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Lower East Side Food and Culture Tour

  • Lower East Side food traces history of this neighborhood through cuisine
  • Stop by hidden gems you may not find on your own
  • Listen as your guide sheds light on the rich ethnic history of the neighborhood
Lower East Side Food and Culture Tour
US$69 per adult
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Lower East Side Food and Culture Tour
US$69.00 per adult

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.

What to Expect

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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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile
Top Shelf Tour

Our guide Elena was outstanding. The food was unique and tasty. The bonus: the information was interesting and even captivated my teenage daughter!

Thank Steve B
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile
Walking tour with too small of bites

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

Thank Marco W
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank LCL100
Reviewed 1 week ago
Excellent way to spend three hours!

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

Thank juliedrenfro
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
The best tour of my life

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

Thank 398ethanl
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23 July 2018|
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Response from kmobiz | Reviewed this property |
Three or so hours
29 June 2018|
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Response from MichelleMcKnight | Reviewed this property |
No, but our guide highly recommended going.
Julia S
5 May 2018|
Response from p23brown | Reviewed this property |
The food tour I took ran from 10a to 1p. If ou wanted to leave the food tour early, you probably could and you’d be close to the tenement museum. You would, though, miss out on pretzels and really good beer (the last stop on... More