NYC's historic indoor Food Market mecca plus a short walk on the old
cobblestoned streets of the, now trendy, Meatpacking District & visit
to the famous Highline - a park in the sky
The Full Description:
Tour NYC's urban (indoor) Chelsea Food Market. Become a market insider and experience the sights, sounds & flavors of this 117-year-old historic landmark building, which is the birthplace of the Oreo Cookie!
Learn the history of the Market, view original artwork and granite sculptures, and learn how the Chelsea Market has become the ultimate indoor food paradise (while tasting your way through).
Then step outside and stroll on "THE HIGH LINE", New York's only elevated outdoor park, for great views of the Hudson River. Finish with a sit-down tasting in a Meatpacking District restaurant and learn about this trendy area—NYC's hottest nightlife destination!
Taste specialties from seven food shops in the Chelsea Market and one restaurant in the Meatpacking District!
Hear all about the new happenings in the neighborhood, including the NEW Gansevoort Market - A rustic-industrial food hall with a variety of popular counter-serve eateries, food stalls & more. NEW: 4PM & 4:30PM Tours will enjoy a tasting from the new Gansevoort Market!
Tour Highlight Video
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Tours are given Thursday-Monday year round.
Approximately 3 hours in length.
2 hours in Chelsea Market
1 hour in the Meatpacking District & Highline
Near 9th Ave. and 15th St.
(Exact location given when tickets are purchased)
Wear casual and comfortable shoes and clothing.
16 people per tour group (1 guide per group).
7 Tastings inside Chelsea Market and 1 tasting seated at a restaurant in the Meatpacking District (a 20 minute relaxing stop).
All food tastings (enough for most people's lunch), bottle of water, and our Foods of NY Tours Neighborhood Guide are included. Food Tastings are subject to change without notice.
We CAN provide food substitutions for vegetarians, but unfortunately CANNOT provide food substitutions for any other food allergies (such as gluten-free or dairy-free). We are sorry for the inconvenience. Our Food Tours have been designed to highlight the best and most distinctive foods from each establishment.
There isn't always a "next best" option that meets the special dietary needs of each of our guests. Since we have your health (and palate!) in mind, we truly appreciate your understanding on this issue.
ACCESS / Stairs:
The High Line park is one of the most innovative, beautiful parks in the world, and you will have the opportunity to experience the High Line during your Chelsea Market / Meatpacking District tour. The park is 30 feet above the street, and due to the high volume of foot traffic, the elevator does occasionally go out of service for repairs & maintenance. On those days the elevator is out of service, access is by stairs. We understand not everyone is able to climb the stairs and apologize for the inconvenience. Click here for more details from the High Line web site.
Tour guide gratuities are NOT INCLUDED in the price of the tour. Gratuities are accepted if you had a wonderful experience.
($49 Thursday Special!)
FOOD TASTINGS SERVED
Tastings served from 8 establishments
Tastings may change. Visits based on availability.
Red Velvet Cupcake
(Every day except Monday)
Semi-Sweet Chocolate Cake & Prosecco
(Seated Tasting. Mondays Only.)
-RONNYBROOK MILK BAR-
The BEST Chocolate Milk ever!
Cabot Clothbound Cheddar Cheese Tasting plus
Gourmet Grilled Cheese with Cheddar & Fig Jam
Mini Beef Pie
(All tours visit, except 1st tour of the day)
Italian Mushroom Crostata
(Partially seated tasting.
Only the 1st tour of the day visits)
Buttermilk Biscuit & Homemade Jams
-CHELSEA MARKET BASKETS-
Specialty Sea-Salt with veggies plus Sea-salted Caramel
Garganelli Pasta alla Bolognese
Ordering wine on your own is an option at this tasting
-DICKSON'S FARMSTAND MEATS-
Enough food is served so that, for most people,
lunch afterwards is not needed!
THE 4PM FOOD TOUR
Food Tasting Additions
All food from the morning tours will also be featured on the 4PM tour, with the exception of Sarabeth's.
Additions for the 4PM Food Tour include: Sparkling Wine from THE CHELSEA WINE VAULT, Pulled Pork Slider from THE PIG GUY, Chocolate Covered Bacon & Salted Caramel Bruffin from THE BRUFFIN.