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Tenements, Tastings, and Tales – A Small Group Tour of NY’s Lower East Side

Tacos, dumplings, knishes, bagels; America would be a food wasteland without immigration. Join this New York tour to sample the side effects of mass immigration while learning about those that dared to live the American Dream. Learn about and taste something from every group that has called the neighborhood home.

Get in touch with the tasty culture of NYC on this New York food tour that is a pleasure for both the stomach and the mind!

This New York City tour will start off at a location where many new citizens are made official, City Hall. Here at the northern edge of the colonial city we’ll start our journey with a delicious Dutch treat, just one of many foods that has made its way over thanks to the immigrant population in NYC.

On this historical tour of New York, we’ll make our way around the Lower East Side, visiting 100-year old bakeries, churches, markets, and historic sites.

We’ll stroll the streets of Little Italy just as Lucky Luciano might have a century ago. Marvel at former and still operating Jewish synagogues. Wind our way through the streets of Chinatown, where you’ll feel like you’re in Shanghai. We’ll dive into Latin culture at a community garden and take in cultural sites like the African Burial Ground.

Along the way on this New York food tour, we’ll sink our teeth into amazing stories and amazing food. Dumplings, pretzels, cheese, and more. We’ll taste why New York City is the center of the world and the culinary legacy left here by those that have passed by Lady Liberty on their way to the American Dream.

Experience Includes

  • Group size limited to 12 people for a more intimate atmosphere
  • Guaranteed departure - no minimum person requirement
  • Walking tour of New York's unique cultural sites in the Lower East Side
  • Stroll through Chinatown and Little Italy
  • Hear stories about New York’s early settlers and taste the eclectic mix of food that they bestowed upon us
  • Local English-speaking guide
  • Sample various different ethnic cuisines

Experience Excludes

  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Additional refreshments
  • Optional gratuities

Departs

Daily, year round.

Departure location

The fountain at City Hall Park which is at the southern end of the park (City Hall Park, Broadway, New York, Manhattan, NY 10007).

Start times

10.00am.

Duration

3 hours.

Terms & Conditions

  • Advanced reservations are required. Please select your chosen tour date at the time of booking.
  • This is a child-friendly tour. Children between the ages of 6 and 11 inclusively are permitted on this tour at the rate listed above. Infants under the age of 6 are permitted to join this tour free of charge, but must be included on the booking.