A Taste Of The Sweet Life

manhattancartoonWhether you need a date idea, girls’ day out or new way to explore the city, Sugartooth Tours is a great way to sweeten things up. The walking dessert tours take guests on tasty and educational routes throughout Manhattan neighborhoods, where they can learn more about the history and confectionery delights hidden within them.

The tours accommodate three to 16 people, aiming for a conversational feel where the guides can educate guests on the sites around them, as well as the background of the locales they visit. The tours occur every weekend throughout the year, showcasing the best bakeries and dessert spots in neighborhoods like Hell’s Kitchen, the theater district and West Village.

Currently Sugartooth is taking reservations for their Sweeter Than Sugar Valentine’s Day tour. On the tour, which features six stops in West Village and Chelsea, guests can enjoy delights such as a half-pound cookie from City Cakes and macarons from Sugar and Plumm.


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(Photo courtesy of City Cakes)

City Cakes

Lower Level, 251 W 18th St,
New York, NY 10011
www.citycakes.com

This gourmet cake and cupcake shop is also famous for their half-pound cookies, which guests on the tour will get to sample. The red-velvet cookie is filled with a delicious cream cheese frosting, and the melt-in-your-mouth chocolate chip cookie never disappoints.


Amy's Bread
(Photo courtesy of Sugartooth Tours)

Amy’s Bread

Chelsea Market
75 Ninth Ave. (Between 15th & 16th Streets),
New York, NY 10011
www.amysbread.com

This Chelsea Market eatery offers hot chocolate the way it was supposed to be made, according to Sugartooth’s Allyson Tolbert. The rich hot chocolate blends rich chocolate ganache with warm milk, and tops it with a homemade marshmallow.


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(Photo courtesy of Sugartooth Tours)

Sugar Factory

835 Washington Street,
New York, NY 10011
www.sugarfactory.com

At this sweet treat mecca, guests are allowed to choose their own candy from the candy wall. Whether you’re into chocolate, gummies, or gum, there’s something for everyone.


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(Photo courtesy of Li-Lac Chocolates)

Li-Lac Chocolates

40 8th Ave. (at Jane Street),
New York, NY 10014
www.li-lacchocolates.com

A dessert tour wouldn’t be complete without a stop for chocolates. At Li-Lac, Manhattan’s oldest chocolate house, guests can sample some decadent artisan chocolates.


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(Photo courtesy of Sugar and Plumm)

Sugar and Plumm

257 Bleecker St., New York, NY 10014

Everyone is crazy about macarons these days, but not everyone does them well. Sugar and Plumm’s macarons deliver in creative flavors and beautiful colors.

 


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Sweet Revenge

62 Carmine Street, New York, NY 10014
www.sweetrevengenyc.com

This cozy and romantic restaurant boasts cupcakes for grown ups with boozy pairings like you’ve never experienced. Their list of cupcakes is extensive with carefully curated wine and beer pairings.


For more on the delicious desserts of New York City, see A Sweet Bite Of The Big Apple:

A Sweet Bite Of The Big Apple

For more information about Sugartooth Tours, visit www.sugartoothtours.com or call 917-856-6761.

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Betsy Abraham
Betsy Abraham is senior managing editor at Anton Media Group and editor of The Westbury Times and Massapequa Observer. She also writes for Long Island Weekly.

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