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Lower East Side Food and Culture Tour

From US$79.00
  • 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
  • Small group for personal attention from your guide and easy passage
  • All tastings included, so make sure to arrive on an empty stomach
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Lower East Side Food and Culture Tour
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Lower East Side Food and Culture Tour
From US$79.00

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. 

The day's last stop is Chinatown, where you'll taste soup dumplings before parting with your group at Grand and Chrystie Streets.

Reviews (296)
1 - 5 of 194 reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago
Interesting, informative and fun

Four of us ladies had Josh all to ourselves on a cold February morning. Josh was extremely well informed not only about the sights and history of the area but seemingly of all N.Y. tour was a full 3;hours, about 4 miles slow walking. Since...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank EMA47
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile
Fun and Informative

My 17 year old daughter and I took the tour on a cold February morning and we had a great time! Our guide Alex was so knowledgeable and his love for NYC is contagious! One of the highlights of our trip. Highly recommend.

Thank Cindy B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Fun , freezing and friendly

I was visiting from UK with my daughter for a super fast freezing weekend in January. The tour was a fantastic way in which to get a feel for the food and history of the multicultural New York lower east side. We were fortunate to...More

2  Thank family-from-Scotland
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Great tour!

We had a great tour with Mary Hannah! We learned a lot and sampled some great food. We would highly recommend!!

Thank Frida1899
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
"Let's Rock and Roll!"

My sister and I met our tour guide Bruce on a very cold morning in early February and he kept us laughing and moving so much that we (barely) felt the cold at all.It was a small, very international group of intrepid souls who gathered,...More

1  Thank Sallie S
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15 January 2019|
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Response from julesohmighty | Reviewed this property |
It was a lot of walking!! :) but it was worth it.
25 December 2018|
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Response from B2659WBsusand | Reviewed this property |
We go inside to eat for most of them
8 November 2018|
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Response from Sallie S | Reviewed this property |
Very vegetarian friendly. One of our group members was a vegetarian and our tour guide made sure she always had options.