Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.8  1,437 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 96 269 0 = 269 100% 4.9
Last 6 months 229 629 0 = 629 100% 4.9
Last 12 months 534 1,441 4 = 1,437 99% 4.8
All 5,789 15,520 49 = 15,471 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
A great day!
Sun, Oct 28, 12   11:30 AM traceymagie Female 40-49 Local Group of Friends
I came into the city with two friends from upstate NY. What a fantastic time we had on the tour! Cindy our tour guide was knowledgeable and funny. We came in the day before Hurricane Sandy, and although the shops were closing early, everyone was welcoming and accommodating. Very highly recommend this tour and we will be back in the spring for another!
Rating: 5
great few hours learning about new york food
Sat, Apr 17, 10   10:30 AM traceyh1965 Female 40-49 Combination Couple on a Date
Huby and I really enjoyed the tour with Curt, he was so informative and fun. We saw New York through a historic and local perspective and really enjoyed the tastings. Our stay was extented from 3 days to 6 due to the Volcano ash impacting flights home to England. We went to stay in Chelsea as a result of the tour and ate in Marcielos twice, it was divine. Curtis told us so many funny anecdotes, one about a hotel we passed when couples were often spotted at play in the windows! A mexican we met in a Chelsea bar afterwards showed us the view from the toilets at the top of the hotel on his phone (the only tall building close to hogs and heifers). He'd seen NY like us from the Empires State but explained the most amazing 360 view of the city from the expensive cocktail bar on the top floor was world class. We went and watched the Sun set there, for the $40 dollars 2 drinks cost, it was awesome. We would never have found the place had it not been for the tour. I have only been home a few hours in England but already recomended the tours to friends planing a trip!

We returned to the market ate gelato and brought Sarahbeth's yummy jam home. I was worried before we set off that 3 hours walking would be too much but it really was fine, a couple of chances to sit on route and a great time that took out mind off not being able to get home.
Rating: 5
Thu, Aug 21, 14   2:30 PM tracepace Female 30-39 Local Couple on a Date
Our tour guide Curt went over and beyond! He was upbeat, funny and very knowledgeable. He made the tour an even more wonderful experience. Would definitely look up to see when he is giving the tours so we could have him again. Food was abundant and very delicious!
Rating: 5
Good fun, good value , easy on the mind .
Thu, Jun 2, 11   11:30 AM tpolony Male 40-49 International Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Kurt was our guide , and an excellent guide he was too , funny , informative and obviously enjoyed his job , plenty on anecdotes pertinant to the tour and plenty of variety in the shops and restaurants we visited ..... And he fielded any questions , about the tour , NYC , Martha Stewart , anything .......... On our first day in America it got us up and moving and right into the groove , if you are reading this , jump on , we felt tuned into NYC instantly with this little adventure and are very glad we booked it , Tony and Julie from Leeds , UK .
Rating: 5
Perfect Way to see NYC !
Sun, Jul 11, 10   11:00 AM tpmulk Female 50-59 Local Family Without Children
We took our tour of the Chelsea Market on Sunday July 11th. My daughter and I did the Greenwich Village tour in March and I loved it so much, I got 2 tickets as a Mother's Day gift for my choice of another tour.

The Chelsea Marktet tour was great..lots of good samples, interesting history of the building and the meatpacking district . Diana was a great guide .

Our group consisted of tourists from New Zealand as well as "out of towners" . I think everyone enjoyed it . We are looking forward to taking another tour with our 5 children ( 23-31) and assorted mates/dates !

It is so much fun, interesting and there is plenty of good food !

I have recommended these tours to a number of people and some have already gone.

I will say that the Chelsea Market tour would really be a great weather beater.. it is primarily in the market itself and was great on a 94 degree day in the city.. will be great for a bitter cold winter day as well !
Rating: 5
Sun, Nov 16, 08   11:30 AM tpharrison Male 30-39 International Tourist(s) Family Without Children
I would recommend this to anyone who has visited the major attractions in NY and wants to do something a bit different. The food in Chelsea Market was fantastic and the history tour of the neighborhood was very interesting.
Rating: 5
A MUST-DO when visiting NYC!
Sun, Mar 13, 05   11:30 AM Touress Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
There were 6 people in our immediate group, EVERYONE in the group had a great time. Kurt was our tour guide.....not only was he knowledgable of the shops, restaurants & the area but he was enthusiatically funny. A great sense of humor! Chelsea Market was a great place, fresh vegetables, meat, seafood, bakery items, wine, flowers - what else is better in life than to have all that indoors, under one roof? The lobster bisque was to-die-for in the seafood market! The local trivia was informative & the day was beautiful. Wear comfortable shoes & layered clothing, - you'll be indoors & outdoors. What a way to get acquainted with the area, enticing you to come back again to visit any of the places you visit on the tour.

Rating: 5
Fantastic tour of the Chelsea Market!
Sat, Aug 20, 11   11:30 AM totoro0116 Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
My husband and I heard about the tour through Trip Advisor and were initially a little apprehensive about signing up for an on-line tour. However, we were pleasantly surprised! Our tour of the Chelsea Market/Meatpacking district was informative, fun, relaxed and packed with delicious treats! Our guide was professional, engaging, knowledgeable and had a great sense of humor that kept us giggling throughout! Our tour was only supposed to last 3 hours but he went above and beyond his duties and worked over-time for us. I was even more impressed when I asked my husband what the highlight of his trip to New York was. His response, "The Chelsea Market food tour!" Thank you for making this experience such an enjoyable one. Next tour: Greenwich Village!
Rating: 5
Chelsea Market Rocks!
Fri, Oct 17, 08   12:00 PM toryquiggle Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
We really enjoyed our tour of Chelsea Market and the Meatpacking area as we had never been before. Our tour guide, a Canadian who's a comedian with reddish hair....wish I could remember his name... was awesome! He was very informed and funny as well. We loved the extra touches he threw in like the tour of the brownstone and then the penthouse view from a local hotel just off 14th Avenue. I would definitely go back to this area to explore more. Loved it! The only thing that would have made this over the top would have been to have some glimmer inside the food network studios. The behind the scenes things are really interesting and sometimes thrilling for us, the viewer and supporter! Or a surprise visit with Mario Batali or Emeril would really set this apart from the rest and probably make it impossible to get tickets for! After the tour we went back to some of our favorite places, loved the tea house...the berry mix is awesome! We also went back to the lobster market and purchased steamed lobsters for us to dine on back at our rented apartment. It was just a great day and we would definitely seek out more tours like this.

The Mama's from the Midwest!
Rating: 5
A tour not to be missed!!!
Fri, Jul 22, 05   10:30 AM torimoyski Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
We all had a wonderful time on this tour. Cindy was an amazing guide giving us lots of history and "insider info". We even got to thank the developer of the Chelsea market for doing such a good job with the building!!

The tastings were delicious and varied and we were all stuffed when we left!!!

Can't wait to do another tour (the next time of Greenwich Village)!! I will make sure to ask for Cindy as a guide!!

As a veteren "foodie" I highly recommend this tour!!!