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Duration: 3 hours

Overview

Go on a flavorful journey through time and culture in New York City's Lower East Side on this immersive food tour. Learn about the neighborhood's rich history of immigration and savor delicious foods that have been passed down through generations of diverse cultures.

🍴 Discover the rich cultural diversity and history of the Lower East Side through its delicious food and explore America's great melting pot!

🧳 Immerse yourself in the tales of struggling immigrants who brought their recipes from the 'old world' and explore historic synagogues, trendy food markets, and street art.

🌆 Get an insider's look at how these foods are made and what they mean to the cultures they represent.

🏛️ Marvel at interesting architectural flourishes and parks as you savor scrumptious foods.

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Year-Round,
Saturday 2:30-5:30pm

Practical information

Any restrictions to participate?

  • Age: All age groups welcome
  • Physical limitations: Need to be able to walk at a leisurely pace for approximately 3 hours.

Who can you accommodate for?

  • Children: Free for children 3 and under.
  • Individuals with disabilities: Yes, tours are both wheelchair and stroller accessible. There may be one or two stops along the way without a wheelchair ramp and with a small step up but most stops have a ramp or are street level. Please contact us before booking to inquire.
  • Languages: Tours are conducted in English but your guides speak Spanish, Italian and French. If you need a tour in another language, please contact us and let us know.
  • Pets: Yes, dogs are fine as long as you don’t mind leaving them outside when inside establishments where they serve food.

What to expect on the day of the experience?

  • Duration: Approximately 3 hours 
  • What’s included: 5 tastings! Professional tour guide and enough food for lunch!
  • Who will be present: You will have a guide as well as between 4 and 14 other participants.
  • Spectators: No spectators are allowed, everyone must have a ticket/reservation.
  • Photo/ video: You may take your own photos during the tour.

How to prepare?

  • Weather dependency: Tours will run rain, snow or shine. It is asked that you check the weather forecast and dress accordingly if inclement weather is predicted.
  • Arrival: Plan to arrive 5-10 minutes in advance
  • Parking: Public transportation is advised, but there is public and private parking in the meeting point area.
  • What to wear: Dress for the weather.
  • Restrooms/ lockers/ changing rooms: There will be opportunities for bathroom breaks at the stops along the tour.

Full description

Discover the rich cultural diversity and history of the Lower East Side through a mouth-watering food tour! As you explore the streets of this vibrant neighborhood, you'll learn about the struggles of the immigrants who came to America in search of opportunity and brought with them the recipes of their homeland. With your knowledgeable guide, you'll visit historic synagogues, admire street art, and browse trendy food markets, all while hearing amazing stories and getting an insider's look at how the food is made and what it means to the cultures it represents.
Along the way, your guide will point out interesting architectural features and parks, and delve into the history of the neighborhood and the different ethnic groups that influenced the delicious foods you'll be savoring. From sweet to savory, you'll taste an array of dishes that reflect the unique flavors and traditions of the Lower East Side's diverse community.

Returns, exchanges and cancellation

Unused Experience Vouchers can be returned within 30 days for a full refund to the original purchaser, no questions asked.

If you have any unused Experience Vouchers, you can exchange them for anything else in our marketplace, no matter when. If you choose an experience that's more expensive, you'll need to pay the difference, but if you choose one that costs less, you'll receive a credit towards your next booking.

No refunds are allowed once the experience is booked, but you can reschedule up to 24 hours before your experience, for a date within a year of the original booking. To reschedule, contact the experience provider directly. No-shows or rescheduling less than 24 hours in advance means losing the value of your experience.

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Sam P

I had an incredible time on the Immigrant New York Food Tour. Our guide was friendly and knowledgeable, and they shared many interesting stories and insights about the diverse cultures and cuisines of the Lower East Side, Chinatown, and Little Italy. The food was fantastic - we got to try a wide variety of dishes from different cultures and traditions, and everything was delicious. The tour was also very well-organized and included many interesting sites and landmarks. It was a truly unique and memorable experience, and I highly recommend it to anyone visiting New York City!

Monique

The Immigrant New York Food Tour was a fantastic experience! Our guide was passionate about the history and culture of New York's immigrant communities, and they shared many fascinating stories and insights about the Lower East Side, Chinatown, and Little Italy. The food was incredible - we tried a wide variety of delicious dishes and learned about their cultural significance. It was a great way to explore the city and I highly recommend it to anyone looking for a unique and informative food tour!

Jose V

The Immigrant New York Food Tour was the highlight of my trip to New York City. Our guide was knowledgeable and enthusiastic about the history and culture of the Lower East Side, Chinatown, and Little Italy. The food was amazing - from dim sum to Italian pastries, we tried so many delicious dishes and learned about their origins and traditions. The tour was well-paced and included many interesting sites and landmarks, and I left feeling both full and inspired. I highly recommend this tour to anyone looking for a fun and informative food adventure in New York!