I decided to do Chelsea Market tours through the winter. I’ve been toying with the idea for a while, but finally decided to do it after the third person asked me. The last one I toured with yesterday. I also noticed many people on Trip Advisor are having trouble navigating through the market, and come out very disappointed, which is a
money opportunity shame. While many New Yorkers avoid the market for its craziness (and by craziness I mean you tourist), the foodies out there, and those in the know go out of their way to eat and shop there. With all our current food halls, courts and markets all over NYC, Chelsea Market is still the most unique one offering the best eats. And unlike say, Little Italy, its touristy for good reason. But as with any such market pretty much, there’s value in going with a local
You can very well explore on your own, and I’ve written plenty here to help you out with the many options. There’s no secret to what I like, but there are a few places not so easy to find (I call one the market speakeasy). I’ve been to Chelsea Market well over 100 times, to the point that I even know what other tour groups are eating. These are big groups that can only do it at 10 am or 2 pm. With smaller groups I can afford a more proper, relaxed walk, and also customize the eats if needed
Who is the tour for: Foodies, locals, market lovers, models, anyone really. I’ve taken both locals and visitors to the market before. If we have time we can also walk on the High Line and I’ll take you to my favorite dessert in Chelsea nearby (outside the market, in addition to dessert in CM). Worse case scenario you’ll have a chance to meet a fun, energetic, good looking local, and I’ll do my very best to find that individual!
$50 per person for now. If interested, email me. Oh and remind me to tell you the story behind the picture below.