Food Tour - Tastes and Tales of NYC's Lower East Side

Discover the culinary legacy left by those on their way to fulfill the American Dream.

On this food tour with Guide David, you will have the incredible opportunity to sample the side effects of mass immigration while learning about those who dared to live the American Dream.

As you make a loop around New York City's Lower East Side, you will visit 100-year-old bakeries, churches, synagogues, markets, museums, and historic sites as you stroll the streets of Little Italy, Chinatown, and more. During the tour, you can look forward to sinking into amazing stories and eclectic ethic fare, including tacos, knishes, dumplings, and bagels.

  • Minimum Guests 2
  • Maximum Guests 12
  • Food Stops 4
  • Approximate Duration 3 hours
  • Labels City Tours, Walking Food Tours

Cozymeal guest reviews for this experience

Audrey M.

Audrey

19 Jun 2019

Guide David's tour of South Brooklyn was an amazing way to spend an afternoon learning and tasting the rich cultural history of the area. I felt like we were getting real insider knowledge about the best and most authentic restaurants, cafes, and markets. At every stop he shared wonderful anecdotes about the shops founders, how certain recipes came to be, and how food has changed and been changed by development. Each dish we tried was a perfect sampling of the diversity of flavors in the neighborhood and so delicious. I will be stopping back at each of the restaurants for more soon!

Meet your guide


With years of professional experience under his belt, passionate urban explorer Guide David believes that the best way to truly get to know a place is by fully immersing yourself in its culture and its food. Guide David specializes in offering a local’s perspective of neighborhoods in and around New York City that have a compelling story and then telling that neighborhood’s story in the most delicious way — through food.

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