New York is a city built by immigrants.

Take a walk in their footsteps and explore the tenements of the Lower East Side, the busting streets of Chinatown and the iconic heart of Little Italy. With opportunity in each neighborhood to purchase their signature dishes, you get a real taste of New York's past and it's influence on us all today. 

Explore America’s great melting pot: learn about the rich cultural diversity and history of the Lower East Side through delicious food. The streets of the Lower East Side tell the tales of struggling immigrants, Eastern Europeans, Russians, Germans, and Puerto Ricans, who came to America in search of opportunity. They brought with them recipes from the ‘old world’ and you can still taste these foods today.

From historic synagogues to street art and trendy food markets, your knowledgable guide will provide amazing stories and an insider’s look at how these foods are made and what they mean to the cultures they represent. Your guide will point out interesting architectural flourishes and parks and discuss the history of the neighborhood and the ethnic groups that influenced the scrumptious foods you'll be savoring.



Tour can be easily customized to include more or less food, beer, wine, etc.

Suggested stops include:

Essex Street Market for traditional Sicilian street food 

Special treat from a candy store that’s been around since 1937

Knish Bakery

Bagels & Bialys

Hidden gem in Chinatown for dumplings

Doughnut Plant

The Pickle Guys



Suggested Tour Length: 3 hours

Can include tour price with or without food

Includes licensed and experienced tour guide, plus insider access.

Very flexible availability.
Contact us to schedule.

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"I look out the window and I see the lights and the skyline and the people on the street rushing around looking for action, love, and the world's greatest chocolate chip cookie, and my heart does a little dance." — Nora Ephron

"My favorite thing about New York is the people, because I think they’re misunderstood. I don’t think people realize how kind New York people are." — Bill Murray

“When you leave New York, you are astonished at how clean the rest of the world is. Clean is not enough.” — Fran Lebowitz

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