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Chelsea Market / Meatpacking District
Food and Culture Walking Tour
NYC's most historic food market
Explore NYC's urban indoor FOOD MARKET on this food filled tour. Become a market insider on this adventure to experience the sights, sounds, and flavors of this historic 112-year old landmark building which was the birthplace of the Oreo Cookie. As we stroll, you will learn the history of the Market (which now houses the famous Food Network offices and kitchens upstairs), view original artwork and granite sculptures, and learn how the Market has become (and taste your way through) the ultimate indoor food paradise.
Then, step outside and onto THE NEW "HIGH LINE" elevated outdoor park for great views of the Hudson River. Finish the tour with a sit-down food tasting at a restaurant in The Meatpacking District and learn all about this trendy area - NYC's hottest destination for nightlife.
On this tour you will taste delicious specialties from seven "mom and pop" food shops in the Chelsea Market and one restaurant in the Meatpacking District. Also, get a glimpse inside one of two IRON CHEF RESTAURANTS: MORIMOTOM or Mario Batali and Joe & Lidia Bastianich's DEL POSTO!*
* Food Network/Iron Chef Restaurant visits are subject to the discretion of the restaurant management. Foods of New York Tours enters these restaurants about 85% of the time based on availability of the space.
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2 hours in Chelsea Market
1 hours in the Meatpacking District
(Exact location given once tickets are purchased.)
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Note: food tastings are subject to change without notice.
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.
Delicious food specialties are served on the tour from:
- Amy's Breads - artesinal French-American bakery (Est. 1992)
- Ronny Brook Milk Bar - offshoot from the farm (Est. 1950)
- Sarabeth's Bakery - gourmet American bakery (Est. 1981)
- Lucy's Whey - American Artisinal Cheese Shop (Est. 2008)
- Buon Italia - wholesale/retail Italian specialty food shop (Est. 1997)
- Chelsea Market Baskets - gourmet specialty food shop (Est. 1997)
- Eleni's - Classic American bakery
- Macelleria - Italian Steak House (Est. 2000)
- Tuck Shop - Australian eatery (Est. 2006)
Food tasting information:
Enough food tastings are served that for most people lunch afterwards is not needed. Note: food tastings are subject to change without notice.
From Bleak to Chic - New York Neighborhoods In Transition!
The "NEW" Meatpacking District is an old industrial area in the Far West Village that is transforming rapidly into an area for ethnic restaurants, shopping boutiques, art galleries, night spots, and cutting edge hotels. There were originally over 100 meatpacking facilities serving restaurants and food shops throughout NY and now there are only 15. Find out how this neighborhood is coping with change while seeing it happen right before your eyes!
Chelsea Market is an enormous Wholesale/Retail Food complex that takes up an entire city block. In 1898 it was the original Nabisco Bakery where the Oreo Cookie was created. It now houses 12 of New York City's finest specialty food shops. As we stroll through Chelsea Market you will learn about its history, view original artwork and granite sculptors from local New York artists, and learn how it became the ultimate indoor food paradise. The Chelsea Market is also the home to the TV Food Network!