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NYC Lower East Side Walking and Food Tour

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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


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

This NYC institution has the most authentic, best knishes you’ll ever eat anywhere. Period. No contest.

Departure Time

10:30 AM

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379 Grand St, New York, NY 10002, USA

They beat Bobby Flay in a throw down for good reason. These doughnuts are to die for.

  • 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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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.

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Inside Info on Iconic Restaurants
, Sep 2021
It is great to see and experience iconic restaurants such as Katz Deli and Russ & Daughters. Our guide Adam (reminded me a bit of Alden from Walking Dead) is an enthusiastic and energetic guide. He clearly loves what the area has to offer and he enjoys sharing his knowledge. Adam greets owners on a first-name basis so it is clear why Adam has so much background info. It was very satisfying to be on this tour.
Eat New York
, Sep 2021
This is a very good and interesting trip I had a chance to sample some traditional Ethnic foods of New York. The food sampling it was delicious tasty. One of the best tours i had so far here in New York. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and gave us a lot of interesting facts and history.
Excellent tour experience!
, Jun 2021
We loved it! Dante is amazing - son attuned to the needs and wants of the tour group. The food was great. We’ve done several food tours, and this one is up there with the best! We highly recommend this tour!
Lower East Side tour
, 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!
Amazing Tour
, Jun 2021
Dante was an amazing guide! Helpful and knowledgeable and very friendly!! The food and the sides we saw were wonderful!!
Loved it!
, 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!
Great food tour
, 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
Highly recommend if you like NYC and wanna eat delicious food
, 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
A Delicious Taste of History
, 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.
Highly recommended tour!
, 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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