The Center for Podiatric Care and Sports Medicine

NYC Podiatrists Recommend Satisfying Your Sweet Tooth on a Walking Tour

Posted by on Friday, March 17th, 2017

NYC offers an abundance of small specialty shops and bakeries to satisfy your sweet tooth. So if you’ve got a taste for sweets, Sugartooth Tours will introduce you to a few of the best-kept secrets of the local dessert world. “I was always trying to find the best off-the-beaten-path bakeries with the best desserts,” said Tour Creator Sarah Morgan. Her bakery tours have been growing in popularity since she started offering them five years ago, and isn’t just about sweet treats, but about local history, lore and trivia, too.

Our NYC podiatrists recommend taking this walking tour to see different parts of the city, and to keep yourself mobile for many years to come.

 Sugartooth Walking Tours in NYC

Tour stops vary depending upon the time of year. This spring, you can choose from several options:

  • Sweeter Than Sugar Chelsea/West Village Dessert TourThis two-hour guided walking tour starts in Chelsea on the northwest corner of 8th Avenue and 18th Street, weaving 1.5 miles through the West Village and Meatpacking District.
  • Bright Lights & Broadway Bites Tour: Starting at Ben’s Deli in Times Square, actors/licensed tour guides take you through the theatre district, where you’ll hear stories from Broadway as you make stops at Ben’s Delicatessen, Amy’s Bread, and a handful of other spots. You won’t leave this tour without sampling classic Big Apple desserts like New York City cheesecake, chocolate egg creams and black and white cookies.
  • Find Heaven in a Tour of Hell’s KitchenYou’ll depart from Times Square and head into the heart of Hell’s Kitchen, where you’ll learn theories on how the area got its name, before heading north to 9th Avenue, an area of great culinary significance. Along the way, you’ll be treated to pies, “the best cookie in NYC” at Schmackary’s, homemade fudge, frozen custard, Greek pastries and artisanal chocolate.

NYC Dessert Walking Tours Offer a Unique Experience

You can always call up five of your friends and request a private guide. Morgan says she’ll even offer one of her past tours for a small group, such as the Village-to-Village Cupcake Crawl Across Manhattan, Future Foodies Dessert Tour, the Ice Cream Summer Sunday Tour, or the Sweeter Than Sugar Valentine’s Edition Tour.

For the Valentine’s Tour, offered annually in February, Sugartooth provides guests with chocolates and cupcakes, paired with wine or beer, the amazing half-pound cookies from City Cakes, and hot chocolate with homemade marshmallows from Amy’s Bread. You can also sink your teeth into some very interesting stories from Sweet Revenge owner Marlo Scott.

One of the neat things about these walking tours is the ability to connect with the shop owners and the bakers who are so passionate about all things food-related. “We live in a big city with a great degree of anonymity,” Morgan explains, adding, “It makes the experience about more than just eating dessert; it’s also about meeting the people who make your food…. You can return in the future and say, ‘Yeah, I know the owner. I learned about how this place came into fruition.’ It just makes the experience a little bit more special.”

Why Take a NYC Walking Tour?

There are many reasons to take a Sugartooth Tour or another NYC walking tour. Maybe you’re looking for a unique way to celebrate your birthday, anniversary or a holiday. Some people say they feel like they’re running out of things to do with their older children, so the tours are a great way to bring the whole family together on the weekend.

We find it’s just a really fun way to spend an afternoon, while racking up some additional walking hours. Just 30 minutes of walking per day stretches your tissues so you’re more flexible, mobile and strong. Taking steps to boost your circulation lowers your risk of developing Raynaud’s disease, peripheral artery disease, peripheral neuropathy, blood clots, varicose veins, diabetes and obesity.

If your feet ache for more than five days after a long walk, you may be experiencing a condition that’s a bit more serious than Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness. So stop by our Manhattan or White Plains podiatry offices for an evaluation. Our professionals offer a range of soothing, noninvasive therapies for patients ranging from businessmen and “average Joes” (and average Janes), to elite athletes and beyond. Our goal is to cure any injuries and relieve your pain so you can return to the game in half the time it would take if you pursued other treatment options. We’ll identify and treat the root cause of your pain, ensuring that you stay healthy and active for years to come.

If you have any foot problems or pain, contact The Center for Podiatric Care and Sports MedicineDr. Josef J. GeldwertDr. Katherine Lai, Dr. Ryan Minara and Dr. Mariola Rivera have helped thousands of people get back on their feet. Unfortunately, we cannot give diagnoses or treatment advice online. Please make an appointment to see us if you live in the NY metropolitan area or seek out a podiatrist in your area.