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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

Overview

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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Bottled water
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Gratuities

Departure Point

205 E Houston St, New York, NY 10002, USA

This NYC institution is the home of the worlds greatest pastrami.

Departure Time

10:30 AM

Return Details

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
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • 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.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • 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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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during NYC Lower East Side Walking and Food Tour?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by NYC Lower East Side Walking and Food Tour.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during NYC Lower East Side Walking and Food Tour?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by NYC Lower East Side Walking and Food Tour.

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  • "Plenty of food, start with an appetite and you'll finish full!" See review
  • "There was no pressure to buy anything but the peach balsamic vinegar was too good not to get, plus some candy treats!" See review

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Great way to see LES
Francesca_B
, Nov 2021
Dante was delightful and knowledgeable but also super chill- we had a great time!! Food was plentiful and excellent but I especially loved the variety, there was something for everyone.
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Dante is great. I wish...
Asli_G
, Nov 2021
Dante is great. I wish the other tour guides of Viator was as attentive and diligent as him. I am truly disappointed with Viator in other tours i booked. For credibility- I am a Stanford MBA, executive, and a NYC resident. I am truly disappointed with Viator.
star-5
Unique taste of NYC
Lee_P
, Nov 2021
The guide was perfect and gave us a unique taste of NYC. His enthusiasm and personality made the experience so enjoyable. I would highly recommend and be sure to request Adam for your guide!
star-4
Nice day!
Susan_A
, Oct 2021
My friend and I really enjoyed. There were a few things we felt could be improved. It should have started with the bagels at 10:30 rather than Katz’s. The pickle store was great but everyone sticking fingers in container during Covid times was really just not ok. Use a fork or get separate containers. Would have preferred ending with donuts and pickles. It also ended at 1:00 when it was suppose to end 1:30 (I thought). We ended up going into the market by Williamsburg bridge and stopped at olive oil/spice place which was good, but our guide said we stopped because owner was there and he enjoys us coming by. What if he wasn’t. Would the tour have ended even earlier? Some of the portions were alittle skimpy such as the 1/4 of bagel and 1/4 of donut. How much is a bagel or donut that we couldn’t have a half. Everyone touching all the food breaking in half was not ok during Covid times and I’m really not super crazy with Covid. our guide was great and we did tip him as he deserved, but I’m sure he was following what the tour itinerary was. He Knew interesting facts and stories and was very pleasant. We had a good time but just thought there were some easy constructive criticisms that could be fixed.
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star-5
Great tour, fantastic food!
Ronda_S
, Oct 2021
Billy did a wonderful job telling us the history of this fascinating neighborhood and pointing out landmarks we would have never noticed. The food was also great and we were stuffed. We definitely recommend this tour!
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Savory and Sweet delights!
Jeannie_W
, Oct 2021
Our tour guy Billy was wonderful! We not only ate many savory and sweet foods, he also shared a lot of interesting history behind each food and restaurant we visited. We all so enjoyed our day with Billy!
star-5
The food and tour was excellent
Richard_B
, Sep 2021
Eating Pastrami at Katz’s Deli was the best! Also learning more of the history of the Lower East Side from Adam was insightful.
star-5
Wonderful food tour of the lower east side!
FrancineMaire_G
, Sep 2021
I wanted to go on a food tour for a very long time and this was just the right one! Our guide Adam was very attentive and knowledgeable and made this an even more enjoyable experience! Food was amazing! Planning our next tour as soon as I finish with this review!
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Inside Info on Iconic Restaurants
Ernest_F
, 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.
star-5
Eat New York
Bryon_L
, 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.

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