Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.9  1,631 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
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Last 3 months 164 455 0 = 455 100% 4.9
Last 6 months 339 949 2 = 947 99% 4.9
Last 12 months 588 1,634 3 = 1,631 99% 4.9
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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: 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
Rating: 5
Highly recommend
Sat, Jul 13, 13   10:00 AM Treyson Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Unspecified
We lived in Westchester County 13 years ago and now live in Kentucky. We visit NYC every other year. This is the first tour that we have ever taken. We can't wait to visit again and take another tour. Our guide was wonderful - knowledgable, courteous, and very entertaining. This tour was the highlight of our 5-day trip.
Rating: 3
Heard some interesting history about the market bu
Mon, Mar 23  10:30 AM TrevHall54 Male 60-69 Combination Family With Children
i know a lot about the recent history of Chelsea market and meat packing area that was great to learn. I heard not very much about the different types of food or about the shops themselves.

Nice tour guide who made sure we were all involved but not a tour I would recommend over other walking tours of New York
Rating: 5
Fun and entertaining tour of NYC's Chelsea Market
Sun, Apr 26  10:00 AM treseb Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
I participated in the Chelsea Market tour on Sunday, March 26th and recommend this tour to natives and tourists alike. Our guide, Darrel Blackburn, was funny, made the tour entertaining, fascinating and he was a joy to be with. He went out of his way to know each member of our group's name and was able to answer all questions posed.

I suggest NOT eating prior to going on this tour, you get more then a meal during your 3 hour tour and if you are hungry afterwards there are plenty of places to get a snack or full meal (you won't be hungry).

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!