, and would go on it again. Thanks again!
Rating: 4
single person from abroad
Fri, Aug 6, 04   11:00 AM Anonymous Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
Delivered what was promised, expectations met. Will certainly utilize your services again. Thank you.
Rating: 5
Family vacation
Fri, Aug 6, 04   11:00 AM Anonymous Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
I had previously gone on the Village tour and was highly impressed with both the tour guide, the food, and the cultural and historical aspects of the tour. My parents came up from CA for their vacation, and I helped set them up for the Village and Chelsea tour as well as the All Loops Tour and 3night/4day stay at the Washington Square Hotel vacation package. As per the Village tour guide's suggestion, we had dinner at Fish, and was given a complimentary bottle of Pinot Noir to enjoy with our meal and dessert - both the owner, Jerry, and his staff were extremely friendly and very nice to chat with! I joined them for the Chelsea tour and was even more impressed with the quality of food and information on this tour - we wish our "Rookie" tour guide well, and hope that many more groups will be able to enjoy his positive attitude. Thanks Heidi for all of your help in setting this up for us; to our tour guides for their warm, funny attitudes; to the hotel staff for their hospitality and generosity - beautiful, absolutely beautiful; to Jerry and his fiance - congrat's and thank you for sharing your culinary creations with us, and to our adorable waitress - keep up the good work; and to all of the local businesses that take part in the tours - your food is yummy, yummy, yummy, and we'll be back for more :). As you can probably tell, my parents and I enjoyed the whole Foods of NYC experience, and highly recommend the tour packages to any and everyone - this is too good of an opportunity to pass up!
Rating: 5
On vacation from DC
Fri, Aug 6, 04   11:00 AM Anonymous Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
Loved it! 2 guides--Todd and another guy were great. I learned a lot and ate a lot too and met some nice people. Length and everything was terrific. I plan to return to go on the Sex and the City tour next time.
Rating: 5
frequest visitors to NYC who love to explore all aspects of the city
Sat, Jul 31, 04   11:30 AM Anonymous Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
It was great! Our "guide" Cindy led us on a terrific tour. It was historical, cultural and culinary - all in one. The food was excellent, the history was interesting, and Cindy's enthusiasm for all of it was contagious.

We loved it and will visit often. In fact, on our way home we had Sunday brunch at Florent...in Chelsea and recommended by Cindy. What a true delight!!!