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Immigrant New York Food Tour: Lower East Side, Chinatown & Little Italy

Incredible history and delicious food from New York's melting pot.

Tour Info

Duration: 3 Hours

Tour Includes: 6 tastings! Professional tour guide and enough food for lunch!

Dietary Restrictions: Vegetarian & Vegan friendly; Gluten Free not currently available on this tour.

Walking Distance: 2 miles. Guests must be able to move at a moderate pace.

Meeting Location: Essex Market

Tour Capacity: 4 people minimum / 14 people maximum

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Adult (11 years & up)
Child (4-10)
Children 3 & under

New York City 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. 

Are you ready to immerse yourself in a culinary adventure that not only delights your taste buds but also unveils the tales of immigrants who shaped New York City’s food culture? Join us as we embark on a journey through the city that never sleeps, where the legacy of countless newcomers blends seamlessly with the modern, and where iconic landmarks serve as the backdrop for unforgettable food experiences. With our expert guides by your side, prepare to traverse a delicious tapestry of history, heritage, and flavors.

Tour Highlights:

  1. Lower East Side: Begin your food odyssey in the Lower East Side, a neighborhood steeped in immigrant history and culinary tradition. Stroll through its bustling streets, lined with tenements that whisper tales of the past. Our guides will regale you with captivating stories, setting the stage for the gastronomic adventure ahead.
  2. Chinatown: Dive deeper into the city’s culinary mosaic as you venture into the vibrant streets of Chinatown. Discover the flavors and aromas of this iconic neighborhood, where tradition meets innovation.
  3. Little Italy: Your journey continues to the heart of Little Italy, where the essence of Italian heritage thrives. Immerse yourself in the rich culture as you explore historic landmarks and indulge in classic Italian delights. It’s an authentic taste of the Old World in the heart of the city.
  4. Essex Market: A recent addition to our tour, Essex Market is a culinary treasure trove. Experience the vibrant market atmosphere and sample a fusion of global flavors and artisanal creations. It’s a paradise for foodies.
  5. Old World & New World flavors collide at these included food stops:
  • Mille Nonne: Begin your culinary journey with reimagined Italian classics from our zero-waste, socially impactful partner.
  • North Dumplings: Unearth a hidden gem in the heart of Chinatown, where dumplings reign supreme.
  • Kossar’s Bagels & Bialys: Savor the authentic taste of a classic bialy, a cherished New York delicacy.
  • Economy Candy: A Lower East Side institution since 1937, satisfying sweet cravings with an array of confections.
  • Yonah Schimmel: Sample a local favorite, the iconic knish, and savor its history.
  • Nolita Pizza: Get a taste of Little Italy with one of the city’s finest pizza slices, a true New York classic.
  • Ferrara’s Bakery & Cafe: Indulge in the sweet essence of Little Italy with Ferrara’s legendary cannolis.

Please note that our food stops may be subject to change to ensure your experience remains fresh and exciting.

As you traverse these neighborhoods, your guide will unveil architectural gems and share insights into the cultural influences that have shaped the city’s food scene. From historic synagogues to street art, you’ll gain a deeper appreciation for the vibrant tapestry of New York City’s Lower East Side.

Join us on this NYC Foodie Adventure and let us take you on a journey that ignites your sense of wonder, tantalizes your taste buds, and leaves you with a deeper appreciation for the diverse and delicious tapestry of New York City’s culture and cuisine.

Our tour guides are some of NYC’s best! We bring destinations to life through engaging storytelling.

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