You're as Cold as Ice: 4 Cool and Delicious NYC Activities

July 11, 2018

Summer heat got you feeling a bit cranky?

People used to see you as loving and kind, a defender of high spirits and unofficial cheerleader of Happy. But lately you've been subject to phrases such as "cold hearted witch" and "ice queen." When did this happen? When did the sweaty summer heat drain your soul and turn you into a mere shell of human angst and emotion?

Hope is on the way. You can fight this battle against the attitude-altering monstrosity we call the sun. Become the good kind of ice queen -- think Frozen, that child-friendly film that warmed hearts across the world. All it takes is a few cool treats.

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    Chelsea Market, Highline, and Meatpacking Food Tour

    Work your way through the Chelsea Market, Meatpacking District, and the High Line, and see the new Hudson Yards! From its working-class origins to its place in NYC’s club scene, to today, where high-end fashion houses rub shoulders with celebrities and trendsetting gourmands, the Meatpacking District is a slice of all of New York City! Learn the area’s secrets, take in the views from the world-famous High Line and sample the diverse fare in the historic Chelsea Market.
    Chelsea Market, Highline, and Meatpacking Food Tour

    239 N 9th St, Brooklyn

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    • Small for intimate, high-quality experience
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    Chinatown and Little Italy Food Fest

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    The maze of narrow and chaotic streets that make up Chinatown and Little Italy are often intimidating and unknown to both visitors and locals alike. Join a walking tour led by an animated and friendly guide to learn more about these neighborhoods through fascinating historical stories and culinary delights. On this walking food tour, you'll visit seven different locations, while sampling food, culture and history. Enjoy a scrumptious cannoli one minute, and be headed to devour dumplings the next. Visiting everything from NYC staples to family-owned shops, hidden gems, and historic landmarks, you'll be engulfed in a food experience to remember. Your tasting menu may include:
    • Homemade mozzarella paired with prosciutto
    • Imported Italian cheeses
    • An authentic Sicilian pastry, cannoli
    • A tasty Italian surprise
    • Sit-down to Authentic Chinese meal
    • Authentic Chinese dumplings
    • A traditional Chinese pastry
    Note: All food tastings are included. This tour is recommended for ages 10 and up. Tastings are subject to change without notice. Exact meeting location provided upon ticket purchase. Please make note of any dietary restrictions or food allergies in the "Special Requests" section when placing your booking. The tour will do its best to accommodate your food requests (this includes vegetarian substitutions if necessary).
    Chinatown and Little Italy Food Fest

    Chinatown, New York

    • Traverse the eccentric Chinatown and Little Italy neighborhoods by foot
    • Visit seven different tasting locations
    • Eat delicious Chinese and Italian staples, from egg custard tarts and dumplings to cannoli and prosciutto
    • Explore the history and culture of these NYC hot spots
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    49 positive reviews
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    Fresh Mozzarella and Burrata (Midtown)

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    Learn how to make fresh Mozzarella and Burrata cheeses. Accompanied with some delicious fresh beefsteak tomatoes and balsamic vinegar reduction. Such a fun class to get your hands a little dirty and totally worth the reward. The Chef will also provide you with a few additional recipes of how to infuse these different cheeses with garlic oils, and basil infused oils. Get ready to have some fun and taste the best mozzarella you’ve ever had! No experience is required! This class is designed to be just as fun for the cooking enthusiast who wants to be a part of every step as it is for the first-timer who’s happier observing and assisting (or taste testing).
    Fresh Mozzarella and Burrata (Midtown)

    1717 Broadway, New York

    • Learn how to make fresh, mouth watering Mozzarella and Burrata cheeses
    • Have fun in a casual, instructive environment
    • Sample mozzarella made right in front of you!
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    39 positive reviews
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    Village to Village Cupcake Crawl Across Manhattan (Church Fence)

    Get ready to indulge in a sweet and delicious walk across downtown Manhattan! During this 2.5-hour tour, you'll learn that the NYC cupcake craze is very real and very scrumptious. Get ready to eat your way through the East and West Villages because you'll sample delightful cupcakes from at least 6 mouthwatering locations. You'll skip the big name chain bakeshops on your 1.5-mile sugary expedition and opt for lesser-known gems and local favorites. Not only will you get to taste traditional cupcakes, but you'll also savor non-customary flavors and spin offs. Come hungry!
    Village to Village Cupcake Crawl Across Manhattan (Church Fence)

    Church Fence, New York

    • Take an off-the-beaten-path tour of the East and West Villages in search of the best cupcake in NYC
    • Enjoy scrumptious samples at 6 or more cupcakeries and small bakeries
    • Taste untraditional but delicious spin offs of the classic cupcake
    • Skip the big name chain bakeshops for a more unique and authentic experience
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    Lower East Side / East Village Pizza Walk

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    New York pizza has reached mythical status in a relatively short period of time. Find out why as you trace both 19th-century Italian immigration and pizza history in one of the city's most interesting -- and delicious -- immigrant neighborhoods! Here's what you'll get on the Lower East Side Pizza Walk: full slices at each of three pizzeria stops, history of one of the city's most diverse neighborhoods, and a Pocket Pizza Journal so you can take detailed notes. The pizza styles you may taste include Neapolitan, Roman, New York Slice, Sicilian, Grandma, among other excellent styles. You'll visit pizzerias heralded by renowned food experts as the city's best. The Pizza Walk is New York's most comprehensive culinary expedition!
    Lower East Side / East Village Pizza Walk

    337 E 10th St, New York

    • Taste classic Italian pizza slices on the Lower East Side
    • Learn about the art of making pizza from the artisans
    • Explore one of New York's most historic and diverse neighborhoods
    • Uncover the LES with your expert guide and meet other pizza lovers
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    Brooklyn Pizza Walk

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    New York wouldn't be New York without its classic pizza. On this food tour, see what local secrets are tucked away on the Cobble Hill neighborhood of Brooklyn. With the help of your knowledgeable guide, visit authentic Neapolitan pizzerias, scorching wood-fired brick ovens, the second oldest family-owned pizzerias in New York, and a recently rediscovered coal-fire oven -- and one of the most beautiful neighborhoods in Brooklyn! You'll meet the owners and chefs (pizzaioli) as you learn the nuances of their craft and develop a new respect for pizza making. There's more to New York than Manhattan, so take a short ride in a subway or cab and go on this tasty pizza tour in Brooklyn for a deep study of one neighborhood's entire pizza landscape.
    Brooklyn Pizza Walk

    Cobble Hill, Brooklyn

    • Take a tasting tour of classic New York pizza in historic Brooklyn
    • Expand your pizza tasting palette with authentic New York pizza
    • Learn from local artisans about their craft at three pizzerias
    • Explore Brooklyn with your expert guide and meet other pizza lovers
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    North Village Pizza Walk

    When you think New York, you automatically think of the perfect pizza. On this delicious tour through Greenwich Village, you will visit three pizzerias that specialize in different stages of pizza development, tasting everything from the classic American style to the Neapolitan style street food. Learn the history and dough stretching techniques behind your favorite slice, while comparing the baking patterns of three different pizza ovens. Sit down next to the pizzeria owners and take a bite out of pizza history!
    North Village Pizza Walk

    626 Hudson Street, New York

    • Visit and taste three diverse pizzerias in Greenwich Village
    • Learn the history behind different styles of pizza, toppings, and dough stretching techniques
    • Compare baking patterns of three different pizza ovens
    • Take home your own Pizza Tour Survival Kit
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    Chelsea & West Village Dessert Tour

    Sate your sweet-tooth while burning calories at the same time. Indulge in a day of guilt-free decadance on this walking desert tour! Slow down your Sunday afternoon with a sweeter than sugar dessert tour. You'll learn about the city's culinary past, all while trying some of the greatest desserts the area has to offer. Mosey through the quaint Chelsea neighborhood, into Chelsea Market, down the High Line, and into the Meatpacking District. End your culinary adventure in the West Village. Decide on delicious and walk your way to a sweet ending!
    Chelsea & West Village Dessert Tour

    Chelsea Neighborhood , New York

    • Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city with your lover
    • Satisfy your sweet-tooth with this romantic experience, perfect for couples
    • Visit the birthplace of the most famous dessert--the Oreo cookie
    • Get your sugar fix in the trendy Meatpacking District, and wind down in the West Village, where you'll have the option of adding a wine or beer pairing with your final decadent dessert.
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    Meatball Crawl

    Looking to get things rolling in Greenwich Village? Meet the meatballs of MacDougal Street! This delectable journey kicks off at the Meatball Shop with four mouthwatering meatball samples: American, Sicilian, Turkish, and Neapolitan. Stomach satiated, feed your mind with meatballs of knowledge as you stroll through the Village alongside a local guide. Savor fun facts and anecdotes served atop a helping of Greenwich Village culture. Visit the imposing Gothic Jefferson Market Library, little known former Little Africa enclave and the ever bustling Bleecker Street. After walking off your meatball high, finish things up on a sweet note: your choice of creamy tiramisu or Italian-style ricotta cheesecake! Can't you just taste that culture?
    Meatball Crawl

    64 Macdougal St, New York

    • Explore Greenwich Village during an educational tour featuring meatballs
    • Sample four varieties of meatball, and enjoy a tiramisu or cheesecake dessert
    • Learn about the history and culture of the Village while visiting local attractions
    • Indulge your curiosity and your stomach, and stretch your legs
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    Dinners in the Dark

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    You've been to all of the best restaurants in NYC so often, even the most famous dishes are starting to lose their allure. Reignite your passion for dining by experiencing it in a whole new way. At Dinners in the Dark, you'll experience course after course of delicious food and wine -- all while completely blindfolded. By being blindfolded, all of your other senses will be enhanced. You'll be able to taste and smell all of the subtle flavors that you may not have otherwise. As part the experience, you won't be told what you are eating until after the meal is over, so you can have a fun time guessing what each dish is composed of. After Dinners in the Dark, you'll never look at food the same way again.
    Dinners in the Dark

    85 MacDougal St, New York

    • Experience a full course dinner while completely blindfolded
    • Heighten your other 4 senses as you experience flavors, scents, sound, and textures in a whole new way
    • Try to guess the dishes and wines before the end of the meal, when they are finally revealed
    • Indulge in a delicious meal you won't soon forget
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