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Lower East Side Eats Food Tour
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icon3 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Foodies experience the diverse flavors of New York City’s Lower East Side on this culinary walking tour. Join your guide to begin your stroll, where you can uncover the immigrant history of the neighborhood, and learn how diverse cultures contributed to the rich culinary world of the Lower East Side today. Highlights include the tastings at six different shops, restaurants, and cafés, where you sample everything from traditional Jewish delicacies and bagels to old-fashioned candies, donuts, and more.
  • Foodies discover the cuisine of the Lower East Side on this NYC tasting tour
  • Wander a downtown neighborhood packed with shops, galleries, and restaurants
  • Come hungry, since you enjoy several included tastings to replace lunch
  • Get a great value, with all tastings, bottled water, and area map included

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

Foodies get at least six tastings with this tour highlighting the culture and history of the Lower East Side.
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6 food tastings (enough for lunch)
3-hour walking food tour with a discussion of neighborhood history and culture
Licensed New York City sightseeing guides
Transportation to and from the meeting location

Departure Point

137 E Houston St, New York, NY 10002, USA

Departure Time

11:00 AM

Return Details

379 Grand St, New York, NY 10002, USA
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wear comfortable shoes
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Sidewalk Food Tours

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Lower East Side Eats Food Tour?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
See all safety measures taken by Lower East Side Eats Food Tour.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Lower East Side Eats Food Tour?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
See all safety measures taken by Lower East Side Eats Food Tour.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Lower East Side Eats Food Tour?
A:
The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Lower East Side Eats Food Tour.
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Lower East Side Eats Food Tour?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Lower East Side Eats Food Tour.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Lower East Side Eats Food Tour?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Lower East Side Eats Food Tour.
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Do you offer vegetarian, vegan or gluten-free options for the Lower East Side Eats Food Tour?
A:
We do offer a full vegetarian option, however, guests with vegan or gluten-free diets are able to enjoy appx. 50% of the food offerings. Feel free to let us know of any dietary restrictions in the "Special Requirements" box at checkout.
Feb 2021

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  • "Shout out to our tour guide Alec for his insights and personal experiences which made the tour even more enjoyable." See review

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JAMES_M
, Feb 2020
Matt was great... very personable and knowledgeable. Great spots to visit.. Totally worth it... plenty of food!
icon Response from Host , Feb 2020
Hi James! We appreciate you taking the time to type up this up for us. Our Lower East Side Food Tour is quite the foodie adventure! Thanks!
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Great Tour!
Scott R
, Oct 2019
We enjoyed our small group tour through New York's Lower East Side. The food samplings were well-selected and of good quality and quantity. Shout out to our tour guide Alec for his insights and personal experiences which made the tour even more enjoyable.
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Great tour!
KKnox-Thompson
, Jun 2018
Great tour and our guide Matt was awesome. Very friendly and knowledgeable! Will definitely refer our friends and family.
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The tour started at Yonah Schimmel's...
Kenneth W
, Sep 2016
The tour started at Yonah Schimmel's Knish bakery. A knish is a filled dumpling and the original version contained potato, real rib sticking food. Then we went to Russ and Daughters, a novel place since no one ever named their store after their female descendants. There we had pickled herring which made us think of our dads who both loved the stuff. Sweet morsels of rugelach took that sour taste right out of our mouths. Once we got inside Katz's Deli, we recognized it immediately. This was where the famous scene from IWhere Harry Met Sally/I was filmed, and Meg Ryan showed Billy Crystal what good acting was all about. Their pastrami sandwiches are towers of meat on rye and the walls are festooned with salamis. Signs urge you to, Senda salami to your boy in the Army, a tradition begun in World War II. Economy Candy has been open since the 1930's and was floor to ceiling with sweet stuff. Many long gone candies from our childhood are still for sale here like Mary Janes, candy dots glued on paper, candy necklaces and candy cigarettes. Surely no one can live without chocolate band-aids. We could smell The Pickle Guys long before we got to their establishment. In the days before refrigeration, pickling was a primary way to preserve vegetables. The traditional pickles are soaked in brine and brought tears to our eyes, they tasted so strong. At Kisser's Bialys we could have had bagels, a delicacy long associated with this part of the world, but their cousins, bialys were unfamiliar to us. Bagels are boiled in water before they are baked bialys are simply baked and don't have holes in the middle. Ours was filled with onions in the middle and much more delicious than a bagel. Wonder where I can find a bialy where we live. Our final stop was a much newer establishment. The owner started out making doughnuts at home and taking them to delis on his bike, but his novel flavors were so popular, soon everyone was coming to him.
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