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

January 11, 2020

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 & The Highline Food Tour

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    Ever feel like you're missing out on some of New York's most delicious secrets? Even if you're a local foodie, there's always another hideaway to be discovered. During this food tour, you'll explore the historic 112 year old landmark building that houses the Chelsea Market and taste samples from seven of the best vendors. Before it's all said and done, you'll take in the great views of the High Line, and enjoy a final food tasting at a trendy restaurant in the Meatpacking District. Discover the hidden world of food in Meatpacking!
    Chelsea Market & The Highline Food Tour

    75 9th Ave, New York

    • Tour the Chelsea Market and learn about it's remarkable past
    • Sample food from seven amazing vendors
    • Enjoy a tasting at an acclaimed restaurant in the Meatpacking District
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    31 positive reviews
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    West Village Pizza Walk

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    There is no meal that resembles New York City more than pizza. And what better way to learn how both are interconnected than taking a walking pizza tour! West Village Pizza Walk will focus on pizza from a historical perspective, as you explore lower Manhattan while learning about the birth of the modern pizza pie. You'll eat slices from three of New York's most significant pizzerias and learn how it transformed from a "peasant's meal" for early Italian immigrants to the pervasive dish it is today. You've never tasted New York City like this before! **NYC restaurants now require proof of at least 1 COVID-19 vaccination dose for dine-in service.** Please bring the relevant documentation plus ID for each member of your party or we’ll arrange for you to eat outside (like a real New Yorker) whenever possible. Children 12 and under may dine indoors as long as they’re accompanied by a vaccinated adult.
    West Village Pizza Walk

    626 Hudson St, New York

    • Stroll through Little Italy and Greenwich Village and learn about the birth of New York pizza
    • Sample slices from three of NYC's most significant pizzerias
    • Receive your very own Pizza Journal and Pizza Tour Survival Kit
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    14 positive reviews
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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. **NYC restaurants now require proof of at least 1 COVID-19 vaccination dose for dine-in service.** Please bring the relevant documentation plus ID for each member of your party or we’ll arrange for you to eat outside (like a real New Yorker) whenever possible. Children 12 and under may dine indoors as long as they’re accompanied by a vaccinated adult.
    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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    9 positive reviews
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    Nolita & Little Italy’s Secrets Food Tour

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    Old-world charm meets youthful, downtown vibes on the cozy corners of Nolita. Walking through the same streets as John Gotti and Martin Scorsese, you will taste your way through this area North of Little Italy. Formerly known for flophouses, Skid Row bums, and CBGB's, the area's transformed into a hotbed for posh hotels and delectable dining. Learn the history and culture, while glimpsing at the cast-iron facades and cobblestone streets, covering restaurants unfound in any guidebook. Sampling goodies from Roman pizza to authentic Mexican food, get ready to uncover New York history!
    Nolita & Little Italy’s Secrets Food Tour

    280 Mulberry Street, New York

    • Explore the history and culture of Nolita, former home to flophouses and now posh nightlife
    • Taste your way through the delectable, ethnic eateries, including Roman pizza and Mexican tacos
    • Discover off-the-beaten-path restaurants that aren't found in any NYC guide
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    12 positive reviews
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    Williamsburg Bites Food Tour

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    Williamsburg, one of Brooklyn's most popular and exciting neighborhoods, straddles old and new. You can enjoy the lively arts, music, and boutique scene here, chill in numerous cafes, dine in some very good restaurants. During this walking experience you will discover some of the cultural delights and delectable bites of Brooklyn, by the hand of local food experts. Soak up the neighborhood's unique vibe as you visit iconic institutions to sample tasty treats. Also see large scale street art, learn fascinating history (see author Henry Miller’s home and learn how the neighborhood shaped his writing), and capture the best view of the New York City skyline.
    Williamsburg Bites Food Tour

    218 Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn

    • Step into Williamsburg’s past at this traditional Polish bakery (pierogis and pastries)
    • Critics pick BBQ at this neighborhood favorite (excellent veggie option)
    • Enjoy two types of pizza from a NY Times recommended pizzeria and true hidden gem. The owner is host of Vice Munchies and is Brooklyn born and raised
    • Savor bagel bombs and cereal milk ice cream at Momofuku Milk Bar (owned by celebrity chef, Christina Tosi of Master Chef)
    • Chocolate samples direct from this artisanal Brooklyn chocolate factory (flavors like sea salt, coffee, lavender and more!)
    • Inventive ice cream from an Iron Chef contestant (try as many flavors as you want before selecting one!)
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    5 positive reviews
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    NYC Pizza, Beer & History Tour

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    Pizza and beer: a celebrated combo among college students. However, anyone can enjoy these delicious classics, as you'll discover on this walking tour through some of the best pizza and beer haunts Greenwich Village has to offer. Italian immigrants have been making pizzas here for decades! You'll discover interesting tidbits about each unique place, the different and very important ingredients, and even various oven types, all while savoring three different styles of pizza. Between slices, wash everything down with a visit to two historic bars, including a former speakeasy that operated during the prohibition. You will also get to hear about the local history and see what drew famous artists and musicians, such as Bob Dylan and F. Scott Fitzgerald, to this neighborhood. Raise your glass, grab a plate, and get ready for a pizza and beer experience unlike any other.
    NYC Pizza, Beer & History Tour

    201 Bleecker St, New York

    • Enjoy a walking tour of pizza and beer in Greenwich Village
    • Visit three different pizzerias, each specializing in a different style of pizza
    • Sample beers from a well-known speakeasy
    • Discuss the architecture, people, and history of this unique and vibrant neighborhood
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    13 positive reviews
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    West Village Food & History Tour

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    Where's the best slice in NYC? Looking for the perfect bagel? What about simple New York and ethnic tradition? On countless "Best Of" lists, the West Village consistently ranks as the "Best Village." With Sidewalks of NY Tours, you'll delight in the diverse and abundant culinary tradition of the West Village. Visiting locals eateries, you'll sample the best pizza from Artichoke Pizza, cannolis from Pasticceria Bruno, and incredible falafel at Mamoun's Falafel, the oldest restaurant of its kind in the city. The point is, you'll learn the unique history of this neighborhood, and fill your stomach at the same time!
    West Village Food & History Tour

    201 Bleecker St, New York

    • Sample a variety of specially selected foods from the best food stores and eateries
    • Enjoy the quaint tree-lined streets and architecture of the West Village
    • Learn about the hangouts of the Beat Generation, Bob Dylan, and the television show, Friends
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    13 positive reviews
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    Heart & Soul of Greenwich Village Food Tour

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    You have been there plenty of times. You've most likely eaten there a lot as well. But you've never experienced Central Greenwich Village and SoHo like this before. You'll take a stroll through these two historic neighborhoods, while receiving insider tips on where to eat and where to find entertainment. All the while, you will be tasting a delicious variety of food specialities from seven unique ethnic eateries, food shops and restaurants.Exact location of meeting point will be provided upon purchase. Pricing include $3 processing fee from operator. Embrace the rich culture of two of New York's most famous neighborhoods through the 19th century architecture, live music venues, "mom and pop" shops, and of course... the food!
    Heart & Soul of Greenwich Village Food Tour

    97 Macdougal St, New York

    • Learn about the rich history of Central Greenwich Village and SoHo
    • Sample a variety food specialties from street vendors, "mom and pop"shops and restaurants
    • Discover 19th century architecture and the best venues for live music and stand-up comedy
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    15 positive reviews
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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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    55 positive reviews
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    Greenwich Village Food Tour

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    Warning: what you're about to read will make you drool. Get the ultimate foodie experience on a walking tour of Greenwich Village, one of the city's most historic areas, celebrated for its vast selection of cuisines. From Mediterranean delicacies and desserts to good ol' New York style pizza, there's something for everyone to enjoy. Expand your palette with the savory flavors of prociutto arancini and not-your-average bagel and shmear, or satisfy your sweet tooth with cajeta caramel and crepes galore. Drooling yet? We warned ya!
    Greenwich Village Food Tour

    385 6th Ave, New York

    • Get a taste of the vast offerings known to Greenwich Village on a guided tour of its most famous foods and flavors
    • See one of New York City's most historic areas, stopping for tasty treats at a number of notable foodie hot-spots
    • Pick and choose what you'd like to buy and enjoy
    • Vegetarian and vegan options are available at a number of the sites
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    102 positive reviews

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