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NYC Lower East Side Walking and Food Tour

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icon3 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Delve deeper into the food and multicultural history of Manhattan’s Lower East Side than you could alone on this small-group walking tour. Rather than guessing at eateries and foods to try, let a guide showcase local hotspots and specialties; and chart their European, Jewish, and other cultural roots. Taste snacks such as “knish” doughballs, “bialy” filled rolls, and more; and learn stories of 19th-century immigrant life that many travelers miss.
  • Explore the foods and history of the Lower East Side on a walking tour
  • Skip guesswork: let a guide introduce you to must-try eateries and snacks
  • Try “bialy” rolls, pickles, and more; and unpack the area’s immigrant past
  • Stop by the Tenement Museum and enjoy tastings that amount to a full meal
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Departure Point

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

Departure Time

10:30 AM

Departure Time

10:30 AM

Return Details

379 Grand St, New York, NY 10002, USA
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Please advise any specific dietary/allergy requirements at time of booking
  • Rain or shine
  • Dress code is casual
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Nice Guy 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 NYC Lower East Side Walking and 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
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What is the social distancing policy during NYC Lower East Side Walking and Food Tour?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by NYC Lower East Side Walking and Food Tour.
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What is the maximum group size during NYC Lower East Side Walking and Food Tour?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by NYC Lower East Side Walking and Food Tour.

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  • "Plenty of food, start with an appetite and you'll finish full!" See review
  • "There was no pressure to buy anything but the peach balsamic vinegar was too good not to get, plus some candy treats!" See review

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Lower East Side tour
Robin
, Jun 2021
We had a great time with our tour guide, Adam. He was friendly and helpful, and provided a lot of insight into the Lower East Side history. The food was also plentiful Md delicious!
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Amazing Tour
Laura_C
, Jun 2021
Dante was an amazing guide! Helpful and knowledgeable and very friendly!! The food and the sides we saw were wonderful!!
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Loved it!
VAgirls
, May 2021
Fabulous food and fun guide! We thoroughly enjoyed our time with Dante. He had great stops for food tasting and we were quite full by the end!
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Great food tour
Lior_E
, May 2021
Great tour. Great guy and amazing food. Highly recommended!!! 7 stops for variety of food. From Kenish to pickles and bagels. Make sure to come hungry
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Highly recommend if you like NYC and wanna eat delicious food
Michael_W
, Dec 2020
Went mid Oct during covid and Dante was super friendly to talk thru new safety precautions and get to know each other at the legendary and delicious Katz. He was super safe and I loved that he would get all the food for us so we got to hang and take in the ambiance at each stop. I live uptown but did this tour with my mom in town and the history and stories Dante brings in aren’t over the top all at but a great addition as we strolled the old neighborhood. And the food hits at every stop. A great array, Russ & Daughters, Vanessa’s dumplings, pickles, donuts, bialys every stop I’m telling you. HIGHLY RECOMMEND
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A Delicious Taste of History
vamanos2010
, Dec 2019
From pastrami that melts in your mouth to pickles that will make you pucker ... this tour offered a wide variety of foods and a real taste of NYC’s history. Dante was excellent. Tour was a great value. No one left hungry.
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Highly recommended tour!
minnatray6t
, Nov 2019
Dante was a great host. Very welcoming and happy for the group to take it's time and snap plenty of photos. He engages with everyone and knows a great deal about the area. Plenty of food, start with an appetite and you'll finish full! Cheers
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Awesome tasting tour
Clairey272
, Nov 2019
This was my second tour with Dante. I previously did the Greewich village one 3years ago, so when I came back on this trip I knew I had to try out the LES tour and I wasn't disappointed. We had 9 stops with a tasting at each place and not too much walking in between. There was no pressure to buy anything but the peach balsamic vinegar was too good not to get, plus some candy treats! I even went back to the bakery to get an everything bagel for my journey to Boston! Dante is an awesome guide. He is friendly and knowledgeable and makes sure that everyone is ok along the way. I can highly recommend doing this tour and hope to do one of Dante's tours again on my next visit from london!
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Simply...AWESOME!!!
TPane
, Oct 2019
My wife heard about this tour online. She specifically heard to ask for Dante. Little did we know, this was Dante's personal food tour. We have done a couple food tours in Greenwich. This one was the absolute best. Dante was extremely personable and down right fun. Nine stops! Are you kidding me? They were all awesome and we were totally stuffed. The group was great but Dante made it super fun. We loved that he was from Yonkers and knowledgeable about the Lower East Side. If we return with friends, we will have to introduce them to Dante and his amazing food tour! Thanks Dante! You rock!
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Great way to match local food with history
Chris S
, Jun 2019
A great afternoon spent visiting unique, local food places of historical interest to the lower east side. Dante, our host and guide was GREAT ! His information and enthusiasm made it all the more worthwhile. The added touches of visiting the new food hall and public spaces was truly special.
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