Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.9  1,837 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 168 465 0 = 465 100% 4.9
Last 6 months 350 969 0 = 969 100% 4.9
Last 12 months 659 1,839 2 = 1,837 100% 4.9
All 6,362 17,118 51 = 17,067 99% 4.8
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 Sort Descending Gender Age Where From? Group Type?
Rating: 5
Absolutely fantastic, great fun and great food
Sun, Jan 23, 11   11:00 AM Trish1955 Female 50-59 Unspecified Group of Friends
This tour is amazing - our 18yo hip dude son, his elder equally cool dude surfie type brother and their aging parents found this to be an unusual family experience because we all loved it (and no one was lying about that!). The food, the places and the humour, stories, wit and knowledge of Kurt our guide made it such a laugh. We had thought 3 hours would be too long but no way - it's not long enough. And when the "spiel" says you'll eat you better believe it; you will eat, so don't eat before you go and you won't need much for dinner either! This tour is everything everyone says it is and much more. During the tour we checked out Del Posto, a truly beautiful upmarket restaurant, and the husband and I went back there a few days later for dinner - OMG, the best dinner I have ever had (and that's saying something). So ... put this on your "must do" list.
Rating: 5
Lots of Food
Sat, Mar 28, 15   10:30 AM tripletsaunt Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Tour guide was Cindy and she was fantastic. She had lots of local knowledge that she shared and the food was the best. Cindy had all the answers about the food that we ate and the organization of the whole tour was amazing.
Rating: 5
Very enthusiastic tour guide. Darrell
Fri, Apr 3, 15   10:00 AM triplets Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
We had a wonderful, enthusiastic tour. Enjoyed it so much.
Rating: 5
Chelsea Market Food Tour- Great!
Thu, Aug 13, 09   11:30 AM triostarmom Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
This was a great way to spend 3 hours. Our guide, Curt, was knowledgable and entertaining. The food we tasted was delicious!
Rating: 5
Good time had by all...
Fri, Oct 29, 10   11:00 AM trinka Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
My kids live in NY and I have spent many days there, but never knew about Chelsea Market. Our guide was fun and full of facts about this wonderful area and the Meat Packing District. His name was Daryl and his excitement spilled into the group. We all enjoyed ourselves, but he made the tour especially interesting...
Rating: 4
Fun, Interesting & Yummy
Sun, Mar 22, 09   11:00 AM trinityl Female 30-39 Combination Group of Friends
I had friends in town, it's a great way to get to know the area a little better (especially if it's not your neighborhood) and you get little tidbits of info you might never have known otherwise. Don't eat a big breakfast....lot's of good food to keep the tour moving!
Rating: 5
Food tours a must in NYC!
Fri, Jun 17, 11   11:00 AM trinabarrell Female 40-49 Unspecified Unspecified
I have traveled to NCY numerous times and did the Chelsea Market and Greenwich Village tours. They are a must do! You learn so much history while sampling many great foods. But the best part is learning about a part of this vast city and then being able to go back and visit at your leisure. After my Chelsea Market tour, I went immediately back to shop and then took my husband back the next day. Each time I go back to NYC, I will visit these food tour locations. Daryl was a fantastic guide; enthusiastic, funny and kind. Thank you food tours of NY. Looking forward to the next tour:)
Rating: 4
this was a great tour!
Fri, Oct 9, 09   12:00 PM trina77 Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Individual
For starters I booked the tour for Friday but thought I had booked this for Thursday so props to Todd who was able to squeeze me in on a tour that already started. Kurt was our tour guide and he was great! The tour was more than I had expected.. I really thought it was mainly going to be food related but he took us around the area and also gave us a lot of history of the meatpacking district as well. I would recommend this tour to anyone.

Thanks again to Todd and Kurt for squeezing me in on the tour :)
Rating: 5
Very exciting..we loved Kirt
Sat, Oct 22, 11   10:30 AM trezza Female 50-59 Local Group of Friends
Fun, Filling ,Eduactional & very exciting great group this time and a wonderful tour guide!
Rating: 5
Exceptional! Info, food, hospitality in abundance!
Fri, Sep 17, 10   11:30 AM treywhite Male 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Other
Our group was 15 in size - a perfect balance that provided opportunity to interact with other tourists, yet small enough to preserve intimacy and personalization through the experience. We met inside the Chelsea Market, started on time, and it all unfolded perfectly from there.

Our tour guide, Bob, was outstanding. His knowledge of the market, the neighborhood areas, and the history that brought it all together was very informative. His attitude and manner of speaking was enjoyable, easy to understand, and overall good company. I would say that my fiance and I learned quite a bit from him. He went out of his way to ensure everyone had a great time from start to finish.

The Chelsea Market itself was an excellent experience to anyone who enjoys the culinary arts. It is a neat place to visit, and an example of culture renaissance through humanitarianism. The food tastings were excellent - cookies, soups, cured meats and cheeses, chocolates, pastas, milks, breads - and I would certainly say generous. I would agree with others that this tour should satisfy one concerned about lunch. Our group had no dietary restrictions to it, but as I understand, the tour is happy to accommodate any needs they can - vegetarians, vegans, allergies to certain foods, etc.

After the Chelsea Market, we strolled down toward the Meat Packing district kitty-corner to Chelsea, and had some time to digest, and walk off a few delicious calories. The "High Line" park we strolled through to get there was a cool piece of history and an enjoyable view. The history of the Meat Packing district was exciting to learn - I'm amazed some of the folks that rent down there for $40,000+ a month.

I could go on, but I think I've made our opinion clear: my girlfriend and I found this to be one of the best parts of our trip to New York City, and will definitely look to Bob and this company again for an enlightening, delicious, and entertaining tour when next we visit.

I encourage all readers to take this review seriously. As an avid review reader, I am skeptical of all 5/5 and 0/5 reviews because they are often either "fanboy" or "unusually rare bad experience" reviews and not always accurate or fair... but I can say with all honesty, there was no noticeable "flaw" or "con" to this tour. It deserves its 5/5 and if you embark, you will not regret a moment of it.

-Trey & Vanessa