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Ice Cream & Cold Treats Summer Dessert Walking Tour


Beat the summer heat in NYC and taste unique chilled treats like frozen yogurt, gelato and ice cream on a walking tour through Little Italy, SoHo and Chinatown.

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As summer temperatures soar in New York City, you can get a brief respite from the heat with a tasty and fun walking tour of the Big Apple's most delicious frozen delicacies. Conveniently departing from Union Square, your expert guide will take you on a leisurely two mile stroll to Little Italy, SoHo and Chinatown as you discover the amazing flavors of freshly made ice cream sandwiches, slow churned gelato and refreshing fruit-based sorbets. Learn all about the interesting history of these iconic NYC neighborhoods as you savor the chilly flavors with tons of foodie fun!

Please Note: This tour operates between June and September only.

What is the difference between ice cream and gelato? Although gelato and ice cream have similar ingredients and both begin with a custard base made of eggs, milk and cream, gelato uses more milk than ice cream, eggs can be left out and it is churned very slowly so it has a much denser consistency. One thing is for sure, they are both delicious!

What is the difference between ice cream and sorbet? Each of these desserts are both delicious, but the main difference between these frozen delights is that sorbet is normally just water, sugar and fruit, whereas ice cream is egg, milk and cream based. Sorbets are great options for those who cannot have dairy!

Ice Cream History in the United States: This popular dessert has roots dating back to thousands of years, but the first official modern advertisement for ice cream in the U.S. appeared in the "New York Gazette" on May 12, 1777 when a local dessert and sweets maker announced that ice cream would now be available every day. There are even records showing that George Washington spent over $200 for ice cream during the hot summer months in 1790.

It took another hundred years or so until ice cream would no longer be considered a luxury item for the wealthy, but a treat for the masses! In the late 19th century, soda fountains and ice cream parlors sprang up all over the country and became a popular treat for all walks of life.

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Schedule & Location
  • Schedule
  • Check-in
    Time & Location
  • Check-out
    Time & Location

  • 12:45 Check-in at Chloe's Frozen Fruit
  • 13:00 Little Italy
    _MG_4250 Established in the late 1800s by Italian immigrants, Little Italy is a vibrant community filled with amazing restaurants, unique stores and delicious desserts. Be sure to enjoy the tasty gelato which is a hallmark of the area.
  • SoHo
    sugartooth04 The area located South of Houston Street, or more commonly known as SoHo, is well known as a hot spot for yummy delights of all types. You will enjoy tasty frozen treats from a couple of different stores, and hear interesting tales of this area too.
  • Chinatown
    sugartooth02 Head out along Mott and Grand Streets and you will find stands selling different kinds of food, from the savory to the sweet. Your guide will take you to one of the best dessert stores in the area for a delicious frozen dessert. Afterwards, take the time to explore, shop and more!
  • 15:00-15:30 Check-out at Lower Manhattan
    • This activity is wheelchair accessible.
    • If less than 3 participants are booked, the activity may not operate.
    • Children of all ages can participate in this activity.
Required Items to Bring & Attire
    • Walking shoes
    • Comfortable clothing
    • Camera
Requirement(s) - Others
    • Please call the activity provider the day before to reconfirm your booking. Your voucher has the necessary contact information listed.
Additional Note(s)
    • Exact meeting place and end location may vary depending on the stores to visit.
    • This tour will cover an approximate distance of two (2) miles.
    • The tour guide will be holding an orange flag or bag and dressed in a Sugartooth Tours shirt.
    • This is a walking tour and many of the stores visited will have limited space. Please do not bring any large bags or luggage with you on this tour.
    • This activity operates regardless of weather.
    • The activity provider does not assume any responsibility for your valuables and/or personal belongings.
    • Gratuity is not included in the price.
    • Drinks are available for purchase.
Booking Requirements (# of participants, vehicles, hours, etc.)
    • You can book a maximum of 16.
Activity provider
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Payment/Cancellation policy
Payment type
Credit card payment
Cancellation Policy
  • Any cancellations made after the booking confirmation date will be subject to a charge of 100% of the total amount.
Change policy
  • Tour may be rescheduled at least 7 days prior to original tour date. Requests beyond this time will not be accommodated and may be subject to forfeiture.


Pick-up Not available
Duration 2.5 - 3 hour(s)
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