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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
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Lower East Side Food and Culture Tour

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 (225)
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile
Lower East Side Food and Culture Tour

Jillian was lovely! Lots of interesting information about the history of the area, the people, and the food! The dumplings were my favourite :)

1  Thank SueC2468
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile
Lower East Side Food & Culture Tour

Fabulous morning walkabout listening to animated tales and delicious tastes of different cultures! Thanks Jillian! You were brilliant 🏆

1  Thank davlyn2018
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile
Great tour!

Great tour with Jillian, with great food and a lot of stories about the origin of New York. Very interesting thanks to a great guide!

1  Thank Shakriban
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Great Day of Food and Culture with Jillian

We had a great time with our guide, Jillian. She was engaging and knowledgeable. We experienced a wonderful day with great food.

Thank Brad B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Highlight food fun and "Ace"

Ask for Ace. She was fabulous. Energetic and amazingly informative. Best area of NYC for food that we have found. Do this first and you will enjoy your stay so much more Small group. And they keep it that way. Easy walk Just do it!

Thank W J B
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30 September 2018|
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Response from Dmhd1979 | Reviewed this property |
Our tour started at 10 a.m. and lasted 3 hrs.