NYC: The Story Of Lower East Side’s Food Culture

Meeting Point

In front of the African Burial Ground National Monument (see map for directions)

3 hours (approx.)
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Explore the rich and diverse food culture of NYC’s Lower East Side, where tradition meets innovation in every bite.


7, Elk Street, New York, New York, 10007

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Getting There

Bus: M1, M103, M15, M55
Subway: 1, 2, 4, A, E, N


7, Elk Street, New York, New York, 10007

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Devour Decades of History: A Lower East Side Food Tour Adventure

Set out on a unique culinary adventure through time on the Lower East Side! This tour offers more than just mouthwatering bites—it’s a colorful historical tapestry interwoven with each taste.

Enjoy the neighborhood’s rich history as you stroll with a knowledgeable local guide. You’ll taste the legacy of immigrants who have lived on the Lower East Side, from the traditional Jewish fare of Katz’s Deli to the steaming pockets of Chinatown dumplings. This three-hour journey isn’t limited to your palate. Discover family-owned companies and historic sites; each has a tale to tell.

Discover how the Lower East Side became a melting pot of international flavors and how adversity led to creative culinary innovation. This tour is a cultural immersion rather than just a meal. Secure your reservation now and relish the delectable tale of the Lower East Side!

  • Explore the diverse flavors that have shaped the Lower East Side’s taste history.
  • Enjoy traditional and modern cuisines.
  • You can enjoy a mix of dishes from delis, bakeries, and trendy spots.
  • Discover the delicious story of New York’s Lower East Side.
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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Sample 4 historic dishes on 4 Food stops (dish samples such as dumplings, pizza, knish, empanada)
  • Stroll in the Lower East Side, Chinatown, and Little Italy on 3 hours food walking tour
  • Learn about the importance of immigration to the city See 100-year old bakery, churches, and historic New York sites
  • Friendly Local, English-speaking food lover guide
  • Get tips on what else to see, do, and eat during your stay


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.

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Suitable for all ages and fitness levels, but please note that this tour covers 1.6 km (1 mile) of walking