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Rating: 4.9  1,919 rating points
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Last 3 months 147 403 0 = 403 100% 4.9
Last 6 months 325 900 0 = 900 100% 4.9
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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 Where From? Group Type? Sort Descending
Rating: 5
Good eats
Sat, Jun 3, 06   11:30 AM suzannemarti Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Unspecified
I toured Chelsea Market on Saturday, June 3, 2006. The guide was funny, informed and a pleasure to spend time with. He kept us on schedule but also allowed us roaming time. As for the market itself, it's beyond words. I loved every tasting and felt welcomed along the way. I would highly recommend this tour to locals & tourists who love good food.
Rating: 5
A great experience
Sat, May 27, 06   11:30 AM tntparker Female 40-49 Unspecified Unspecified
I believe Cindy was our guide. She is a wealth of knowledge - not just about the restaurants we toured and tasted, but also about the area, the people, the architecture and the businesses. I really enjoyed the tour. All the samples more than made up a meal. I did return to do some light shopping and snacking later.

I will recommend it to friends for sure.

Probably the most unique part of the tour was the salt tasting. I never gave it much thought before. I myself would have prefered more chocolate to the salt, but it was still very informative.
Rating: 5
GREAT
Fri, May 19, 06   12:00 PM candy79 Unspecified 50-59 Combination Unspecified
We had a great time with our tour guide Kurt (Curt). You could instantly tell he knew his "business". Not only that, he had a great rapport with all the vendors that they welcomed us with open arms. Towards the end of our tour (the walking part of the Meat packing district) it started to rain buckets. We stopped at an Italian restaurant that was on our tour and the manager offered all our group (16) free soda and/or coffee and also set out a delicious side of deep fried zucchini!!!! All on the house. I am sure it is because of how our guide treated the businesses. He was just great with our group and so humorous. As a matter of fact, as we were walking through the Chelsea Market, a couple asked me what kind of tour I was on. I gave them the information and told them it was great!

Thanks so much and I will recommend this tour and your Greenwich Village Tour (I was on that tour several years ago and had a great time) to anyone I know who wants to get the "inside" info on both these areas of NYC.
Rating: 5
Tasting, learning and having fun
Sun, Apr 23, 06   11:30 AM carolfischer Female Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
Our leader, Kurt, was well informed, organized, and had a good, spontaneous sense of humor.

The food was plentiful, and for the most part, delicious. i never knew there were so many kinds of salt.

Our walk through the meatpacking district was informative and well presented, especially, the biker's bar.

My friend and I had a wonderful time, and are looking forward to the Greenwich Village tour.
Rating: 5
Very pleased!!!
Sun, Apr 9, 06   12:00 PM tonisue Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Unspecified
My husband and I have been to NYC several times. We picked up a brochure in our hotel lobby on our last trip. We arranged for this food tour on this trip and were pleased with our choice. We learned so much more than we had hoped. We plan on arranging another food tour on our next trip. We passed the info on to friends who are coming to NYC. Thanks for the learning experience!!
Rating: 5
A FABULOUS TOUR FOR THE ULTIMATE FOODIE!
Sat, Apr 1, 06   11:00 AM inglasvegas Female 30-39 Unspecified Unspecified
I LOVED IT AND THE TOUR GUIDE WAS WONDERFUL. THE FOODS WERE VARIED AND DELICIOUS. THE HISTORY OF THE AREA AND THE EXPLANATIONS OF THE FOODS ON HOW IT BECAME A HIT TODAY WAS INCREDULOUS. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED AND I WOULD LOVE TO GO BACK AGAIN SOON.
Rating: 5
A NYC must do!
Sun, Feb 5, 06   11:30 AM mbguthrie Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Unspecified
Having been to NYC many times before, I was looking for something different. My friend recommended the tour, and it completely lived up to my expectations. The food was delicious-- and getting to have tastes of everything is the way to go! ....But my brother and I thought the best part was learning about the Chelsea Mkt, and area. We look forward to returning in a few years and seeing how much it has changed! Our tour guide Wendy was an added bonus-- her animation and humor really brought the tour to life! Thanks oodles!
Rating: 5
Excellent
Sat, Jan 28, 06   11:00 AM DPinkham Male 50-59 Unspecified Unspecified
Cindy was the reason this tour was so good. She talked about what is happening now around Chelsea Market area and the places we were seeing in addition to talking about the history of the area. She was great!
Rating: 5
Beyond my expectations!
Fri, Jan 27, 06   12:00 PM cammie Female 30-39 Unspecified Unspecified
I took the Greenwich tour a few years back and really enjoyed it, so I figured I'd try this one. It was fantastic! The guide was knowlegeable and entertaining. THe chosen vendors were very good, the area was perfect. I thought the tour was definitely worth the ticket price- food servings were generous- I like the Lobster bisque!

Thank you!
Rating: 4
tour good, food mediocre
Sun, Jan 22, 06   11:30 AM cassidynyc Female 50-59 Combination Unspecified
very interesting building and history of past and recent development and neighbourhood

food selection focused too much on sweet things--luncheon selection at buon italia was pedestrian and unsatisfying.

there was a sufficient quantity of food just not a balanced selection and not sophisticated enough--this is after all billed as a food tour and i (along with my friend) came away with no new knowledge

Tour guide very pleasant and knowledgable