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Bring your sweet tooth on this tour, as you'll be snacking on some delectable delights in the form of cupcakes, cookies and gelato on this walking and eating tour of Lower Manhattan. After meeting your guide at Union Square, set off on this sweet eating extravaganza, savoring a cupcake at Crumbs Bake Shop, a red velvet cupcake at famed Magnolia Bakery and then some decadent gelato at Amarino. 

Highlights

  • 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

After meeting your guide at Union Square, set off on this sweet excursion to sample some toothsome treats in Lower Manhattan. Head immediately to Baked by Melissa, a small shop with a big taste. Try some of the shop's bite-size signature tie-dye cupcakes or perhaps the peanut butter and jelly cupcake or even the cookie dough cupcake. 

Then move on to Crumb's Bake Shop which boasts a selection of up to 50 different types of cupcakes, including cookies 'n' cream and brownie flavors. Not full yet? Good. It's on to Amorino, a corner dessert spot that serves up unforgettable gelato, milkshakes and freshly baked waffles. You may even think you're back in Rome! 

After, stroll over to Molly's cupcakes on legendary Bleecker Street to sample some more cupcakes. Here you can customize your own: pick a flavor and then a frosting and you've got your very own combo. The penultimate stop is at Milk & Cookies, located on a quant West Village street for exactly what the name of the shop suggests. 

And finally, no sweet extravaganza would be complete without a stop at Magnolia Bakery, which was made famous by the TV show Sex and the City. 

Customer Reviews

indya.biggs

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

You would not want to miss this tour. Be ready to indulge in all the sweet goodies that came with the tour. Our guide was excellent, very knowledgeable. She brought us to Bisous, Ciao luxurious and chic French macarons, Magnolia bakery, Molly's Baker, Gelato New York, Milk and Cookies Bakery and Baked by Melissa. My favorite was Bisous, Ciao. The macarons are fluffy in texture but dense in flavor and the balance of the cream and the cookie is excellent.

I have my 10 year old son who was overly ecstatic eating so much dessert for lunch. Our tour started at 12 p.m and ended about 2.00. So if you have kids with you, make sure they are comfortable walking around for 2 hours.

The meeting point is slightly vague, but you'll be okay if you take the subway and get off at the Union Square station.

In all, we extremely enjoyed the tour. We would not think about visiting these bakeries ourselves if we didn't reserve it with Viator.

Jill H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

Mallory gave us a fantastic tour of iconic and delicious NYC desserts. It was also a great way to see unique, less touristy neighborhoods. This is a must do!

Dorothea E

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 -

Melissa H

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.

Lili W

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!

Bridgette B

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.

Jaclyn G

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!

Marc C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2014

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

Jennifer D

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!

Toni-Lynn M

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!!

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