Chelsea Market Food & Culture Tour

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Rating: 4.9  2,011 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
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Last 3 months 204 570 2 = 568 99% 4.9
Last 6 months 346 958 2 = 956 99% 4.9
Last 12 months 727 2,013 2 = 2,011 100% 4.9
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Chelsea Market Food & Culture 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: 4
Chelsea/Meatpacking District Tour
Sun, Jul 23, 06   11:30 AM 32641-JeanneBuck Female 30-39 Local Unspecified
Good tour and excellent guide. Most of the time was spent in the Chelsea Market, a place I wouldn't have necessarily known about had I not taken the tour. The tastings were tremendous, however, they were a little "dessert heavy." I would have preferred more tastings that offered more choices in food. The best tasting was the salt tasting - I never knew that salt could be so varied. The tour guide's knowledge of the area was top notch - I especially enjoyed getting to know more about the meat packing history and the initiative to save the skyway. This is the best tour if it is raining outside since most of the time is spent inside the Chelsea Market.
Rating: 4
Excellent guide. Curt was great!
Sat, Jul 22, 06   11:00 AM 31755-SuzanHaynes Female 40-49 Unspecified Unspecified
I liked the tour of Greenwich Village better.

Rating: 5
Great way to spend time in NYC!
Fri, Jul 21, 06   11:00 AM 35024-LaMontagne Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Unspecified
My husband and I loved everything about the tour: Chelsea Market, the walk in the meatpacking district, the history, the group and especially our knowledgeable, fun-loving guide and the food. We are definitely foodies and the others on our tour seemed as appreciative.

We frequent NYC but had never visited Chelsea Market or that neighborhood so we very much enjoyed getting to know it. We had never seen an entire neighborhood being revitalized to such an extent and found that to be inspiring!
Rating: 5
Very Splendid Experience
Sat, Jun 10, 06   11:30 AM 29157-schober12 Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
This was the first time I had ever taken part in a food and walking tour of Chelsea Market and the Meatpacking District, and I enjoyed it very much. The tour guide was very friendly and knowledgeable, and I found my group to be friendly as well.

I loved sampling all of the foods offered. I even went back to the Market to buy a few things once the tour had officially ended. I intend on taking part in the other food/walking tours offered, such as the Greenwich Village tour.
Rating: 4
It was great!
Fri, Jun 9, 06   12:30 PM 30422-smoskowitz Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
We had a great time. I would highly recommend it.
Rating: 5
Had a blast!!!
Sun, Jun 4, 06   11:30 AM 27612-denised Female 30-39 Unspecified Unspecified
Loved the tour. The best was our guide, Kurt. He really made the tour. He was funny and seemed to have alot of info. He also seemed to love what he was doing. Would definitely recommend this to people.
Rating: 5
Good eats
Sat, Jun 3, 06   11:30 AM 27074-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 29081-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
Fri, May 19, 06   12:00 PM 21899-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 24341-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.