Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.9  1,621 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 160 441 0 = 441 100% 4.9
Last 6 months 341 951 2 = 949 99% 4.9
Last 12 months 586 1,624 3 = 1,621 99% 4.9
All 6,114 16,425 51 = 16,374 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 Sort Descending Reviewer Gender Age Where From? Group Type?
Rating: 5
Fri, Sep 4, 09   11:30 AM heyitsvee Female 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
I'm so glad we decided to do a food walking tour. Food? Walking? Why doesn't EVERYONE do it?

Curt was our tour guide and was great. Very enthusiastic from the very begining. I'll be honest, it was a little much at first, but I think that was more because it was 11am and I was just waking up. He had to be enthusiastic though, because I would have hated to have a boring tour guide. Nothing worse than being stuck with someone for 3 hours and NOT enjoying the company. You can also tell he was well liked by all the restaurant owners/workers and they have a great relationship as we were welcomed with open arms to every place we went. I know its all scheuduled ahead of time, but still, seeing the polite pleasantries exchanged between the 2 was nice in the busy city.

My friends and I were the youngest (all 25 years old) group there, we had ladies in their (what looked to be) 35+, but, Curt was able to entertain us all. The food is delicious and the information we get on the neighborhood is great and things you won't normally get from a tour guide book.

We decided to go to the Chelsea market/meat packing district tour and it did not dissapoint. We stayed in the chelsea market for a majority of the tour before finally walking outdoors and seeing a few different restaurants, walking pass a few high end boutiques and finally ending the tour.

The food we tried was GREAT and while it may be common foods, the history behind the bakers, the restaurants, and the knowledge you get is well worth the $44.

GIVE IT A TRY! next time I'm in the city, I'll be booking another tour in the other neighborhoods.
Rating: 5
Group Leader - Kent
Fri, Sep 4, 09   11:30 AM cherold Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Individual
Great experience. Our Group Leader, Kent, made it fun and entertaining. The food was delicious and the history of the Chelsea Market fascinating. After the tour, we went back and bought items to take home.
Rating: 4
Great guide! Interesting area. Good eats.
Fri, Sep 4, 09   11:30 AM noromeyers Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Individual
Great guide! Interesting area. Good eats.
Rating: 5
Great way to start a trip!!
Thu, Sep 3, 09   11:30 AM garyrmccourt Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
We loved getting an overview of food options and ideas of places to visit again! Kurt was a great host - entertaining and informative! The food was wonderful and it was so fun to spend the time with people from all over the world. We are already planning to the Greenwich Village tour next time we're in New York!
Rating: 5
Absolutely loved it!
Thu, Sep 3, 09   11:30 AM CRWhitehead Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
The tour was informative and very interesting; the guide was engaging and personable; the length of the tour was just about right; and the food was fabulous!
Rating: 4
Quite interesting tour
Thu, Sep 3, 09   11:30 AM degrootrik Unspecified 20-29 International Tourist(s) Group of Friends
We had a nice tour through meatpacking district. To see the shops including some food is interesting and to hear some of the history too. Our guide Kurt appeared to be a bit of a chatter and that is an understatement. He talks the whole time but that seems to be normal in New York.

Absolutely a nice tour and definitely worth a recommendation to go to one of the nicest areas in NYC!
Rating: 5
Great tour
Thu, Sep 3, 09   11:30 AM phidomain Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
You really should not force people to put something in this box.
Rating: 5
I loved the tour
Sun, Aug 30, 09   11:30 AM ADTRIL Female 50-59 Local Family Without Children
I thought the tour was excellent and could not believe how much I learned. Our tour guide did an outstanding job
Rating: 5
Wonderful Tour for Group of Friends!!
Sun, Aug 30, 09   11:30 AM JudithWright Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Diana, our guide, makes this tour fun and informative.

It is the perfect choice for a group of friends that want to do brunch on the move and learn lots about a very interesting part of NYC.

Highly Recommended!!!
Rating: 4
A good tour
Sat, Aug 29, 09   11:30 AM naniaa Female 30-39 International Tourist(s) Individual
The start of this tour was a bit awkward but once we got on the way it turned into an enjoyable few hours. There were numerous stops and the history of the market and the meatpacking district was interesting and fun.

The food was good, it didn't blow me away but it was enjoyable. The stops at both Mario Bartali & Morimoto's restaurants was interesting and if you aren't usually a fine diner this might have been the nudge you needed to give it a go. The last stop for pasta was definitely a highlight. There is plenty of food provided on the tour and it is definitely good value for money. The main negative for me was the almost "educational lesson" at the end of the tour of : why and how much one should tip the food industry, which was at the end of the tour. It was not necessary and detracted from the rest of the tour which was great. It would definitely not stop me from encouraging others to give this tour a go.