Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.8  1,389 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 98 268 0 = 268 100% 4.9
Last 6 months 258 711 1 = 710 100% 4.9
Last 12 months 521 1,393 4 = 1,389 99% 4.8
All 5,712 15,306 49 = 15,257 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? Group Type? Sort Descending
Rating: 4
Chelsea Market Food Tour Review
Sat, May 17, 14   2:30 PM Hweisman Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
My husband and I were in NY for a long weekend. We really enjoyed the food tour. Got a good lay of the land inside the market and went back after the tour to purchase some of the food we tasted. Our tour guide had a lot of interesting tid bits to share with the group, definitely worth it.
Rating: 5
Sat, May 17, 14   2:30 PM bmozur Female 60-69 Combination Family Without Children
You have to clone Kurt so he can lead all your tours. It was wonderful!!
Rating: 5
Don't forget to take the Chelsea Tour!!!
Thu, May 15, 14   2:00 PM dkegan Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Darrell was such a great tour guide -- we have been on his tour several times and it never gets old. He knows something about everything (it seemed like). My mother is in her late 70's and she thoroughly enjoyed the tour also. You have to go on his tour! It's Great!!
Rating: 5
Great experience with a great guide
Mon, May 12, 14   2:00 PM clsted808 Female 20-29 Combination Family Without Children
We had a great experience on the Chelsea food tour. We learned a lot about the area and were able to try some delicious tastings. Our tour guide was Darrel and he was really engaging. He made a point to remember everyone's name and get everyone actively participating on the tour. Overall a five star experience.
Rating: 5
Highly Recommended!
Sat, May 10, 14   3:00 PM JuliaJohnson Male 30-39 Local Family Without Children
My husband and I treated ourselves to a date without our 2 young children. We both appreciate delicious and unique foods. Our guide, Diana, was highly knowledgeable, very enthusiastic and we had a terrific time! We went home and bought gift certificates for our parents to go to a food tour and we are hoping they ask us to join them!
Rating: 5
Great tour, very fun, very interesting
Fri, May 9, 14   2:00 PM ruggierim Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
This was a very fun tour. The food was excellent and our tour guide, Darrell, was very knowledgable and personable. He made it so much fun. We are all former New Yorkers and were thrilled with the tour. It was great learning about the history of the area and what's happened in the last 15+ years to make it a totally different place than it was when we lived in NY.
Rating: 5
A must for tourist.
Thu, May 8, 14   2:00 PM jessicapaige Male 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
This tour was awesome. Kurt Upton was our guide and we loved him. Super informative, super fun and the food was awesome. We are in our thirties and found this your right up ou alley. Lots of fun and entertaining. This isn't just for the retired. We highly recommend. If you can request a guide I highly recommend Kurt. Best of luck NYC!
Rating: 5
Fun tour in great neighborhood
Mon, Apr 28, 14   2:00 PM Ozzieandwebb Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Wonderful guide! Super informative and entertaining. It was great to learn about a new neighborhood and the history surrounding the meatpacking district. I enjoyed it thoroughly! Food samplings Were good not great.
Rating: 5
Absolutely Loved it
Sat, Apr 26, 14   3:00 PM kfairhurst Female 20-29 Local Family Without Children
Great food and Cindy was an amazing tourguide! She made the tour go by so quickly because she was absolutely hilarious!
Rating: 4
Amazing Guide . . . Disappointing tastings
Thu, Apr 24, 14   2:00 PM wilopent Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Our guide, Barri, was amazing! . . . she was knowledgeable, informative, warm and attentive to everyone in our group of 16. The tour in Chelsea Market was great . . . so much interesting history of the market itself and the proprietors of the various shops, which are so diverse and appetizing. The ambiance, colors, floating aromas wafting throughout the underground venue are so welcoming, as were the staffs of the shops we entered. Unfortunately, the tastings themselves, for the most part, were a bit disappointing and really didn't capture the culinary delights I was anticipating, except for the delectable and outrageous Dickson's Farmstand Meats . . . which blew me and our whole group away! You've got to see and taste this butcher's fantastic array of specialty meats for yourself.

After Chelsea Market, our guide Barri, took us up to the High Line for a brief 20 minute view and brought out its interesting history of days gone by when it was a railway delivering produce and supplies to purveyors along the route. The view of the Piers and the Hudson from up high, on that sunny windy day, were worth the hike. From there we went down to the Meat Packing District and learned about its seedy history and Barri's informative imagery was a delight. Her enthusiastic historical storytelling made the whole experience of bygone days come alive for us all. ( and she did this walking and standing tour with her leg in a brace, recuperating!)

The tour ended with a sit down tasting of a pasta dish in Macellaria Italian Restaurant, which was just "okay".

All in all though, the whole experience was quite an education and a delight in many ways and I'm truly glad I went. I've been to Chelsea Market and the High Line a few times before, but now when I go back I'll enjoy it so much more.