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.
- Adult (11 years & up)
- Child (4-10)
- Children 3 & under
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.
Tour Includes: All food (enough for lunch); Drinks not included.
Walking Distance: One mile or 1.6 km. Guests must be able to move at a moderate pace.
Eat 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:
- Pizza from local favorite Filaga Pizza
- VIP pastry sampler from Las Delicias Patisserie (gluten free and vegan available!)
- Taco from inventive Takumi Taco (vegetarian option available)
- Seed + Mill halva
- Doughnuttery doughnut or Legendary little ‘witch from Fat Witch Bakery
- How hot can you go?! Guided hot sauce tasting by a hot sauce “sommelier”
- Special introduction and tote bag (when available) at Artists & Fleas. Shop NYC gifts from local makers!
Additional notes: This food tour is great for vegetarians. You can indulge in beer or wine (additional cost). Stops are subject to change at any time.
Now on view: Brick House at the Plinth on the High Line. Opened in June 2019, the Plinth is an area of the High Line that is dedicated to a series of rotating, large scale, outdoor art commissions. The Plinth is located on the Spur, the newest section of the High Line at 30th Street and 10th Avenue, where a large open space offers sweeping city views. Artworks selected for the Plinth will thus become part of the cityscape itself, remaining on display for 18 months. For the inaugural High Line Plinth, Simone Leigh presents Brick House, a sixteen-foot-tall bronze bust of a Black woman whose torso is conflated with the forms of a skirt and a clay house.
Our tour guides: All of our tour guides are working actors, comedians or writers, as well as amazing storytellers. Every tour comes packed with personality!
New complimentary service: We now offer free photos to all of our guests! Your guide has been trained to capture the best possible photos of your experience. Your album will be sent to you via email or text where you can view, download and share your photos on social media immediately after — completely complimentary of course.
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).