Our guide Elena was outstanding. The food was unique and tasty. The bonus: the information was interesting and even captivated my teenage daughter!
Take a deep dive into the culinary culture of Manhattan's Lower East Side during this guided food tour with a small group. Follow your guide to hidden gems that you probably wouldn't find on you own for tastes of everything from knishes to Dutch stroopwafels. Along the way, your guide will shed light on the neighborhood's rich, varied food culture, which helps you understand NYC as a whole.
Meet your guide and small group at City Hall Park. From there, you'll embark on a walking tour covering the Lower East Side's culinary culture and food scene, with your guide expounding on the neighborhood’s rich immigrant roots.
Begin with a stroopwafel (Dutch syrup waffle), while learning about the island of Manhattan's Dutch heritage. Move on to knishes from a Jewish bakery and fresh mozzarella in Little Italy. At Essex Market, explore the food hall with everything from pancakes to tacos, set near a historic African burial ground.
Stop by the Lower East Side Tenement Museum, which educates visitors on what daily life was like more than 100 years ago.
The day's last stop is Chinatown, where you'll taste soup dumplings before parting with your group at Grand and Chrystie Streets.
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We liked our guide Jillian but we were a bit disappointed in the tour compared to other food tours we have done. There were 12 of us in the group and Jillian made an effort to make it more intimate by talking to each of...More
We spent five days in New York to celebrate my husband's graduation and on a whim I booked us on this tour on our last morning. And I'm so glad I did! Brian, our tour guide, was funny, personable, friendly, knowledgeable and knew so much...More
This is a wonderful tour that offers insight into the different groups of people who made New York what it is today. The information was awesome and the food was stellar. You eat enough to count as a meal, so come hungry! Olivia was our...More
Having Brian as a tour guide was incredible. He was flexible and open to looking and trying different experiences. The tour was wonderful trying new foods, seeing sites and learning the history behind many of these places. There were a limited amount of people on...More