Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.9  1,470 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 139 392 0 = 392 100% 4.9
Last 6 months 246 684 0 = 684 100% 4.9
Last 12 months 536 1,472 2 = 1,470 100% 4.9
All 5,851 15,698 49 = 15,649 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
a great family activity
Sat, Mar 28, 09   11:30 AM nettemc Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
I bought tickets for my family for my mother's birthday. I think this might be the best present I ever gave her. We had such a great time. The food was amazing, and there was a good variety of food. We did not want the tour to end. There is some much to learn about the area, so much history and so much change. Since this is such a unque part of the city, that made the tour even better. Our tour guide was Cindy and she was a hoot. I look forward to taking another tour with her.
Rating: 5
great tour with bob
Sat, Mar 28, 09   11:00 AM Melanie2003 Female 30-39 International Tourist(s) Individual
very nice, friendly people, great views.....thanks for everything :-)))
Rating: 2
Could do this without a tour guide
Fri, Mar 27, 09   11:30 AM patsyk Female 30-39 Local Couple on a Date
We were more than a little disappointed in this tour. Earlier in the week we went on the Original Greenwich Village tour and loved it. This tour was like being taken through a mall. Very small samples (left hungry) and the gelatto sample was being given away free to anyone who stopped into the store - not sure where the $44 per person went as the total food sampled probably cost about $5-7 per person. Would have loved it if there was even 1 restaurant tasting as that might have enticed us to want to come back to the area another time. The other tour booklet had coupons for the local businesses which might have encouraged us to return to the market and purchase items, this one did not. Felt the guide did her job, but the tour itself was not well thought out. 2 hours walking through the market, with the final hour (actually less than that as our tour took under the 3 hours we were told it would) was outside pointing out a points of interest. We were allowed to stop into Morimoto's restaurant, and the "highlight" was that we should go check out the bathrooms. Not sure that's what he would like us to take away from his restaurant. The average person could walk the market, pick up a brochure and learn the same information and poke around the shops at your own pace. Also, as for the local restaurants anyone off the street could step inside and ask to see a menu and see the same things we did today. Overall, we would not recommend this particular tour.
Rating: 5
Definitely recommend this
Thu, Mar 26, 09   11:30 AM stefanie_war Female 20-29 International Tourist(s) Group of Friends
This was a great tour, it's absolutely worth it, the food is great at the guide was very entertaining.

Little tip though: don't have a late breakfast before the tour starts, but that's probably common sense now that i think of it.

Too bad we didn't have any more time to try one of the other food tours! Next time...
Rating: 5
awesome tour gudie
Thu, Mar 26, 09   11:00 AM rachelkarr Female 20-29 Local Family With Children
the tour was fabulous and all of the food was great - really went through a full gambit of foods and information about the area. the best part, however, was our tour guide - curt upton. he was absolutely fantastic. he was so enthusiastic and involved everyone from the start. he made a point to learn everyone's names and used them throughout the entire tour. he was funny, motivational and engaging. he could have talked the whole time - talked fast and furiously - but made sure to include everyone and give them a time to shine. i work for a bike tour and rental company here in nyc and was overwhelmingly impressed with this guide. so much so that i am considering sending my guides on tour with curt to show them how its done. my mother was with me an agreed whole-heartedly that curt absolutely made the tour as wonderful as it was.


rachel karr

bike and roll nyc
Rating: 5
Super Tour Guide on a great and interesting tour.
Thu, Mar 26, 09   11:00 AM rgkmadison Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Our guide, Curt, was outstanding. He made the tour very fun as well as informative.
Rating: 5
Fabulous and fun tour!
Sun, Mar 22, 09   11:30 AM BernadetWest Female 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Great tour guide, so much fun! Would take any of your tours again and again
Rating: 5
Fun, Informative, Good Food
Sun, Mar 22, 09   11:30 AM Brandmahl Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Cindy Keiter was fantastic. She made the three hours, which flew by, fun, informative and like a family getting together for some food and laughs. We (the four of us) were really surprised at how much we liked doing the tour and plan on doing the Sushi Tour and Brooklyn Bridge Tour on our next visit to NYC. We live in Boston and come to the city at least twice a year. Of course we will want to be in Cindy's group.

Thanks for a really fun time.
Rating: 5
Fabulous food and tour guide
Sun, Mar 22, 09   11:00 AM rrroche Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Wonderful tour guide made tour very interesting. The establishments visited provided tasty samples that were appropriate in size. Quite pleasing to a lover of Italian specialty foods.
Rating: 4
Fun, Interesting & Yummy
Sun, Mar 22, 09   11:00 AM trinityl Female 30-39 Combination Group of Friends
I had friends in town, it's a great way to get to know the area a little better (especially if it's not your neighborhood) and you get little tidbits of info you might never have known otherwise. Don't eat a big breakfast....lot's of good food to keep the tour moving!