Our tour guide Kyle was very enthusiastic sharing some interesting history of the area we walked through and the chocolate was delicious. A nice variety of chocolate stores/bakeries which I will visit again.
We booked the tour to do something different with our nieces who were visiting from out of state and we had a great time. This was a very enjoyable way of spending a few hours together leisurely walking around the city and learning a bit about the 8 different small shops we stopped at to enjoy everything from different chocolate candy, cupcakes, cookies, macarons, canoli, even a chance to get an old fashioned new york city egg cream! Marcy was a wonderful tour guide and was also very considerate of doing what she could to accommodate a gluten allergy which was very appreciated. I would highly recommend this tour.
Fun day (even in the rain)! We covered a lot of ground, history and unique chocolate experiences.
Loved this tour, if you have a sweet tooth this tour is a must. Alex was a very entertaining and informative tour guide. He told us interesting information about chocolate and some history on various places we passed. The weather was great on the day we had the tour and the pace was good, you didn't feel rushed. My favorite places were Milk and Cookies and Xocolatti. When you walked into Milk and Cookies it smelled delicious....the scent of fesh baked cookies. The samples at Xocolatti were my favorite and I really liked the decor. The walls were lined with the green and black boxes they sell them chocolates in.
Great walking tour with an appropriate amount of chocolate...we totally had enough by the end of the 8 stops. Very nice tour guides. My girlfriend loved it.
We loved it! My friend who is a big NYC buff and has seen and done it all was celebrating her birthday and I stumbled on this and decided to go for it. She was thrilled and thought it was very unique. She even took notes on the historical anecdotes! When it gets warmer, I want to do it withidaughter
It was lovely - started to snow just as we started the tour - but that just
added to the magic of the tour. Got to see some other areas of
New York (that you don't see on the bus tours). Guide (Jesse) an
absolute delight - it was my daughter's birthday and she phoned ahead and
the shop owner put a candle on the cake and the group sang
"happy birthday" - it really made her day. Many thanks.
This was a great tour with our guide Alex giving us lots of information about the City so its not just about chocolate, although that was good. We tasted chocolate, cupcakes and cookies and had time to buy goodies if we wanted.
If you are a chocolate lover and are interested in learning about the Chelsea, Soho etc area of NYC then you must take this tour! We had an excellent guide (Keaton) who was very friendly and knowledgeable about the area plus the history of each of the 8 shops that we stopped at. The samples were huge and delicious! We loved every minute of it, but wear walking shoes as we were on the move for almost 3 hours. Well worth the price.
It was a gorgeous day... a melt in your mouth kind of day. Our tour guide Alex was "choc" full of information about the neighborhoods and architecture of our walking journey. I am a total sweet tooth and found that as soon as my attention was starting to wander away from the tour... it was time for another tasting. I went with my friend and my daughter who is a starting freshmen at FIT. The walk gave us an idea of the neighborhoods surrounding Chelsea. We all can't wait to spend more time on Bleecker Street. As for the best sweet... too tough to call, but I do find myself longing for a Magnolia's cupcake.
Chocolate delicious. Tour guide was good. Walked from Chelsea market close to soho and little Italy.
This was a very unique and fun tour to a part of the city that we had not visited before. Our tour guide knew quite a bit about each of the chocolate places we stopped. The pace was good for all types of walkers and the samples were excellent in both taste and portion. Many of the stores offered a discount if we made a purchase while there, so of course, we did buy some yummy chocolate to bring home!
This was a fun activity. We walked from the Chelsea Market through parts of little Italy and all around for 2 hrs. The guide was so informed about the various houses of chocolate that we visited and gave us interesting tales about the area we were in and even related much to the movies and TV shows filmed in that area. The only thing that was annoying was that you end up ending the tour away from where you began and if not familiar with NYC was uncertain as to how to get back to where we had started. It would have been nice to have been told that from the beginning or to have had the guide give a mini-map or walking instructions to take you from the last stop back to the first. We took the subway and that worked but clearly had no idea this was going to happen and it took away from the tour experience.
Martin G Australia
Tour guide fantastic but actual chocolate destinations fell short of expectations. Kyle our tour guide was very personable and his knowledge was great. Tour ran on time and we really enjoyed the experience. Our only comments were that there were potentially too many on the tour - around 15 and that the actual destinations were below average or below our expectations. The bar for us was pretty high though having done the same tour in Paris last September.
We were booked for 11 am and not informed of the change to 12 md so unnecessarily waited in very cold weather luckily another person waiting at 11 suggested returning at 12. Unable to contact anyone at food lovers tours lots of changed numbers no reply to email for assistance. The tour was good definitely buy a hot chocolate it is heaven the tour support not good
Tour was about what I expected. nothing very adventurous was tried. I did like the fact that I was able to purchase some chocolates to take home. Our guide Brendan had an average knowledge of the places we visited. No problems just meh.
Robyn C Australia
You have to be a dark chocolate lover to enjoy this tour. Most tastings were of dark chocolate and there are plenty, 8 in fact . Lots of walking also. Samples were very small. Be prepared for lots of standing also. Able to purchase along the way
The tour guide was great, he was very knowledgeable and fun. I thought there were too many people on the tour. I did a similar tour in Paris and there were only 10 people, that was ideal, this one had 20 or more and it was too many people to manage which slowed things down too much. The food and places we visited were delicious and the discount given to the tour participants on purchases was fantastic.
The tour was fun but not worth the money. Very few samples. Don't pay full price for the tour!
I felt for the money I spent I could have done it by myself. The chocolate was good, but for $50 a person I could have researched where the chocolatiers were and gotten a lot more chocolate just by buying what I wanted. The samples were small and some places they were just taken off the counter and not special for the tour participants.
Rubbish. Waste of money. 23 people on the tour limit of 20?, still too many only 6 tastings, and 4 of those were no more than you would have got walking in off the street. We weren't on the list but we're assured we were on the right tour maybe we weren't? the guide Brendan did no more than lead us from place to place with stops for info inbetween. At no time did he chat or engage with any of the 23 people. Only offered discount at last 2 stops by which time we had completely given up.
I have already answered your survey and tried to contact you several times. This tour NEVER took place! My husband and I waited 40 minutes and no guide came. We were in front of Chelsea Market and spoke to the security guard. He told us exactly where to stand and no one came. I tried calling the number on the reservation and there was no answer. I have asked my credit card company to get the 100 back.Your communication is abysmal. We gave up other plans for that day just to make the tour. Margaret Brady