Combine your love of food + famous NYC landmarks! Visit Chelsea Market, the High Line and Hudson Yards (including the Vessel) on this VERY popular foodie tour! Available 7 days a week 11am-2pm + 10:30am-1:30pm on Mondays & Fridays + 4pm-7pm Saturday & Sunday.
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: 3 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
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- Adult (11 years & up)
- Child (4-10)
- Children 3 & under
Are you ready to embark on an epic culinary journey through the heart of New York City? Join us as we explore the vibrant neighborhoods of Chelsea and the West Village, where history and gastronomy intertwine to create an unforgettable experience. Discover the essence of NYC with our expert tour guides, who will make each step of your journey as delightful as the gourmet treasures you’ll savor.
1. Chelsea and West Village: Begin your tour with a captivating stroll through the charming streets of Chelsea and the West Village. These neighborhoods are steeped in history and known for their unique character. As you explore, our guides will regale you with fascinating stories of their past, setting the stage for the culinary adventure that awaits.
2. Iconic Landmarks: Get ready for Instagram-worthy moments as you encounter iconic landmarks like the Chelsea Market and the High Line. Immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere of these must-visit destinations, and capture envy-inducing photos along the way. Enjoy the brand new Market 57 at Pier 57, next door to the marvel of Little Island. Atop Market 57 are some of the best views of the city & even a view of the Statue of Liberty!
3. Natural Beauty: Experience the natural beauty of New York City with stops at picturesque parks throughout your tour. It’s the perfect blend of urban exploration and outdoor serenity, offering a refreshing perspective of the city. Enjoy a leisurely walk along the iconic High Line. Feel the history beneath your feet as you learn about the neighborhood’s intriguing past.
4. Gourmet Food Stops: But let’s not forget the main event—the food! Chelsea and the West Village are foodie havens, and we’ve curated the best culinary sweet stops to tantalize your taste buds:
- Empire Cake: Dive into classic ‘snack cakes’ with a delightful twist.
- Joey Bats: Taste the famed Lower East Side’s Portuguese Natas (portuguese tarts)
- Mijo: Experience a delicious, over-sized churro, served with either warm chocolate or caramel.
- Bird & Branch: Sip on delicious specialty coffee to keep your energy high.
- Li-lac Chocolates: Discover the art of savoring truffles the right way.
- Molly’s Cupcakes: Conclude your tour with a visit to this Village institution, the ultimate treat to satisfy your sweet cravings.
Please note that while we strive to maintain these fantastic food stops, they are subject to change to ensure your experience remains fresh and exciting.
Join us on this NYC Foodie Adventure, where every bite tells a story, every landmark has a secret, and every moment is a feast for the senses. Let us take you on a journey that satisfies your cravings, sparks your curiosity, and leaves you with a deeper appreciation for the rich tapestry of New York City’s culinary culture.
With a strong commitment to community & sustainability we are proud to partner with Bird & Branch. At their coffee shop, they have created a job-training program for people with barriers to employment. They teach trainees barista skills as well as soft skills required to obtain and retain employment, as well as helping connect individuals with opportunities to grow in the industry.
“If we are trying to empower and restore people through our job training program, it only makes sense that our products also work to empower the people behind them. Whether you enjoy your coffee black and in its purest form or in one of our signature drinks, know that it was responsibly sourced.
We know there are a ton of coffee options, and many that roast closer to where we are, but when we sat down with Kevin Bohlin, the founder of Saint Frank, and talked about the vision and mission for our shop and also about what Saint Frank was doing, we established a true connection. We love that they are relational in their sourcing, recognizing the social and cultural distance between coffee producers and consumers, are committed to sustainability, responsibility, and empowerment, and, let’s not forget, roast some amazing coffee.
Now that we’ve begun to roast our own coffee, we are working with Bonaventure Coffee, the importer that was established by Kevin and Benjamin Paz in 2020 as a way to connect Honduran producers with new roasters after losing their contracts due to the pandemic. Our green coffee-buying goal is to purchase coffee from producers over a long-term, hoping to establish a relationship and provide more stability, allowing them to invest more in their farms, their produce, and their own families and towns.”
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.