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Lower East Side Food and Culture Tour

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  • 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
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US$ 69.00 Save US$ 24.15
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Lower East Side Food and Culture Tour
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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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1 - 5 of 62 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago
Phenomenal tour guide and amazing food

I must start by raving about our guide, Olivia. Vivacious, knowledgeable, fun, and inclusive, she did a wonderful job of herding our group of 10 through busy and crowded Manhattan streets. She had interesting anecdotes and fun facts to go along with the more in...More

Thank lisacM3464TQ
Reviewed 3 days ago
Fabulous experience!!!

This was one of the best tours I've ever been on!! Our guide, Olivia was knowledgeable, charming, out-going and fun!! She was a wealth of information and made everyone feel at ease. Her knowledge of the history of the area was exceptional! Would highly recommend...More

Thank chocpizza
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile
This food tour was so fun!!

Our Tour guide Olivia was seriously amazing!! We loved her! She was outgoing, fun, and dynamic in her story telling along the way! We learned so much about the history of the lower east side while tasting delicious local food!! This was literally one of...More

Thank kfarrer06
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile
Olivia was really awesome!

Really great food tour today. Really interesting visiting Little Italy, Chinatown, the Jewish area etc and tried some different things. Our guide Olivia was brilliant

Thank Catriona D
Reviewed 4 days ago
Ideal way to explore NYC!

Despite the wind and chill, we loved our food tour! Our guide John was terrific, sharing the history of the immigrant populations in NYC, and bringing us into shops that we would not have found on our own. We've walked around the city on our...More

Thank Maryrose R
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8 April 2018|
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Response from Peggy R | Reviewed this property |
It is walking but the pace isn’t too fast. You stop frequently to hear information. And it is flat -no big hills to walk up.
4 April 2018|
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