Join us on a three-hour tour of an iconic New York destination: Times Square. We will explore and eat our way through this tour, visiting different eateries, learning about the history, art, landmarks and more.
Eat like a local on a Chelsea Market food tour
Duration: 3 Hours
Tour Maximum: 14 people. Our groups are small for intimate, high-quality experiences.
Private Tour Availability: Contact us to schedule.
Tour Includes: All food (enough for lunch); Drinks not included.
Walking Distance: One mile or 1.6 km.
Work your way through the Chelsea Market, Meatpacking District, and the High Line, and see the new Hudson Yards!
From its working-class origins to its place in NYC’s club scene, to today, where high-end fashion houses rub shoulders with celebrities and trendsetting gourmands, the Meatpacking District is a slice of all of New York City!
Learn the area’s secrets, take in the views from the world-famous High Line and sample the diverse fare in the historic Chelsea Market.
*Tour runs rain, snow or shine.
Included on the food tour:
- Sandwich from Cappone’s Salumeria or pizza from Filaga
- Biscuit & jam from Sarabeth’s
- Seed + Mill halva
- Doughnuttery doughnut
- Legendary little ‘witch from Fat Witch Bakery
- La Sonrisa Empanada (flavors like coconut curry chicken, blue crab, pancetta mac and cheese, and more!)
- How hot can you go?! Guided hot sauce tasting by a hot sauce “sommelier”
- Quick little shopping adventure with introduction and tote bag at Artists & Fleas
Additional Notes: All of our tour guides are working actors or actresses so each tour comes packed with personality! This food tour is great for vegetarians. You can indulge in beer or wine (additional cost). Stops are subject to change at any time.
Although the area was originally residential, markets have existed in the district since the 1840s. People moved into tenements in the Meatpacking District in the 1820s to escape epidemics in what was then the main part of New York. In 1900, 250 slaughterhouses and packing plants filled the district; by the 1930s, those houses produced the nation’s third-largest volume of dressed meats. Five meatpacking companies still operate in the district. Boutiques and bars are more common than rump roasts these days, and the neighborhood continues to evolve almost daily.
Chelsea Market is a food hall, shopping mall, office building and television production facility located in the Chelsea neighborhood of the borough of Manhattan, in New York City. It was built in the former National Biscuit Company (Nabisco) factory complex where the Oreo cookie was invented and produced.
“Built on a historic, elevated freight line destined for demolition, the High Line has inspired millions worldwide as an example of how cities can reuse industrial spaces to create beautiful, hybrid spaces.”
Hudson Yards is the largest real estate development project in the history of the United States! It features five acres of public space and gardens with the centerpiece being the Vessel which is an interactive landmark. There is one million square feet of shops and restaurants as well as office buildings and residential buildings. It has its own MTA subway stop off the 7 line. The 7 was extended to end here (previously the last stop was Times Square).