Lower East Side Eats Food Tour

3 hr

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On this guided food tour of the Lower East Side, you'll visit 6 uniquely different mom-and-pop shops, ethnic eateries, and restaurants. Taste dishes unique to this historical Manhattan neighborhood, including famous authentic delis, bakeries, traditional appetizing stores, and more! All food tastings are included in the price. See all food tastings below.
• Mouthwatering food from century old authentic Jewish delis and bakeries
• Explore the Lower East Side's historic tenement buildings and synagogues
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On this guided food tour of the Lower East Side, you'll visit 6 uniquely different mom-and-pop shops, ethnic eateries, and restaurants. Taste dishes unique to this historical Manhattan neighborhood, including famous authentic delis, bakeries, traditional appetizing stores, and more! All food tastings are included in the price. See all food tastings below.
• Mouthwatering food from century old authentic Jewish delis and bakeries
• Explore the Lower East Side's historic tenement buildings and synagogues
• Visit an old-fashioned candy store serving the neighborhood since 1937
• Taste a tres leches and blackout cake doughnut from the award winning Doughnut Plant NYC Read Less
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Important Details

Included
  • 6 delicious food tastings (enough for lunch)
  • Cartoon map of the neighborhood
  • A 3-hour walking food tour with a discussion of the history and culture of the neighborhood
  • Licensed New York City sightseeing guides
  • Bottle of water
Not Included
  • Transportation to and from the meeting location
Departure Point
137 E Houston St
Return Details
379 Grand St, New York, NY 10002, USA
Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wear comfortable shoes
Voucher Requirements

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

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Cancellation Policy

All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

Customer Reviews

5
/5
Based on 2 reviews

Reviewed: July 9, 2018

KELLI

Great tour and our guide Matt was awesome. Very friendly and knowledgeable! Will definitely refer our friends and family.


Reviewed: September 19, 2016

Kenneth W

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.