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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.

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Reviewed 1 week ago
Amazing tour with Olivia

I had one of the nicest mornings in NYC thanks to Olivia. She is an absolute sweetheart, bursting with positive energy, very knowledgeable and approachable. I felt like I was having a walk with a friend. 3 hours really well spent through the neighborhoods of...More

Thank pink b
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Thoroughly enjoyed the tour. Our guide, Josh, knew his stuff and was extremely helpful. We will definitely look into Urban Adventures for future vacations. Thank you Josh!!

Thank greglisaloomis
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Foods of Immigrant NY

What a great way to see parts of NY that you probably would not have gone to. Olivia is a smiling treasure and very knowledgeable on the history. Visited various parts from City Hall, though 5 points to china town and little Italy. Enjoyed the...More

2  Thank PFTraveller62
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Take a tour back in time with Jillian!

Jillian led the way back in time teaching veteran New Yorker's like myself history i never knew about our great city! This tour was more about the beginnings of New York up until present day. In short, fascinating. Each food stop was a taste of...More

1  Thank Joel L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Great day!

Olivia was very knowledgable and entertaining! Had a great time and would highly recommend this tour while visiting NYC!

Thank _ephelps4
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23 July 2018|
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Response from kmobiz | Reviewed this property |
Three or so hours
29 June 2018|
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Response from LookingForFamilyFun | Reviewed this property |
No tour of the museum, but it's a good idea to add it to your day & spend a whole day in this part of town....this tour is still very good without the museum, though.
Julia S
5 May 2018|
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Response from LookingForFamilyFun | Reviewed this property |
Agree with p23brown, but you could go to the German restaurant on your own afterwards & get pretzels & brats for dinner anyway, not to mention it's a low-price meal for NYC and a good one! See my other reviews for the name... More