Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.9  1,623 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
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Last 3 months 169 476 2 = 474 99% 4.9
Last 6 months 319 896 2 = 894 99% 4.9
Last 12 months 586 1,627 4 = 1,623 99% 4.9
All 6,031 16,202 51 = 16,151 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
Kirk made the tour "the best of the best"!!
Sat, Nov 5, 11   10:30 AM treefish Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Whie the venue is certainly important, my opinion is your guide makes it or breaks it! Kirk was knowledgable, funny, smart,entertaining!! He "bonded" wth eveyone in a short time and we all had a great 3 hours with Kirk," I am your tour guide and we are going for a bite"........................

Dave & Diane
Rating: 5
A Fab & Fun Tour
Fri, Nov 12, 10   11:00 AM trawding Male 60-69 International Tourist(s) Family Without Children
We (2 couples) really thought this tour was outstanding. Our tour leader, Kurt, was outstanding - he made a very good tour great. He is informative, hilarious, communicative and empathetic with every person in the group (and even learned all of our 16 names to boot!!).

The food aspect of this tour was super. We were treated to many, many varied and delicious "goodies" and I'm sure everyone left sated and happy. This was the best of a number of similar tours we have taken and we obviously would heartily endorse it.
Rating: 4
Enjoyable experience
Sun, Dec 17, 06   11:30 AM travlinmt Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
We are a group of women seeing New York. We thoroughly enjoyed the experience of meeting and visiting with someone who lives in New York. The tour of Chelsea Market was great. We were a little disappointed that the tour did not include more neighborhood stops, but all in all it was a very enjoyable experience.
Rating: 5
Entertaining & lots of NYC history
Sat, Nov 7, 09   11:30 AM travelbound Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Our guide, Diana, was awesome! She is full of historic facts and makes it fun to hear about the origins of the Chelsea Market building. She always had us laughing! It seems she enjoys the tour as much as we all did!

Lots of great food, great vendors, and fun! Would definitely recommend it!
Rating: 5
Chelsea tour : insider look at interesting area.
Thu, Apr 19, 12   10:30 AM travel42 Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Great look at an interesting area in NYC. The tour guide was wonderful. He gave historic as well as commercial information about the market and area. The highline and Iron Chef Morimoto's restaurant were a bonus. A must do tour!
Rating: 5
Really fabulous, great overview of area
Sat, Jul 16, 11   10:30 AM TracySiklos Female 40-49 Combination Family With Children
Your tour guides are really top notch, great personalities, so knowledgeable and really involve the group. We have had Heather and now Curt, both excellent and they make the tour. Good restaurant and shop participation, will definitely go back to those we visited.
Rating: 5
Good Times
Sun, Apr 17, 11   11:00 AM TracyQ Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Loved learning about the area all while tasting good food & desserts.
Rating: 3
It was just ok.
Sun, Aug 6, 06   11:30 AM tracymthomas Female 20-29 Combination Group of Friends
I really feel it was quite expensive for as much food as you got on the tour. The tour itself was very interesting... our guide was terrific and made it a lot of fun. I just thought for a food tour you would get more food, though. All we had was a croissant, milk, some salt (this was the worst part, who wants to taste different types of salt?!), a biscuit with spreadable fruit, soup, bread with salami and cheese, and lemonade. All spread over three hours. We were starving when we left!! My friend went on another one in the Village, and that one was much better (food-wise) than the Chelsea St. Market tour.

But again, the tour itself was good and the tour guide was great!!! Next time, MORE FOOD!!!

Rating: 5
Best part of our trip!
Sat, Dec 27, 14   3:00 PM TracyKudrna Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
This food tour was so much fun. My husband and I went with our two teenage girls. We thought there might only be adults there, but the group was about half adults, half teenagers so it worked out great for all of us. Bob was a great guide and enthusiastic in his discussion, history and tastings. We were expecting small tastings, but in fact we were bursting at the seams by the end of the tour. I would highly recommend it.
Rating: 5
Perfect tour!
Fri, Mar 7, 14   2:00 PM TracyFM Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Other
The tour was perfectly timed, just the right amount of food, walking, and local history. Well worth the ticket price. So much ground was covered - enjoyed the variety of food and the history of how each one was produced. The buildings and neighborhood history was covered wonderfully. Great variety of food! The group was a nice size so everyone could hear the tour guide and fit into the available spaces in the shops.

After the tour my husband and I used our tour info to shop and have dinner at the Chelsea Market, including some champagne we had chilled at the Wine Vault. We also took had drinks at one of the establishments mentioned on the tour.

Our tour guide, Kurt, was fun and knowledgeable, and kept the perfect pace for the tour.

We will recommend this tour to others!