Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.8  1,400 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 80 215 0 = 215 100% 4.8
Last 6 months 239 655 1 = 654 100% 4.9
Last 12 months 526 1,404 4 = 1,400 99% 4.8
All 5,739 15,376 49 = 15,327 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
excellent and fun
Sun, Dec 7, 08   12:00 PM anniefree Female 40-49 Local Couple on a Date
the guide that we had was so informative, energetic and fun.
Rating: 5
Afternoon Delight
Sun, Dec 7, 08   11:30 AM pjclark531 Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
A fabulous afternoon of fun and good food! Our tour guide, Curt, was informative and had great background info on the various stops. He gives a great tour! This was my second food tour--I had already done the Greenwich tour --and I was just as pleased with the Chelsea tour. AND THE FOOD! It's wonderful! But there are also the special treats --like fancy Japanese toilets where you can be rinsed and dried at the touch of a button. You will not be disappointed! This is an absolute must for folks who want to do something out of the ordinary while in New York.
Rating: 5
Fun and informative time!
Sat, Dec 6, 08   11:30 AM ScottWaage Male 40-49 Local Family Without Children
Very surprised; we had a great tour guide, keeping the group focused as well as very knowledgeable about Chelsea Market and surrounding area's; kept it fun!
Rating: 5
Wonderful way to absorb part of NYC's history
Sat, Dec 6, 08   11:30 AM stepholivo Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
This is the 2nd tour I've taken and it was worth every minute. Not only was the food we tasted really delicious and generous, the guide (Bob) was so extremely knowledgable that I've been enthusiastically telling everyone I talk to about Chelsea Market and the Meatpacking District.

When the tour was over, I called my daughter and her friend who had also come down to the City with us and asked them to join us to go back to Chelsea Market for a while. We all had a wonderful time.
Rating: 5
Tour guide
Fri, Dec 5, 08   12:00 PM Mverdeja Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Curt was our tour guide and he was amazing. Kept it lively and interesting. We learned alot about the history of the area in addition to all of the food.

My only suggestion would be to specify that the majority of the tour is indoors. Several of the people in our group including me and my wife had dressed assuming we would be walking outside for 3 hours and ended up being pretty HOT for 2 1/2 hours indoors.

But the tour itself was fantastic and we have already recommended it to friends going o NY this weekend.
Rating: 5
A great tour for tourist and locals alike.
Fri, Dec 5, 08   12:00 PM AmyM2006 Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
This is the second tour my husband and I took with foodsofNY, and it was terrific.

My husband grew up in NYC, but admittedly had not been to this part of the city much, if at all.

We both learned a lot about the area, the history, while enjoying some absolutely delicious foods of all types.

This tour is less walking than the Greenwhich Village tour, and much is inside, so weather is not as much a factor, but there still is some outdoors walking.

And our tour guide, Kurt was just great. He really is well suited for this task, and thoroughly seems to enjoy giving the tours, and everyone in the group was commenting on how much he added to the event.

I would highly recommend this tour, and plan to take it again when we have guests in town.
Rating: 4
Incredible but not enough food
Sun, Nov 30, 08   12:00 PM Fred_Gagnon Male 30-39 International Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Too much desserts, not enough food. A little less info on Food Network would have been appreciated. Incredible history and sightseeing in the neighborhood.
Rating: 5
Tons to eat. Great variety. Charming guide.
Sun, Nov 30, 08   11:30 AM knokes Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Our guide Kirk, remembered our names immediately. Many people had been on previous tours and were returning for more! learned lots of historical information and had fun! We didn't need lunch as we ate so much!
Rating: 2
Different than I expected
Sat, Nov 29, 08   11:30 AM elleboogie Female 20-29 Local Family Without Children
I went to the Greenwich Village tour in the summer with a group of friends. It was recommended by a friend who attended the Chelsea Market tour a few months prior. We all loved the Greenwich Village tour and I could not wait to share a similar experience with my family over thanksgiving weekend. I was rather disappointed. We all enjoyed the tour, but I would have to say it was just okay. After discussing my experience with my friend who had nothing but wonderful things to say about it, I realized all the differences. She mentioned a few different "tastes" her group had received. This included gelato cones and kitchen sink cookies. I am sure each tour varies a bit with the food and places they stop. She also mentioned entering quite a few restaurants including the roof of the Gansevoort hotel and bathrooms at Morimoto. Again, I realize changes occur and tour guides differ, but I think this was very different. I really enjoyed my first experience in the summer, but am hesitant to recommend this experience again after last weekend.
Rating: 5
Very informative and entertaining
Sat, Nov 29, 08   11:30 AM Katedavis Female 50-59 Combination Family With Children
It was a nice taste of what the market offers. The tour of the surrounding restraunts was also nice, but very Cold!!!