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NYC Lower East Side Walking and Food Tour
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icon3 hours  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Delve deeper into the food and multicultural history of Manhattan’s Lower East Side than you could alone on this small-group walking tour. Rather than guessing at eateries and foods to try, let a guide showcase local hotspots and specialties; and chart their European, Jewish, and other cultural roots. Taste snacks such as “knish” doughballs, “bialy” filled rolls, and more; and learn stories of 19th-century immigrant life that many travelers miss.
  • Explore the foods and history of the Lower East Side on a walking tour
  • Skip guesswork: let a guide introduce you to must-try eateries and snacks
  • Try “bialy” rolls, pickles, and more; and unpack the area’s immigrant past
  • Stop by the Tenement Museum and enjoy tastings that amount to a full meal
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Bottled water
Local guide
Lunch
Gratuities
Katz's Delicatessen , 205 E Houston St, New York, NY 10002, USA

This NYC institution is the home of the worlds greatest pastrami.

10:30 AM
Doughnut Plant , 379 Grand St, New York, NY 10002, USA

They beat Bobby Flay in a throw down for good reason. These doughnuts are to die for.

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Please advise any specific dietary/allergy requirements at time of booking
  • Rain or shine
  • Dress code is casual
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Nice Guy Tours
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • 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.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during NYC Lower East Side Walking and Food Tour?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by NYC Lower East Side Walking and Food Tour.
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during NYC Lower East Side Walking and Food Tour?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
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  • "Plenty of food, start with an appetite and you'll finish full!" See review
  • "There was no pressure to buy anything but the peach balsamic vinegar was too good not to get, plus some candy treats!" See review

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Tasty, Historical, Fun
Erik_V
, May 2022
Mike was awesome! Very knowledgeable about the area since he grew up there! The food was amazing and yes, you will be full. This is coming from a big guy that likes to eat. Looking forward to taking the other Nice Guys Tour next time we visit!
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Do this tour!
Marc_P
, Apr 2022
Great walking food tour! Got to taste a variety of food at several stops, and the guide was knowledgeable about the neighborhood and very entertaining. We went back to several of the stops in the subsequent days to try other menu items. Kossar’s for a bacon, egg, and cheese bagel is an absolute must!
star-5
Excellent!!
Adam_S
, Mar 2022
Awesome time. Very knowledgeable guide and had some awesome food. Katz Deli was my favorite. Would do it again and look forward to scheduling other tours with Dante.
star-5
The most amazing tour!
David_S
, Mar 2022
This was the most amazing tour I've ever had on a sightseeing trip! You have to do it! And Dante, the tour guide, the most fantastic, fun, and friendly person you'll ever meet. He will automatically be your best friend. You'll feel like you made a friend for life, I know I feel that way! If you want to experience the Lower East Side like a local, and try amazing, authentic, ethnic food, then this tour is for you. If you want to enjoy and celebrate locally owned, multigenerational family businesses, this tour is for you. If you want to learn about how immigrants to NYC lived and made a life for them and their families, then this tour is for you. If you want to feel good and celebrate New York City, this tour is for you. It is just absolutely spectacular. I am so, so glad I took it and the next time I visit NYC, I will take another tour with Dante!
star-5
Billy is an amazing guide
Valerie_R
, Feb 2022
We went in the off season and had a vip tour given by Billy. Billy was fantastic for me and my 14 year old son. We throughly enjoyed walking around the city and tasting some amazing foods. My son still talks about Billy’s one liners that made us both laugh. Thank you so much for the laughs and the great food.
star-5
Outstanding food tour!
John_V
, Jan 2022
The food tour of the lower east side was great! Dante was such a knowledgeable, funny and generous guide. We thoroughly enjoyed our time exploring a great variety of foods and restaurants with a relaxed pace that allowed us to take in everything so well.
star-5
Food Tour Extravaganza
Hannah_O
, Dec 2021
Dante was very knowledgeable and engaging with his stories. It definitely makes a difference to experience these fantastic restaurants with an engaging and humorous tour guide. The food was so scrumptious at every stop! I highly recommend that you book a food tour with Dante when you are in New York!
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star-5
Great experience!
Julie_S
, Dec 2021
Billy gave an outstanding Lower East Side Food Walking tour - learned a lot about history and got to sample great food. Don’t miss it
star-5
A great intro to this neighborhood
Jacqueline_B
, Dec 2021
I had a great time. I loved the stops we made. The food was delicious, especially at Katz's Deli. There's certainly plenty of it. I enjoyed the indoor market we wandered around. I wouldn't have known it was there. It's great that this tour company accepts solo travelers--I had no trouble booking just myself. I guess because his tours are often full! I recommend it for a good intro to the area.
star-5
A must do!
Susan_M
, Dec 2021
Our guide Billy, was fabulous! He absolutely made the tour! The food was all outstanding. He was even prepared with packaged food when he knew the line would be too long to wait. Donuts, bagels, and Katz Deli were our favorites. It was all good and interesting history of the area. Excellent. A must do!

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