Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.9  1,947 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 158 434 0 = 434 100% 4.9
Last 6 months 336 931 0 = 931 100% 4.9
Last 12 months 701 1,949 2 = 1,947 100% 4.9
All 6,515 17,539 51 = 17,488 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 Gender Age Where From? Sort Descending Group Type?
Rating: 5
Will far exceed your expectations
Sun, Jun 2, 13   10:30 AM ElaineFrost Female 60-69 International Tourist(s) Group of Friends
This company knows how to deliver an excellent product with terrific service. The guide was wonderful - knowledgable and entertaining. The food was amazing. We will take one of their tours every time we come to NY. It was a fantastic way to spend a few hours in the city.
Rating: 5
Superhuman Effort
Sun, Jun 2, 13   10:30 AM eliturk Male 50-59 International Tourist(s) Group of Friends
I attended the Chelsea Food tour with a group of friends. We had booked for the 10:30 tour but by 10:25 the guide had still not shown up. We were all waiting when someone from another group called the office and found out that there had been an emergency and the guide couldn't make it and the owner was coming down. Todd, the owner, came down and explained that the guide was unavailable and we could either get a refund or join the 11:00 tour. At this point it was already 10:45 and so we thought we might as well wait for the 11:00 tour. My only concern was how easy it would be to combine two sold out groups on a walking tour through a crowded market. Some people did elect for the refund so we were down to 11 people plus the people in the 11:00 group which made a total of 27 or 28 people in the tour.

I have to say though that the guide we had, Kurt, was exceptional. He handled the increased crowd with ease, keeping everything under control. He managed to learn everyones name and kept referring to us all by name through out the tour. He organized the additional food logistics with ease and made the entire tour an absolute pleasure. Given the snafu it would have been enough if the tour was smooth and enjoyable but even with the increased numbers he made it a truly memorable affair.

Kudos to Kurt, a true professional.
Rating: 5
Sat, Jun 1, 13   11:00 AM ferguson3 Female 50-59 International Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Our guide, Kurt, was very friendly, funny and informative. We were a group of two mums with two daughters and the tour appealed to us all. The food samples were plentiful and tasty, and we got to learn a little about the transformation the district had undergone over the past few years.

The time flew by and we had a great time. I'd not hesitate to recommend the tour, and would hope to go on another when we return to New York.
Rating: 5
Yum! You'll have to roll yourself home afterwards.
Thu, May 30, 13   11:00 AM ewinnacott Female 30-39 International Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
We had such a great time on this tour. Kurt was fantastic - so hilariously entertaining! The food was exceptionally good and so much of it I had to pass on some tastings as it was just too much. It's not like one of those "touristy" tours. I'd recommend it to anyone who's interested in good, real food in NYC (locals and out of towners alike).
Rating: 5
An awsome mix of food and local knowledge
Thu, May 30, 13   11:00 AM tomdool Male 40-49 International Tourist(s) Family Without Children
This was a great tour. My wife and I both loved it. Our tour guide was hilarious and really knowledgable. The tour and tastings in the market were fun and informative. The walk on the Highline and around the meat packing district provide some awsome views of the city and cool way to see this unique linear park. This tour was totally worth the money.
Rating: 5
A real New York highlight
Thu, May 30, 13   11:00 AM MatthewFinn Male 50-59 International Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Our tour guide Kurt (?) was FANTASTIC
Rating: 5
Really great tour!
Thu, May 30, 13   10:30 AM davnastewart Female 40-49 International Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Had a great time on the tour. Really interesting. Bob, our guide was full of really interesting facts...he made the tour so special. Thanks Bob!
Rating: 3
Great tour but not your best one!
Thu, May 30, 13   10:30 AM Christin1020 Female 30-39 International Tourist(s) Group of Friends
It was a great tour with a nice guide. However, last year I was on the greenwich villiage -tour and that one was 100 times better than this one. The guide we had last year, I think his name was Curt, was much more enthusiastic and we saw alot more of the neighborhood. During the chelsea-tour we spend two hours inside the Chelsea Market and saw almost nothing of the surroundings. The reason I went on a second tour this year was because i loved the one I went on last year and wanted to learn as much as I did on that one about another part of the city. It was a nice tour, but since the greenwish villiage tour was so great I expected more. I wanted to se chelsea, the hole chelsea, not only the market.
Rating: 5
Epicurean Delight
Thu, May 30, 13   10:00 AM scantor Female 50-59 International Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Excellent tour with very knowledgeable guide. Visited and tasted a variety of outlets produce. 9/10
Rating: 5
Loved it!
Mon, May 27, 13   10:30 AM rubyradish Female 50-59 International Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Our food guide, Barri, was terrific! She gave us a history of the market and surrounding area but wasn't talking non-stop. The food samplings were varied and delicious! Will absolutely do a Verve tour again!