New York City

Chelsea Market and High Line Food Tour

New York, United States

From USD 78.00

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 3 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


The High Line, Chelsea Market, and Meatpacking District are three of New York’s hippest and foodie-focused spots; but exploring them is best with a guide for navigation and insider tips. This small-group tour takes you straight to their best spots and offerings. Roam the elevated High Line park, savor artisanal specialities at Chelsea Market, and discover the architecture and food haunts of the Meatpacking District, once home to NYC’s slaughterhouses.
  • Small-group food tour of High Line, Chelsea Market, and Meatpacking District
  • Hassle-free way to savor the sights and flavors of three hip neighborhoods
  • Stroll the High Line and meatpacking area; and try foods at the market
  • Enjoy snacks such as biscuits and jam; donuts, and empanadas as you explore

What's Included

  • Local guide
  • Professional guide
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Buddakan
    75 9th Ave, New York, NY 10011, USA

    Meet your guide 5 minutes before the tour starts outside Buddakhan Restaurant on the corner of 16th Street and 9th Avenue (address is 75 9th Avenue). In case of inclement weather, please wait inside the vestibule of Chelsea Market and let us know you are there.

End point

  • Hudson Yards
    Hudson Yards, New York, NY 10001, USA

    The tour will finish at the Vessel and the new Hudson Yards Mall. The tour guide can direct or take you to the nearest subway.

What To Expect

Chelsea Market

2 hours Admission Ticket Free

The High Line

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Hudson Yards

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Tours run rain, snow or shine!
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • We ask that all guests are able to move at a moderate pace so we can cover all of the sights.
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travellers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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It was a great tour! Our guide was very knowledgeable! We sampled a lot of wonderful food and were so full afterwards!


208 reviews
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Fantastic tacos. But some other good choices disappointed.
Roswitha_G, May 2023
The tacos were fantastic. But the bao and halveh were disappointing. These could easily be replaced with some of the many other foods at the market.
Fantastic Tour & Tour Guide!
kelly_b, May 2023
We loved this tour & our tour guide was exceptional! He navigated the tour through Chelsea Market giving interesting historical information all while coordinating and highlighting all the different foods and restaurants inside. The High Line walk was equally as interesting. Would definitely recommend.
Chelsea Market and High line
LOUISE_M, May 2023
The food tastings were very good. Our guide, Justin, was excellent--He was very upbeat, friendly and enthusiastic.. Chelsea Market was very interesting to see and walk around.
Chelsea Market good tour
Connie_H, May 2023
The tour was great. Our guide was wonderful . I really like having a small group . It would have been nice if we could have gone to the upper levels
Don’t have a big breakfast before this tour
Jonathan_M, May 2023
Laura was a great guide. I wish I hadn’t had such a big breakfast before the tour. The tastings were amazing. Would recommend this tour to anyone wanting something a little different.
Our guide Rhea was...
Janet_B, May 2023
Our guide Rhea was upbeat, informed, and instinctive about adjusting as our day unfolded. A few new foods of the several shared we will enjoy again next trip. The Chelsea Market was a great experience and the Highline has evolved. Excellent perspective visually of the city. We enjoyed the tour very much.
Lunch included!
Carol_U, May 2023
Fabulous way to see. Chelsea market - eating you way through! Knowledgeable, personable, fun! Informational walk in the High Line- and beer afterwards- What a day!!
The guide was...
James_O, May 2023
The guide was enthusiastic and had many historical facts to make the tour more interesting. The food was good, and we did not have to wait in lines.
Response from Host, May 2023
Thanks you James for the wonderful review! We appreciate your feedback!
Do it!
Bob_J, May 2023
It was a great tour! Our guide was very knowledgeable! We sampled a lot of wonderful food and were so full afterwards!
Response from Host, May 2023
Thanks Bob for this 5 star review! We are so happy to hear you had a great time on tour!
Chelsea Market/ High Line
Thomas_L, May 2023
Our tour guide, Justin did a great job of explaining the history of Chelsea Market and the High Line to our group. The food selection was a little heavy toward sweets, which is not our preference. Nonetheless, Justin made the tour very enjoyable and interesting.
Response from Host, May 2023
Thank you Thomas for your valuable feedback. We strive to find a balance of sweet and savory stops on tour so that everyone leaves feeling full of delicious food!
Yummy, informative walk through Chealsea mkt
amy_d, Apr 2023
Yummy, informative walk through the market , then beautiful, historic walk on the high line. Only suggestion is that maybe would be better to walk first then end in the market. I would have liked to explore Chealsea market more than the shops at Hudson yards.
Response from Host, May 2023
Thanks Amy for taking the time to leave us a 5 star review! We appreciate you taking our tour!
Excellent way to see Chelsea Market!!!
Sarah_M, Apr 2023
Excellent tour! There's no other way to see Chelsea Market without this tour! I wouldve missed a lot of delicious food on our own! Def book this tour AT THE BEGINNING of your stay in NYC b/c you will want to come back!
Response from Host, May 2023
Thank you Sarah for this 5 star review of your Chelsea Market and High Line Food Tour!
Fun tour, a nice mix or...
Mary_H, Apr 2023
Fun tour, a nice mix or food and architecture information. Chris has lots of great recommendations for things to do in the area
Response from Host, Apr 2023
Thanks Mary for leaving us a 5 star review! We appreciate your business!
Fine your
stewart_s, Apr 2023
Lara was a good guide. She provided a thorough history of the Chelsea Market and High Line. Food tastings were enjoyable.
Response from Host, Apr 2023
Thank you for the 5 star review!
Explore on your own for a better experience.
Brandy_B, Apr 2023
I really wanted to rate this tour better because our guide was really cool and nice, but it didn’t deliver what was promised. I expected to walk around the market and check out the food places, but we only spent a few minutes inside and then we were asked to find a seat outside and the guide just kept bringing us food. It was ok, but the tour description said we would explore the market and 80% of the time was spent outside. Also, the food selected for us wasn’t that great. There were a few stars like the tacos and ice cream, but the rest was just kinda meh with the hot chocolate being the worst (tasted like warm water) and the stale coconut bites being a very close second. The description said we’d have dumplings and an assortment of pastries but neither of those things showed up. We were also promised a hot sauce tasting at the beginning of th tour and that never happens. The pizza was only fine. Guide told us it would be the thicker Sicilian pizza but instead was given a small slice of regular NY style cheese pizza that wasn’t memorable at all. There were definitely way better options available at the market but we didn’t get them and we didn’t get any time to really explore to find them on our own. We went back the next day and spent far less than the tour cost us and had way better food. All in all I wouldn’t recommend the tour unfortunately. It just wasn’t worth th price.
Response from Host, Apr 2023
Thank you for leaving your feedback Brandy. We're sorry to hear that your expectations were not met on the tour. Your account does not sound like the quality our tour runs at, so we will be following up with our guide directly to see what may have happened while at Chelsea Market. We hope you were able to enjoy your guided walk of the High Line, as this is a star section of the tour and one you certainly don't get when walking the High Line without a guide!
Chelsea Yay
Jessica_B, Apr 2023
Chris was friendly and informative. My Mom and I both enjoyed hearing the history of the market. If we were on our own, I think we probably would have tried 1 or 2 food items, this tour allowed us to trying a variety, and things I may not have tried on my own. As somebody who has never been to the market, it was a wonderful intro. Next time I go, I’ll know right where I want to try next.
Response from Host, Apr 2023
Thank you Jessica for leaving us a great review!
Worth seeing when in NYC
Sabine_H, Mar 2023
Laura was a great tour guide! She pointed out many points of interest and was very knowledgeable regarding past and present information of the area.
Response from Host, Apr 2023
Thank you Sabine for leaving us an excellent review! We will pass along your kind words to Lara!
Heather_M, Mar 2023
Fabulous tour! Alex our tour guide is a library full of information. Lots of interesting food to taste too. Highly recommend!
Not great - do on your own!
Jonathan_N, Mar 2023
Guide was informative. Excursion was not worth the money, food was very random and to be honest, we stopped at the empty stalls, rather than those we should have gone to. Can’t recommend. I guide book and do your own thing would be better!
Response from Host, Mar 2023
Thank you for taking time to give your honest feedback. We are sorry to hear that the food stops did not meet your expectations. We do list all of our planned stops so guests can make a decision if the included stops sound appealing prior to booking, but understand there is just so much to choose once in Chelsea Market! We hand select our vendors based on many factors, one of which being that their mission aligns with ours.
2 tours in 1!
Megan_B, Mar 2023
The tour was relaxed and our guide was incredibly knowledgeable on chelsea market history, and NYC history in general. The food was delicious! Definitely recommend!
Response from Host, Apr 2023
Thanks Megan for booking a tour with us! We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your time in Chelsea market and on the High Line!

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