Chelsea Market Food Tasting Tour

Foods of New York Tours

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Activity #441
Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.9  1,940 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 183 506 1 = 505 99% 4.9
Last 6 months 329 907 1 = 906 100% 4.9
Last 12 months 700 1,943 3 = 1,940 100% 4.9
All 6,568 17,687 52 = 17,635 99% 4.8
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Chelsea Market 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 Sort Descending Gender Age Where From? Group Type?
Rating: 5
A Plus
Sat, Apr 16  10:00 AM troyster Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Other
The tour was wonderful from the food to the history lessons/entertaining information to the tour guide,Curt. Plenty of food to taste and all very good. A great overview of Chelsea Market and Meatpacking area. Curt was very entertaining and informative. I would highly recommend this tour.
Rating: 5
Great finale to our trip
Mon, Mar 18, 13   10:00 AM troyandrosie Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Very much enjoyed the food and the information about the vendors and neighborhood.

We will absolutely do other tours when we visit NYC again.
Rating: 5
One of our highlights on first trip to New York
Thu, May 31, 12   11:00 AM troutfisher Male 40-49 International Tourist(s) Family Without Children
An enlightening experience which was recommended to us and we have done the same fro friends coming to New York in a fortnight. The tour guide, Daryl, was a master, his knowledge second to none and his humor and manner with everyone on the tour enhanced the experience. This is a must do for anyone coming to New York and has a passion for food.
Rating: 5
A bit expensive, but would absolutely do it again
Sun, Jun 21, 09   11:30 AM trophycentra Male 40-49 Local Family Without Children
Tour and tour guide were excellent. Think of the "tour" as a combination of food tasting and history of the district. Good variety and portions of food. A very nice and different thing to do in the city.
Rating: 5
Loved this tour!
Sat, Sep 11, 10   12:00 PM troop1dog Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
This tour was amazing and our guide, Bob, was terrific! I would highly recommend to anyone and would love to do some of the other tours offered.
Rating: 5
great experience
Sat, Sep 26, 15   10:00 AM TristanP Female 20-29 Local Unspecified
Loved the tour and the food. The tour guide was also great. I would highly recommend to anyone
Rating: 5
Absolutely fun and very informative
Fri, Dec 8, 06   12:00 PM trishyb Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Our tour guide Kurt was the best tour guide my friends and I have ever been on a tour with. He was so funny and informative and very helpful to everyone. Even getting us a cab when the tour was finished. We learned so much about NY and the people of the area. I would truly recommend this tour to anyone who would like to have a fun three hours and learn so much about NY.
Rating: 3
Greenwich Village Tour Was Much Better
Fri, Jul 22, 05   10:30 AM TrishaFederi Female 40-49 Local Family Without Children
A few years ago I took the Greenwich Village tour and I was somewhat disappointed with this one. The food choices were not as varied - we ate a lot of bread. And when we sat down for a "feast," having lemonade (I think it was blueberry) was the absolute wrong choice to mix with olives, salami, cheese and marinated eggplant - the whole thing gave me heart burn!!

On the Greenwich tour I remember eating from an Italian deli, bakery, chocolate place, pizzeria (which was absolutely delicious!!) and a Middle Eastern place. The choices on the Chelsea tour were flat and without the same quality. The Greenwich tour was a few years ago (probably 3) and I still remember the food and our wonderful tourguide (Zora). I doubt I'll have the same recollection of this tour 3 years later.

The tour in the meat packing district itself was skimpy and with no food. We stopped in the new restaurant, Nero's, and it would have been more interesting if we could sample food there or at some other restaurant outside of Chelsea Market.

Any thought to doing a wine tasting either in Chelsea Market at the wine place or one of the restaurants?? Don't know if there are legal issues but thought it might be worth looking in to.

Overall, I think the concept of a Chelsea/MPD tour is good but the specifics need to be reevaluated. I would not recommend this tour to friends. I have recommended the Greenwich tour without reservation.

Rating: 5
Entertaining with Great Food Tastings
Sat, Mar 16, 13   11:00 AM trish47 Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
A great way to explore a new city community and eat the best that community has to offer.
Rating: 5
Great tour guide to compliment amazing food!
Sun, Jul 24, 11   11:00 AM trish47 Female 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
Our tour guide was funny, enthusiastic and extremely knowledgeable which only enhanced the great-tasting food that you get with this tour. Was given as a gift by my mom who says nothing but wonderful things about this tour and the other one (Greenwich Village) she's been on. My boyfriend and I loved it, proving it's a great activity for all ages. Was nice to be inside during the heat wave. Took the whole three hours, but didn't feel long and dragged out. Definitely recommend!