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East Village NYC Ice Cream Tasting/Tour

Rated 4.96 out of 5 from 26 reviews.New York, United States

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Experience hosted by Andrew

90 mins
Includes food, equipment
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

Toasted Sesame Nutella. Salty Caramel. Chocolate Fudge Brownie. Cereal Milk. Peppermint Chocolate. Brooklyn Brown Sugar Chunk. Thai Iced Tea. Earl Gray Tea. Oreo Cookie Dough. Mexican Chocolate. Bacon Peach. Honey Comb.

We will stop at five different world-class ice cream shops on this 1.5 mile 1.5 hour tour. At each ice cream store we'll explore the story behind the business and see what makes the ice cream unique as you savor every flavor. You'll learn about an ex drug dealer who turned his life around with his culinary creativity, a pregnancy craving that sparked a business, and a bassoonist who found his real calling. A picture is worth a thousand words, but a scoop of ice cream tells a story.

If you're like me, when you walk into an ice cream shop you want to try eight different flavors, but impatient customers, imperious scoopers, or shame stops you at two. Not on this tour. While exploring the East Village we will hit the best ice cream in the area and taste no fewer than 12 flavors based on a mix of my experience and your interest.

COVID info - We will stay completely outside on this tour to lower the risk of COVID spread. There will be plenty of hand sanitizer and whenever ice cream is being served I will have my mask on. Otherwise, masks can be off when we're outside and apart.
Toasted Sesame Nutella. Salty Caramel. Chocolate Fudge Brownie. Cereal Milk. Peppermint Chocolate. Brooklyn Brown Sugar Chunk. Thai Iced Tea. Earl Gray Tea. Oreo Cookie Dough. Mexican Chocolate. Bacon Peach. Honey Comb.

We will stop at five different world-class ice cream shops on this 1.5 mile 1.5 hour tour. At each ice cream store we'll explore the story behind the business and see what makes the ice cream unique as you savor every…

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What's included

  • Food
    Lots of ice cream.
    I would not recommend coming if you are lactose int...
  • Equipment
    I will provide spoons,
    hand sanitizer, wet wipes and bad puns.
From $30
/ person
No dates available

Meet your host, Andrew

Host on Airbnb since 2016
  • 26 Reviews
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I spent years working in a successful ice cream shop in Boston. People would often ask me if I was getting sick of ice cream. What an absurd question! Learning the ins and outs of making, selling, and eating ice cream only fueled my obsession. Since moving to New York, I have extensively explored the ice cream scene and settled on a few gems in a fascinating neighborhood of the city. Now I am a law student, churning my love of ice cream and New York City into one delectable tour. I delight in sharing my passions with others and meeting fellow ice cream lovers!
I spent years working in a successful ice cream shop in Boston. People would often ask me if I was getting sick of ice cream. What an absurd question! Learning the ins and outs of making, selling, and eating ice cream only fueled my obsession. Since moving to New York, I have extensively explored the ice cream scene and settled on a few gems in a fascinating neighborhood of the city. Now I am a law student, churning my love of ice cream and New York City into one delectable tour. I delight in sh…
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Where you'll be

The tour is in East Village, AKA ice cream paradise. We will stroll through the neighborhood, sampling flavors from the very best (in my humble opinion) ice cream spots.

I suggest you eat some food (not a lot) beforehand. Like tequila, you don't want to have too much ice cream on an empty stomach.

Rated 4.96 out of 5 from 26 reviews.

Josie
February 2020
Andrew is incredible! One of the nicest guys you’ll ever meet, and he really knows what he’s doing. It was such a fun trip, and you really get to know some cool history! Don’t pass on this.
Jill
February 2020
I loved this experience! Not only did I appreciate the walking tour of the lower east side, but the ice cream was DELICIOUS. My favorite stop had to be Mikey Likes It. Andrew did a great job telling the detailed backstory of each ice cream parlor, and he made excellent choices for us to sample. I left Andrew’s tour feeling full and satisfied.
I loved this experience! Not only did I appreciate the walking tour of the lower east side, but the ice cream was DELICIOUS. My favorite stop had to be Mikey Likes It. Andrew did a…
Jason
February 2020
My girlfriend and I had a fantastic time on this tour. Andrew tells fascinating and intimate stories about the history of the Lower East Side and the various ice cream parlors. This is a great activity to do as a date or with your kids. Also, it's a TON of ice cream, so come hungry!
My girlfriend and I had a fantastic time on this tour. Andrew tells fascinating and intimate stories about the history of the Lower East Side and the various ice cream parlors. Thi…
Evelyn
January 2020
Amazing tour! Andrew was super friendly and guided us to the best ice cream shops and unique flavours. He told us the story of all the diffrent shops. Was really cosy and tasty :)
Xin
November 2019
This was an absolutely delightful experience! Andrew was knowledgeable, charming, and entertaining – everything you could possibly want from a guide. He shared with us interesting backstories about each location and picked flavours that were as unique as they were tasty. Highly recommended!
This was an absolutely delightful experience! Andrew was knowledgeable, charming, and entertaining – everything you could possibly want from a guide. He shared with us interesting…
세희
November 2019
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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 5 and up can attend.

More tips

Bring comfortable shoes and clothes for walking, a sense of culinary adventure, and curiosity about the stories behind the ice cream and the city.

What to bring

Walking shoes

Comfortable, weather-appropriate clothes