Private New York City Lower east side food tour

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City, Food and Wine, Local Experience, Museums / Culture


Kid Friendly: Yes. Recommended for children over 10

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 10



English (fluent), Hebrew (fluent)

ethnic food tastings for the foodie

Come explore the neighborhood where struggling immigrant groups settled right off the boat. Here you can find historic Synagogues next to Mom and Pop shops, tenement apartments amongst luxury high rise condos. Come taste the flavor of the many ethnic groups that made this part of Manhattan so special. Foods that started on the pushcart graduating to the store front and Essex Market. The Lower East Side is known for its blend of cultural diversity and rich history. It's also known for its great food. Come taste the flavors of the past that are still wonderful today. This tour highlights history of these food establishments and other historical buildings in the area. PRICE OF FOOD IS NOT INCLUDED IN TOUR PRICE.


Sites and tastings (some places are close on certain days).

Katz's Deli - we do not go inside if too crowded - you can come back and sit and eat after the tour.

Yonah Schimmel Knish

Katz's Deli - we do not go inside if too crowded - you can come back and sit and eat after the tour

Prospertiy Dumplings

Striets Matzoh Factory - hot out of the oven (if open closed on weekends)

Economy Candy - an old fashioned candy store

The Pickle Guys (closed Saturday)

Kossars Bialys -Bagels and Pletzel (Closed Saturday)

Doughnut Plant - home of the square doughnut

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: In front of Yonah Schimmels Knish at 137 E.Houston Street.
I will have a sign that says Metro NYC tours

End location: We will end at Donut Plant corner of Essex and Grand Ave.

Duration: 3 hours



What’s Included

Food is not included in price of tour. This will give you the opportunity to decide if you want to taste something or not. That's the beauty of this kind of food tour that. No upfront fees for food you might not want to eat. Or maybe you want more then just a tasting.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

10 usd - Depending on how much you want to spend per person. Please bring cash some eateries do not accept credit cards.

What’s Extra

Cost of food.

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