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Lower East Side Eats Food Tour
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Lower East Side Eats Food Tour

By Sidewalks of New York Tours
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Explore one of New York City's most diverse and historic neighborhoods with your taste buds on a Lower East Side food tour that takes the guesswork out of choosing where to eat. Visit six authentic eateries, from Jewish delis to vintage candy stores and artisan doughnut shops, learning about the area’s rich past in between bites.
from
RM 357.02
per adult
from
RM 357.02
per adult

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Ages 0-99, max of 12 per group
Duration:3h
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Ticket type:Mobile
English

Highlights
  • Discover where locals go to eat on Manhattan’s Lower East Side
  • Stop at six hand-picked restaurants, delis, and specialty shops
  • Learn about the immigrants who left their mark on this historic district
  • All food and drink tastings included for an eclectic, satisfying meal

  • 6 food tastings (enough for lunch)
  • 3-hour walking food tour with a discussion of neighborhood history and culture
  • Licensed New York City sightseeing guides
  • Entry/Admission - Lower East Side
  • Entry/Admission - Essex Street Market
  • Entry/Admission - New York City
  • Entry/Admission - The Pickle Guys
What's not included
  • Transportation to and from the meeting location


Departure details
  • 205 E Houston St, New York, NY 10002, USA We will be meeting at 205 East Houston Street (outside in front of Katz's Deli, in front of the sign that says "Known as the best since 1888." The sign is on the Ludlow Street side of Katz's. Katz's is on the corner of East Houston Street and Ludlow St. If your late, go inside Katz's
Return details
  • 379 Grand St, New York, NY 10002, USA Outside in front of The Doughnut Plant

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 6242P4

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wear comfortable shoes
  • Most travellers can participate
  • **Please Note** Per New York City Regulations, You must show proof of vaccination for indoor dining. You must show proof of vaccination to take this food tour.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travellers

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

Which attractions will I visit with Lower East Side Eats Food Tour?
How much is Lower East Side Eats Food Tour?
Lower East Side Eats Food Tour price starts from RM 348.41. Discover and book Lower East Side Eats Food Tour on Tripadvisor
What is the Lower East Side Eats Food Tour cancellation policy?
Lower East Side Eats Food Tour cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Lower East Side Eats Food Tour on Tripadvisor
Which company provides Lower East Side Eats Food Tour?
Lower East Side Eats Food Tour is hosted by Sidewalks of New York Tours. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Sidewalks of New York Tours on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Lower East Side Eats Food Tour on Tripadvisor

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 6242P4

Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    205 E Houston St
    205 E Houston St, New York, NY 10002, USA
    We will be meeting at 205 East Houston Street (outside in front of Katz's Deli, in front of the sign that says "Known as the best since 1888." The sign is on the Ludlow Street side of Katz's. Katz's is on the corner of East Houston Street and Ludlow St. If your late, go inside Katz's
    See address & details
  • 1
    Lower East Side
    Stop: 3 hours - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    Essex Street Market
    Stop: 15 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 3
    Orchard Street
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • 4
    Katz's Delicatessen
    Stop: 25 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 5
    The Pickle Guys
    Stop: 15 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • You'll end at
    379 Grand St
    379 Grand St, New York, NY 10002, USA
    Outside in front of The Doughnut Plant
    See address & details
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About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

WhitneyLA
WhitneyLA
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Food and History Together as One! WHAT?
My husband and I went on a food tour of the West Village for my birthday. We had the good fortune of having Jonatha
CMooreReflections
CMooreReflections
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Interesting and tasty lower east side food tour
We began our tour at the formerly kosher Katz Deli, then we breakfasted in Central America, stopped for a cheese bo
benmensarah
benmensarah
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Great tour guid but overpriced for what you get
I loved my tour guide but thought that it was too expensive for what you got. $75 for three slices of pizza and two
Lesley b
Lesley b
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Great, easy walking tour with yummy food tastings
We did this tour with our son while we are in town dropping him off at Columbia for college. We all had an amazing
KimmyW1970
KimmyW1970
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Thanks Jonathan!
We had an excellent experience with our tour guide Jonathan. He was very knowledgeable, fun, and took the time to g
essenbrown
essenbrown
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Protip: Ask for Jonathan!
Booked after an exhausting week at work and left so filled with joy and pizza. This is great for groups, solo, with
pharmerjill
pharmerjill
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Lovely walk in the city
Lydia was our tour guide and she did a great job! I took my 78 yr old mom who is not the fastest car on the street
gigiX4470IK
gigiX4470IK
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Food Shortage
Two shops were closed Food at the Caribbean place was not the best The rest places offered very little Candy sto
ShobhanaaRamji
ShobhanaaRamji
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Fantastic experience
We had a lovely experience, enjoyed the food and the history even more. We are vegetarian and there was plenty of
HannahS0323
HannahS0323
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One of the highlights of our trip
The host of our tour was personable and super informative, We got a relatively large sample of multiple different t
Beth H
Beth H
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Best part of the trip
Our Lower East Side private food tour was so much fun. The food was amazing and we loved hearing the history of th
dpugl2022
dpugl2022
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Iconic and delicious foods!
This is one of the best food tours I have taken. It includes foods I have heard about forever which I have always w
mfay2022
mfay2022
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One of the BEST Food Tours Ever!
We had such a blast with Jonathan for our Lower East Side food tour...He was fun, super knowledgeable, and super co
aappleby2022
aappleby2022
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Great way to experience the city!
My group went on a private tour for our school. Jonathan guided our tour and he did a wonderful job. He was friendl
ohollins
ohollins
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A Great Way to Experience NYC
Adam was enthusiastic, knowledgeable and friendly. He took us to some great food establishments, with the perfect m
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josh
Halifax, UK3 contributions
Had a wonderful afternoon with tour guide Jonathan. His knowledge of New York and the local area was fascinating. The food was delicious and varied, we can’t recommend it enough. A great way to see the city and spend time with a New Yorker.
Written 13 February 2022
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JoshuaH2615
We're thrilled to read you had a "wonderful afternoon with Jonathan." He loves guiding our guests to some of the best food on The Lower East Side of Manhattan. Come eat with us again the next time your in NYC.
Written 20 February 2022
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Katie F
3 contributions
Feb 2020
We really enjoyed this which we booked through Trip Advisor. Our guide, Alec, was very knowledgeable and we went to places and tried food we would never have done on our own. I thought it was excellent value for money. Recommended.
Written 20 February 2020
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JoshuaH2615
Hi Katie! Thank you for booking your tour through Trip Advisor and for sharing about your time with us on here. We really appreciate it.
Written 24 February 2020
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Andrea R
Albany21 contributions
Aug 2021
Great tour walked around the area at a good pace not hilly at all. Tour guide Adam the best spoke with confidence never stuttered knew what to say. Energetic. The places we went great food. Katzs deli really is the best in deli. My favorite food was the knish from Yonah Schimmel. Never a knish this good. So happy tour was small and was able to spare a quic amount of time to purchase right there. The place not fancy at all but who care. The other best part of the food we tried was bagel. REallly did enjoy all the goodness. I agree perfect amount of walking was able to sit at some of the places also. A must go if you want to enjoy some great basic Jewish food and a great walk around a not so touristy neighborhood at all. Bring your energy and a great pair of walking sneakers.
Written 10 August 2021
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Tom P
Hazlet, NJ179 contributions
Adam was a great tour guide! He accommodated our needs and managed the COVID access restrictions without compromising this experience. My wife and I took this tour with our 2 teenage sons. Everyone left with a full belly and new insights into the history of the area. The integration of historic establishments and their staples with newer eateries helps demonstrate the evolution of the area. Well done!
Written 22 March 2021
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Nancy B
Rumson, NJ10 contributions
Mar 2020
Took this tour as a private group last Sunday. It was really easy to set up even on a day's notice through Josh. Our guide was Matt who was really knowledgable and easy going. The food stops were historical and offered delicious treats. We really got a feel for the neighborhood old and new!
Written 10 March 2020
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JoshuaH2615
Hello! Thank you for taking the time to type up such a wonderful review. We're happy that booking was smooth for you and that the tour was everything you could've wanted. We hope to see you again soon!
Written 12 March 2020
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lesliescott1993
New Brunswick, NJ5 contributions
Dec 2021 • Friends
Had a blast on our Lower East side food tour with Russell D. He was informative and entertaining, and the food choices were most delicious. We highly recommend this food tour. Thanks for a great time!
Written 27 December 2021
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margaret b
New York City, NY2 contributions
Feb 2020
Fun day with the perfect amount of stops and great variety. Just enough walking in between stops. Great way to try a little bit from many great Lower east side spots! Katz deli was great. Wonderful tour guide Adam made the experience even better! He was friendly and knowledgeable. Great for tourists or locals that want to experience a new neighborhood.
Written 23 February 2020
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JoshuaH2615
Hi there! You're making us hungry talking about Katz Deli... Thank you for sharing your experience on our Lower East Side Food Tour with us! We hope you will choose Sidewalk Food Tours next time you are in one of our 6 foodie cities!
Written 24 February 2020
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bostonterrier
Greensboro, NC126 contributions
Some friends and I took this tour, and really enjoyed it. A few of the stops were at places that have been around for 100 years or more. We enjoyed knishes, bialys, pastrami sandwiches, halvah, pickles, donuts, dumplings and rugelach. Matt, our friendly tour guide, provided some historical information about the establishments and the Lower East Side area, which added to the experience. I would do it again in a heartbeat!
Written 3 December 2017
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NewYorkWendy
New York469 contributions
Jul 2019 • Couples
Alec did an excellent job of providing background for the mostly Jewish establishments and food. If you like the "cuisine" the tour is well rounded. And the guide was enthusiastic and informative.
Written 15 July 2019
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We're so glad you enjoyed our Lower East Side Food Tour with Alec. He loves what he does and it shows. Join us on our West Village Food Tour the next time your in NYC.
Written 15 July 2019
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Charles N
1 contribution
The food was great but the stories were better. Knish to die for. Pastrami OMG. Look forward to next tour.
Written 19 November 2019
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