NYC Hell's Kitchen Dessert Tour - New York City

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Duration: 2 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    1:00 PM
  • Departure Details :
    341 W 43rd St, New York, NY 10036, USA
  • Return Details :
    453 W 54th St, New York, NY 10019, USA
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Discover the best desserts in New York Citys busiest neighborhood .Learn about the neighborhoods rough and tumble past, as well as the citys unique culinary history while tasting some of the best sweets that the Big Apple has to offer! Tastings include Broadway's favorite cookie, traditional American pies, artisan bread, cupcakes from a Cupcake Wars winner, and the best Greek pastries you can find in New York City! Youll leave with a full stomach and newfound knowledge of NYC.
We will head into the heart of Hells Kitchen, where you can debate how Hells Kitchen got its name. Later, we'll move north on 9th avenue, a culinary mecca where youll learn about the avenues culinary and historical significance. By the end of this tour we know youll find heaven in Hells Kitchen. As on all of our tours, our guides dish out culinary and cultural history with some delicious desserts from some of the best bakeries in New York City.

Highlights

  • Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Small group ensures personal service
  • Great overview and orientation of the city
  • Get inside tips from a local
  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors

Know More about this tour

Your tour starts in the Times square area, where youll meet your licensed tour guide and the rest of your tour group, which will range from 3-16 guests for a conversational experience. We will head into the heart of Hells Kitchen, where you will learn more about the neighborhoods rough and tumble past and listen to popular legends about how the area got its nameyou decide which one you believe! Later in the tour, head further north up the culinary mecca of 9th Avenue, and youll learn about this avenues culinary and historical significance.


We will walk 1-1.5 miles on this tour at a leisurely pace with opportunities to sit down over the course of about 2 hours. Your tour includes 6 of the best dessert tastings in the neighborhood which may include: Time Out NY's best cookie, traditional Greek pastries, handmade chocolates, the original NYC buttercream cupcake, and much more.

Inclusions

A licensed NYC guide shares the culinary and cultural history + stories of the bakeries we visit

Six delicious dessert tastings including: chocolates, doughnuts, pie, cookies, artisan bread + more

Discover off the beaten path parts of the city like a local while connecting with other foodies

Exclusions

Gratuities

Drinks

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Children under 3 are free of charge (however no tastings are provided for children under 3)

Tastings are subject to change

Wheelchair accessible

Stroller accessible

Service animals allowed

Near public transportation

Transportation is wheelchair accessible

Most travelers can participate

All guests must agree to our Health Acknowledgement and will be required to sign a waiver. The Health Acknowledgement states that you and anyone in your party have not tested positive for COVID or come in contact with someone who has COVID in the last 14 days, nor are you currently under a self-quarantine mandate.

This experience requires good weather. If its canceled due to poor weather, youll be offered a different date or a full refund

This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If its canceled because the minimum isnt met, youll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers

Face masks required for guides in public areas

Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff

Guides required to regularly wash hands

Regular temperature checks for staff

Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons

Sugartooth Tours is proud to be San-See and a member of the World Travel and Tourism Council's Travel Safe program. These accreditations are only given to tour operators who have met strict health and safety guidelines.

Traveler Reviews

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  • 29-Aug-2022

    Thank you, Rori, for an incredible Hell's Kitchen Dessert tour! My fiancé got me this tour as a gift given our shared love of dessert. I wasn't sure what to expect, especially as a local; however, it was a stellar experience. We visited both places I had been before as well as some "new ones" (new to me, not to the City). In both cases, I learned something new about their history and, most importantly, enjoyed delicious treats. I was also very happy with how accommodating they were for my fiancé's nut allergies. We're considering getting tours in the other neighborhoods, and would recommend it to anyone who wants some tasty treats and to learn more about our fantastic city.

  • 30-Jul-2022

    This tour was incredible. We heard the history and backstory of each of the bakeries and sampled some delicious creations from each. My daughter is interested in a career in pastry arts, so this was educational as well as delicious for us both! Rory was a terrific tour guide!

  • 21-Apr-2022

    We enjoyed Rori, the guide, who was very nice, caring, interesting and in a good spitit. The deserts were great to.

  • 19-Apr-2022

    Initially booked this tour for April 2020. They would only give me a credit instead of a refund. Tried twice to reschedule; once they never replied to my request. Finally went on the tour 4/16/22. I had booked a private tour, but arrived to find another pair on our tour (who also had booked a private tour.) Roxi was a very good tour guide: pleasant, knowledgeable, and experienced. Visited 6 bakeries; only had a choice of flavors at 2 of them (Schmackary's and Huascar & Co.) The Sour Cream Apple pie at Little Pie Co. was quite good. The small piece of baklava at Poseidon Bakery was terrible; it had a very odd flavor. The Chocolate Chip challah bread (we were supposed to have chocolate chip sourdough, but they were sold out) was also disappointing: it was dry and tasteless. I chose a bacon chocolate chip cookie at Schmackary's and liked it. The cherry pistachio cupcake I chose at Huascar & Co was also very good. The Earl Gray Cream Puff at Bibble and Sip was fine (and enormous). The tour cost almost $70 plus the "optional" tip, so it cost around $155 for my party of two. Considering that the price of the food if bought on your own is only about $25, I do not feel like we got our money's worth. The history and information provided by the tour guide was interesting, but most of it could be found with a simple Google search. My advice: visit the places on your own. You'll get to choose items that appeal to you, you won't get overstuffed, and you'll save a bunch of money.

  • 01-Nov-2021

    Great tour. Very knowledgeable tour guide. Great stops. Great tastings. Very fun. Would do again. Can bring whole family.

  • 16-Oct-2021

    A great tour with plenty of amazing and unique baked treats along the way. Rori, our guide was fantastic. She was knowledgeable and very responsive to our needs and listened to our daughter talk her ear off for the whole tour. Highly recommended!

  • 06-Jul-2021

    We really enjoyed this tour. The park we started at was a little scary, but luckily had a bathroom. Tour guy showed up on time in Orange shirt like directions said. We walked and learned so much. It wasn’t just a tasting tour, we took back leftovers, couldn’t even eat it all. Visited delicious family owned businesses. Everyone was so nice and wonderful.

  • 16-Feb-2020

    Kelly was an excellent tour guide. Loved the desserts especially the pie!!! Would definitely recommend

  • 24-Nov-2019

    Kelly was a great guide. The only reason I didn’t give it a 5 was because my son had a hair in his dessert at POSEIDON GREEK BAKERY. Other places on the tour were great!

  • 22-Sep-2019

    I bought my mom a gift certificate to the Hell's Kitchen tour and we both really enjoyed it. I've been in NYC for 15 years and I love sweet treats, and I only knew two of the spots we visited, which was awesome because I love discovering new spots to try among the endless possibilities in NYC. This tour is not about the "best cupcakes in NYC" or the latest Instagram food trends, which you can easily find yourself. It's more about uncovering legendary spots and newcomers in Hell's Kitchen that are doing something really unique and special, and the stories behind them. All of the desserts were delicious (including the best cookie I've ever had) and the portions were perfect to take the place of lunch without feeling gross. Our tour guide was really fun and had great stories about the neighborhood and the theater community. Highly recommend for locals and visitors!

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