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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    Arthur Avenue Food Tour: NY’s Real Little Italy

    Discover the true Little Italy of New York City and see the neighborhood where Broadway's "A Bronx Tale" is set. Arthur Avenue in the Bronx remains a close-knit neighborhood of Italian food shops, most of which have been in business for over 100 years. Join this walking tour of Arthur Avenue and 187th Street and you’ll visit butchers, bakers, and cheese shops, as well as the famous Arthur Avenue Retail Market. You’ll taste some of the best bites in Little Italy and meet the food artisans who are keeping traditions alive.
    Arthur Avenue Food Tour: NY’s Real Little Italy

    2344 Arthur Avenue, Bronx

    • See New York’s Real Little Italy where Italians still shop and own the businesses
    • Taste delicious pastries, cheese, salume, bread, and more, all made by local artisans
    • Meet the people who make the food and have owned these shops for generations
    • Learn all about the history of the Bronx, the Italian community that built the city, and the neighborhood
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    Lewiston Food Tasting Tour

    You like food, right? And charming little towns full of rich history? Then what the heck are you waiting for? Hop aboard for a unique cardiovascular culinary experience. You'll walk throughout the idyllic Western New York town of Lewiston as you sample food from some of the top restaurants and specialty shops in the area. You'll taste seasonal dishes sourced with local ingredients, slow-cooked barbeque, homemade pies, baked goods, specialty oils, and vinegars unlike any you've had before. In short -- learn some new stuff, see some cool sights, and eat some delicious food. Not too bad, right?
    Lewiston Food Tasting Tour

    Center St & S Water St, Lewiston

    • Sample food from some of the top restaurants in the Western New York area
    • Embark on a tour of an idyllic small town
    • Learn about the rich history of Lewiston, as you build on your culinary knowledge
    • Add a unique, sensational rush of culture and flavor to your week
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    Dessert Walk

    Holy cannoli, this tour looks sweet. Set your mind soaring with a sugary study of Greenwich Village. Get things humming with a cup of coffee or tea at Brigadeiro Bakery. Then, skip alongside a local guide, and maybe run around in caffeine induced tiny, frantic circles. Visit some of the top cafes and bakeries in the neighborhood and sample tasty treats such as cannoli, cupcakes, donuts, and baklava. For those in the dark on Greenwich Village's dessert scene, this a great way to get the latest buzz!
    Dessert Walk

    64 Macdougal St, New York

    • Explore Greenwich Village during a satisfying, sweet-filled tour
    • Learn about the Village's history and culture from a local guide
    • Visit various cafes and bakeries for delicious dessert samples
    • Stretch your legs and indulge your curiosity and sweettooth
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    Downtown Food Truck & Cart Walking Tour

    For years, people feared the dangers of the food truck: old meat, processed ingredients, maybe cholera. But that's a far cry from today's food truck industry. New Yorkers embrace and take full advantage of the diversity of their lunchtime staple. As New York's oldest district, where poor immigrants sold oysters on the streets, you'll go food truck hopping with the help of an engaging and informative guide. Whether you're salivating for tacos, Sicilian pizza, souvlaki, or Belgian waffles, Wall Street's food truck scene offers it all. On top of eating all these delicious foods, you'll have a chance to meet the people behind the wheels, and hear their stories and special recipes. No longer should street meat be a fear. Instead, you should fear your soon-to-be addiction to street food.
    Downtown Food Truck & Cart Walking Tour

    Broadway and Rector St, New York

    • Learn about the history and culture of downtown's neighborhoods and street food
    • Taste the most delectable delicacies whose recipes come from all around the world
    • Interact with the food truck owners and cooks, and hear their personal stories and recipes
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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

    Mott St & Prince St, 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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    Original Greenwich Village Food Tour

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    Strolling through the winding, tree-lined streets of the West Village, you'll uncover the gastronomic wonders and cultural stories behind the bohemian mecca, Greenwich Village. On this eclectic food and culture tour, uncover the artsy history, culture, eats, and entertainment that make Greenwich Village one of New York's infamous, and most frequented, neighborhoods. Traipsing urbania, you'll taste delicious specialties from classic mom-and-pop food shops, eateries, and restaurants. As the tour finishes, you will have an endless list of delectable restaurants and off-the-beaten-path cultural locales to keep you coming back to this unique neighborhood.
    Original Greenwich Village Food Tour

    254 Bleecker St, New York

    • Venture to the artsy, historical, entertaining, and eclectic eateries that grace Greenwich Village
    • Discover cute mom-and-pop shops and off-the-beaten-path restaurants such as Murray's Cheese, Joe's Pizza, and Rafele Ristorante
    • Taste your way through the tree-lined streets of the Village
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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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    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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    Hell's Kitchen Food Tour and Central Park Stroll

    Make your way to midtown Manhattan to meet your expert guide and head off to explore one of New York City's most bustling and diverse neighborhoods: Hell's Kitchen. You will stop by restaurants to munch on curry puffs, empanadas, and even homemade doughnuts. Sample enough food on this portion of the tour to make a full lunch. Next, walk off those calories by following your guide to Central Park. The greatest urban park in the world holds many intriguing secrets. Go to parts of the park many people don't know about, including a spot that feels as if you're miles and miles from the urban jungle that is New York City. Expect to walk about 3 miles (5 km) in all, at a comfortable pace. The tour ends at Central Park, leaving you free to continue to explore the city on your own.
    Hell's Kitchen Food Tour and Central Park Stroll

    Hell's Kitchen, New York

    • Explore restaurants of Hell's Kitchen where a world of ethnic food choice is available
    • Learn about the history and culture of this Hell's Kitchen as you savor a tasty selection of food
    • Then head to Central Park to learn the secrets of park and visit parts you would have never found on your own
    • Take in the scenic views of the iconic landscape and snap a few beautiful photos you can share with friends and family
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    Flatiron History and Food Tour

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    Even if you're not a local doesn't mean you can't eat like one! Enjoy some of New York City’s best and most unique food stops with a local! Explore two of New York’s most iconic and picturesque neighborhoods: Flatiron & Union Square. On this tour you will enjoy gourmet tastings while learning about the incredible history and architecture of throughout the tour. PS - this tour has excellent substitutions for vegetarians. You will walk one mile. We also stop for photos at the famous Flatiron Building and explore Madison Square Park and Union Square.
    Flatiron History and Food Tour

    200 5th Ave, New York

    • Explore and enjoy some of New York's best and most unique eats on this Flatiron District food tour
    • Indulge in 6 delicious tastings, including a classic New York Burger and a variety of other local delights
    • See the sights and sounds of these iconic and classic neighborhoods from the perspective of a real New Yorker
    • Take a walk through an exciting and trendy area of the city
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