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Private Cupcake Tasting NYC Food Tour

If you have a sweet tooth – or just an appreciation for delicious desserts – you’re going to love our Private Cupcake Tasting NYC Food Tour! This NYC cupcake tour combines the oh-so-tasty treat with food history and is led by a well-respected culinary historian, cookbook author and culinary educator with a specialty in fine chocolate and other artisanal foods.

And those cupcakes? Although they originated in the late 19th century, it wasn’t until early in the 21st century that trendy cupcake shops (also known as cupcakeries) started popping up in the United States. These specialized bakeries sell little or nothing but cupcakes and there are dozens of upscale cupcake bakeries in the Big Apple.

In fact, cupcakes have now become a pop culture trend in the culinary world, with shops like Magnolia Bakery gaining publicity thanks to their appearance on popular television shows like Sex and the City.

As you visit four of the best cupcake shops in Lower Manhattan, not only will you get to taste a diversity of heavenly cupcakes, you’ll also get to rate them! From presentation to frosting quality and style to moistness and crumb density – you get to play food critic in the yummiest of ways!


Offered Year Round


Duration: 4-Hours
Start Time: Between 10:00am and 3:00pm
Meeting Location: The Arch at Washington Square Park
Activity Level: Easy

Private Cupcake Tasting NYC Food Tour
Itinerary & Highlights

  • Your walking food tour begins when you meet your expert tour guide at the Arch at Washington Square Park. And when we say expert, we mean expert! Her accolades include a certificate of outstanding achievement from The James Beard Foundation and a book award from The International Association of Culinary Professionals. From Jacques Pepin to Julia Child, Thomas Keller, Jacques Torres, Daniel Boulud and Padma Lakshmi, she has worked with the most distinguished culinary talent.
  • While at Washington Square Park you’ll gather around the statue of Giuseppe Garibaldi, one of the leaders of Italian unification, where you’ll learn about Italian immigrants in New York City.
  • After that it’s time to get down to business! As you make your way to four highly recommended cupcake shops, you’ll also learn about the neighborhoods that you stroll through along the way – making this a private walking tour that combines food and culture.
  • Your culinary cupcake and culture adventure stops include the aforementioned Magnolia Bakery, Molly’s Cupcakes, Little Cupcake Bake Shop and Butter Lane. At each you’ll sample one of their specialty customized cupcakes and then play food critic by rating them on pre-determined criteria.
  • But that’s not all! Along the way you’ll also learn about the cupcake’s unlikely origins and hear about trends in the world of cupcakes. You’ll even get to visit a commercial kitchen where these elaborate sweet treats are created!
  • All stops, timing and inclusions of the tour are dependent on traffic and weather conditions.

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Starting from: $799 per guest

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