Group Chelsea & West Village Dessert Tour
Uncover the best desserts of two NYC neighborhoods, Chelsea & the West Village on this walking tour! Tour formerly operated by Sugartooth Tours, now under the Like A Local brand!
Duration: 2 .5 Hours
Tour Includes: 5 tastings! Professional tour guide. Drinks not included.
Dietary restrictions: Vegetarian friendly. Vegan and gluten-free currently unavailable on this tour.
Walking Distance: 1.5 miles / 2.4 km
Tour Capacity: 4 people minimum / 14 people maximum
Tour Reviews (text at bottom of page):
Explore the best bakeshops in Chelsea and the West Village as well as iconic landmarks like the Chelsea Market and the High Line. Enjoy natural beauty in the city with a stop at 3 parks throughout your tour! Learn the history of these famous neighborhoods all while savoring a sweet sample at 5 different hidden gems. Warm up your sweet tooth with a visit to Manhattan’s oldest chocolate house in the West Village. Mosey through the quaint Chelsea neighborhood for half-pound cookies, into the Chelsea Market where your eyes and taste buds will be delighted in this food mecca. We’ll learn about this neighborhood’s interesting and significant culinary past as we walk down the High Line sipping hot chocolate or enjoying creative gelato flavors (depending on the season).
This tour pairs perfectly with our Greenwich Village Food Tour: Celebrating Culture & Diversity!
Included on the food tour:
- City Cakes: save room for the monstrously amazing 1/2 pounder cookies!
- Empire Cake: enjoy a classic ‘snack cake’ with a twist
- L’art del Gelato or Amy’s Bread: warm up with hot coco or cool down with gelato depending on the time of year as you walk the High Line
- Fat Witch Bakery: taste the NYC famous brownies
- Li-lac Chocolates: learn the art of eating a truffle the right way!
- Molly’s Cupcakes: a Village institution and the perfect last treat to the tour!
*Please Note Sunday Tours visit an alternate stop to City Cakes*
Stops are subject to change at any time.
On your tour you will hear the term “social impact”, but what does that really mean? For us, social impact is making sure that we have a positive impact on the communities we live and work in, as well as the amazing places we explore with our tours. We believe that truly experiencing a place “like a local” means having meaningful engagement that supports local, community-based organizations and learning about their causes and the people making them happen. Just as we carefully select the places you’ll visit and the food you’ll try, we have also carefully selected our social impact partners to showcase the amazing work being done in our communities. Your patronage on our tours is a small act to help these initiatives flourish. We want to help our visitors explore NYC on an authentic level and make sure that we are all having a positive impact while doing it.
Chelsea Market is a food hall, shopping mall, office building and television production facility located in the Chelsea neighborhood of the borough of Manhattan, in New York City. It was built in the former National Biscuit Company (Nabisco) factory complex where the Oreo cookie was invented and produced.
The High Line
“Built on a historic, elevated freight line destined for demolition, the High Line has inspired millions worldwide as an example of how cities can reuse industrial spaces to create beautiful, hybrid spaces.”
Although the area was originally residential, markets have existed in the district since the 1840s. People moved into tenements in the Meatpacking District in the 1820s to escape epidemics in what was then the main part of New York. In 1900, 250 slaughterhouses and packing plants filled the district; by the 1930s, those houses produced the nation’s third-largest volume of dressed meats. Five meatpacking companies still operate in the district. Boutiques and bars are more common than rump roasts these days, and the neighborhood continues to evolve almost daily.
The Village at the turn of the 20th century was quaintly picturesque and ethnically diverse. By the start of World War I it was widely known as a bohemian enclave with secluded side streets, low rents, and a tolerance for radicalism and nonconformity. Due to its low rent prices, diverse, tolerant community, and relative seclusion of its winding side streets, the neighborhood became attractive to those on the fringes of society. Artists and writers flooded into the neighborhood, while art galleries and small presses displayed and published their work. Experimental theaters put on plays too shocking and cutting-edge to play on Broadway.
Plans sometimes change. We get it; it happens to us too. So we’re happy to provide a hassle-free, 100% refund if you give us 24 hours’ notice.
Inside of 24 hours, we’ve already started preparing for your visit, and can’t easily fill your slot, so we sadly can’t provide you a refund in that case.