Food Tour - Lower East Side: Past and Present

Venture beyond the tourist traps when exploring the cultural hotspot of the Lower East Side.

On this food tour led by Guide Lauren, you will have the unique opportunity to explore what was once an immigrant and working-class neighborhood rich in ethnic diversity and culture.

Some of the experiences you can look forward to on this food tour include sampling delicacies from century-old kosher-style delis and Jewish bakeries, visiting an old-fashioned candy store, tasting a tres leches and blackout cake doughnut from an award-winning bakery, checking out the eclectic mix of trendy boutiques, mom-and-pop shops, cozy cafés, skipping the long lines, and so much more!

  • Minimum Guests 2
  • Maximum Guests 14
  • Food Stops 7
  • Approximate Duration 3 hours
  • Labels City Tours, Walking Food Tours
COVID-19 protocols this chef will implement are:
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Reviews guests left for this experience



16 Mar 2023

Our "Lower East Side: Past and Present" food tour was AMAZING!! Ross, our guide, shared the history of the area as only a native can. Our food stops were delicious -- we went back to one of them the next day for a full meal. This was everything we hoped for and more!!



08 May 2022

Adam was great! Highly recommend

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10 Dec 2022

Guide Lydia was very informative and made the tour fun for all of us. We would definitely do another food tour.

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Eat your way through New York City with self-proclaimed foodie, Guide Chieu, and her team, as they bring you the best fare and culinary experiences the city has to offer. Join one of these exciting tours for an exceptional food tour in NYC as you taste incredible eats and gain confidence to explore and revisit these neighborhoods and the array of cultural options each and every one has to offer.

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