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A surprisingly special tour of the Lower East Side with its rich immigrant history. Led by... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
elizabeth B
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We had a fantastic time. The food was very nice and the culteral information very interesting... read more

Reviewed 20 July 2018
Hessel snr D
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Six delectable food tastings- On this guided food tour of the Lower East Side, we'll visit 6 uniquely different mom-and-pop shops, ethnic eateries and restaurants. Experience a number of tastes unique to this historical neighborhood in Manhattan...more
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
174 W 4th St, Suite 356, New York City, NY 10014-3817
West Village
+1 646-831-2625
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

A surprisingly special tour of the Lower East Side with its rich immigrant history. Led by highly-knowledgeable, and clearly-spoken guide Brian Hoffman his obvious love for the authentic food and colourful characters made the tour so much more enjoyable. Highly recommended.

Thank elizabeth B
Reviewed 18 August 2018

We had a one hour lower east side of Manhattan food tour, focusing on the different ethnic choices of yesteryear. It was fun, delicious, and very informative. We had knisches (not sure of spelling!) at a Jewish bakery, pickles at a pickle only store, and...More

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Reviewed 20 July 2018 via mobile

We had a fantastic time. The food was very nice and the culteral information very interesting. Brain was a very very good guide.

Thank Hessel snr D
Reviewed 1 July 2018 via mobile

We took this tour with Olivia and it was the highlight of our visit to New York! Olivia mixed in historical facts along the way and really made the tour memorable. The food was fantastic and I would highly recommend this tour! As a bonus...More

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Reviewed 16 June 2018 via mobile

This was a highlight of my stay in London. Nicole and Emily Rose’s respect for and enthusiasm about this area was amazing and made the food experiences even more enjoyable than they would otherwise have been. It has encouraged me to learn more about the...More

Thank Susan M
Reviewed 6 June 2018

We bought our tickets via TripAdvisor/Viator, and Josh from Urban Adventures was our tour guide. Josh was OUTSTANDING, and knew everything about NYC. He kept things moving, allowed questions, offered great answers and helped everyone with restaurant recommendations as a bonus! The tasting part def...More

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Reviewed 4 May 2018 via mobile

Love his knowledge and all things that are cool! Remembers YOUR name, too. Actually loves people and should become a social studies middle school teacher to inspire young, bright minds like Robin Williams did in Dead Poets Society. Watch it!

Thank TallahasseeDavido
Reviewed 2 May 2018

Starting out in city hall park, our guides found us quickly and we set off with Astrid. She gave us a bunch of info on all the downtown government buildings, and pointed out where different shows film, such as where they always show the lawyers...More

Thank D5066DMjusting
Reviewed 30 April 2018

Olivia did a fantastic job leading our small group through a winding tour of the Lower East Side. We had delicious food throughout, including stroop waffles from the Dutch tradition, warm and delicious fried dumplings in Chinatown and rugelach from a fourth generation bakery.

Thank Theresa-in-Ypsi
Reviewed 25 April 2018

Our tour guide Elena quickly learned the names of our small group and by the time we reached our final stop we had bonded so well I had to drag myself away!! The tour takes you to hidden foodie haunts I would not have found...More

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26 May 2018|
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Response from Rewos56 | Reviewed this property |
I agree with previous answer -turn up at the meeting point and I think they will take you . Great tour and lovely guides !!
13 May 2015|
Response from Mindy S | Reviewed this property |
Use the contact info below for Josh: Joshua Hirsch Sidewalk Food Tours, Inc. t:(800)979-3370 (tickets) t:(646)831-2625 (info)