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Hell’s Kitchen Dessert Tour
Discover the classic desserts of NYC’s Hell’s Kitchen neighborhood! Tour formerly operated by Sugartooth Tours, now under the Like A Local brand!
Duration: 2 Hours
Tour Includes: 6 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
Discover the classic desserts of NYC’s Hell’s Kitchen neighborhood on this walking tour: with a guide to steer you to eateries and dishes so you don’t have to hunt them down yourself. Delve into what was once one of Manhattan’s grittiest ‘hoods, and pause to taste sweet specialties such as cupcakes and Greek pastries—all while hearing tales of the area’s rough-and-tumble past that many travelers miss.
Learn about the neighborhood’s rough and tumble past, as well as the city’s unique culinary history. Try some of the best sweets that the Big Apple has to offer! Tastings include cupcakes, traditional American pies, the best cookie in NYC, artisan breads, and the best Greek pastries you can find in New York City! You’ll leave with a full stomach and newfound knowledge of NYC. We will head into the heart of Hell’s Kitchen, where you can debate how Hell’s Kitchen got its name. Later, we’ll move north on 9th avenue, a culinary mecca where you’ll learn about the avenue’s culinary and historical significance. By the end of this tour we know you’ll “find heaven in Hell’s 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.
Included on the food tour:
- Little Pie Company: take a bite out of the Big Apple (Pie)!
- Poseidons: enjoy a delicious authentic Greek treat of baklava
- Schmakerys: inventive & tasty cookie flavors to savor
- Amys Bread: Chocolate + carbs = the best chocolate sourdough twist in the city
- Bibble & Sip: delectable cream puff
- Huascar & Co: taste a cupcake from famed Food Network’s Cupcake Wars winner!
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.
- Hell’s Kitchen refers to the area between 34th and 57th streets, and 8th avenue and the Hudson River. This was a popular neighborhood for the Irish in the mid 19th century who were escaping the great famine in Ireland. It was an attractive place to live for them because nearby 11th avenue was home to slaughterhouses, gas plants, and glue and soap factories where many of the Irish worked. This was a very rough neighborhood. Local gangs with names like the Hudson Dusters, the Gopher Gang, and the Gorillas, ran the neighborhood and terrorized it, so that even the police would only venture here in daylight and in groups of 3 or more.
- There are varying ideas about how Hell’s Kitchen got its name. The oldest idea comes from Davy Crockett. Davy Crockett said that the Irish he met in the neighborhood of 5 Points were “savages” who were “too mean to swab the Hell’s Kitchen.” Other explanations of the name “Hell’s Kitchen” refer to specific tenement buildings; one on 54th street and another on 39th street. Eventually, people started calling the whole neighborhood Hell’s Kitchen, instead of just a single building. The most popular legend says that two policemen were watching a riot on a summer night and one said-“this neighborhood is hell itself.” The other: “Hell is cool- this here is Hell’s Kitchen.”
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