Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.9  1,455 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 129 366 0 = 366 100% 4.9
Last 6 months 236 656 0 = 656 100% 4.9
Last 12 months 531 1,457 2 = 1,455 100% 4.9
All 5,840 15,669 49 = 15,620 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: 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!

Rating: 5
A Definate DO for your next trip to New York!
Sun, Jan 14, 07   11:30 AM TRACYBRAY Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
My husband and I just got back from NY and did the Chelsea Market Food Tour. It was excellent and more than we expected. The guide - Darrell - was wonderful and the amount of food was more than we could eat. We are anxiously awaiting our next trip so we can do the Greenwich Village tour. This is a definate TO DO tour. Also, this tour is mostly inside so don't let questionable weather effect your decision to do this activity.
Rating: 5
Absolutely fabulous!
Tue, Aug 28, 07   12:30 PM tracilee Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Our guide, Kurt, was amazing. His was entertaining and exceedingly knowledgable. Our particular group had a wide range of folks and he was able to make it interesting and fun for everyone - including my 10 year old son! I would recommend this tour highly. My cousin was with us and she lives in New York and learned as much about her city as we did. She is planning on signing up for other food tours based on this one. Thank you for such a great event.

Traci Lee

Sacramento, California
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: 4
Very entertaining, food delicious
Thu, Apr 23  10:30 AM TraceyAsciak Female 40-49 Unspecified Unspecified
Great tour, guide was fabulous. Highly recommended.
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 .