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Tastes of the Lower East Side provided by Top Dog Tours NYC

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Tastes of the Lower East Side

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  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 18/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 18/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
  • You'll start at
    Museum at Eldridge Street
    12 Eldridge St, New York, NY 10002, USA
    The tour meets in front of the Eldridge Street Synagogue at 12 Eldridge Street. The guide will be outside, so do not enter the building. Our guide will be there to greet you 15 minutes before the tour, which begins promptly at 3:00pm. They will be holding a white and blue checked flag with our logo on it. If you are running late, please call our office at (718) 806-1706. Although we do not guarantee that you will catch up with the group, we will do our best to accommodate you.
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  • 1
    Lower East Side
    Stop: 2 hours
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    Pass by
    Museum at Eldridge Street
  • 2
    The Pickle Guys
    Stop: 10 minutes
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  • 3
    Kossar's Bagels & Bialys
    Stop: 10 minutes
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  • 4
    University Settlement House
    Stop: 10 minutes
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  • 5
    Economy Candy
    Stop: 5 minutes
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  • 6
    Angel Orensanz Foundation
    Stop: 5 minutes
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  • 7
    MOSCOT Lower East Side Shop
    Stop: 5 minutes
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  • 8
    Katz's Delicatessen
    Stop: 5 minutes
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  • 9
    Yonah Schimmel's Knish
    Stop: 5 minutes
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  • You'll end at
    Yonah Schimmel's Knish
    137 E Houston St, New York, NY 10002, USA
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Important Information
Departure Point
Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge St, New York, NY 10002, USA
Return Details
Yonah Schimmel's Knish, 137 E Houston St, New York, NY 10002, USA
  • Local guide
  • A pickle from The Pickle Guys, a bialy with cream cheese from Kossar's and a knish from Yonah Schimmel
  • Entrance to the Eldridge Street Synagogue Museum
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transportation to/from attractions
  • Audio Guide ( that translates the tour)
  • Gratuities
  • Entrance to the Tenement Museum
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Operates rain and shine; please dress accordingly
  • Please arrive 15 minutes prior to the tour's designated start time. The tour departs promptly and no refunds will be given for guests who miss the tour due to being late
  • If canceled because of dangerous weather, you will be given the option of an alternative tour date or full refund
  • Involves a good amount of walking
  • Food vendors are not guaranteed
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough guests to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
  • We reserve the right to deviate from the route of the tour in the event of marches, parades, and circumstances beyond our control.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Once the tour begins, if you make the decision to not follow the guide or their instructions, we cannot guarantee we can reunite you with the group.
  • All food is Kosher Style and Vegetarian
  • The Pickle Guys is Kosher Certified
  • We cannot accommodate all dietary restrictions
  • We cannot guarantee food has not come into contact with possible allergens
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult at least 21 years of age.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Kathy G wrote a review Nov 2019
6 contributions1 helpful vote
Everything you could want in a tour. Our tour guide, Joel, was terrific. He providing a fascinating history of quite a number of buildings and the stories of the individuals associated with them over the years. Even the places we stopped to snack had fun histories and we had
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Date of experience: November 2019
Response from pock87, Owner at Tastes of the Lower East Side
Responded 18 Nov 2019
Hello Kathy, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review of your Lower East Side Tour with Joel. We're so glad that you enjoyed the history and of course the food in this historic neighborhood. We hope to see you again in the future! -The Team at TopDogTours
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zachthedefiler wrote a review Feb 2019
1 contribution
Very interesting and informative. Did a good job of highlighting the history of the city and its residents.
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Date of experience: February 2019
Response from TopDogTours, Owner at Tastes of the Lower East Side
Responded 18 Feb 2019
Hello Zach, Thanks so much for the positive feedback! We're so glad you enjoyed your tour and hope to see you in the future! -The Team at TopDogTours
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  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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  • Languages Offered: English
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