Guided tour

Chelsea Market, Meatpacking, High Line Food & History Tour

4.6 / 5

18 reviews

Activity provider: Like A Local

Chelsea Market, Meatpacking, High Line Food & History Tour

Activity provider: Like A Local

From US$ 68 per person

Eat your way through Chelsea Market and even the High Line. Learn the history of the Meatpacking district and enjoy an incredible walk with unparalleled views of the city and Hudson River on NYC's famous High Line; includes enough food for lunch.

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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
Small group
Limited to 10 participants


  • Eat your way through Chelsea Market and meet local purveyors with a knowledgeable guide
  • Walk the famous High Line, learn its history, and get a mini architecture tour of the incredible buildings that line it
  • Enjoy several savory and sweet stops as well as a guided hot sauce tasting
  • Get a VIP welcome with tote bag at a popular craft market
Full description
Chelsea Market and the High Line are two of NYC's best attractions. This food and history tour features incredible insights and stories as well as some delicious food and fantastic NYC views. Plus the tour guides are truly entertaining and it's enough food for lunch. Did you know that 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. The food included at the Market features a Japanese-style taco, a slice of pizza from Filaga, a doughnut from Doughnuttery, and an halva and tahini tasting from Seed & Mill. Then, have a quick little shopping adventure at Artists & Fleas. After Chelsea Market, walk the beautiful and historic High Line Park and end the tour with an artisanal Belgian chocolate tasting at Neuhaus' Hudson Yards location.
  • Fully-guided tour with commentary throughout
  • Food tastings
  • Water and bathroom breaks
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Gratuities

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Meeting point

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)

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Reusable water bottle

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  •  Tours operate rain or shine. Be sure to dress for the weather and
  • wear comfortable walking shoes
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Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 18 reviews

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loved our guide, the market and highline. giving 5 stars because I don’t want it to reflect badly on our guide. But, we wanted time to shop! Time needs to be built into the tour so we can browse the market! The tour ends a good distance from the market and none of us wanted to walk back to purchase.

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Product ID: 210972