Van-Based Tour | Saturdays May-November | 1pm-4:30pm | $45/person
Well, not JUST desserts….but your sweet tooth will be thrilled as we focus on the region’s best handmade candy, pastries, and desserts.
Why not start with chocolate!? We step inside one of the oldest chocolate-making companies in the city, Ben Heggy’s Candy Co. The hardest part is narrowing down your selection. The fun part is watching the girls hand wrap the chocolates, an unusual and welcome sight in an increasingly automated world. Next we head into North Canton. You’ll instantly notice that something is different at Four Kids Coffee aside from the faces (portraits) of their four kids promptly placed on the wall to greet visitors. You’ll quickly learn that all of the offerings (and there are a lot) are gluten-free. Yes, even the scrumptious desserts. Discover the amazing story of how Four Kids Coffee got started and where their unusual concept has taken them. Here we enjoy a great sample platter before moving onto Hazel Artisan Bakery. As soon as you walk through the front door at Hazel Artisan, cases full of freshly baked cookies, pastries, and cakes beckon your attention even before pastry chef and co-owner Lonnie Ball makes his appearance carrying wonderful sample platters made just for us. You’ll see first hand why many restaurants throughout the city use Hazel Artisan breads. Next, head to a newer chocolate making company, Anastasiades Chocolates where we meet co-owner, Larry Anastas. His enthusiasm and energy are infectious and you’ll see and taste exactly why he loves his job so much. Next we take a break from eating and visit the beautiful McKinley National Monument on our way back to our starting point. After viewing the monument and amazing grounds, we finish our Just Desserts tour appropriately with the famous Bittner sundae at Taggart’s Ice Cream Parlor.
In between Food Stops, we talk history, architecture and more, including a stop at the McKinley Monument and West Lawn Cemetery. Just Desserts is $45.00 per person. Your ticket price includes enough food to replace a meal, a knowledgeable tour guide, transportation during the tour, taxes, restaurant staff gratuity, and a take home goodie bag! Guide gratuity is always appreciated.
See “About Your Tour Experience” below for further details.
About Your Tour Experience
SMALL GROUP SETTING
No more than 11 guests on this tour means the focus is on us!
GREAT FOR MINGLING
Bring a friend or two, or book a single ticket and meet new people on your tour!
Dessert is served 1st, 2nd, and 3rd on this Tour – select the “Your Tastings” tab for a sneak peek.
TAKE HOME GOODIE BAG
Samples, discount offers, regional event info, and more!
This tour starts at 1p.m. and lasts 3 1/2 hours
WHERE TO MEET
Lobby of McKinley Grand Hotel
320 Market Avenue S,
in downtown Canton
Just Desserts is $45 per guest.
Free parking available in the Post Office parking lot located southwest from the hotel entrance on Market Avenue, or on side streets at any meter (no charge on weekends). Parking also available for a fee in the New Market deck attached to the hotel.
Menu du Jour on your tour!
- Pick your own chocolates from dozens of selections at Heggy’s! Supposed to be for your goodie bag, but we always taste test!
- Chef’s Choice* entree sampler and dessert at Four Kids Coffee
- Chef’s Choice* entree sampler and dessert platter at Hazel Artisan Bakery
- Chocolate tasting at Anastasiades Chocolates
- Bittner sampler at Taggart’s Ice Cream Parlor
- While the above list is standard, venues may be substituted without notice due to event or schedule conflicts
*”Chef’s Choice” means a seasonal delight or a delicious unique surprise made just for us!
Find Your Way
View photos from the Just Desserts Photo Gallery to whet your appetite!