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The Five Best Cooking Classes in New York City

Aunt Jake Pasta Class Fresh Pasta

If you are looking for fun foodie things to do in New York City, cooking classes can be an exciting option! So whether you are planning a big event like a team building activity or whether you are just looking to expand your culinary skills, here are the five best cooking classes in New York City.

Pizza School NYC – 371 Grand St

Pizza School NYC

P.C.: yelp, Wolfgang W.

Who doesn’t love pizza! If you ever wondered how pizza is made, Pizza School NYC hosts 4 hour pizza workshops. Another good option is Keste (77 Fulton St) which has a beautiful new location near the South Street Seaport. With either of these options, you will be impressing your friends and family with your pizza skills in no time at all!

Aunt Jake’s – 151 Mulberry St

Aunt Jakes Pasta Class

Aunt Jake’s has fun pasta making classes on the top floor of their restaurant in Little Italy and this is a great option for beginners and aspiring pasta chefs. You will make your own dough, roll it out and cut it into all sorts of fun pasta shapes. Best of all, after the class is done you can leave with a ton of fresh pasta to cook at home.

Eataly – 101 Liberty St & 200 Fifth Ave

Eataly Cooking Classes

P.C.: yelp, Sam S.

Eataly hosts a number of interesting cooking classes in both of their New York locations every month. You can learn about making pizzas, fresh pasta, risotto, ragu, cannolis and more. They have something for everyone including many classes for beginners.

Butter Lane Cupcakes – 123 E 7th St

Butter Lane Bakery Classes

P.C.: yelp, E T.

Now it is time for a little dessert! Butter Lane Cupcakes is one of the best spots in New York City for cupcakes and their cupcake making classes are very popular. During their classes, you will learn to make different types of cupcakes from start to finish including mixing, baking and decorating techniques. This can be a lot of fun to try as a group and you can all leave with a bunch of delicious cupcakes!

Mille-Feuille Bakery – 552 Laguardia Pl

Mille-Feuille Bakery

P.C.: yelp, Dasle K.

Finally macarons are one of favorite snacks and if you are ever curious how to make these delicate treats (like we have in the past) Mille-Feuille Bakery has macaron classes! In this 2 to 2.5 hour class, you learn how to prep and bake macarons and learn the science and theory behind them. Nothing is more rewarding than tasting the fruits of your labor especially when they are yummy macarons! Mille-Feuille Bakery also has other classes like ones for croissants, eclairs and even their signature mille-feuille.

Looking for even more fun foodie things to do or exciting team building activities ideas? Check out our food tours of Little Italy and Chinatown where you can learn about two fascinating neighborhoods and some of the exciting foods you can find there.