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Lower East Side Food and Culture Tour

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  • 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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US$69.00 Save US$24.15
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Lower East Side Food and Culture Tour
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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.

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1 - 5 of 54 reviews

Reviewed yesterday via mobile
Choose Olivia Williamson for your tour.

I went on my first urban lower east side food and culture tour and had an amazing time. I love in New York City for 5 years now and learned great new things. How about 5 dumplings in Chinatown for $ 1.25. That is just...More

Thank Jac C
Reviewed yesterday
Informative and Yummy!

What a great tour! I would certainly recommend it to anyone. Mary Hannah was our guide and she had the right amount of knowledge and enthusiasm to make this tour on a cold cold day just a lot of fun. I know I would never...More

Thank Haralee
Reviewed 2 days ago
Wonderful Tour

This was my first tour with Urban Adventures and I will be seeking them out every time I travel from now on! I have continued researching the lives of New York immigrants since this tour. Mary Hannah was wonderful. It isn't your run of the...More

Thank the717traveller
Reviewed 5 days ago
Fantastic Food and Culture tour in NYC!

After arriving late for our tour, Olivia was still waiting for us and helped us relax after a stressful commute downtown. She shared her knowledge of NYC history and the local neighborhoods as well as helped introduce my family (my husband and two boys 10...More

Thank JKfromSJ
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
A really great time

I took this tour with my daughter and her friend (both girls are 18 years old) and we had a splendid time. John was our tour guide and he was a great one. Very knowledgeable and personable. There was a good sampling of foods and...More

1  Thank Katri K
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9 April 2018|
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Response from Peggy R | Reviewed this property |
It is walking but the pace isn’t too fast. You stop frequently to hear information. And it is flat -no big hills to walk up.
5 April 2018|
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