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Don’t miss our Chelsea Market, Meatpacking & High Line Food Tour!

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If you haven’t been, Chelsea Market and the High Line are two of NYC’s best attractions! And even if you have, our food and history tour will share incredible insights and stories that we bet you never knew. Plus our tour guides are truly entertaining.

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About Chelsea Market

A block long and a block wide and just a short walk from the Hudson River in the area of Manhattan known as the Meatpacking District, Chelsea Market has become in just fifteen years one of the greatest indoor food halls of the world, with more than thirty-five vendors purveying everything from soup to nuts, wine to coffee, cheese to cheesecake. Attracting 6 million national and international visitors annually, it is one of the most trafficked, and written-about, destinations of any kind in New York City. Chelsea Market is a neighborhood market with a global perspective.

The area has always been the locus of food in the city, beginning with the Algonquin Indians, who traded their game and crops on the banks of the Hudson River at this same spot. The trains of the High Line once served the wholesale butchers who lined the streets beneath the tracks and cooled their provisions with blocks of Hudson River ice, and the National Biscuit Company established its factory—now reclaimed as the Chelsea Market—here to take advantage of the butchers’ lard in the nineteenth century. This long history—and the stripped-down brick architecture of the building—gives the Market a unique character. For foodies and even casual tourists, it is possible to enter the Market at one end in the morning and not exit the other until lunchtime, without ever growing bored—and certainly without ever going hungry.

Our food tour is enough food for lunch at some very special stops, but don’t take our word for it. Here’s a little bit about where we go on this food adventure:

Fat Witch Bakery

About the High Line

The High Line is a 1.45 mile long public park built on a historic freight rail line elevated above the streets on Manhattan’s West Side. It runs from Gansevoort Street in the Meatpacking District to West 34th Street, between 10th and 12th Avenues. 

The High Line’s plantings were inspired by the self-seeded landscape that grew for 25 years on the neglected rail tracks. Legendary Planting Designer Piet Oudolf chose species of perennials, grasses, shrubs, and trees for their hardiness, sustainability, texture, and color variation, with a focus on native species. 

High Line Art commissions and produces 30+ public art projects each year, including site-specific commissions, exhibitions, performances, and video programs. Currently on view: Agora is a group exhibition that looks at the role of art in defining, creating, and using public space. Learn more here: http://art.thehighline.org/