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New York City

Lower East Side Bagel Tour

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    What to Expect
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    Stop At: Lower East Side, New York City, NY

    This is a walking tour of the Lower East Side of New York.

    Stop At: Economy Candy, 108 Rivington St, New York City, NY 10002-2204

    Famous establishments to be visited with mouth watering nosh/tastes are Yonah Shimmel's Knish Bakery, Russ & Daughters, Katz's Deli, Economy Candy, The Essex Street Retail Market, The Pickle Guy and Kossar's Bialys.

    Stop At: The Pickle Guys, 49 Essex St Lower East Side, New York City, NY 10002-4617

    See historic synagogues, museums and historic markers of what made this neighborhood a legend throughout New York City and America.

    Remember, all tour participants start off with a fresh bagel! - The Iconic Symbol of New York!
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    137 E Houston St, New York, NY 10002, USA
    Departure Time
    10:00 AM
    2h 30m
    Return Details
    367 Grand St, New York, NY 10002, USA
    • Food tasting
    • Professional guide
    • Fresh Bagel to start the tour
    • Entry/Admission - Lower East Side
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • Minimum age is 10 years old
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
    • Dress code is smart casual
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    The main thing I have to say about Ben's tour is that you have to experience it. His knowledge about the neighbourhood is amazing and shared with passion. I can't think of a better way to discover the city and it's mostly food related history.
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    Response from Benjamin W, Owner at Lower East Side Bagel Tour
    Responded 28 May 2019
    Oh wow Tromatojuice. I appreciate the review. Thank you for joining us and hope to see you soon.
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    A misleading tour name but a good tour. The tour was informative, but we were expecting it to be a tour of bagel related thigns (from the tour name). unlike some other reviews state, there was no other food apart from the first bagel before the tour started. Interesting tour
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    Response from Benjamin W, Manager at Lower East Side Bagel Tour
    Responded 16 May 2019
    Thank you Rebecca. Based on your feedback we are now developing a proper bagel foodie tour. Stay tuned for more.
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    Ben delivers as promised with an informative and tasty tour! We had never visited the Lower East Side and wanted to learn more of the culture and history of that area. Ben kept us entertained with stories and images of how the Lower East Side had changed over the years, while
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    Response from Benjamin W, Owner at Lower East Side Bagel Tour
    Responded 6 Aug 2018
    Thank you so much for your nice review. Please "schmear" the word about Ben's Bagel Tours" Ben Wagenberg Ben's Bagel Tours
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    As a lifelong New Yorker I wasn't sure I would learn anything new on this tour. However, I found it extremely informative! It included some 'off the beaten path' historical places I would have missed on my own. I've even made a note of of some sites to revisit when I have time
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    My wife and I took the Lower East Side tour and arrived a little early. We were pleased to discover that Ben was early as well. We were the only two who had signed up for the tour on the day we went, so we had a private tour. We started with a bagel, but throughout the hour+ we
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    About the operator
    By: Ben's Bagel Tours
    56 reviews
    Pittsburgh, United States
    So much fun with Bagels!
    The tour was great. First we walked around Herald Square. I’d been there so many times, but had never heard the
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    Complete scam. Didn’t make bagels or even have really anything to do with bagels. Walked around midtown for an
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    Abbotsford, Australia
    Bagel ‘making’ tour
    To be honest, this was more ‘walk’ around and hear about Macy’s and other landmarks than anything else. We met at
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    Learned a lot about the Lower East Side
    This was a cool tour. We came in expecting it to be about bagels, but it was more about the immigrant-filled
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    Fairfield, Connecticut
    What a Great Tour!!!
    Growing up in the New York suburbs, living in Connecticut, working in NYC for a while, I have been in Grand
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    New York City, New York
    Interesting and Delicious!
    I took this tour with my sister and it was phenomenal! Ben was full of knowledge, both about bagels and the
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    Who knew where bagels came from?
    Ben combines the history of the area around Ess-a-Bagel - Herald Square, Macy's, the original Gimbels building,
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    Matthew F
    New York City, New York
    Great Day of History and Bagels
    Great tour of the Herald Square area followed by a unique and educational tour of Ess-a-Bagel store. Behind the
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    LOVED the walking tour for Ben's Bagels - Interesting & Tasty!!
    This is so fun, for the family and fascinating as a participant! Delicious and engrossing, if you think you know
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    New York City, New York
    Wonderful Bagel Tour with Ben
    Highly recommend this tour to get both history of the city and a birds eye view of how to make bagels. It is
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    Gail S
    Ben’s Bagel’s Tour
    What a fun way to spend time with friends and family. Learning the history of the Herald Square, Macy’s department
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    Ben’s Bagel Tour, Lower East Side
    Ben was a great guide, passionate about his home area. We loved all the stops into the different shops, markets
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    Jim D
    Grand Central Tour
    Ben was great, very knowledgeable and took his time explaining the history. Born NYC native and knew his stuff!
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    Oceanside, New York
    Deliciously entertaining!
    I thoroughly enjoyed this tour! Ben is so knowledgeable about NYC history, being a lifelong New Yorker it comes
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    Ben Wagenberg may be the most knowledgeable bagel expert around. And he knows an enormous amount about NYC and its
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