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Bring your sweet tooth on this 2-hour walking and eating tour of Lower Manhattan. After meeting your guide at Union Square, head to Crumbs Bake Shop to try a gourmet chocolate cupcake, stop at Magnolia Bakery for a taste of red velvet, and then hit the gelato at Amorino. You'll even get to make your own custom treat with a visit to Molly's Cupcakes. Six dessert tastings are included with your tour.


  • 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 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 to sample some treats in Lower Manhattan. Head immediately to Baked by Melissa, where you'll try some of the shop's bite-size signature tie-dye cupcakes, 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. Afterward, it's on to Amorino, a corner dessert spot that serves up gelato, milkshakes, and freshly baked waffles.

Stroll over to Molly's Cupcakes next on Bleecker Street. 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 quaint West Village street.

And finally, no dessert tour would be complete without a stop at Magnolia Bakery, made famous by the TV show Sex and the City. After sampling sweets here, your tour will conclude.

Customer Reviews

Sherree R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Our guide Marci I thinkwas outstanding. The desserts were great. We not only ate some great desserts, we learned about the area.

Christa B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

LOVED IT and our guide Mallory was wonderful!


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

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