Lower East Side Eats Food Tour

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From $75.00

62 reviews   (5.00)

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 3 hours

Departs: New York, New York

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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On this 3-hour food tour of the Lower East Side, you will eat your way through the streets, as you sample delicacies from New York's premier appetizing stores, ethnic eateries, and "mom and pop" restaurants. We make 6 different delectable stops on the tour (enough for lunch) Explore what was once an immigrant and working class neighborhood rich in ethnic diversity and culture. Learn about the history of the tenement buildings and much more!

What's Included

3-hour walking food tour with a discussion of neighborhood history and culture

6 food tastings (enough for lunch)

Licensed New York City sightseeing guides

What's Not Included

Transportation to and from the meeting location

Traveler Information

  • INFANT: Age: 0 - 2
  • CHILD: Age: 3 - 17
  • ADULT: Age: 18 - 99

Additional Info

  • All areas and surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Transportation options are wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • **Please Note** Per New York City Regulations, You must show proof of vaccination for indoor dining. You must show proof of vaccination to take this food tour.
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Infants are required to sit on an adult’s lap
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Service animals allowed
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • Wear comfortable shoes

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

What To Expect

Lower East Side
The eclectic Lower East Side is where gritty alleys and tenement-style buildings mix with upscale apartments and chic boutiques. Nighttime draws hip, young crowds to the area's trendy bars, music venues and restaurants. The neighborhood's Jewish heritage lives on through Orchard Street's Lower East Side Tenement Museum and old-world fabric stores, as well as traditional delis such as Katz's and Russ & Daughters.

3 hours • Admission Ticket Included

Essex Street Market
Indoor market with rows of vendors specializing in meat, fish, cheese, produce & specialty foods.

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Orchard Street
Orchard Street is a street in Manhattan which covers the eight city blocks between Division Street in Chinatown and East Houston Street on the Lower East Side. Vehicular traffic runs north on this one-way street.

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Savor the best pastrami in the world from this renown classic New York Dei serving the Lower East Side since 1888

25 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

The Pickle Guys
Eat different types of pickles done the old-fashioned way, sitting the barrels of brine for days, weeks and months.

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Included


Highly recommended
Ann_L, 29-11-2022
Many well sized tastings at both famous eateries and Mom and Pop holes in the wall. Adam was friendly and informative.
Loved this tour
Mona_S, 01-08-2022
I truly enjoyed this tour. Our tour guide Jonathon was wonderful. He checked in the morning of the tour about food allergies and brought the experience to life in a colorful way. As I did this tour solo it was fun to meet other folks joining as well. Definitely recommend. Do not eat breakfast before.
Yum and fun
Kevin_G, 26-07-2022
Brandon was great! Super friendly and knowledgeable. Good food on the stops and small groups would go again
Highly recommend Lower East Side food tour
gilvs, 10-05-2022
John was an excellent tour guide, friendly and knowledgeable. He quickly learned our names and gelled the group together. Food samples were tasty and varied. Enjoyed learning about the history of the Lower East Side and he pointed out lots of things we would have missed otherwise. Will definitely do a food tour of a different area next time we are in New York
Loved this Lower East Side food tour!
Hillary J, 11-04-2022
We had a great time with our guide Jonathan. We ate some yummy foods from a variety of cultures and we learned a lot about the area. We'd highly recommend!

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