About Chocolate, Dessert & Wine Tour of the Upper West Side - City Food Tours
If the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach, then surely the way to get to know a city is to eat your way through it. And why not skip the small talk and concentrate on dessert alone, since you are an adult and can get away with eating chocolate and drinking wine for lunch. New York City is all about indulgence, and City Food Tours’ Chocolate, Dessert and Wine of the Upper West Side tour is a wonderful way to live large.
The Upper West Side is a grand neighborhood filled with architectural wonders, and City Food Tours’ guides will be sure to point them all out, including famous landmarks like the Dakota, where John Lennon lived, and the Apthorp, with its stately entrance and private courtyard. You’ll even walk by famous movie-scene settings – proof that the area’s sidewalks and facades are extremely photogenic.
Tour stops might include a visit to a shop run by a French chef who calls himself “Mr. Chocolate,” or a bakery so famous for its oversized, undercooked chocolate chip cookies that New Yorkers from all over the city make an uptown pilgrimage just to sample the gooey goodness. You’ll pop into one of the neighborhood’s famous grocery stores, where all of the delicacies that make this city so special (smoked fish, breads, unusual gourmet treats) are available for purchase. Things wind down with a sit-down stop at a wine bar, where a variety of vintages are tasted and explained.
There’s much to see and eat but there are benches and chairs along the way upon which to rest your overloaded sweet tooth. It’s a full urban experience, with the hustle and bustle of the city moving all around as you experience the best of the Upper West Side.
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All participants receive a follow-up email from the tour company, outlining all of the stops visited, so you can personally patronize the shops and restaurants on your next trip uptown. No need, then, to take notes or to scramble to remember the name of that amazing place with the chili-chocolate bonbons.
Approximately two hours and 30 minutes
Chocolate and wine lovers will love this casual afternoon activity, which provides a little bit of neighborhood history with the stories behind the city’s best artisan chocolate and pastry makers.
Good for kids?
Because wine is involved, though, participants should be of legal drinking age to join this tour.
Upper West Side meeting place determined at time of reservation.
Preview the Chocolate, Dessert & Wine Tour of the Upper West Side
Get a taste of the delicious attractions that await you on a food-themed neighborhood tour led by City Food Tours.