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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
From US$69.00
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Lower East Side Food and Culture Tour
From 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 (244)
1 - 5 of 146 reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile
One of the best tours ever

Our tour guide, Bruce, was SO informative. I very much enjoyed every aspect of this tour, not the least of which was food from many different cultures, but the history was the best. Unlike some tours, Bruce could answer questions outside of the script.

Thank 528tonyv
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile
Great tour!

Josh J led our tour and it was amazing! Very informative with not too much overload and the food was great!

Thank silveraway
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile
Fabulous tour!

My college roommate and I truly enjoyed this fantastic tour and delicious ethnic food! Alex, our tour guide was extremely knowledgeable about the history of New York and chose unique locations with the most authentic cuisine. We had a great experience!

Thank B2659WBsusand
Reviewed 1 week ago
Informative and lots of fun and great food!

My daughters and I went on this tour last week with Astrid as our guide. We were amazed at the knowledge that Astrid shared with all of us but did it in such a engaging way. We had such a great time and enjoyed all...More

Thank Ginger W
Reviewed 1 week ago
Amazing history, delicious bites

This tour is fantastic for anyone desiring to learn about New York immigration history and spend some time tasting the food that those immigrants brought to New York. Brian, the guide, really know his job. He knows the best places no matter how small or...More

1  Thank Diego R
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8 November 2018|
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Response from 398ethanl | Reviewed this property |
The tour was very vegetarian friendly. In Chinatown I had the vegetarian dumplings. the best I have ever had
2 October 2018|
Response from 398ethanl | Reviewed this property |
Definitely some cleaner than others lol
29 September 2018|
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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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