Tastes of the Lower East Side

The Lower East Side is the ultimate immigrant neighborhood. A popular place for newly arrived immigrants to New York going back to the 1840's, the Lower East Side has seen large immigrant populations from Germany, Italy, Eastern Europe, the Caribbean and Asia. Join us for a walk through history as you learn why immigrants gathered in this area and why they left. Sample food from famous eateries in the area and see landmarks that tell the story of this unique neighborhood. This tour is perfect for food and history lovers of all ages!

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2 hours


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  • What's included :
    • Local guide
    • Snacks - A pickle from The Pickle Guys, a bialy with cream cheese from Kossar's and a knish from Yonah Schimmel
    What's excluded :
    • Entrance to the Eldridge Street Synagogue Museum
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Transportation to/from attractions
    • Audio Guide ( that translates the tour)
    • Gratuities
    • Entrance to the Tenement Museum
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Lower East Side, New York City, NY

    2 hour walking tour of the Lower East Side

    Duration: 2 hours

    Pass By: Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge St Between Canal and Division Streets, New York City, NY 10002-6204

    Eldridge Steet Synagogue

    Stop At: The Pickle Guys, 49 Essex St Lower East Side, New York City, NY 10002-4617


    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Kossar's Bagels & Bialys, 367 Grand St, New York, NY 10002, USA

    Bialys and bagels

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: University Settlement House, 184 Eldridge St, New York, NY 10002, USA

    A settlement house that helped shape the neighborhood

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Economy Candy, 108 Rivington St, New York City, NY 10002-2204

    The most famous candy shop in Lower Manhattan

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Angel Orensanz Foundation, 172 Norfolk St, New York, NY 10002, USA

    A former Synagogue and current art space

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: MOSCOT Lower East Side Shop, 108 Orchard St, New York, NY 10002, USA

    A luxury eyewear store

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Katz's Delicatessen, 205 E Houston St, New York, NY 10002, USA

    New York's most famous deli

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Yonah Schimmel's Knish, 137 E Houston St, New York, NY 10002, USA

    A Lower East Side staple

    Duration: 5 minutes

  • Departure Point :
    Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge St, New York, NY 10002, USA
    Departure Time :
    1:00 PM
    Return Detail :
    Yonah Schimmel's Knish, 137 E Houston St, New York, NY 10002, USA
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Operates rain and shine; please dress accordingly
    • Please arrive 15 minutes prior to the tour's designated start time. The tour departs promptly and no refunds will be given for guests who miss the tour due to being late
    • If canceled because of dangerous weather, you will be given the option of an alternative tour date or full refund
    • Involves a good amount of walking
    • Food vendors are not guaranteed
    • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough guests to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
    • We reserve the right to deviate from the route of the tour in the event of marches, parades, and circumstances beyond our control.
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
    • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
    • Once the tour begins, if you make the decision to not follow the guide or their instructions, we cannot guarantee we can reunite you with the group.
    • All food is Kosher Style and Vegetarian
    • The Pickle Guys is Kosher Certified
    • We cannot accommodate all dietary restrictions
    • We cannot guarantee food has not come into contact with possible allergens
    • Most travelers can participate
    • Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult at least 21 years of age.
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Regular temperature checks for staff
    • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
    • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.



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Organised by Top Dog Tours Inc.

Activity ID: V-31003P31

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