- $29 for admission for one to the Find Heaven in Hell's Kitchen Dessert or Union Square Holiday Market Dessert Tour ($52.74 value)
Tours teach attendees about the unique history of Hell's Kitchen or the Holiday Market, respectively, while they sample pastries, cupcakes, chocolates, or other sweet treats; six tastings per person. The Find Heaven in Hell's Kitchen Dessert Tour runs most Saturdays and Sundays at 1 p.m. Alternatively, the Union Square Holiday Market Tour runs most Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays at 4 p.m.
New York has long been known for culinary innovation, but not all of it happens at easily-found landmarks. Many pastry chefs and dessert artists toil in small neighborhood kitchens to make the sweetest treats found in the Big Apple. The guides at Sugartooth Tours help visitors discover these hidden gems and delicious treats, while serving up a side of of the city's cultural and culinary history.
Sugartooth's sweets-seekers put together seasonal, neighborhood, and dessert-themed tours that explore desserts across the city. In the summer, they hunt for the best frozen flavors to be found, from artisinal gelato to chunky ice cream sandwiches. They delve into the history of Hell's Kitchen through the bakeries which now fill the busy neighborhood, stopping in to each to try cookies, tarts, and other baked goodies. They also lead a spring-summer cupcake seasonal tour, a trip which spans Manhattan in search of the best perennially popular mini-desserts and the cup into which they might actually fit.