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Rating: 4.9  1,612 rating points
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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 Sort Descending Where From? Group Type?
Rating: 5
Looking for insider information, unusual activity
Sun, Sep 5, 04   11:30 AM Anonymous Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
Took Village tour 3 years ago, jumped on the Chelsea tour as soon as I returned to NY.

Todd does an excellent job as a local resident of the area. We felt as though we were being shown the area by a friend. My blind companion enjoyed Todd's articulate and visual discriptions.

I'll be back.
Rating: 5
Local resident
Sun, Sep 5, 04   11:30 AM Anonymous Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
Fabulous introduction to Chelsea market and wide variety of food tastings. Great history of the meatpacking district and how it will change in the coming future.
Rating: 5
typical tourist couples
Sun, Sep 5, 04   11:30 AM Anonymous Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
it was a great deal, we had gourmet food like lobster bisque. a unique way to experience the city, in a up and coming neighbourhood! interesting to see the forces of gentrification in action.
Rating: 5
couple looking for different ways to know NY and the culture
Sat, Sep 4, 04   11:00 AM Anonymous Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
We really had a great time, the guide was very nice, helpful, had a good knowledge about the area and specialties. All the foods/bev we tasted were great.

I would highly recommend the tour.

Rating: 5
out of town couple who visits New York regularly
Sat, Sep 4, 04   11:00 AM Anonymous Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
A great way to gain insight into a neighborhood's past and present, I have already recommeded the tour to our neighbors who will be in New York later in the month.

Highly recomend this and the Greenwich tour which we took last year.

Please continue to expand the tours to other neighborhoods.
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.