Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.9  1,623 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
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 Sort Descending Reviewer Gender Age Where From? Group Type?
Rating: 5
Thu, Jul 23, 09   11:30 AM CarlyMS Female 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Other
I recommend this tour completely! I have been coming to NYC for five years now, and this was my favorite outing so far. The detail and care taken in the tour to inform everyone in a fun way about the history of the district was perfect. Kirk is THE tour guide to get --- he knows everything about food and barely takes breaths in between telling stories and learning everyone's name. Next time I come to NYC I'm going to take another tour from this company! Thank you!
Rating: 5
Superb time
Thu, Jul 23, 09   11:30 AM lesleyandrog Female 40-49 International Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Excellent tour - greatly enhanced by our tour guide Kurt who was enthusiastic and entertaining
Rating: 5
Great guide
Thu, Jul 23, 09   11:30 AM suzannemell Unspecified 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Very interesting exposure to the local history and current merchants
Rating: 5
What a wonderful fun filled 3 hours
Sun, Jul 19, 09   11:30 AM MaryDeRusso Male 50-59 Local Group of Friends
We ate our way through the Chelsea Market...I'd go again in a heartbeat. Diana our guide was terrific!!
Rating: 5
Highly recommend
Sun, Jul 19, 09   11:30 AM cgargiulo Female 40-49 Local Family Without Children
Diane was a fantastic tour guide

This is my 4th tour.

The Chelsea/ Meat Packing is a good tour regardless of weather.

Excellent way to spend 3 hours in the city!
Rating: 5
We had a GREAT time!!
Sun, Jul 19, 09   11:00 AM donnaandrsn Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
This tour was so fantastic! Our tour guide Daryl, was Amazing!

I took my Niece ( 18) and Grandaughter (11) and they loved it.

Just the right amount of walking, the right amount of information,

humor and the food tasting was a Great touch..

We will definitly recommend and do it again!
Rating: 4
Fun Tour!
Sun, Jul 19, 09   11:00 AM hwethern Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
I don't think that I would have even known that the Chelsea Market exsisted if I hadn't taken this tour. It is very cute and it was a nice date for my boyfriend and me. The tour guide, Daryl, was funny and well informed. We even saw Cynthia Nixon from Sex in the City buying some tea!
Rating: 5
Unexpected Surprise
Sat, Jul 18, 09   11:30 AM sckuah Female 30-39 International Tourist(s) Family Without Children
We signed up for the tour not at all knowing what to expect. Bob was extremely knowledgeable and brought alive the history of the neighbourhood giving us a new perspective on the area. Food samples were generous! We would definitely recommend this tour to anybody looking for a unique experience in New York. Fabulous!
Rating: 4
Fun, tasty and educational
Sat, Jul 18, 09   11:00 AM rfrankel Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
It was enjoyable to learn about Chelsea Market and the entire area. The tastings were great and the guide knowledgeable and amusing. I definitely would recommend this tour.
Rating: 4
Excellent concept; vibrant presenter
Sat, Jul 18, 09   11:00 AM sfackler Male 50-59 Combination Other
My wife and I are spending more time in Manhattan for business reasons and will be living in Chelsea. So we both really enjoyed getting to know better places that we will be frequenting. Diana was an excellent guide, both knowledgeable and entertaining.

The one thing that I would note is that we were told that we could receive a 10% discount for purchases at the stores we visited on the tour if we told them that we were with "Foods of New York". When we went back right after the tour to make a few purchases, the employees at the stores looked at us like we were crazy and were trying to pull one over on them. Foods of New York should get that straight with the stores, since that was disappointing. (Also tell Diana that oversized wine bottles are named after kings mentioned in the Bible and that Nebuchadnezzar was a Babylonian king. ;-) )

We are looking forward to taking other tours with Foods of New York when time permits.