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The Great New York City Ice Cream Challenge
The Great New York City Ice Cream Challenge
The Great New York City Ice Cream Challenge

The Great New York City Ice Cream Challenge

Ready to indulge in a delectable adventure that satisfies your sweet tooth & awakens your senses? Join us on an exclusive private tour where history & mouthwatering desserts collide. Along the way, you’ll uncover the surprising backstory of everyone’s favorite frozen treat as you stroll through the captivating neighborhoods of Union Square, Flatiron, East Village & Nolita with your expert culinary guide. And of course, you’ll visit premium ice cream shops & gelateries where you’ll savor each spoonful of their scrumptious offerings – prepared with the finest ingredients – rating them as you go!

Offered Year Round

Thursday Through Sunday

Duration: 4-Hours
Start Time: Between 11:00 am & 3:00 pm
Meeting Location: Venchi at 861 Broadway
Activity Level: Easy

The Great New York City Ice Cream Challenge
Tour Itinerary & Highlights

  • Let’s Get This Tasty Tour Started: Your adventure begins at the renowned Venchi where you’ll meet your expert guide – a well-respected culinary historian, cookbook author and culinary educator with a specialty in fine chocolate and other artisanal foods. What a fabulous opportunity to immerse yourself in her wealth of knowledge as you discover the fascinating history of ice cream!
  • History With A “Twist:” But wait – it’s not only the history of ice cream you’ll be enlightened on. You’ll also hear some of the history surrounding the vibrant neighborhoods that your journey takes you through, including eclectic Union Square, historical Flatiron, trendy East Village and chic Nolita.
  • Sweet Indulgences Await At Each Stop: Here’s the “scoop” on where exactly you’ll be indulging:
    • Venchi ChocoGelateria – Chocolate lovers, you have found your heaven on earth here! Known for their focus on both high-quality chocolate and artisanal gelato, the combination of these two indulgent treats creates a unique and delightful experience for your taste buds!
    • Amorino – Prepare to be astounded by this artisan gelateria known for its exquisite gelato creations – shaped into roses and made from carefully sourced ingredients free of preservatives, artificial flavors and flavor enhancers.
    • Davey’s Ice Cream – You’ll love this cozy East Village favorite where you’ll have your pick of fabulous flavors created from seasonal ingredients they source as they become available throughout the year. Plus they formulate & pasteurize their own bases in-house to ensure the highest quality standards.
    • Gelateria Gentile – Discover the art of homemade gelato that has been handed down for generations, making this gem known for its authentic and traditional approach to gelato-making, rooted in the heritage of Italian gelato craftsmanship.
  • Pit Stop For Pizza: And it’s not all frozen treats because we’ve added a stop for a slice of that infamous New York-style pizza! That’s right – you’ll have an opportunity to take a break from the sweetness as you enjoy a savory snack at Prince Street Pizza, adding a delightful contrast to our dessert adventure.
  • All stops, timing and inclusions of the tour are dependent on traffic and weather conditions.

Starting from: $799 per tour

Please contact us for pricing information.