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NYC Lower East Side Walking and Food Tour provided by Nice Guy Tours

NYC Lower East Side Walking and Food Tour

NYC Lower East Side Walking and Food Tour
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Tour snapshot
Taste your way around the Lower East Side on this foodie walking tour
Duration:
3h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
12
Wheelchair accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    3h
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Group size:
    12
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
From Eastern European immigrants to punk rockers, the story of the Lower East Side is as diverse and exciting as its plentiful cuisine. On this leisurely foodie walking tour of the neighborhood, uncover history through food as you stroll the area's historic streets with your guide. Highlights include tastings at local eateries, sampling local delicacies like knish and bialy, and eating like a king—your included tastings can easily replace lunch.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Awards
Travellers’ Choice Best of the Best
2021
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • Learn about life at the turn of the century, and pass the Tenement Museum
  • Visit neighborhood staples, like Russ & Daughters and Economy Candy
  • Don't worry about extra costs, with tastings, guide, and water included
What to expect
Awards
Travellers’ Choice Best of the Best
2021
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Learn about life at the turn of the century, and pass the Tenement Museum
  • Visit neighborhood staples, like Russ & Daughters and Economy Candy
  • Don't worry about extra costs, with tastings, guide, and water included
What to expect
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Important information
Inclusions
  • Bottled water
  • Local guide
  • (A large one)
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
Duration
3h
Departure details
  • Katz's Delicatessen, 205 E Houston St, New York, NY 10002, USA This NYC institution is the home of the worlds greatest pastrami.
  • Doughnut Plant, 379 Grand St, New York, NY 10002, USA They beat Bobby Flay in a throw down for good reason. These doughnuts are to die for.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Please advise any specific dietary/allergy requirements at time of booking
  • Rain or shine
  • Dress code is casual
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travellers
Inclusions
  • Bottled water
  • Local guide
  • (A large one)
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • Katz's Delicatessen, 205 E Houston St, New York, NY 10002, USA This NYC institution is the home of the worlds greatest pastrami.
  • Doughnut Plant, 379 Grand St, New York, NY 10002, USA They beat Bobby Flay in a throw down for good reason. These doughnuts are to die for.
Duration
3h
Return details
  • Doughnut Plant, 379 Grand St, New York, NY 10002, USA They beat Bobby Flay in a throw down for good reason. These doughnuts are to die for.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Please advise any specific dietary/allergy requirements at time of booking
  • Rain or shine
  • Dress code is casual
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 4 Nov 2021
A note from NYC Lower East Side Walking and Food Tour
Per the new New York City mandate, proof of vaccination will be required for any indoor dining, therefore vaccination is required to sign up for the tour for all participants 12 and up. Thank you for your understanding.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
What you can expect during your visit
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Katz's Delicatessen
    205 E Houston St, New York, NY 10002, USA
    This NYC institution is the home of the worlds greatest pastrami.
    See address & details
  • 1
    Katz's Delicatessen
    Stop: 25 minutes
    See details
    Pass by
    Lower East Side
  • 2
    Vanessa's Dumpling House
    Stop: 20 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    Essex Street Market
    Stop: 20 minutes
    See details
  • 4
    The Pickle Guys
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
  • 5
    Economy Candy
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • 6
    Kossar's Bagels & Bialys
    Stop: 20 minutes
    See details
  • You'll end at
    Doughnut Plant
    379 Grand St, New York, NY 10002, USA
    They beat Bobby Flay in a throw down for good reason. These doughnuts are to die for.
    See address & details
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Tracy, CA20 contributions
Nov 2021
Pur November 2021, Lower East Side Tour was well paced and arranged so that our small group could easily walk from restaurant to restaurant. Dante is an excellent guide. He makes sure that each person on the tour has a great experience. He gives you information on the restaurant, why specific food items are popular, and also the background to the food and culture. No to mention the food selections are delicious and ample. My husband and I met Dante on our first tour with him to Greenwich. That tour is also excellent and well worth your time. Dante is personable and just a lot of fun. If he offered a third tour, we would take it. Nice Guy Tours is a hidden treasure for those wanting to explore New York as a New Yorker.
Written 2 January 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

matthewoX9985AK
1 contribution
Sep 2021
Dante has an effervescent personality without being overwhelming or "too much." His tour was informative, highlighting historical developments of the neighborhood and the background behind the places we visited. The portions of the food samplings were just right, and Dante had everything lined up when we arrived at each location. It was well put-together.
Written 6 September 2021
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Charles S
6 contributions
Jun 2021 • Friends
Dante was absolutely incredible. He was quick with a joke and engaged the whole tour group and made everybody feel like old friends. The food itself was delectable and it was a good mix of dishes. Both of us definitely left very full. It was so nice to hit all of these hot spots and only have a sample instead of spending double the money if we went to them individually. I would recommend this trip to nearly everyone!!
Written 1 July 2021
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Ozzie
Oshkosh, WI3 contributions
I highly recommend this tour if you want to visit authentic, tasty, historic, famous and some hidden gems of restaurants and eateries in the Lower East Side.

My wife and I enjoyed every stop. The food started off great and only got better as the tour went along. Highlights include the pastrami from Katz deli and Vanessa’s dumplings.

You could go to these iconic and yummy places on your own, but you would miss the camaraderie of your fellow tourists and the insightful, funny, and friendly tour guide Dante.

Dante takes care of everything. All the food is already paid for and Dante is able to cut long lines to get the samples for the tour group making the experience hassle free and VIP.

Dante’s friendly banter with the the vendors and merchants was part of the fun. Also the food and locations are very photogenic, so don’t forget your camera.

The portions are perfect so you feel satisfied without feeling stuffed at the end of the tour. You could feel stuffed if you take advantage of all the second helpings Dante offers along the way.

It is a walking tour, but Dante paces the destinations out perfectly with hilarious stories and fascinating history lessons in between the stops.

This tour was definitely a highlight of our NYC vacation and I would highly recommend it to family and friends. I am eager to take his other food tour next time in NYC.
Written 25 August 2021
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AmyL
2 contributions
Jan 2020 • Solo
Enjoyable food tour with a variety of stops that captured both historic and new additions to the neighborhood. You can tell that Dante spent time developing relationships with local purveyors (went right to a table while hordes of people waited outside at one famous stop). We were a chatty group, so probably kept Dante from sharing his knowledge of the history of the area, which I would have like to hear a little more about. Otherwise, would have rated it a five.
Written 26 January 2020
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Come back and let me earn that 4th star for ya :) Thank you so much for going on a tour with Nice Guys Tours. I always means so much when people take the time to write what their experience was! I hope to see you back next time you're in New York City!
Written 19 February 2020
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faye
2 contributions
May 2021
Dante has an engaging personality and a palpable joy as a tour leader. Lots of fun stories about the areas we saw. Food sampling was delicious and he accommodated those of us with "special: palates.
It was obvious he is genuinely liked by the store owners as well, and it didn't seem at all related to bringing them business.

Highly recommend this fun tour And suggest you allow time afterwards to return to your favorite places or peruse the Lower East Side even more.

Thanks Dante!
Written 13 May 2021
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Katie K
4 contributions
May 2021
My husband and I were lucky enough to be the only two on a Wednesday morning tour and we had a blast. Dante was a riot, and a true New Yorker who knew all the ins and outs about foodie spots. All of the food was delicious, and we visited spots and general areas I never would’ve known to visit if it wasn’t for this tour. We learned a bit about history, got our steps in and tried great food at places we will definitely be revisiting when we head back to the city. The doughnuts were probably our favorite with the bagels coming in close second. Or maybe Katz’s was our favorite... can’t make up our minds! A big thank you to Dante for being so kind, funny and accommodating! We will be back for his Greenwich tour next.
Written 20 May 2021
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Deb B
Boca Raton, FL1 contribution
Tour was a lot of fun. Dante was great. Passionate about NYC and food. Enjoyed the cultural experience.i highly recommend for those who want to experience the city in a unique and fun way. Bring comfortable shoes and loose pants.
Written 18 February 2020
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Thank you so much for going on a tour with Nice Guys Tours. I always means so much when people take the time to write what their experience was! I hope to see you back next time you're in New York City!
Written 19 February 2020
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LightPacker560619
Leon Valley, TX4 contributions
Sep 2021 • Solo
I cannot say enough good things about this tour! The places we went were amazing, and Dante was SPECTACULAR! I was really glad we changed our meeting place to Katz’s, “I’ll have what she’s having”, and make that two! It was a small group, and that’s what I like, more one on one time with each other to enjoy each other’s company and the delicious bites. Dante has been doing this for ten years and it shows, his passion for the city and good food come out every step of the way. It was great to learn a little history about the Lower East Side as well, who knew there was a Greek Jewish community! At the end of the tour I felt a little more knowledgeable and like 10 pounds heavier. Pastrami on rye, knish, rugelach, pickles, donuts, dumplings, bagels, a bialy, and a surprise scallion pancake at Essex Market and a alcove of Babka french toast… I’m salivating thinking about all the yummy eats. In short, take this tour, fall in love with the Lower East Side and meet a super genuine guy!
Written 11 September 2021
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Xan R
New York City, NY24 contributions
Mar 2022
I live in Manhattan took this walking tour with friends in from Hawaii. I didn't expect any places that were new for me having lived here for 25+ years and having taken several other LES food walking tours in the past, but there are some hidden gems on this tour and I was really impressed by Dante. He's got a true passion for the food, but also the people and the story behind the food. He knew everyone's name in minutes and had a genuine interest in knowing more about us and making sure everyone had a good time. Even got into the riddles that the kids lobbed his way in between stops. The portions were more than generous and there was a really nice variety of old school and new places. It's an easy leisurely stroll with a few fun LES facts along the way but this tour is more about the food than the history of the neighborhood (walk off the eats at the Tenement Museum nearby after if you want a heavier dose of history). As a vegetarian, I thought I'd have to "opt out" of a lot of stops but he was really accommodating and had delicious alternatives ready at the waiting. Very smooth also as he ordered in advance so no waiting around for our tastings. Definitely recommend to both visitors and NYers alike!
Written 18 March 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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More Than Just a Name
We had such a great time traversing the Greenwich Village area and trying new foods. Allison made the tour an ente
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Great eating and walking tour with Adam
The tour was great and Adam was great as well. We were stuffed at end. Actually did not love the Artichoke Pizza sl
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Great walking lunch!
The Greenwich Village Walking and Food Tasting Tour is a great little gem and a fun way to hoof it to lunch. Adam
Jeff B
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Amazing tour in the village!
Thanks for an amazing tour, Adam! We and our kids loved the various historical stops and tastings. This is our seco
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Enjoyable way to experience NYC
Our guide Adam provided a lot of interesting information about the area and the foods we tasted. An enjoyable way
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~ Tour with Mike is 5 stars ~
We had a great time with Mike as our guide. He was friendly and knowledgeable about the food and so much more! I le
monak564
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Fun afternoon and lots of food
Dante was so fun and comfortable to be around. He just enjoys the city and food so it makes you feel the same. The
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Deffo worth doing this.
Really enjoyed this - Billy was really great (and not just because he told us to write this!) Lots of facts, not ov
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Our wonderful guide “Billy” was outstanding!! Very friendly and informative about the history of Greenwich Village
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Best food tour, EVER!
This was FABULOUS!! Dante was absolutely amazing and the food was delicious! We loved going to unique places off th
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Dante is the man!
Dante was a great tour guide. He gave a great tour with unique facts about the village and over-fed us! What more
DoodleNTonks
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Fantastic, unique tour - Greenwich Village food, history and sightseeing. Book now!
Loved, loved, loved this tour! Dante was extremely engaging and knowledgeable and the food was fantastic! What made
Patricia P
Patricia P
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Great tour - highly recommended for an afternoon in NYC
Dante was engaging and receptive to the group. He was knowledgeable and provided a great experience on the walking
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Greenwich Village Walking Tour
We had a great time on the Greenwich Village Walking Tour. It was fun, informative, and above all, delicious. We go
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Great experience!!
“Diamond in the Rough” Dante is the BEST tour guide! Very knowledgeable, friendly and funny! I would definitely rec
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