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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
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Lower East Side Food and Culture Tour
US$ 69.00

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.

Reviews (222)
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Great Day of Food and Culture with Jillian

We had a great time with our guide, Jillian. She was engaging and knowledgeable. We experienced a wonderful day with great food.

Thank Brad B
Reviewed 1 week ago
Highlight food fun and "Ace"

Ask for Ace. She was fabulous. Energetic and amazingly informative. Best area of NYC for food that we have found. Do this first and you will enjoy your stay so much more Small group. And they keep it that way. Easy walk Just do it!

Thank W J B
Reviewed 1 week ago
Great food tour of the lower east side

A great tour following the immigrant experience in out of the way places on the lower east side/ Chinatown/ little Italy and surrounding neighborhoods. Elena our guide wrangled our small tour group really well, and made sure everyone was engaged, informed and enjoying themselves. Dumplings...More

1  Thank Andyniblet
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Lower East side food and culture tour

Mary Hannah was our guide and she was wonderful despite the rain for the entire tour! We had so much fun and would highly recommend!

2  Thank Angie L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Thank You!

Had a great time on this tour. We walked the Lower East Side, SOHO, Little Italy and Chinatown and stopped to check out restaurants in each neighborhood. This was the best way to spend our last day in NY. If you can, request Jillian! Best...More

1  Thank AnthonySF-LA
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Response from Dmhd1979 | Reviewed this property |
Our tour started at 10 a.m. and lasted 3 hrs.
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