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The Perfect Waitress-Inspired Itinerary

Waitress tells the captivating story of Jenna, a talented pie baker and waitress who is looking to escape her small town life. With soaring songs and an uplifting story, it’s the perfect musical to catch on your Big Apple adventure.

And after catching a performance of Waitress with discount tickets from, you’ll be ready to shake off the small town blues and see the big city for yourself. Satisfy your sweet tooth at bakeries, fill up on classic New York cuisine at diners, and get inspired by Waitress with museums exhibits and tours that offer a fascinating look at the stories of New York’s greatest women.

Follow in Jenna’s footsteps and get out there to explore New York City. Here’s a fun itinerary that will show off the sweet side of The Big Apple.

Ellen’s Stardust Diner
Get in the mood for an unforgettable performance of Waitress with a visit to the diner known for their signing staff! From the moment you enter Ellen’s, you’ll realize this diner is much more than a place for a tasty meal. The waitresses (and waiters) will sing as they dish up your favorite American classics. It’s like a trip back to the 1950s right in the heart of Times Square. 1650 Broadway

Baked By Melissa
If you love pie, then you probably love cupcakes! Satisfy your sweet tooth with the mini delights at this popular bakery just down the block from the Brooks Atkinson Theatre. These one-bit treats come in a wide range of flavors, including several unique kinds like Chocolate Chip Banana, Cookie Dough, Mint Cookie, and Tie-Dye. They also sell a number of Seasonal Flavors throughout the year. 1585 Broadway

NY Historical Society
Did you know Waitress was written, directed and choreographed by women? You can find inspiration in other female artists currently on exhibit at the New-York Historical Society. Discover “Billie Jean King” and “Women’s Voices,” two current exhibitions that honor women and their connections to the city. These ongoing exhibits follow the incredible story of a tennis great who has been a champion of the LGBT community and examines the vital role that underappreciated women have had in shaping the history of New York City. “Women’s Voices” is a powerful multi-media exhibit that highlights the words of famous and unheralded women who made their mark on New York. 170 Central Park West

A Slice of Brooklyn Chocolate Tour
All of those beautiful songs about pie and love in Waitress will probably inspire your sweet side. Head to Brooklyn for a one-of-a-kind tour that offers a delicious slice of the city. Brooklyn has a booming food scene, including a number of decadent chocolate shops. Sample artisanal candies on a four-hour bus tour that is a chocolate lover’s dream come true!

Great Women of New York Tour
Follow in the footsteps of the all-female creative team behind Waitress and take a walking tour that captures the amazing stories of New York women. The Great Women of New York Tour takes you on a whirlwind journey through the history of women in New York. It covers the early days of the city all the way to the stories of women who are shaping the city today.