About Downtown New York Chocolate, Dessert & Wine Tour – City Food Tours
Besides the world-class shopping and top-notch people-watching in SoHo and NoLIta, these neighborhoods are also home to countless pastry chefs and bakers and chocolate-makers. City Food Tours' Downtown Chocolate Dessert & Wine tour introduces us to a handful of the best sugar alchemists in the area.
Walking and eating tours are a fantastic way to familiarize yourself with parts of the city that you might not otherwise visit. You have the chance to meet local shop owners and chefs, and interact with the folks that make your food (with love!). City Food Tours' guides are great at facilitating connections between tour-goers, and you’ll leave not just with a full belly but with new friends too. (And if you’re too woozy at the end of the tour to find your way home, the guides are excellent at giving directions back to the appropriate transit lines.)
City Food Tours' Downtown Chocolate Dessert & Wine tour kicks off in SoHo. SoHo's cobblestone streets are still lined with galleries and artists’ lofts, hinting at its creative history. But what was once hardscrabble and artsy is now fancy and upscale, a place where beautiful people parade around in heels and high-fashion duds. Your hard work of dodging fashion models and little dogs will be rewarded by bon bons and decadent chocolate treats, at a stop at one of the city’s most creative chocolatiers.
It’s a healthy walk around these historic neighborhoods (about one-and-half miles of walking, all told), and as the tour weaves through the charming streets, you’ll make stops for various sweet treats, the likes of which you’ve never seen before. We won’t give it all away, but suffice to say you’ll leave satiated and sugar-crazed. Top it all off with some fabulous wines (from a country you might not think of as a big vino-producing region), and you’ve just spent a perfectly sweet and boozy day downtown.
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If your two favorite things in life are chocolate and shopping, there could be no better tour for you. After your sugar-high and Pinot buzz, wander back through the streets of NoLIta and SoHo for both the biggest brand names and the most cutting-edge indie boutiques. (Sorry kids: this tour is 21 and over only.)