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  • Location:New York City, New York
  • Duration:2 hours (approx.)

Dessert Walking Tour in New York City: Cupcakes, Cookies and Gelato

Indulge in some of New York City’s most delectable treats on this dessert walking tour in Lower Manhattan. Visit several popular local bakeries and enjoy six tastings – you’ll even get to design your own custom cupcake! Savor a gourmet chocolate cupcake at Crumbs Bake Shop, delight in a luxurious red velvet cupcake at famous Magnolia Bakery and even sample some gelato and cookies. This tour is sure to satisfy any sweet tooth!


  • 2-hour dessert walking tour in New York City
  • Stroll through Greenwich Village with your guide and visit six popular local dessert shops
  • Enjoy six scrumptious tastings including luxurious red velvet and gourmet chocolate cupcakes
  • Design your own cupcake based on your personal tastes and watch it made right in front of you!
  • You'll also sample other desserts like gelato and cookies

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What You Can Expect

Dessert Walking Tour in New York City: Cupcakes, Cookies and Gelato

Cupcakes on the tour

Meet at Union Square in the afternoon and follow your expert foodie guide on a walking tour through beautiful Greenwich Village in Lower Manhattan. Head first to Baked by Melissa, whose signature tie-dye cupcake is a favorite among locals.

After your first tasting here, walk to Crumbs Bake Shop, which makes more than 50 delicious varieties of cupcakes daily, including a gourmet chocolate cupcake. Delight in an indulgent sample before heading to Amorino, a dessert shop that actually specializes in gelato, but also serves decadent chocolates, creamy milkshakes and fresh-baked waffles.

Then, continue to Molly’s Cupcakes, where you’ll design your very own cupcake! Pick a cake flavor, choose a frosting and then dress it up with tasty toppings. Your customized cupcake will be made right in front of you.

Afterward, visit Milk & Cookies, one of West Village’s cutest bakeries. You can try one of their cupcakes or one of their signature cookies instead.

No cupcake tour would be complete without a trip to one of the most famous bakeries in NYC, Magnolia Bakery. Savor their red velvet cupcake – a delicious way to end your tour!

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

This tour is highly recommendable. We enjoyed every single step and every single step was worth to go. Because at every stop there was a delicious dessert waiting for us. I liked the icecream and my nice liked all sweets. Mallory has been an awesome tour guide. We had a lot of fun and got some lovely New York City inside information. Only one complaint: It could have been more sweeties -

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

We enjoyed our tour with Mallory. It was nice to walk through Greenwhich village and by NYU. The portion sizes were just right. We would definitely do it again.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015

We had a great tour guide (Jessie) and a tour group consisting of 16 people in total. The delicious cupcakes of various sizes and gelato sampled filled our tummies up to the point where we didn't need to have lunch that day!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

We had an awesome time Marcy was great!! The places that we went to were really good. Had some fun people in our group too. Def recommend doing this.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

Fab tour, much more than cupcakes! Alex was brilliant, very informative and full of interesting detail about new york and the areas we were in, topped off with fab cupcakes and cookies! Definitely recommend this tour!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2014

Tour was amazingly yummy and tour guide, Jessie was very nice

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2014

We had a great time! Jessie was a fantastic tour guide. The dessert tastings were amazing. Didn't know we would learn so much about the area while we walked from bakery to bakery!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2014

Jessi was fantastic. We thoroughly enjoyed every aspect of this tour. Obviously the food was fantastic!! And there was actually more than you could eat - luckily we were able to get boxes/bags for samples we couldn't finish!! We thoroughly enjoyed all of the neighborhood information that was shared along the way - and boy did we cover a lot of ground! It was really awesome that the tour was so much more than just the food.

NOTE: Crumbs is no longer in business and was replaced with a visit to Bisous Ciao macarons!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2014

Was great. Our tour guide Mallory was totally professional while also being fun and approachable. My 12 year old Amelia particularly took a shine to her. Had a lovely, warm sunny day. Cakes and all samples were delicious. Loved that we got a discount for purchases. Overall very happy. Local knowledge was added bonus.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2014

This tour was great fun! Mallory was our guide and she was exceptional!

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