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Lower East Side Culture, History & Food Tour

by Walks of New York Free cancellation available No booking or credit card fees
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The richly multicultural district of the Lower East Side has so many stories to tell. For 2 centuries, this area has been home to newly arrived immigrants. Take a big bite out of the Big Apple with food tastings while you learn about the area's history and culture.

Delve into the heart of the Lower East Side on an immersive, small-group, guided tour. As you walk the streets, hear stories of old tenement buildings where huge families lived in cramped quarters. Learn interesting facts and see iconic sites, from the Dragon Fighters! fire station to Katz's Deli, famous for its role in When Harry Met Sally.

Step inside Eldridge Street Synagogue to meet a local historian for a tour of the building and its hidden rooms. Learn how men and women were separated here for prayer and discover the huge impact that the Jewish community has had on New York.

Enjoy other tastings along the way, including the only pickle shop left in the Lower East Side. Chat with the staff and sample local specialities, such as Chinese dumplings and traditional bagels fresh out of the oven. Top off your experience with a cup of New York coffee, a flavour that is bound to leave you wanting more.

The richly multicultural district of the Lower East Side has so many stories to tell. For 2 centuries, this area has been home to newly arrived immigrants. Take a big bite out of the Big Apple with food tastings while you learn about the area's history and culture.

Delve into the heart of the Lower East Side on an immersive, small-group, guided tour. As you walk the streets, hear stories of old tenement buildings where huge families lived in cramped quarters. Learn interesting facts and see iconic sites, from the Dragon Fighters! fire station to Katz's Deli, famous for its role in When Harry Met Sally.

Step inside Eldridge Street Synagogue to meet a local historian for a tour of the building and its hidden rooms. Learn how men and women were separated here for prayer and discover the huge impact that the Jewish community has had on New York.

Enjoy other tastings along the way, including the only pickle shop left in the Lower East Side. Chat with the staff and sample local specialities, such as Chinese dumplings and traditional bagels fresh out of the oven. Top off your experience with a cup of New York coffee, a flavour that is bound to leave you wanting more.

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Lower East Side Culture, History & Food Tour

Activity Location

New York 10002

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • Straus Square

    East Broadway & Rutgers Street

    New York 10002


Highlights

  • Guided food-tasting tour of New York's Lower East Side

  • Samples of street food such as pickles, bagels & dumplings

  • Fascinating stories about infamous tenement buildings

  • Special access & guided tour of Eldridge Street Synagogue

  • Immersive small-group experience—maximum 12 people per group


Inclusions

  • Guided tour of the Lower East Side

  • Food tastings

  • Live tour commentary in the language booked


Know Before You Book

  • Children aged 3 and younger are complimentary.

  • This activity operates in most weather conditions.

  • You must be able to climb and descend stairs and walk on unpaved or uneven terrain.

  • Check-in is 15 minutes prior to the booked tour start time.