Tastes of the Lower East Side

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22 reviews   (4.59)

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 2 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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The Lower East Side is the ultimate immigrant neighborhood. A popular place for newly arrived immigrants to New York going back to the 1840's, the Lower East Side has seen large immigrant populations from Germany, Italy, Eastern Europe, the Caribbean and Asia. Join us for a walk through history as you learn why immigrants gathered in this area and why they left. Sample food from famous eateries in the area and see landmarks that tell the story of this unique neighborhood. This tour is perfect for food and history lovers of all ages!

What's Included

Local guide

What's Not Included

Audio Guide ( that translates the tour)

Entrance to the Eldridge Street Synagogue Museum

Entrance to the Tenement Museum

Food not included


Hotel pickup and drop-off

Transportation to/from attractions

Traveler Information

  • CHILD: Age: 0 - 12
  • ADULT: Age: 13 - 99

Additional Info

  • Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult at least 21 years of age.
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Food is not included. We suggest bringing $20-$30 cash per person.
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • If canceled because of dangerous weather, you will be given the option of an alternative tour date or full refund
  • Involves a good amount of walking
  • Once the tour begins, if you make the decision to not follow the guide or their instructions, we cannot guarantee we can reunite you with the group.
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Transportation options are wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • All areas and surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Food vendors are not guaranteed
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough guests to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
  • Operates rain and shine; please dress accordingly
  • Please arrive 15 minutes prior to the tour's designated start time. The tour departs promptly and no refunds will be given for guests who miss the tour due to being late
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Service animals allowed
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • We reserve the right to deviate from the route of the tour in the event of marches, parades, and circumstances beyond our control.

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.

What To Expect

Lower East Side
2 hour walking tour of the Lower East Side

2 hours • Admission Ticket Free

Museum at Eldridge Street
Eldridge Steet Synagogue

• Admission Ticket Free

The Pickle Guys

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Bialys and bagels

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Economy Candy
The most famous candy shop in Lower Manhattan

5 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Essex Street Market
New York's Most Historic Market

20 minutes • Admission Ticket Free


So fun and delicious!
367caseye, 09-12-2022
Super fun and informative. Our guide Gabby was wonderful!!! Both me and my 12 year old daughter had a great time and so many yummy experiences!
Great tour !
Stb82, 22-11-2022
A great tour with lot of amazing and/or unique stops to taste sweet and savoury food. Liz, our guide, was fantastic : fun and knowledgeabl; She truly gave us informations for all the duration of the tour and answered our (many) questions. It was a real treat to have her for ourselves :-)
Tastes of Lower Eastside Tour
GoPlaces55050, 04-11-2022
Our Tastes of Lower Eastside was amazing. Visited so many places we would normally just walk right on by, and tasted amazing food. Liz our tour guide was so informative and patient while we purchased our treats. We would highly recommend doing this tour and get a real taste of what New York was like back in the last century.
A Great Food and Walking Experience
billbobobbins, 27-09-2022
A great tour with fantastic tales and brilliant and unusual food. Another great way to see a different side to New York, off the beaten track yet still enough to keep your interest. Great food tour with a very informative guide Claire. We are mainly fans of savoury food but the Cronuts and Cruffins were exceptional. A New York must!!
Great tour!
969merryg, 17-09-2022
The tour guide was helpful and knowledgeable and brought us to unique eateries for the location. We got ample time to browse and buy/taste the foods. Would definitely recommend.

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