We had a great time on this tour. The information provided by Elena, our guide, was fascinating. We went to areas of the City that we may have never visited if not for the tour. This tour was very enjoyable and the food was good...More
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.
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.