When exploring a new city or neighborhood, it’s always advisable to stop and smell the roses. Or, if you’re under the guidance of Great New York Tours, taste the chocolate cannoli. As they roam through Williamsburg, Greenwich Village, Little Italy, and other aromatic areas, tour groups get to sample a wide array of New York’s signature flavors. Today’s Reserve selection invites you to savor lots of small tastes of the city with a New York culinary walking tour. Choose from the following options:
- $19 for a two-hour walking tour for one
- $35 for a two-hour walking tour for two
- $65 for for a two-hour walking tour for four<p>
Choose from the five tours below:
Cupcake Tour of New York
From red velvet to tie-dye, this sweet tour presents a rainbow of cupcake options. Groups get to gawk at the ultra-famous pastries of Magnolia Bakery, pretty as they are inventive with varieties such as flourless chocolate cake and PB&J. Molly’s Cupcakes lets visitors to build their own treat by choosing everything from icing to toppings, then watch as staff members build each custom creation by hand.
Chocolate Tour of New York
Guests on this tour sample bonbons at nine chocolatiers and dessert boutiques throughout Greenwich Village and the Meatpacking District. Along with cupcakes and cannoli, bites include a few more exotic treats. Bisous Ciao aims for Proustian transcendence with its macarons, and Lilac Chocolates recreates the fun and elegance of a 1920s candy shop, complete with house-made mocha truffles, maple walnut fudge, and almond bark.
Italian Food Tour of New York
Little Italy is replete with culture, history, and delicious aromas. Guides will point out its notable architectural sites and give insight into the experiences of immigrants during the early 20th century while stopping at seven historic neighborhood eateries. The 106-year-old coal-heated oven at Lombardi’s Pizza continues to bake pies the same way it has for more than a century, and visitors can sample fresh mozzarella and ricotta at Alleva Dairy, which makes about 4,000 pounds of cheese each week.
Great Food Tour of New York
The Great Food Tour gives a broad overview of the city’s most iconic foods via the tree-lined streets of the West Village. With seven stops to represent New York’s diverse culinary offerings, guests will have the opportunity to sample a citywide breakfast staple at Bagels on the Square and an authentic deli experience at Faicco’s, known for its sausages.
Brooklyn Food Tour
Brooklyn’s Williamsburg neighborhood may be known partly as a punchline for jokes about hipsters, but all that youthful, eclectic energy makes for some of the city’s most intriguing food and drink. At Brooklyn Oenology, guests sample wine made within site of the Manhattan skyline, and Bagelsmith’s ovens turn out toruses 24/7. Mable’s Smokehouse takes a Southern detour with barbecue prepared by a husband-wife team who also built every one of the restaurant’s tables, chairs, and barstools after they fed all the original furniture into the smoker.<p>
With all of New York spread before you, it can be hard to decide which restaurants, historical landmarks, and haunted alleyways to check out. That's where Best Tours comes in. Walking tours hike through the city's many chocolatiers, pizzerias, and the hippest restaurants of Williamsburg. Chauffeured tours cover not only fine dining but also ghostly haunts and a highly enigmatic Secrets of New York tour. And then there's the helicopter tour, offering a bird's eye view of the Empire State Building, Central Park, and the Brooklyn Bridge, and shows off the city's lesser known clouds.