Cupcake Tour of New York

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  • Duration

    - 2 hours (approx.)
  • Greenwich Village

  • Capacity

    - 20 persons per guide
  • All food is included. 6 tastings on the go (sidewalk tastings, or done inside the establishments)
  • Dress

    - It's a walking tour, so dress comfortably!
  • Departs


    Southwest Corner of Union Square Park, Friday Saturday & Sunday 12pm & 3pm
  • Meeting Location


    14th St. and Union Sq. West
  • Final Destination


    Magnolia Bakery, 401 Bleecker St

Description

The Cupcake Tour of New York

Perfectly formed. Lovely to look at. Delicious to eat. Elaborate, sweet, and often decadent, cupcakes are delightful desserts that spark the inner child within us. In the last few years, the humble cupcake has taken on new popularity. Trendy cupcake shops have opened up all over New York City, and The Cupcake Tour of New York takes you round the best, where you can sample the diversity of heavenly cupcakes on offer, and even build your own custom cupcake!

    Cupcake Tour Itinerary

    • Baked by Melissa Founded in August 2008 by Melissa Bushell, New Yorkers love Melissa's cupcakes, especially the signature tie-dye cupcake!
    • Bisous CiaoMacarons have picked up where cupcakes left off, and this sweet and simple West Village cafe makes the best in NYC
    • Amorino While strictly a cupcake tour, we couldn't overlook the amazing gelato on offer at Amorino, when you try it you'll understand!
    • Molly's Cupcakes At Molly's you can create your very own cupcake. Pick a cake flavor, choose a frosting and then dress it up with tasty toppings. Made right in front of you. Yummy!
    • Magnolia Bakery No cupcake tour would be complete without a trip to the most famous bakery in NYC for a red velvet cupcake

    Reviews

    Customer Reviews

    Cupcake Tour” Review by nene_7
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    I really enjoyed the tour. Our guide was Jesse. She was great. The cupcake was delicious. Beside the cupcake, we learned about the history of the area. I would definitely do another tour.(Posted on 2/24/2016)
    Cupcake walk Review by jack0430
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    Marci was our guide and we loved the tour. We had people ranging in age from 7 to 65. Each stop was better then the one before. Molly's was my favorite. You get to sit in a swing and eat cupcakes. What could be better then that.(Posted on 2/24/2016)
    Cupcake Tour with Marcie” Review by Debra H
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    his was a really decadent tour. We had a perfect day, lots of yummy desserts and fun facts. We even had a bit of NYC history included. The 2 hours went very quickly. I highly recommend it.(Posted on 2/24/2016)
    Cupcake tour with Kyle Review by Mickeyo128
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    Kyle was our tour guide! He was really good ! Gave us so much additional information on the city that we didn't know about! It was a great day and a fun and interesting tour! Tthanks Kyle!! Michele O, Dumont NJ(Posted on 2/24/2016)
    Cupcake Tour of NYC Review by Beth B
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    My family and I went on the Cupcake Tour in NYC on Easter Sunday. We bought Groupons so it was a real bargain! We had no idea what to expect, aside from a lot of walking. We met our guide Marcie in Union Square Park and our group of 20+ people set off to taste some cupcakes. Marcie was an excellent guide always keeping track of our group and interacting with each of us. Not an easy task as we made our way down busy streets, Our group was a mix of locals and vistors to the city. We went to 6 different establishments, mostly cupcake bakeries but one place was known for it's gelato. the Mango Gelato was delicious! The cupcake we tasted were not full sized cupcakes, which was a good thing, as it was very filling! My favorite shop was Milk & Cookies. The white chocolate oatmeal salted caramel cookie was sooooo good! There was a lot of walking but it wasn't too bad, my 83 year old father was able to keep up with the group. As we walked along Marcie told us about the area we were in and pointed out various restaurants and other noteworthy sites. The tour ended in the West Village at Magnolia Bakery. I am still amazed at the line that wrapped around the store front! Everyone in my family agreed it was a fun tour. and we were all interested in doing another, perhaps chocolate or pizza tour next time.....(Posted on 2/24/2016)
    NYC Cupcake Tour Review by renaann614
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    If you like cupcakes then you may want to try this. I have done this tour twice in the last 2 or 3 years. You used to get more for your money in the past but I guess to keep prices down they had to make some adjustments. I have done this tour with my two young children and also with friends. It is good for all ages (if you have kids that cooperate). It is a walking tour but you don't feel rushed. The only thing is they may want to rename it because half of the places we went to you received some other treat and not a cupcake. The tour guide also makes the day so hopefully you get someone good!(Posted on 2/24/2016)
    Cupcake Tour was Sweet and Satisfying Review by tubbyspice
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    I took this tour with my retired mom, sister and 7-year-old niece and we all had a wonderful time. Our guide, Mallory, was courteous, enthusiastic and entertaining. The pace was perfect -- not too fast, not too slow. The stops were all excellent, with great tastings. Be sure to tell them in advance if you have any food allergies! Not all the tastings were strictly cupcakes, which gave us a fun variety. There were 3 cupcakes, a macaron, a cookie and a wonderfully refreshing sorbet. Overall, a wonderful time, and we'd highly recommend. Friends at work are planning to try the pizza tour!(Posted on 2/22/2016)
    Learnt alot in 2 hours!!! Review by oldchook
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    We not only enjoyed the cupcakes & macaroons but it was educational as well. Christine was a happy tour guide who was also very informative and patient. It would have been nice to know where we finished before we started for pick up purposes but other than that it was a great tour and would highly recommend it.(Posted on 2/22/2016)
    Bleeker St. Cupcake Tour” Review by Alan B
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    My wife and I went on a walking tour of the Bleeker St. Neighborhood. Our tour guide Jess was very thorough and friendly. Her insights and historical knowledge made the tour. The cupcakes, especially Molly's cupcakes, gelato, cookies and macarons were delicious. We're looking forward to revisiting each of these establishments.(Posted on 2/22/2016)
    Cupcake tours Review by Sonia W
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    The tour was a great experience. I learned a lot about New York. Molly is a place that won the cupcake wars and helps teachers. There is a place that makes yummy cupcakes with natural ingredients. Edwin was great. He explained everything.
    (Posted on 2/22/2016)
    For those with a sweet tooth Review by AKG1961
    Your rating
    My daughter and I went on the Cupcake Tour. For those you enjoy desserts, this tour was fabulous!! Cupcakes, yes!! But also a stop for gelati and macarons!! Our guide, Mallory was pleasant, knowledgeable, and quite pleasant/humorous!! Highly recommend the Cupcake Tour!!
    (Posted on 2/22/2016)
    Amber B Review by A Family Day
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    I bought a Groupon for the CupCake Tour in the Spring of 2014. The Groupon expired in May 2014. July 2015 I went online and chatted with an agent on a Sunday morning who honored my 1.5 year old Groupon by re-activating it and helping me get the tickets online for a week later. It was a great experience - we brought my Aunt & Uncle to the city to celebrate her birthday. She LOVES sweets and cakes in particular. Mallory was a dynamic and informative guide. We enjoyed the experience and plan to do the pizza tour next!(Posted on 2/22/2016)
    Cupcake Tour Aug 9 Review by mimib809
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    Met at Union Square Park and traveled on foot around the Village.... 5 stops for cupcake tastings, including a stop for gelato. Our tour guide, Marcie, was great!! Paid attention to all of us, kept group together, shared interesting facts... made it fun!!
    Would have liked a few more tastes of the "mini" cupcakes at Melissa's. Molly's cupcakes was the best.... size and TASTE!!
    Fun day... wear comfy shoes....(Posted on 2/22/2016)
    Cupcake Tour Aug 9 Review by mimib809
    Your rating
    Met at Union Square Park and traveled on foot around the Village.... 5 stops for cupcake tastings, including a stop for gelato. Our tour guide, Marcie, was great!! Paid attention to all of us, kept group together, shared interesting facts... made it fun!!
    Would have liked a few more tastes of the "mini" cupcakes at Melissa's. Molly's cupcakes was the best.... size and TASTE!!
    Fun day... wear comfy shoes....(Posted on 2/20/2016)
    Cupcake Tour -- Fun! Review by ISUFan86
    Your rating
    We went on the New York Cupcake Tour on August 8th. Mallory was a fantastic guide! We enjoyed all of the dessert tastings. The mini cupcakes at Baked by Melissa were our favorites. We stopped back by that store and bought more after the tour! Fun tour!(Posted on 2/20/2016)
    Cupcake Tour -- Fun! Review by ISUFan86
    Your rating
    We went on the New York Cupcake Tour on August 8th. Mallory was a fantastic guide! We enjoyed all of the dessert tastings. The mini cupcakes at Baked by Melissa were our favorites. We stopped back by that store and bought more after the tour! Fun tour!(Posted on 2/20/2016)
    Fun times on Cupcake Tour NYC! Review by Paula A
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    Bought a Groupon for 2 for the cupcake tour in the west village, NYC. Easily was able to book the date and time and arrived 15 min prior to our meeting with the tour guide. Mallory showed up right on time and we waited a few minutes for the rest of the group. We were a small group of 10 so it was perfect. The tastings were just the right amount considering we hit up 5 different locations and if each one had been regular sized cupcakes, it would have been incredibly too much. 2 of the stops were something other than cupcakes, One being gelato at Amarretto (delish!) and another being a macaron (cant remember the name but it was yummy!) the rest were Baked by Melissa, Molly's cupcakes and lastly, of course the famous Magnolia Bakery. Our tour guide Mallory, was THE best! She was knowledgeable, down to earth, friendly and approachable, and funny as well. We had a great time on her tour and anyone that is lucky enough to have her will not be disappointed!(Posted on 2/20/2016)
    Cup Cake Tour Review by christinarodriguez29
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    My friends husband bought tickets on Groupon for 4 friends, me being one of them.

    We met with the tour guide at 14st Union Square for our cupcake tour and it was amazing! I've lived in New York my entire life and I learned so much history on the walking trip about the streets and the pastry places.

    The cupcake places were SO GOOD! The guide took our small group to Baked By Melissa, Mollys, a French bakery, one gelato place and 2 other delicious spots where you walk in and try the cupcake of your choice.

    The guide even showed us historic houses and streets/cafes on the way inbetween these places and the building used to film the tv show Friends.

    It was only 1 hour + and did not disappoint. It was actually better than I thought. I can't wait to do the Italian food tour.(Posted on 2/20/2016)
    Cup Cake Tour Review by christinarodriguez29
    Your rating
    My friends husband bought tickets on Groupon for 4 friends, me being one of them.

    We met with the tour guide at 14st Union Square for our cupcake tour and it was amazing! I've lived in New York my entire life and I learned so much history on the walking trip about the streets and the pastry places.

    The cupcake places were SO GOOD! The guide took our small group to Baked By Melissa, Mollys, a French bakery, one gelato place and 2 other delicious spots where you walk in and try the cupcake of your choice.

    The guide even showed us historic houses and streets/cafes on the way inbetween these places and the building used to film the tv show Friends.

    It was only 1 hour + and did not disappoint. It was actually better than I thought. I can't wait to do the Italian food tour.(Posted on 2/15/2016)
    I concur... Review by cm l
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    I have been on two tours with Best Tours, one was a cupcake/dessert tour and the other was a food tour. Both of our guides were helpful, knowledgeable, and very personable. One was named Mallory and the other's name escapes me at the moment. I did recommend them to other friends (hence the second tour) and they all loved it.(Posted on 2/15/2016)
    Cupcake tours Review by Sonia W
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    The tour was a great experience. I learned a lot about New York. Molly is a place that won the cupcake wars and helps teachers. There is a place that makes yummy cupcakes with natural ingredients. Edwin was great. He explained everything.(Posted on 2/15/2016)
    For those with a sweet tooth Review by AKG1961
    Your rating
    My daughter and I went on the Cupcake Tour. For those you enjoy desserts, this tour was fabulous!! Cupcakes, yes!! But also a stop for gelati and macarons!! Our guide, Mallory was pleasant, knowledgeable, and quite pleasant/humorous!! Highly recommend the Cupcake Tour!!(Posted on 2/15/2016)
    A Family Day Review by Amber B
    Your rating
    I bought a Groupon for the CupCake Tour in the Spring of 2014. The Groupon expired in May 2014. July 2015 I went online and chatted with an agent on a Sunday morning who honored my 1.5 year old Groupon by re-activating it and helping me get the tickets online for a week later. It was a great experience - we brought my Aunt & Uncle to the city to celebrate her birthday. She LOVES sweets and cakes in particular. Mallory was a dynamic and informative guide. We enjoyed the experience and plan to do the pizza tour next!(Posted on 2/15/2016)
    Cupcake Tour Aug 9 Review by mimib809
    Your rating
    Met at Union Square Park and traveled on foot around the Village.... 5 stops for cupcake tastings, including a stop for gelato. Our tour guide, Marcie, was great!! Paid attention to all of us, kept group together, shared interesting facts... made it fun!!
    Would have liked a few more tastes of the "mini" cupcakes at Melissa's. Molly's cupcakes was the best.... size and TASTE!!
    Fun day... wear comfy shoes....(Posted on 2/15/2016)
    Cupcake Tour -- Fun! Review by ISUFan86
    Your rating
    We went on the New York Cupcake Tour on August 8th. Mallory was a fantastic guide! We enjoyed all of the dessert tastings. The mini cupcakes at Baked by Melissa were our favorites. We stopped back by that store and bought more after the tour! Fun tour!(Posted on 2/15/2016)
    Cup Cake Tour Review by Christinarodriguez29
    Your rating
    My friends husband bought tickets on Groupon for 4 friends, me being one of them.

    We met with the tour guide at 14st Union Square for our cupcake tour and it was amazing! I've lived in New York my entire life and I learned so much history on the walking trip about the streets and the pastry places.

    The cupcake places were SO GOOD! The guide took our small group to Baked By Melissa, Mollys, a French bakery, one gelato place and 2 other delicious spots where you walk in and try the cupcake of your choice.

    The guide even showed us historic houses and streets/cafes on the way inbetween these places and the building used to film the tv show Friends.

    It was only 1 hour + and did not disappoint. It was actually better than I thought. I can't wait to do the Italian food tour.(Posted on 2/15/2016)
    Cupcake Tour -- Fun! Review by ISUFan86
    Your rating
    We went on the New York Cupcake Tour on August 8th. Mallory was a fantastic guide! We enjoyed all of the dessert tastings. The mini cupcakes at Baked by Melissa were our favorites. We stopped back by that store and bought more after the tour! Fun tour!(Posted on 9/25/2015)
    Cupcake Tour Aug 9 Review by mimib809
    Your rating
    Met at Union Square Park and traveled on foot around the Village.... 5 stops for cupcake tastings, including a stop for gelato. Our tour guide, Marcie, was great!! Paid attention to all of us, kept group together, shared interesting facts... made it fun!!
    Would have liked a few more tastes of the "mini" cupcakes at Melissa's. Molly's cupcakes was the best.... size and TASTE!!
    Fun day... wear comfy shoes....

    Visited August 2015(Posted on 9/25/2015)
    Cupcake Tour -- Fun! Review by ISUFan86
    Your rating
    We went on the New York Cupcake Tour on August 8th. Mallory was a fantastic guide! We enjoyed all of the dessert tastings. The mini cupcakes at Baked by Melissa were our favorites. We stopped back by that store and bought more after the tour! Fun tour!(Posted on 9/25/2015)
    Cupcake Tour Aug 9 Review by mimib809
    Your rating
    Met at Union Square Park and traveled on foot around the Village.... 5 stops for cupcake tastings, including a stop for gelato. Our tour guide, Marcie, was great!! Paid attention to all of us, kept group together, shared interesting facts... made it fun!!
    Would have liked a few more tastes of the "mini" cupcakes at Melissa's. Molly's cupcakes was the best.... size and TASTE!!
    Fun day... wear comfy shoes....(Posted on 9/25/2015)
    A Family Day Review by Amber B
    Your rating
    I bought a Groupon for the CupCake Tour in the Spring of 2014. The Groupon expired in May 2014. July 2015 I went online and chatted with an agent on a Sunday morning who honored my 1.5 year old Groupon by re-activating it and helping me get the tickets online for a week later. It was a great experience - we brought my Aunt & Uncle to the city to celebrate her birthday. She LOVES sweets and cakes in particular. Mallory was a dynamic and informative guide. We enjoyed the experience and plan to do the pizza tour next!

    Visited July 2015(Posted on 9/25/2015)
    For those with a sweet tooth Review by AKG1961
    Your rating
    My daughter and I went on the Cupcake Tour. For those you enjoy desserts, this tour was fabulous!! Cupcakes, yes!! But also a stop for gelati and macarons!! Our guide, Mallory was pleasant, knowledgeable, and quite pleasant/humorous!! Highly recommend the Cupcake Tour!!(Posted on 9/25/2015)
    Cupcake tours Review by Sonia W
    Your rating
    The tour was a great experience. I learned a lot about New York. Molly is a place that won the cupcake wars and helps teachers. There is a place that makes yummy cupcakes with natural ingredients. Edwin was great. He explained everything.(Posted on 9/25/2015)
    Bleeker St. Cupcake Tour Review by Alan B
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    My wife and I went on a walking tour of the Bleeker St. Neighborhood. Our tour guide Jess was very thorough and friendly. Her insights and historical knowledge made the tour. The cupcakes, especially Molly's cupcakes, gelato, cookies and macarons were delicious. We're looking forward to revisiting each of these establishments.(Posted on 9/25/2015)
    Learnt alot in 2 hours!!! Review by oldchook
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    We not only enjoyed the cupcakes & macaroons but it was educational as well. Christine was a happy tour guide who was also very informative and patient. It would have been nice to know where we finished before we started for pick up purposes but other than that it was a great tour and would highly recommend it.(Posted on 9/25/2015)
    Cupcake Tour Review by ManfredChris
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    I went on a cupcake tour with my friends yesterday. It was very cool and the places we visited were nice and the treats we tried were super delicious. Our tour guide Edwin was very entertaining, funny and friendly. He told use many interesting things about the history of cupcakes and many facts about the places we visited. Additionally he told us many facts about the history of NYC and places that we were walking by. He told us some stories about Washington Square Park and told us to go on a ghost tour to learn more. I think we are going to do it. It was a really good tour that I recommend to go on, remember ask for Edwin:)(Posted on 9/25/2015)
    Cupcake Tour was Sweet and Satisfying Review by tubbyspice
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    I took this tour with my retired mom, sister and 7-year-old niece and we all had a wonderful time. Our guide, Mallory, was courteous, enthusiastic and entertaining. The pace was perfect -- not too fast, not too slow. The stops were all excellent, with great tastings. Be sure to tell them in advance if you have any food allergies! Not all the tastings were strictly cupcakes, which gave us a fun variety. There were 3 cupcakes, a macaron, a cookie and a wonderfully refreshing sorbet. Overall, a wonderful time, and we'd highly recommend. Friends at work are planning to try the pizza tour!

    Visited May 2015(Posted on 9/25/2015)
    NYC Cupcake Tour Review by renaann614
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    If you like cupcakes then you may want to try this. I have done this tour twice in the last 2 or 3 years. You used to get more for your money in the past but I guess to keep prices down they had to make some adjustments. I have done this tour with my two young children and also with friends. It is good for all ages (if you have kids that cooperate). It is a walking tour but you don't feel rushed. The only thing is they may want to rename it because half of the places we went to you received some other treat and not a cupcake. The tour guide also makes the day so hopefully you get someone good!

    Visited March 2015(Posted on 9/25/2015)
    Cupcake Tour of NYC Review by Beth B
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    My family and I went on the Cupcake Tour in NYC on Easter Sunday. We bought Groupons so it was a real bargain! We had no idea what to expect, aside from a lot of walking. We met our guide Marcie in Union Square Park and our group of 20+ people set off to taste some cupcakes. Marcie was an excellent guide always keeping track of our group and interacting with each of us. Not an easy task as we made our way down busy streets, Our group was a mix of locals and vistors to the city. We went to 6 different establishments, mostly cupcake bakeries but one place was known for it's gelato. the Mango Gelato was delicious! The cupcake we tasted were not full sized cupcakes, which was a good thing, as it was very filling! My favorite shop was Milk & Cookies. The white chocolate oatmeal salted caramel cookie was sooooo good! There was a lot of walking but it wasn't too bad, my 83 year old father was able to keep up with the group. As we walked along Marcie told us about the area we were in and pointed out various restaurants and other noteworthy sites. The tour ended in the West Village at Magnolia Bakery. I am still amazed at the line that wrapped around the store front! Everyone in my family agreed it was a fun tour. and we were all interested in doing another, perhaps chocolate or pizza tour next time.....

    Visited April 2015(Posted on 9/25/2015)
    Cupcake tour with Kyle Review by Mickeyo128
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    Kyle was our tour guide! He was really good ! Gave us so much additional information on the city that we didn't know about! It was a great day and a fun and interesting tour! Tthanks Kyle!! Michele O, Dumont NJ(Posted on 9/25/2015)
    Cupcake Tour with Marcie Review by Debra H
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    This was a really decadent tour. We had a perfect day, lots of yummy desserts and fun facts. We even had a bit of NYC history included. The 2 hours went very quickly. I highly recommend it.(Posted on 9/25/2015)
    Cupcake walk Review by jack0430
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    Marci was our guide and we loved the tour. We had people ranging in age from 7 to 65. Each stop was better then the one before. Molly's was my favorite. You get to sit in a swing and eat cupcakes. What could be better then that.(Posted on 9/25/2015)
    Cupcake Tour Review by nene_7
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    I really enjoyed the tour. Our guide was Jesse. She was great. The cupcake was delicious. Beside the cupcake, we learned about the history of the area. I would definitely do another tour.(Posted on 9/25/2015)
    Delicious Review by CRL1966
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    I took my daughter and some of her friends and we had a great time. The temperature was in the low twenties when we started, and got colder from there, but Marcie our tour guide had a good sense of humor about it, and seemed to adjust some of the stops as needed...though we would've liked to warm up inside Magnolia at the end and that didn't seem to be an option. By then the girls were too cold and we took our cupcakes to go and ran to the subway. We were surprised to find other things besides cupcakes on the tour, but the (enormous spoonful of) mango sorbet was refreshing and the cookie was so delicious I'll be going back to that store on my own time. I'm not sure we could have handled six cupcakes. Molly's, Milk&Cookies, and Amorina were all brand new discoveries for me and they will all get loads of business from me in the future. Thanks to Marcie for a great time!

    Visited January 2015(Posted on 9/25/2015)
    Cupcakes - and West Village Review by Ellen V
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    I took my two sons on the Cupcake Tour. The best part of the tour was being in the West Village - it's about 1.5 mile walk over the course of 2 hours, so not a big deal. Great wandering the streets and seeing all the great boutiques. The second best part was our tour guide - her name starts with an "M" - sorry, forgot her exact name. The actual tasting was fun, but not great. We had a total of 3 stops - 3 were cupcakes, one gelato, one macarons and one cookie. You certainly don't get "full" but you do get the tastes. All in all, a fun way to spend a couple of hours wandering the city.

    Visited January 2015(Posted on 9/25/2015)
    Sweet and fun tour Review by IluvNYCCt
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    We took our 17 year old daughter who has a flare for baking on this 2 hour walking tour through the city. Despite the bitter cold day (it is a LOT of walking), we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Our tour guide was knowledgable and lively. We enjoyed all 6 of the bakeries we sampled but we were all in agreement that the red velvet cupcake from Magnolia bakery was our favorite. I enjoyed that one of the stops is actually at a Gelato shop where we sampled Yummy mango gelato. It was a nice break in the middle of the tour and the shop itself is really decadent and inviting.
    It is almost every bit of the promised 2 hours and there are some neat little tidbits of historical trivia pointed out along the way
    We got a really great discount online and although I wouldn't necessarily say the the tour is worth the posted full price it was definitely worth the discounted price. The company offers lots of other tours and we will return

    Visited November 2014(Posted on 9/25/2015)
    Cup Cake tour-Nice walk in the area Review by Lifemyadventure
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    We spent a couple of hours doing this tour, the name was kind of funny and we did not expect much, however the day was gorgeous and beautiful to walk. They take you to 6 shops to taste no only cupcakes but also macaroon (French), sorbet from a place that makes gelato and cookies. My favorite were the cookies from Cookies and Milk...My goodness so delicious!
    The walk is about 2 miles and you will spend 2 hours. You will meet the guide and group in the corner of the square (west side of the park/square at the corner) this is located right across from the white building #1, which is the address disclosed on paper to meet the guide/group (1 Union Square W) The guide stands with a sign or something and he/she might approach you and ask if you are part of the tour. The first stop is at "baked by Melissa" bite cup cakes, then goes to the other mentioned (cookies, sorbet, macaroon, more cupcakes), but all are 6 stops which 3 are cupcakes, 1 stop for ice cream (sorbet),1 stop for cookies, 1 stop for macaroon. The guide did not invite us to come inside the shops (only at Mollys cupcakes we were able to get in and choose), the guide was explaining at each stop why we were there; the reason of the existence of the shop etc, then the guide went inside got the samples and gave it to us. The reason for that was because those shops in NYC are usually small and a group of about 20 could be suffocating. Please keep in mind that you will get the sample they have to offer, you wont sample just whatever you want to try. . The guide will also walk you throughout nice areas of the city like the West Chelsea area (we walked to the Meatpacking district after the tour) as we walked through nice areas the guide will give your historical facts about some locations. I think it was a nice experience, a little too many sweets for me, but I would recommend it to visitors in NYC.

    Visited October 2014(Posted on 9/25/2015)
    Cupcake Tour Review by kikiwhite69
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    Absolutely loved this tour. Mallory was a fantastic tour guide. She was engaging, knew the city well and amusing. The samples at each stop were interesting. Molly's was hands down the best stop on the tour. Second best was Cookie's and Milk. The rest of the stops were just OK. Highly recommend the tour and make sure you get seconds at Molly's & C&M.

    Visited October 2014(Posted on 9/25/2015)
    Will be booking again! Review by learobjakedrew
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    I've lived "near" NYC all my life but never had such a great experience as my Cupcake Tour.
    I was a little nervous when I arrived at the meeting spot not to see a sign or kiosk. Mallory was there with her cupcake hat on.
    Very well run tour. Easy pace with a lot of stops. Mallory kept us engaged with facts about each area we walked through.
    All the cupcakes were delicious. Baked by Mellisa was a tastey tiny cupcake. The next stop was freakin awesome gelato that I will never forget. Then a macaroon which is not that coconut cookie. Then Molly's where you get to pick the cake, frosting and sprinkle of your choice. Then Milk and Cookies where I wrapped my cookie for later. And finally Magnolia's for another bite sized cupcake.
    At each stop Mallory delivered our samples quickly despite crowds at each place. We always had time to purchase if so desired.
    Two hours of walking helps burn off all those calories.
    Mallory was awesome.

    Visited October 2014(Posted on 9/25/2015)
    NYC cupcake tour Review by JOdi562014
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    We had a lovely day walking downtown NYC on the cupcake tour. Our guide Kyle was fantastic! He had so many great tidbits and stories about various places and parks we walked past. So it's not just cupcakes, you learn fun history about NY. It's great for all ages! They have many other tours that we are excited to try. I would highly recommend this tour company.

    Visited September 2014(Posted on 9/24/2015)
    Cupcake Tour with Alex! Review by Divaangelic2
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    This tour was A-MAZ-ING. First of all instead of the 4 stops I thought we were getting there were actually 6. One was a gelato shop, and there was a cookie stop and a macaroon stop included as well. All the desserts were amazing and our tour guide was FULL OF FANTASTIC HISTORICAL INFORMATION and ARCHITECTURAL NUGGETS about the areas we walked through. Though for some of the walkers in our group the walk was a little longer than they anticipated, no one could complain about whether they'd received more than they paid in treats and entertainment. All in all a fantastic day - and if possible at all REQUEST ALEX for the tour! You won't be disappointed.(Posted on 9/24/2015)
    Cupcakes and a Review by Kelly K
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    We did the walking cupcake tour. There were about 20 people on our tour, which a times made it hard to hear our guide but the sights around us made it enjoyable so it didn't always matter to me. I was able to see places in New York City that I've never seen before. We went to six stops on the tour and the first stop was Baked by Melissa. We got to try a bit sized cupcake which was delicious and I was under the assumption those would be the size of all samples. I was wrong! Before heading to the next shop we got to see Bake Crumbs Shops and learn of their history and that it was a stop on this very tour before. How sad because that would have been awesome. Next stop was Amorino, a gelato paradise. We sampled a spoonful of mango gelato. It was amazing. Amorino makes all their products organic. The mango gelato was made from real mangos no sugar added. Sweeeet! On our way to the next spot we got to see Washington Square Park. That was nice to see and a enjoyable small break from walking. Molly's cupcakes was next. Wow is all I can say. You get to create your own here and it wasn't a bite sized sample. It was a regular sized cupcake. By this point I'm hitting my sugar rush with three more stops to go! BisousCiao was our fourth stop and sampling macaroons was the treat. Never tried one before and maybe if it wouldn't have been the dark chocolate flavor I might have enjoyed it more. I really wished it was the thai tea flavor!! Onward to Milk & Cookies we got to try their salted oat cookie. I had to save mine for later (which was really good) because I couldn't take in so much sweets! The cookie was huge!! My boyfriend also purchased the bacon snap cookie due to his love of bacon. They make all types and anything you can dream of there. The final stop was The Magnolia Bakery for their famous red velvet. This was a bite sized portion so I had to try it. It had a bit of a coffee taste to it so it wasn't my favorite but still enjoyable to nibble on! I was able to take this tour through groupon for only $25 dollars. For that price I recommend it. Even for $50 I would recommend it for two people. The portions were worth it and the guide was knowledgeable and funny. I would take another Great New York Tour again...maybe the Italian one!! Ciao!!(Posted on 9/24/2015)
    Awesome Cupcake Tour Review by AmandaStarG
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    Vallory was great. She did more than show up cupcake places, she took us to different places throughout the city on the way. She took her time to make sure we all were with her, that we got everything we wanted at any place we stopped. It was a long tour but it was lots of fun. She also shared facts on different places from movies, good places to eat and it was all excellent fun. The food on the tour was also amazing and she even got me a substitute when I was allergic to one of the ingredients in a item. I would definitely recommend it. Be warned though, it is a lot of walking, probably a mile and you end up far away from uptown/ other touristy areas.

    Visited August 2014(Posted on 9/24/2015)
    More for my money - Cupcake tour Review by Jessica G
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    We were pleasantly surprised on this tour that there as so much history rolled in, we just thought we were going to eat dessert. We had 26 people on the tour which it probably would not have went over 2 hours if we had a smaller group. Jessie was a guide and was so nice and accommodating. She was a fast walker but had planned stops in the shade and on non-busy corners that helped to keep the group together. We had three cupcakes, a gelato, a cookie and a macaroon. We had a guests with allergies that Jessie was able to handle with stride. The most surprising was the NYU and New York back lot tour. Have your camera ready, the tour points out parks and homes of interest. As well as tucked away historical places that I would never have found on my own. Not recommended for small children and those with small appetites.

    Visited August 2014(Posted on 9/24/2015)
    Outstanding! Review by Keystonbe28
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    Let me start off by saying that Marcy was awesome! She not only told us about the different cupcake shops, she told us about the history behind Washington Square park as well as other landmarks. Thoroughly worth the money for the information alone, not to mention the delicious cupcakes. She was very helpful in recommending a place to eat lunch and giving us probably the most precise directions we received from anyone on our trip. The next time we are in town, we will try a few of your other tours as well! Thanks GNYT, and thanks Marcy!

    Visited July 2014(Posted on 9/24/2015)
    Great way to learn about the city Review by lmelo100
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    Recently took the cupcake walking tour with my sister cousin and friend. We had an awesome time! Our tour guide Chandler, who was great, was super friendly and very enlightened abiut NYC and its history. As a born and raised NYer it was really cool to get to learn some interesting stories and history. It also sisnt hurt that we were fed cupcakes along the way.
    Now I will say this when they say walking tour they mean it. You will actually do a good chunk of walking not just to the cupcake shops but around the near by neighborhood and parks you will definitely go on a tour of 14th and part of the village. You will learn some awesome facts about the area.
    AND NOW ro the good stuff, the CUPCAKES. We did actually go to 6 shops 3 cupcakes locations (baked by melissa which was small bute sized ones, mollys cupcakes which you get to pick the kind of cupcake-probably my favorite stop of all, and magnolias which was a normal sized cupcake) the other stops where a macaroons (really cant remember the name as it was a last minute replacement to crumbs-but it was good) a gelato stop arminos and milk and cookies where we got delicious cookies. It was pretty much all delicious. I found a frwat deal on groupon which I found was well worth it for what we got. I would definitely do another tour probably go an emptier stomach and please dont forget water if you're anything like me the sugar rush will catch up to you. Its definitely a tour you should take as a tourist or a natice New Yorker.(Posted on 9/24/2015)
    Cupcake Tour Review by Samantha R
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    Being a native New Yorker, I'm always skeptical about going on a walking tour but this cupcake tour was great! I took my mother with me we purchased tickets through Groupon. Our tour leader (she was young and blonde I forgot her name I'm sorry!) was so great and personable she made it fun. The people on the tour, mostly New Yorkers as well, were great. We stopped at many spots my favorite being Magnolia and Molly's Cupcakes. If you're ever in New York and want to do something with kids this is great too! I suggest you check it out.

    Visited July 2014(Posted on 9/24/2015)
    Cupcake tour Review by pat1015
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    Hi we went on the tour 7/13/14 it was just us girls. Our guide Jesse was very sweet and showed us beautiful streets in the city. The tastings were small but the trip was fun. Would do it again. Looking forward to the food tour.(Posted on 9/24/2015)
    Cupcake Tour Review by nyctravelgirl
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    We had a great time on this cupcake tour. The guide showed us a lot of fun spots and shared a lot of interesting history about nyc.(Posted on 9/24/2015)
    cupcake tour Review by kristahazlet
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    went on another tour this time the cupcake tour and we all had fun. stopped at a few new places and well as some places that we had gone to on other tours with great new york tours. plan on going on some more tours with them.(Posted on 9/24/2015)
    A must!!! Cupcake tour Review by Christine M
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    My daughter and I went July 3 2014. We had Chandler as our tour guide. We would have never seen all the little side streets or learned the neat "fun facts" If it wasn't for him. A really neat and fun way to see the city and experience the culture. A history lesson too! My favourite thing all week in NYC!

    Visited July 2014(Posted on 9/24/2015)
    “great tour great guide” Review by penpajs
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    My family took the ny city cupcake tour the 1st week of june 2014.
    Our guide, Alex, was very friendly and shared a lot of historical information and trivia.
    The cupcakes were great! Even if you didnt eat all the cupcakes provided it'll still be too much for 1 person.
    I've been to NY a number of times but realized that I didnt know anything about it's history until our guide talked about it. it was a welcome bonus!

    Visited June 2014(Posted on 9/24/2015)
    “Taste your way through the East Village” Review by JTan2227
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    Extremely enjoyable way to go through the East village. Went with Family including parents, sister and son, ages ranged from 72-16 and all of us enjoyed ourselves. It was a good pace for the walk and getting a chance to try each of the food places. It was a wonderful variety of food types. Warning that this is not a sit down and eat tour but will be standing at many of the places outside.
    I am looking forward to try a few of their other tours.

    Visited June 2014(Posted on 9/24/2015)
    “Cup Cake walking Tour” Review by balagary (a TripAdvisor Member)
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    Great tour ! well worth the money . Our guide was ALEX and he was GREAT ! he knew alot of really cool facts and was super enthusiastic with our group. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone . The food was great ( although i think we really ate too many cupcakes ) ..... even took some home for tomorrow . We went with our 10 year old daughter and she loved it too ! A plus --- check it out ! Go Alex ... !

    Visited June 2014

    From TripAdvisor(Posted on 7/1/2014)
    “Delicious!” Review by Audrey K (a TripAdvisor Member)
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    I bought a groupon for 4 people for the cupcake tour. It was awesome. Mallory was pleasant and nice.....we had a great day in the soho area and LOVED the whole experience. We have done the chocolate tour and will definitely do all of them if they continue to be this fun!

    Visited May 2014

    From TripAdvisor(Posted on 7/1/2014)
    “Excellent few hours in NYC!” Review by LetsGoRangers (a TripAdvisor Member)
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    My wife purchased though Groupon as a Valentine's Day present and chose what turned out to be the first really sunny day in 2014!

    Our guide was Alex, the ultimate history buff and knowledge base of a wide range of interesting topics. His tour was not JUST a walk about to taste cup cakes, it was very interesting and we learned a lot.

    The cup cakes themselves were pretty good, too! I am not a sugar freak so some were overkill, but the range and diversity of the samplings were extremely good, and great value.

    We would thoroughly recommend the tour, really regardless of how much you like cupcakes. We plan to go on others.

    Thank you for a great few hours!

    Visited April 2014(Posted on 5/2/2014)
    “Cupcake Tour” Review by Mary831 (a TripAdvisor Member)
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    This was one of the best tours we took! Marcy our tour guide was fantastic, both friendly & knowledgable. We had so much fun on this tour and filled ourselves with lots of sugar!! From Crumbs to Magnolia with a stop at Amorino Gelato in between, I highly suggest this tour!!

    Visited April 2014

    From TripAdvisor(Posted on 5/2/2014)
    “Sweet, sweet, sweet!” Review by momeees (a TripAdvisor Member)
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    Bought the tour package for my daughter's birthday and took a trip in to NYC from LI for the cupcake tour with Jessie. First off, the weather was just fantastic! We started out at the Coffee shop for an outside breakfast (in April!) and shopped the Union Square farmer's market (highly recommended!)

    The tour was lovely: Jess was a great tour guide, pointing out more than just cupcakes. A nice trip through NYU and the village. Will review the places independently as well, but as far as the sweets on the tour: gelato wins hands down. We travel throughout Europe quite often, and Amorino's gelato is by far one of the best gelatos I have had -- EVER.

    EVER.

    In my grand rating scheme:

    Second place (first place in cupcakes, by far!): Molly's cupcakes: delicious. Try the carrot cake with brown butter icing.

    Third place: Bisous Ciao: macarons ... the blood orange is fantastic! and there are so many to choose from, although we had the salted caramel to taste

    Fourth Place: Crumbs. Good size, but I've always liked Crumbs since there's one next to my house!

    Fifth Place (many will probably disagree): Magnolia Bakery. The cream cheese frosting on the red velvet was too much like whipped cream, and the red velvet, IMO tasted like vanilla cake with a TON of red food coloring. My teeth actually turned red: yuck.

    Sixth Place: Baked By Melissa. Mini, mini, mini cupcakes. Can't really taste the great flavors in a cupcake's texture when it's about a tablespoon in size. I like my cupcakes to be an adventure, not a fleeting moment.

    Visited April 2014

    From TripAdvisor(Posted on 5/2/2014)
    “A must do tour!” Review by Wanda C (a TripAdvisor Member)
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    I wanted to do something different with my 12 year old daughter. Since she loves cupcakes I decided to try an offer I saw on Groupon, it was for a cupcake tour of NYC. Our tour guide was Mallory, she was sweet, funny and very informative. We visited 6 locations on this tour. Everyone of our stops had delicious treats for us to taste. My very favorite stop was Molly's. I highly recommend this tour for people of all ages that have a sweet tooth like I do.

    Visited April 2014

    From TripAdvisor(Posted on 5/2/2014)
    “cupcakes-fun afternoon” Review by s1oan (a TripAdvisor Member)
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    Went with five others during a girls trip to NYC. Mallory, our guide, is a doll. Very helpful, pleasant, and fun. Walked down some beautiful streets in the NYU/Greenwich Village area and got to see Washington Square--an unexpected bonus. As far as the cupcakes--they were just ok. The best thing we tried was the gelato at Amorino and we went back the following day to have more. The second best thing we sampled were macarons. In my opinion, other than Crumbs, the cupcakes weren't worth the calorie intake. Overall, we were glad we went and had a fun 2-hr walk through a pretty area and enjoyed visiting with Mallory. Note--there is only one bakery that allows bathroom use, and it is a little over half way through the tour.

    Visited April 2014

    From TripAdvisor(Posted on 5/2/2014)
    “cupcake tour” Review by daisy1719 (a TripAdvisor Member)
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    My friend bought four passes for me and my daughters as a gift, so we did not know what to expect. I have to say that our tour guide Mallory was awesome, fun, informative, caring, and made it even more of a sweet tour. All of the six stops were so fun and delicious! I enjoyed walking through the village and past Union Square to go to the different shops. All of the places were great, but my two favorites were Molly's Cupcakes and Magnolias Bakery. The stories behind them were so special. I strongly recommend the New York City cupcake tour to anyone who's in for a great experience and some tasty treats.

    Visited April 2014

    From TripAdvisor(Posted on 5/2/2014)
    “Cupcake tour with Mallory” Review by Girlygirl0422 (a TripAdvisor Member)
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    This was a lot of fun & Mallory (aka Taylor Swift lookalike) was an amazing tour guide... Informative, sweet and totally helped make the tour GREAT!! The walking trip was much fun as well, as she gave us cool information along the way. Would definitely recommend this to anyone wanting to take a leisurely stroll through the city & enjoy some tastly treats!!

    Visited April 2014

    From TripAdvisor(Posted on 5/2/2014)
    “cupcake tour” Review by Mollypill (a TripAdvisor Member)
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    Alex was an awesome guide. Lasted about 2 hours in Greenwich Village, NYU area. Lots of history along with the good cupcakes

    Visited April 2014

    From TripAdvisor(Posted on 5/2/2014)
    “Excellent Cupcake Tour” Review by TravelingCess (a TripAdvisor Member)
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    This was hands down one of the best tours I've been on. You get to sample delicious cupcakes all while walking around NYC. Mallory was an awesome tour guide. She was so energetic and informative. I'd definitely go on this tour again!

    Visited April 2014

    From TripAdvisor(Posted on 5/2/2014)
    “cupcake tour nyc” Review by ariesiswildfire (a TripAdvisor Member)
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    My mom bought my boyfriend a cupcake tour for his birthday so we went today. We met at union square, our tour guide was named Marcy. She was really nice, upbeat and knowledgeable. Its good to wear sneakers because you will be walking around for about 2 hours. We went to baked by Melissa first, then crumbs, amorino (for gelato), mollys, milk and cookies, and finally magnolias. Our tour guide let the group choose if we wanted macaroons or cookies, so if we would have picked macaroons i think we would have gone to a different place. This tour was the perfect amount of time, a perfect amount of food, and in a perfect order. I would recommend it for anyone; families, couples, friends. This tour was amazing!

    Visited April 2014

    From TripAdvisor(Posted on 5/2/2014)
    “Cup cake tour” Review by MiaEJ2013 (a TripAdvisor Member)
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    My daughter and I decided to do something different this time in NYC and I found a Groupon deal for a cup cake tour. We were very lucky to have picked a day when the weather was great which made it even more enjoyable. We were met by Alex in Union Square who expected 15 people in all but only 4 turned up (the group was 30 in all but the first half had already left). No problem for us though, on the contrary. We learned heaps from Alex about the history of New York in general and some of the places we walked by in particular. Alex is very knowledgeable but could perhaps consider that not everyone is a "history nerd" like him and somewhat adapt his flow of historical tidbits to the interest of the audience at times. Having said that, being only four in the group, we walked alongside him the whole time which won't be the case if there are 15 in the group so we probably got "more than our fair share". Alex is very enthusiastic and obviously has a passion for history. The tastings were delicious, we particularly enjoyed the gluten-free and vegan cup cakes at Crumbs (there is a special one for that). Magnolia's cup cake was a disappointment though, quite dry. All in all, a very enjoyable walk (2 hours, wear comfy shoes!) for our tastebuds. We visited five different cup cake shops, one of which had bathroom facilities and free water which was nice. We walked through areas (Greenwich Village) we would not have found ourselves and learned a lot about what makes NYC such a bustling melting pot. Would recommend this tour.

    Visited April 2014

    From TripAdvisor(Posted on 5/2/2014)
    “Delicious Cupcake Tour!” Review by KateinNY295 (a TripAdvisor Member)
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    My friends treated me to this tour as part of my bachelorette party weekend, and it was a blast. The tastes were all delicious and from some of my favorite spots (mmmm Molly's) and our guide, Mallory, was sweet, perky and knowledgeable.

    We lucked out with a perfect weather day, and even caught the annual NYC pillow fight on our walk through Washington Square Park. My out-of-town friends loved that they not only got some sweets but got to walk around the city, too.

    Sample sizes were generous and delicious. I'd definitely recommend this for those with a sweet tooth!

    Visited April 2014

    From TripAdvisor(Posted on 5/2/2014)
    Great tour!!! Review by Zoraida
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    This tour was fantastic! Mallory made it interesting and fun on a cold Sunday! (Posted on 4/11/2014)
    “Cupcake Tour” Review by tlcback (a TripAdvisor Member)
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    Had a great time on Sunday with Mallory for the Cupcake Tour. Very informative with just the right amount of sugar. I learned some cool factoids and enjoyed the company. Looking forward to taking another tour.

    Visited March 2014

    From TripAdvisor(Posted on 3/31/2014)
    “Cupcake Tour is the Best Tour So Far” Review by Dah1nonly (a TripAdvisor Member)
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    My daughter and me did this tour with Malory. She was excellent and made us feel like old friends. She is very knowledgeable about all the areas we visited. The stops were all delicious. Can't say enough how great this cupcake tour was!! So worth the money!

    Visited March 2014

    From TripAdvisor(Posted on 3/31/2014)
    “Cupcake Tour” Review by drronny (a TripAdvisor Member)
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    Cupcake tour was great. Mallory the guide was superb. She was funny and explained things well. The stops selected were all delicious.

    Visited March 2014

    From TripAdvisor(Posted on 3/31/2014)
    “"SWEET" does not begin to cover it!” Review by AlanWoodyWoodruff (a TripAdvisor Member)
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    This is billed as a cupcake tour, but it is so much more. The tour with our guide Jess was like exploring a new city with a good friend. She pointed out all kinds of sights along the way Some famous spots like Washington Irving's house and infamous spots like the TV "Friends" house. We enjoyed the cupcakes and her humor. It was appropriate for my young son, teenage daughter and myself. You get a lot for your money, flavorful cupcakes as well as a flavor of the city! Thanks Jess and Thanks Great NY Tours!!


    Visited February 2014

    From TripAdvisor(Posted on 3/3/2014)
    “Great New York Tours/Cupcake Tour” Review by travrel (a TripAdvisor Member)
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    Always looking for something new to do with our 13yr old and 10 yr old grandchildren, we made reservations through Groupon at a 50% discount for 12 noon on what seemed like the coldest day of the year. Only grandparents can get away with feeding their grandchildren an array of cupcakes and goodies for lunch!

    As a Long Island, New Yorker, the 11/2 mile walk from Union Square to Greenwich Village wasn't new. But for a visitor from out of state, this 2 hour tour might be a nice way to see a part of New York City that is not the more famous Times Square or Rockfeller Center, and with 6 stops for yummy sweets along the way.

    Mallory, our guide, was adorable with a good personality- enthusiastic and articulate. She greeted us in her "cupcake" knit hat and genuine smile and filled our minds with facts about the area along the way in addition to filling our sweet tooths with cupcakes from NYC's top/award winning bakeries. We even had a gelato taste and a macaron (not macaroon) from the one and only place that makes these in NYC.

    I recommend this tour to anyone who wants to do a little different tour in NYC. There were 20 persons in our group, 18 of whom were from the NY/NJ area and only 2 from (of all places in Feb) sunny Miami. International travellers or 1st timers to NYC who have limited time, stay with the famous landmarks first. The Great New York Cupcake Tour is a lot of fun but just icing on the cake!

    Visited February 2014

    From TripAdvisor(Posted on 3/3/2014)
    Great time was had by all! Review by Michele
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    We had a great time on our cupcake tour. The cupcakes were delicious.Mallory was a fantastic and fun tour guide!
    (Posted on 3/2/2014)
    “Cupcake Tour” Review by Sarah C (a TripAdvisor Member)
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    I live in New York and took my sister and her friend on this tour when they came to visit. It was definitely a lot more fun than I thought it would be! Mallory was an excellent tour guide. She had great energy and enthusiasm. She was happy to take pictures and was very patient. We flawlessly went to six different bakeries.

    I suggest you look for the groupon for this tour thought. Although I had a great time on this tour, I don't know if it would have been worth the fifty dollars per person. On groupon we paid 35 dollars for two people.

    Make sure you bring your appetite with you on the tour!

    Visited January 2014

    From TripAdvisor(Posted on 2/5/2014)
    “Cupcake tour: great time” Review by bluey85 (a TripAdvisor Member)
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    I did the cupcake tour in December 2013 with Mallory as the guide. She was great, very knowledgeable, fun, chatted with us, was helpful and lovely in general. She was happy to take photos for us as well. The cupcakes were great, it was nice to hear the back stories not just of the cupcakes but a few other places nearby too. We also got on-the-day discounts in some of the places in case we wanted to buy any more of the things we sampled. I had a great time and I can highly recommend it.

    Visited December 2013

    From TripAdvisor(Posted on 2/5/2014)
    Cupcake Birthday Tour Review by Birthday Girl
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    Our tour guide Mallory was great! A group of friends and I took the tour for my birthday celebration and had a blast despite the cold. We ate our hearts merry with all those cupcakes and as our tour guide said, brought out the inner child and got closer to cupcakes. Excellent tour and worth the experience! We got a Groupon so we got an excellent deal.(Posted on 1/20/2014)
    Awesome time for kids and adults! Review by Andrea
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    We took this tour in October and and it was nice. There was a lot of walking and the kids complained about the walking but the rest was fantastic! It was fun to enjoy each tasting and see what your favorites were. Loved Milk & Cookies…even bought their cookbook! Baked by Melissa was the kids favorite…loved the yummy flavors. Molly's was a close second. Love the decorate your own cupcake! Don't worry if you can't finish it all as they allowed to go bags towards the end. Would definitely recommend this. Fun kids activity. (Posted on 1/16/2014)
    So much fun Review by Jennifer
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    We booked this tour since we love cupcakes! It is def a must DO if you are in NYC. Roughly about 2 hours, the tour guide Mallory is very adorable! She is fun and full of information. Even in the snowy cold weather, it was still an enjoyable trip through the Union Square/West Village area. I highly recommend you go on this tour if you love cupcakes!(Posted on 1/6/2014)
    “Cupcake tour” Review by ldcjr (a TripAdvisor Member)
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    Our teenage children gave us this as an anniversary gift. We had no idea what to expect, but we figured we would go into the city and celebrate Christmas anyway. I have to say, we were pleasantly surprised! We met at Union Square, and the tour guides were very easy to find. There were almost 50 people there! We split into groups, and our tour guide was Mallory. She was fantastic! We visited 6 bakeries, had delicious samples, and even took our last two home! It was a lot of walking, but she made it a lot of fun! I would recommend this tour for anyone looking for something different to do in NYC!

    Visited December 2013

    From TripAdvisor(Posted on 1/3/2014)
    “Great Cupcake Tour” Review by David G (a TripAdvisor Member)
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    My mom and I had an amazing time on this tour. Not only were the cupcakes great, but Mallory the tour guide was brilliant. She was funny, engaging and very informative, She made the tour an experience that I've already recommended to all my friends.

    Visited December 2013

    From TripAdvisor (Posted on 1/3/2014)
    “Fabulous Cupcake Tour!” Review by Robs1988 (a TripAdvisor Member)
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    Our tour guide, Kerry (I hope I'm spelling her name right!) was terrific. She really made the tour interesting. I'm a local and learned some historical facts about the Village that I didn't know. It was the right amount of people and a really good variety of places. Definitely recommend!!!

    Visited December 2013

    From TripAdvisor Member(Posted on 1/3/2014)
    “NYC Cupcake Tour” Review by PennStateFan (a TripAdvisor Member)
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    First off, I'd give this 4 1/2 if that was an option as the tour was a lot of fun.

    We ordered our tour from Groupon for two families of four. I believe our group had a total of 18 people which was manageable over the Thanksgiving holiday. The biggest issue I had was the start where our confirmation gave us an address but the tour was waiting at the edge of Union Square park. The guide called us to find us which was great. We were only a block or so away, so not a big deal but if you go, pick up is Southwest Corner of the park on the park side.

    The tour was likely about 1 mile and half total. We started at Union Square Park and ended up in the Village on Bleeker (don't start and stop at the same place).

    1st stop - very small cupcake which was tasty. I'm guessing they do a flavor of the month you get. Everyone got the same flavor.

    2nd stop - Crumbs - brought out some samples sizes. Different flavors, but first come, first serve.

    3rd stop - Gelato place that was mango. Everyone got a spoonful

    4th stop - Got to "make your cupcake" by picking from flavor of cake and icing. About 5 choices each (and my favorite one)

    5th stop - Milk and Cookies. It was a salt caramel cook. Kids weren't a big fan. I think it would depend if you like salt or not. No choice, everyone got the same one

    6th stop - Magnolia Cafe and red velvet cake. It was nice because they put those in the box to eat or take home.

    All in all, the group had fun. I did find it a little weird that the cupcake tour had cookies and gelato as well. They were a nice change of pace, but kind of goes against the theme. We only went in one store as most are small and they bring the food out to you. Again, only one place did you get to pick your flavor.

    Visited November 2013

    From TripAdvisor(Posted on 1/3/2014)
    “Cupcake Tour” Review by Michelle B (a TripAdvisor Member)
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    Fantastic tour... lucked out and got the deal on Groupon but it was worth every penny. Our tour guide Mallory was energetic and knowledgeable. This was a great way to spend a day in the city and it is highly suggested!

    Visited October 2013

    From TripAdvisor(Posted on 1/3/2014)
    “Great New York Tours Cupcake Tour” Review by Karen F (a TripAdvisor Member)
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    Two friends and I got our vouchers through Amazon Local and decided it sounded like a fun and different way to spend a few hours in the City. We were not disappointed. It proved to be very enjoyable and informative due in large part to our guide Mallory. She was delightful and kept things going at a very comfortable pace for everyone. We had an opportunity to sample several different cupcake offerings as well as delicious gelato and French cookies. She offered interesting tidbits of information both about the different shops we visited and the neighborhoods we walked through. It's a great area between Union and Washington Squares, fun to explore even after the tour ended. Now we're all are looking forward to doing another one of the tours perhaps in the spring. Whether you're familiar with the area or just visiting, I think this is something everyone would enjoy.

    Visited November 2013

    From TripAdvisor (Posted on 1/3/2014)
    “Cupcake tour” Review by Chris W (a TripAdvisor Member)
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    Went on a cupcake tour this afternoon with Mallory.
    It was excellent!!! Brought my 2 daughters and a friend of my daughter's
    and really loved all the food samples and Mallory's great tour. Thanks.
    My 10 year old asked if we could do this every Sunday!!!!!

    Visited November 2013

    From TripAdvisor(Posted on 1/3/2014)
    “great time” Review by jg2203 (a TripAdvisor Member)
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    My kids and I just returned from the Great NY cupcake tour with our guide, Mallory. She was informative, funny, and engaging. The weather wasn't great but Mallory kept things moving! Especially enjoyed Baked by Melissa, Milk and Cookies, Molly's and the mango sorbet at Amorino. This tour is a great way to enjoy some treats and the city. It was also great that Mallory took us through Washington Park for some photo ops!

    Visited November 2013

    From TripAdvisor(Posted on 1/3/2014)
    “Enjoyable cupcake tour” Review by Laurel B (a TripAdvisor Member)
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    My adult daughters and I just returned from the Great NY cupcake tour. Our guide, Mallory, was funny, engaging and informative. A bonus was that we had gorgeous weather for the beginning of November and a small group which helped to keep things moving! Especially enjoyed Baked by Melissa, Molly's (great story) and the mango sorbet at Amorino. Have to say it was my second visit to Magnolia Bakery and this trip just served to confirm that I don't like their cupcakes. We were given their signature red velvet cupcake and it was the ONLY one on the tour that was not fresh. Their frosting paled in comparison to Molly's cream cheese frosting. This tour is a great way to enjoy some treats and enjoy the city. Loved that Mallory took us through Washington Park!

    Visited November 2013

    From TripAdvisor(Posted on 1/3/2014)
    “Fun Cupcake Tour” Review by AdrienneLaGressa (a TripAdvisor Member)
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    Spent a beautiful Fall day in New York City on the Great New York Tour - cupcakes edition. Weather was perfect and our tour guide, Mallory a delight. She was full of fun facts and cute jokes about cupcakes. We visited 6 establishments: Baked by Melissa, Crumbs, Amorino (for gelato), Bisous ciao (for macarons), Molly's and Magnolia Bakery. Walked from place to place at a leisurely pace, even had a nice pit-stop/photo op in Washington Sq. Park. Purchased this tour from Groupon and took my 12 year old cupcake obsessed daughter for a Mother-Daughter day out. She (and I) had a great time and even went back to some of the stops to make purchases. There's plenty of time to do that along the tour but we didn't feel like carrying everything the whole time. I highly recommend this tour for a fun afternoon out!!

    Visited November 2013

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    Worst Tour Ever Review by Barb
    Literally got only the minis of cupcakes, and there was no selection of the cupcakes. There was only one choice in places like Baked By Melissa, the gelato place, Milk and Cookies, and Magnolia. Not only did I not get what I wanted, but I would have been better off doing the tour by myself then spending the money on this dumb tour, did not learn anything from the tour guide. We had MANGO gelato, and everyone hated it. The cookie was one of grossest things I've ever had in my life. It was a negative experience and a waste of two hours.(Posted on 11/2/2013)
    Worst Tour Ever Review by Barb
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    Literally got only the minis of cupcakes, and there was no selection of the cupcakes. There was only one choice in places like Baked By Melissa, the gelato place, Milk and Cookies, and Magnolia. Not only did I not get what I wanted, but I would have been better off doing the tour by myself then spending the money on this dumb tour, did not learn anything from the tour guide. We had MANGO gelato, and everyone hated it. The cookie was one of grossest things I've ever had in my life. It was a negative experience and a waste of two hours.(Posted on 11/2/2013)
    nothing Special Review by Cupcake Lover
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    I was not impressed with this tour. It was very "to the point"... I should say "to the cupcake" but not much of anything else. We have taken the tours in Hell's Kitchen before and those were GREAT!!!! Sorry but this one does not worth the money ;((Posted on 10/10/2013)
    “Cupcakes with Jesse” Review by David1129 (a TripAdvisor Member)
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    Four of us took the Cupcake Tour with Jesse on Saturday Sept. 14th along with about 12 others. This is our second tour with Great New York tours (first was Chocolate Tour), and like the first one, a very enjoyable experience. Despite being native NY'ers there was still plenty of history to be learned during the tour about the West Village and surrounding areas. All 6 tasting stops were quite good. We all agreed on Molly's being the best cupcake. The gelato tasting was a nice break in the cupcake action and the salted oatmeal white chocolate chip cookie from Milk & Cookies was outstanding. Tour guide Jesse was informative, pleasant and fun to hang out with for a few hours on a Saturday afternoon. All in all a 5 star experience, would definately recommend and don't forget to tip your tour guide, they deserve it !

    Visited September 2013

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    “Amazing tour!!!” Review by Msmissee33 (a TripAdvisor Member)
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    We did the cupcake tour with Alex and had an incredible time. He not only gave us what we came for - cupcakes, but incredible history stories about things we passed along the way. I want to do every tour they offer now, if Alex is leading the way!

    Visited September 2013

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    “Fun time!” Review by OneOpini0n (a TripAdvisor Member)
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    We took both the cupcake tour and chocolate tour. Had a blast on both. We have been to New York many times, but never took the time/opportunity to walk around Chelsea and Greenwich Village and this was the perfect way to do it. It was nice to have a tour guide and get yummy samples on the way. Tip: this company is currently running Groupons for all of its tours. With the Groupon or other promotion, this is a great deal and good value. I don't think I would have been as happy if I had paid the full price (which is high in my opinion).

    Visited September 2013

    From TripAdvisor(Posted on 10/6/2013)
    “Cupcake Tour - Yum Yum :)” Review by LoveandLeisure (a TripAdvisor Member)
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    I went on a cupcake tour this weekend with my daughter, soon to be six. We got there late but still had a really great time. I wish we could have tried more cupcakes, but it was still a really fun time. Make sure you wear comfortable shoes because you will have to walk a lot. If you bring kids let them bring a scooter! My daughter had a fun time riding hers during the walk. We had a really cool tour guide named Jessie. She seemed like she's been doing this for a while because she not only took us to the cupcakes places so also showed us some cool NYC landmarks and made us laugh, always a good thing. I am a native new yorker and still liked it but I think tourists will love it even more (great pics). So overall if you want to do something fun and affordable on the weekend I'd say give this a shot, you'll be happy.

    Visited September 2013

    From TripAdvisor(Posted on 10/6/2013)
    “cupcake tour of new york city” Review by stephanie c (a TripAdvisor Member)
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    Had an awesome experience and would recommend my friends and family to use great new york tours. Tour guide Mallory was extremely pleasant and helpful, did a wonderful job.

    Visited September 2013

    From TripAdvisor(Posted on 10/6/2013)
    “Walking Cupcake Tour” Review by Mom22ms (a TripAdvisor Member)
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    My 12 year old daughter and I took this tour - we loved it! The tour guide (Alex) was extremely knowledgeable and entertaining. Our route included some cobblestone and tree lined streets which were nice to see in NY. The choice of Amorino (gelato) seemed a little strange for the tour but we're so glad it was on the itinerary - it was excellent! All of the venues were excellent, but my favourite was Molly's Cupcakes - but take the tour and try them or yourself, you won't be disappointed!

    Visited August 2013

    From TripAdvisor(Posted on 10/6/2013)
    “Cupcake Tour of NYC!” Review by SaphiraCat (a TripAdvisor Member)
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    This was my second Great New York Tour and it was even better then the first! Our tour guide Mallory was wonderful and brought a lot of life to the tour. The places and samples were top notch, and I made sure to note where we went so I could go back! All in all, and excellent afternoon in the city and dinner at Chelsea Market afterwards was a great way to end the day.

    Visited September 2013

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    “Chocolate Tour” Review by ngjpc (a TripAdvisor Member)
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    A must foe native New Yorker and visitors alike. The cupcakes (and gelato) are wonderful. The historical banter of our guide, Alex, is simply priceless. If you have a sweet tooth go - right now.

    Visited August 2013

    From TripAdvisor(Posted on 10/6/2013)
    “Amazing two hour of cupcake tour in NYC” Review by Yarrron (a TripAdvisor Member)
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    I took myself and my three kids on my birthday 8/31 to the cup cake tour. We met at union square and it was easy to find Jessie the group leader. We walked for approx 2 hours and visited several cup cake shops and gelato store and French macaroon store. Kids had an amazing time , we ate cupcakes in every store that was part of the tour. I even had a birthday cupcake with a candle that was provided by Jessie when she knew it was my birthday. Jessie is funny, charming able to connect with people and knowledgeable about cupcakes and history of the area. We ended the tour as promised tired from burning the calories of the cup cakes we ate.
    I highly recommend doing this for anyone who loves cup cakes and as a much fun activities for children.

    Visited August 2013

    From TripAdvisor(Posted on 10/6/2013)
    Great Food Tour of New York Review by Linda
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    I went on the tour last week and it was good. Kerry was an terrific. She was informed and took very good care of the entire group. It was delightful to spend the time with her. I thought the best stop was Amorino for the mango gelato. Baked by Melissa was good but very tiny. Did not like the Milk and Cookies took one bite and that was enough. The salted caramel was overwhelming. Molly's was okay but the cream cheese icing was all cream cheese not my favorite. Crumbs was Crumbs always pretty good but sometimes too sweet. Magnolia offered the velvet cake and cream cheese icing - took one bite and threw it away. Very dry and the icing not good. I heard others feel the same way. I maybe a tough critic because I have Gigi's of Maplewood NJ a few blocks away and their cupcakes are top of the line. They make everything fresh and whatever you want. If you ever can go there you will experience the best cupcakes ever. My favorite is chocolate cake with peanut butter icing. There is a website Gigicupcakes.com. You can order online as well. I think they also do shipping. Beware that you have the Maplewood NJ location because there is a fake doing business in the South. These two sisters are unbelievable!! Skip the tour and visit them. But Kerry was great.(Posted on 9/22/2013)
    shameful Review by DEBERA DELGATTO
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    Great way to spend an afternoon exploring the sweet side of the city Review by Jodi Ryan
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    Thank you Mallory for a delicious afternoon of sampling some of the well known and hidden gems of the cities cupcake and dessert shops! I saw the offer on Groupon and thought it would be a perfect way to spend a few hours with my sweets loving daughter. I will definitely go back to many of the places on the tour and now have more places to recommend to people when they visit the city including taking this tasty tour! (Posted on 9/2/2013)
    “Cupcake Tour” Review by lmjean (a TripAdvisor Member)
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    Thank you Mallory for a funny and good-humored tour of lower Manhattan's most delicious destinations! We booked all 40 spots in the 2 tours scheduled for a day with moms and kids, and Mallory was gracious, patient, and so nice. The tour was fun, going to the great stops like Baked by Melissa, Magnolia Bakery, Molly's, and introducing us to a new Macaron bakery that was unique and delicious. We got a mini cupcake at most shops, and a full sized one at the end at Magnolia bakery, which most of us just took in a box to bring home since we were so stuffed. Be prepared for a lot of walking, but it was by no means overwhelming. Mallory was considerate of my friend, who is gluten-free, by letting her finish off the Mango gelato container, and Molly's went down and got some freshly-baked gluten-free cupcakes for her. Overall, we really enjoyed our tour.

    Visited July 2013

    From TripAdvisor(Posted on 8/8/2013)
    “Great New York Cupcake Tour” Review by BillBar513 (a TripAdvisor Member)
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    This tour is a great way to spend a summer afternoon in NYC. Mallory, our guide, was charming and informative. She answered everyone's questions and waited patiently for tour members to make purchases, etc. We never felt rushed. All the treats were delicious. However, not all of them were cupcakes. The tour stops at a gelato store and a cookie shop. Actually, for me, the best things we tasted were the gelato and cookies!

    It is a walking tour so some stamina is required, especially on a hot day. However, the pace is fairly slow. I would recommend this tour for visitors and New Yorkers alike. I live in NYC and did the tour with my mom, sister-in-law and niece. For them it was a great way to see The Village and for me it was fun to revisit an area I don't frequent as much these days.

    Visited July 2013

    From TripAdvisor(Posted on 8/8/2013)
    “Thanks for a mother/daughter bonding day :)” Review by lacassillo (a TripAdvisor Member)
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    I was given a true gift of love - a NYC Cupcake Tour from my daughter on Mother's Day (she is 17 and heading to college in the fall - wanted an outing in the summer for us to look forward to) . We enjoyed Jessie's easy going manner and knowledge of facts and history of the city and stops along the way. It was nice, even as hot as it was to tour the city in a different way (born in Queens and have lived in New York my whole life) and discover facts and see the history I hadn't known. The stops for cupcakes, gelati, and cookies were all tastier than the last and I would recommend it to anyone from out of town and even more to us native New Yorkers who think we know a lot about our awesome NYC. Thanks Jessie with providing my daughter and I with a very memorable day :)

    Visited July 2013

    From TripAdvisor(Posted on 8/8/2013)
    “Cupcake Tour” Review by T N (a TripAdvisor Member)
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    This was a fun tour, and even informative. You get a nice sampling of cupcakes, plus a really good gelato sample and unique cookie sample. The cupcakes were small, except for the last one, but the cookie was sizable and you are full when you're done. The tour guide Mallory was friendly, informative, humorous and she (along with the tour) are recommended for anyone interested

    Visited July 2013

    From TripAdvisor(Posted on 8/8/2013)
    “Cupcake walking tour” Review by krazyray42 (a TripAdvisor Member)
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    Went on the cupcake tour. Yhe tour guide was Mallory. She was very pleasant and worked with interacting with the group. We made 6 stops. 4 were to cupcake places, 1 to a gelato place, and 1 to a cookie place. 2 samples were mini cupcakes, 1 was a spoonful of gelato, 2 were regular size cupcakes, and 1 was a nice huge cookie :^) very nice tour. not a lot of walking. destinations were at most 7minutes apart walking. stopped along the way in Washington Square park to take picturs. Very nice park. I would surely do this tour or any other tour from this company again!

    Visited July 2013

    From TripAdvisor(Posted on 8/8/2013)
    “Cupcake Tour with Mallory” Review by Deanna N (a TripAdvisor Member)
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    The overall tour was great! I loved getting to experience different cupcake places as well as the gelato place. Our tour guide, Mallory was phenominal! She is very personable and extremely knowledgable! LOVED her!

    Visited June 2013

    From TripAdvisor(Posted on 8/8/2013)
    Such a good time! Review by Stephanie
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    Just did the cupcake tour and I highly recommend. Not only is the tastings great the walk and historic view of NYC is an added bonus. Mallory our tour guide was wonderful with cupcake and NYC facts. Not only am I a native New Yorker but I lived in the Village where most of the tour takes place and I still learned a lot. This is a must do. (Posted on 8/4/2013)
    YAY FOR CUPCAKES Review by Ida
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    This tour was really good. We had Jessie as our tour guide and she truly knew a lot about the history of each place and also the history of the areas we walked past. My favorite was definitely melissa's cupcakes however they were really small. My advice is to bring water to cleanse your palettes and dont eat a big lunch before you go. (Posted on 8/2/2013)
    Hello! Let me introduce myself! Review by inetryconydot
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    Hello! I really liked your forum, especially this section. I just signed up and immediately decided to introduce myself, if I'm wrong section, ask the moderators to move the topic to the right place, hopefully it will take me well... My name is Henry, me 34 years, humourist and serious man in one person. Ssory for my English.(Posted on 7/30/2013)
    Wonderful Tour! Review by Lourdes
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    My friends and I took the Cupcake tour this past weekend (June 16th) and it was just splendid! Our tour guide (Cybil) gave us loads of information and was just fun to be around. The cupcakes, gelato and cookie were to die for! All in all it was a fun and filing tour. We got to take some home with us when we couldn't eat them anymore! Do not come full, but get ready for the sugar high! (Posted on 6/18/2013)
    Great way to spend a day in NYC Review by Ken
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    Saw a deal for this tour in Amazon local and couldn't pass it up. Boy was it worth it! Mallory was our tour guide and she was wonderful, funny, friendly, and knowledgeable about all the sights and cupcake spots. I was very pleased with the tour and the cupcakes were yummy. My favorite by far was Molly's cupcakes because they were fresh! Some of the other famous bakeries were a bit stale. My advice to everyone: BRING WATER! It truly helped me cleanse my palette after each tasting. This was a great tour by the end my sweet tooth was hurting (literally).(Posted on 6/14/2013)
    “Contentedly Cupcaked!” Review by emmaundine (a TripAdvisor Member)
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    Props to Great New York Tours for employing EXCELLENT tours guides--our expedition happened on a dreadfully rainy and cold day and yet Mallory remained upbeat, excited and funny the entire time.

    Mallory took us to 6 different locations around the Village. 4 of those were cupcake spots (Molly's is hands-down the best), where we were given one mini cupcake each to sample--yes, you don't get regular-sized cupcakes at every/any location--which is FINE--you are SO sugared-out by the end of the tour...The other 2 locations did not sell cupcakes, but were a GREAT addition to the tour as the gelato at one and the cookies at another were an exciting contrast and simply AMAZING.

    Overall, a lovely way to walk around that beautiful neighborhood and treat yourself to a very satisfying array of desserts.

    Visited May 2013

    From TripAdvisor(Posted on 6/6/2013)
    “Cupcake tour wonderfully delicious” Review by marpars (a TripAdvisor Member)
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    Jessie was our tour guide. Lots of info & lots of good eats.definitely a great tour!! Great streets to walk around. Learned a lot about the area plus had great desserts.

    Visited May 2013

    From TripAdvisor(Posted on 6/6/2013)
    “It's all about the cupcakes.” Review by Starr L (a TripAdvisor Member)
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    I did the cupcake tour last week and it was amazing. Mallory was our tour guide and she had great cupcake jokes and facts. The samples were delicious. I would definitely say the gelato was my favorite part of the tour. The tour was all around the Union Square area. It was definitely worth it. A great way to spend the afternoon. Go hungry!

    Visited May 2013

    From TripAdvisor(Posted on 6/6/2013)
    “Fun time in NYC for all ages!” Review by Cindy W (a TripAdvisor Member)
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    We did the cupcake tour for our daughter's 14th birthday and had a blast! Mallory was the perfect tour guide as she was very knowledgeable about all the stops on the tour and keep everyone entertained. The cupcakes were delicious but the gelato was out of this world!!!

    Visited April 2013

    From TripAdvisor(Posted on 6/6/2013)
    “Cupcake Tour of NY” Review by wendyr3333 (a TripAdvisor Member)
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    We went on this tour last Friday - a beautiful spring day, perfect weather to walk the mile and half as we ate our way through parts of the Village. 4 stops for cupcakes - they were mini-cupcakes,except for the last stop at Magnolia Bakery, so that was perfect. The gelato stop was well worth it and so was the stop for the macaron! The bakeries are mostly small, so you do your eating on the sidewalk, which was also good, since we could enjoy the weather. Mallory was our guide and she had cupcake facts, cupcake jokes and a cupcake joke contest, facts about the places we passed, and events that took place in the area. Mallory is definitely an asset! The only thing that was a little confusing was exactly where to meet - it is in Union Square park, on the corner of Union Square West and 14th street. A fun way to pass an afternoon - I recommend it!

    Visited May 2013

    From TripAdvisor(Posted on 6/6/2013)
    “Fun tour” Review by tripSM_279 (a TripAdvisor Member)
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    Our tour guide, Jessie, was fun and knowledgeable. She took us to many different chocolate shops, cupcake shops, and cookie shops in the west village area. It was a great way to explore the area as well as get a taste of some of the traditional and interesting sweets these shops had to offer. I would definitely recommend the tour as a good way to explore an area and treat yourself to some sweets at the same time.

    Visited March 2013

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    A Sweet Dream Review by Lisa Marie
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    I purchased this tour on Amazon Local and I am so glad that I did. It was great. You visit 4 cupcake shops, 1 gelato shop and 1 cookie shop. Every place that we went we were given a sample. I had been to 3 of the cupcake shops before so I knew what to expect with those, but the other 3 places completely blew my mind. I can't believe that as a New Yorker with a sweet tooth like mine had never been to or even heard of these places. Our tour guide Mallory was great, she was friendly and upbeat and I thouroughly enjoyed her corny cupcake jokes. My only complaint is that you don't end the tour where you started so it was a bit of a walk back to Union Square. If you are not from New York, make sure you plan accordingly. Other than that, it was amazing and I'm so glad that I was able to do it.(Posted on 5/17/2013)
    Had a great time on the cupcake tour Review by Michelle
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    I live in the area and when a friend mentioned a groupon for a cupcake tour, I was all for it! Mallory was our tour guide and she was wonderful. She was very informative and did a great job! Plus it was a gorgeous day for a walk around the city to sample all the delicious treats. The stop at Amorino was a very nice addition and I will definitely go back for more gelato! Magnolia is usually the spot we go for cupcakes but now because of this tour I know of a few other great places to go. If you have some out of town guests visiting, who have a sweet tooth, I recommend this tour as a fun thing to do. (Posted on 5/13/2013)
    “Cupcake tour is a MUST!” Review by Robin G (a TripAdvisor Member)
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    Mallory took us around to 6 different places, 4 actual cupcake shops, 1 macaron store and 1 gelato place. She was both energetic and informative about cupcake culture. This is a must for anyone who enjoys sweets and discovering fun eateries in NYC.

    Visited April 2013
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    “Cupcake Tour with Mallory was great!” Review by Amy C (a Trip Advisor Member)
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    As a New York resident, I wasn't sure what to expect going into the tour. Overall, I had a great time. Mallory had a lot of energy and very entertaining. She kept the tour going at a great pace and highlighted major New York attractions along the way without detracting from the subject at hand - cupcakes.

    The tour itself hit very tasty spots, and I really liked that towards the end (once we were all getting full), we were given the option to take the sweets home with us. I would recommend for anyone who enjoys desserts.(Posted on 4/30/2013)
    “Cupcake Tour” Review by Arturo M (a TripAdvisor Member)
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    This was such fun! First of all the tour leader, Mallorie, was wonderful: engaging, friendly, knowledgeable about the subject (cupcakes) but also about the neighborhoods we walked through. I would rate 5 of the 6 places we visited and "tasted" at amazing (the exception, Crumbs, a big chain that was just "OK", and maybe even less). As a bonus you get to walk through some great neighborhoods throughout Midtown Manhattan, especially Greenwhich Village. And because of the amount of treats you got to try, it seemed like a great value (especially since we got a deal at LivingSocial). It didn't hurt that it was great weather, a perfect day! Warning: we made the mistake of eating Mexican right afterwards (at Cab Caliente, a so-so restaurant in the Village), which pushed our stomachs over the edge. Advice: let your tummies recover from the treats before eating anything else.

    Visited March 2013

    From TripAdvisor(Posted on 4/4/2013)
    “If u love cupcakes and NYC, book this tour now!” Review by Joyce W (a TripAdvisor Member)
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    Mallory, our tour guide, walked us through NYC stopping briefly at various sweet treat spots for us to taste. It was a fun thing to do on a Saturday afternoon! Mallory's enthusiasm made this tour worthwhile and the sweet treats were the perfect bites. I'll definitely be visiting those spots again soon now that I know where they are located thanks to Mallory. Terrific for kids too!

    Visited February 2013

    From TripAdvisor(Posted on 4/4/2013)
    “Fantastic!” Review by purplescrubs06 (a TripAdvisor Member)
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    Mallory was a fantastic, pleasant, entertaining host for our Cupcake tour. I thoroughly enjoyed it and so did the 14 year old I brought along. Highly recommend. It was pretty cold though even in March and most of it is a walking tour outside, so come bundled up if you are going in March.

    Visited March 2013

    From TripAdvisor(Posted on 4/4/2013)
    “Cupcake tour was FANTASTIC” Review by Sally D (a TripAdvisor Member)
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    During Spring Break my 8 year old and I visited NYC. We purchased the Cupcake Tour on Groupon prior to our trip. Mallory was our tour guide and she was DELIGHTFUL. We enjoyed the tour, which took about 1 1/2 hours, and the history of the area and each bakery. I really appreciated that towards the end Mallory offered us "to go" containers for our treats. We both were very pleased with our tour and my 8 year old now refers to it as one of her best memories from her 1st trip to NYC!

    Visited March 2013

    From TripAdvisor(Posted on 4/4/2013)
    “Cupcake Tour of New York” Review by JennOM (a TripAdvisor Member)
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    The Great New York Tours Cupcake Tour of New York was a delicious walk-about Greenwich Village. Mallory, our tour guide, made the tour entertaining and fun. The stops were delicious!!

    From TripAdvisor(Posted on 4/4/2013)
    “A Fun New York Cupcake Tour!” Review by XquisitEmibee (a TripAdvisor Member)
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    Even though I'm from NYC, I had a great time walking from Union Square to Greenwich Village learning various cupcake facts and other historical facts about the locations while sampling cupcakes and other sweets from acclaimed sweet shops! We had a great tour guide named Mallory, and if we weren't all already interested enough in cupcakes to go on a cupcake tour, she definitely gave us more reason to! She was very energetic and enthusiastic about what she was presenting to us (cupcake jokes included) and was willing to answer our questions and help us in any way like getting boxes to store the treats we couldn't finish for later. I definitely had enough sugar for one day after this tour, but no regrets! The cupcakes, gelato, and cookies were delicious, and I know where to go now when I want to get more of these in the future!

    Visited March 2013

    From TripAdvisor(Posted on 4/4/2013)
    “NY Walking Cupcake tour” Review by lperlasq (a TripAdvisor Member)
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    I found a coupon on living social and decided to take my kids (19 and 23 year old kids) on the tour. We had a blast. Our guide was Shannon (who normally did the chocolate tours) and even if she was just filling in, she was very entertaining and very knowledgeable.

    As always, the cupcake from Baked by Melissa was very good. The gelato from Amorino was amazing. Crumbs was okay, normally I find the bigger cupcakes a little dry but the mini ones were good. Molly's was fun since we were able to pick our own flavors. Their cupcakes were good. Milk and cookies was another favorite, the oatmeal cookie with sea salt was soooo good. The red velvet from Magnolia bakery was good but I've had better.

    Besides the food, it was nice to walk around and learn about the history of buildings and stuff around the West village.

    Bit of advice: wear comfortable shoes, be ready to be all sugared up, bring water and be ready to have a great time!!!!!!

    Visited September 2012

    From TripAdvisor(Posted on 11/20/2012)
    “One Sweet Tour!” Review by Justin J (a TripAdvisor Member)
    When my wife told me that she wanted to take a cupcake tour around NYC, I really thought she was crazy. I've never been a cupcake guy (or a fan of long walking tours for that matter), but I decided to fulfill my marital duties and please my wife. I couldn't have been more surprised. I didn't realize how cultural cupcakes had become. It was fun hitting these little cupcake spots I never knew existed. We also stopped at a gelato place for some reason. However, I didn't complain since it was still delicious! We even stopped at this one place "Molly's" that looked like a school classroom. It reminded me of when I was a kid and got to have cupcakes whenever it was a classmates birthday. But I won't bore you with a trip down memory lane. Our tour guide was Mallory, she was terrific. Very informative and knowledgeable, her upbeat enthusiasm and radiant personality made everyone enjoy the tour more. She had a wonderful sense of humor and even helped take pictures and give directions. My favorite part of the tour was actually not a cupcake sample though. The salt cookies at "Milk and Cookies" were AMAZING. Luckily for me, my wife didn't feel the same way so I got to have two! Overall I was really shocked at how much I enjoyed it. I will definitely try and check out the other tours in the company. Once again, always trust your wife.

    Visited September 2012

    From TripAdvisor(Posted on 11/20/2012)
    “NYC Cupcake Tour” Review by Melissa D (a TripAdvisor Member)
    This tour was our first during our stay in NYC. Owning a cupcake shop in Miami, I found it fitting and completely necessary to do in NY. We got this tour through Living Social for $20 each. Our tour guide, Mallory, was super nice from beginning to end. She gave us a little history about the area as we were walking around as well. Each of the stops we made were very good. I would have to say, my favorite of the cupcake shops was Molly's Cupcakes, as it is very inviting and probably the best tasting. Crumbs comes in 2nd place. The cookies from Milk & Cookies were DELICIOUS...salted oat cookie. It gave you that perfect combination of sweet and salty. Overall, it was quite the sweet experience, even with the bit of rain that we had. Thank you Mallory!

    Visited September 2012

    From TripAdvisor(Posted on 11/20/2012)
    “Cupcake Walking Tour” Review by lbannerot (a TripAdvisor Member)
    My daughter and I spent a wonderful Fall afternoon on the Great N.Y. Cupcake Tour that we got through Groupon for $25 each. We had a wonderful guide named Mallory who navigated the streets of N.Y. with ease with our large group as she talked all about cupcakes the the places we were visiting. We had 6 stops: Baked by Melissa, Crumbs Bakery Shop, Molly's Cupcakes and Magnolia Bakery, Amorino and Milk and Cookies. The first 4 were cupcake shops and then Amorino for gelato and Milk and Cookies for a cookie. It was a nice mix and the samples were to die for. In fact, by the end, most of us were so full, that we had a take home box for our full size Magnolia cupcake. My only suggestions would be to 1)wear comfortable shoes, 2)bring your own water or milk to go along with the samples and 3) maybe some napkins as your fingers get pretty sticky after sampling the cupcakes and napkins were not supplied or always available.Other than that, this is a fun tour for people of all ages.

    Visited September 2012

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    “The cupcake tour was fun & delicious!” Review by greengirlyboo (a TripAdvisor Member)
    Mallory was our tour guide for the cupcake tour & I would recommend that anyone who loves sweets check out this tour. It was fun & we tried some amazing desserts, not just cupcakes.

    From TripAdvisor(Posted on 11/20/2012)
    “Cupcake tour: fun & filling!” Review by neverhomeschooler (a TripAdvisor Member)
    Accompanied by our friendly tour guide, Mallorie, we had a wonderful stroll through the area stopping to visit several cupcake and bakery establishments. Mallorie was informative and charming and shared humor, informative tid-bits and stories about the area and the stops that we made. Cupcakes were sampled at 4 of the 6 stops... the others gave us samples of gelato and cookies. We ate a hearty lunch before the tour began at 3pm... I was full enough to skip dinner... and didn't even eat it all! Overall, an enjoyable afternoon stroll with my 3 kids and friends, all of us whom purchased our tickets through Groupon. At full price I would have been satisfied, but at the Groupon price, it was a great bargain.

    Visited October 2012

    From Trip Advisor(Posted on 11/20/2012)
    “A+ Cupcake Walking Tour” Review by amhanstein (a TripAdvisor Member)
    My friend and I took part in the Cupcake Walking Tour and had a great time! I am a west coast cupcake afficiando so this was the highlight of my trip! Led by our cute and personable guide Mallory we visited six spots - Crumbs, Baked by Melissa, Molly's Cupcakes, Milk & Cookies, Amorino, and Magnolias. My favorite was Molly's where we made our own creations - the brown butter icing was SO good. The passionfruit gelato at Amorinos was a nice change of pace, as was the Salted Oat Cookie at Milk & Cookies. You get good sized samples at most places - minus the full-sized cookie and classic red velvet cupcake at Magnolias. I couldn't eat my final one - was so stuffed, but they gladly packed it up for us. Mallory was great about pointing out non-cupcake related sights, and even allowed us to stop in Washington Square for photos. All in all, a fun time.

    P.S. Bring water with you!

    Visited October 2012

    From TripAdvisor(Posted on 11/20/2012)

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