Neighborhood Guides

5 Things You're Forgetting To Do In SoHo

5 Things You're Forgetting To Do In SoHo

SoHo's more than luxurious restaurants, like Balthazaar, frequented by celebrities and New York's elite. It's also home to $5 coffee and a Gatsby themed Prada. But SoHo isn't all glamour. Encompassing the area SOuth of HOuston, the former cast-iron district invites patrons to its eclectic art galleries, cozy boutiques, and high-end shops. Really, there's so much more to this gentrified haven. So if you ever find yourself stranded in SoHo or in need of a shopping break, here's a quick guide to help yourself navigate the neighborhood, seeing SoHo's underbelly.

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    Chocolate Walking Tour
    Chocolate Walking Tour

    Walkin' New York

    Since the days of Willy Wonka, children and adults have dreamed of chocolate tours--chocolate waterfalls, rivers, and Oompa Loompas turning rude children into blueberries. Walkin' New York wants you to discover the sweet side of SoHo, tasting the finest French chocolate truffles to Aztec hot chocolate. Whether you're looking to indulge in mounds of chocolate or, well, who are we kidding, of course you are. A chocolate tour might be the best way to enjoy SoHo.

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    Mixology: Create Tea-Infused Cocktails
    Mixology: Create Tea-Infused Cocktails

    Sanctuary T Restaurant

    If you combined the classiness of a middle-aged British woman with the tendencies of a twenty-three-year-old bartender, you'd probably end up with concoctions similar to what's found at Sanctuary T--maybe without the crumpets. In this class, you'll recreate Sanctuary T's delicious tea-infused cocktails. Green tea with lemon and vodka? Oh snap! By the way, this class also includes an appetizer, five cocktails, and an unlimited amount of tea and coffee. Why is SoHo so awesome?

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    The Heart of the Village Food & Culture Tour
    The Heart of the Village Food & Culture Tour

    Foods of New York Tours

    Generally speaking, food's soo good it's almost, like, an addiction. In SoHo, no day is complete without eating. Housing restaurants galore, sometimes the best way to taste your way through a neighborhood isn't through a single bite...but through hours of different bites. Here, you'll take a stroll through SoHo, discovering seven tasty ethnic eateries, food shops, and restaurants. Embrace the rich culture of one of New York's infamous areas, exploring, mom and pop shops and obviously the eats.

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    New York Digital Photo Experience
    New York Digital Photo Experience

    SOHO Gallery for Digital Art

    If you're hittin' up the area where Drake and Chris Brown brawled, you're gonna need photographic evidence, right? The SoHo Gallery for Digital Art offers an amazing workshop, diving into the nuances of basic picture composition and lighting techniques. Those of you itching to explore SoHo's 19th century architecture in a flash. Do it through the flash.

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    Salsa
    Salsa

    You can dance if you want to. But you're friends may leave you behind at the club if your moves induce an eight foot buffer zone. Instead, fire up the dance floor with elegance, passion, and some sex appeal. With sass, enthusiasm, and maybe a shimmy, you'll quickly learn the essentials of salsa: turning technique and musicality. Catch the Latin rhythm and take to the floor with Latin flair.

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