NYC Lower East Side Culture and Food Tastings Tour

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New York City, USA

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What you can expect during your visit
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Face masks required for guides in public areas
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
A note about this tour
All tours follow the latest local health authority advice, including mask usage and social distancing.Urban Adventures have received the World Travel and Tourism Council’s Safe Travels stamp, which recognises companies that have adopted health and hygiene global standardised protocols.

Overview

Tacos, dumplings, bagels — America would be a food wasteland without the dishes brought here by immigrants. Join this 3-hour New York City walking tour to sample the best ethnic foods in the Lower East Side. But this experience includes much more than sampling delicious foods, as you’ll learn about the history of the dishes, establishments, sites, and people along the way from your guide.

Highlights

  • Soak up the atmosphere on a walking tour
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Small-group tour
  • Free snacks included

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Average 4.72 out of 5 stars based on 155 verified reviews from Cool Destinations and TripAdvisor

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NYC Lower East Side Culture and Food Tastings Tour
catherine_c, Dec 2021 Verified
The tour was so interesting,! We learned so much about the history of New York. The guide was fantastic and the food was delicious!
NYC Lower East Side Culture and Food Tastings Tour
Patricia_B, Dec 2021 Verified
Brian was a fantastic tour guide! We enjoyed learning a ton about the Lower East Side and eating a wide array of delicious food. He suggested some great things to do in the city and places to eat. Brian was so personable! We highly Recommend this tour.
NYC Lower East Side Culture and Food Tastings Tour
Lisa_L, Dec 2021 Verified
We enjoyed our tour guide Ace’s commentary! A great way to learn the history of the area. You cover Chinatown, Little Italy, NoLiTa, the Bowery and more.
NYC Lower East Side Culture and Food Tastings Tour
kelm857, Dec 2021 Verified
Had such a great time with Brian! Highly recommend this tour for everyone who loves information, history and yummy food! Would definitely go with Brian again. It was definitely enough for a full meal and then some!
NYC Lower East Side Culture and Food Tastings Tour
LuAnne_B, Dec 2021 Verified
If you are taking a tour in NYC, count yourself lucky if you get Eric k from Urban Adventures as your guide. He was gracious, super knowledgeable, kind, and entertaining. He showed us historic places and explained the significance of each place we visited. He made sure the person in our group who had food allergies had just the meal she needed to be safe. He interacted with each of us and make sure we felt part of the experience. This tour, including the sites and food, made our trip to NYC complete - there were seven sassy gals that were extremely satisfied and pleased to have taken this tour with Erik. Can't wait to get back and find another tour on which he can entertain us!!
NYC Lower East Side Culture and Food Tastings Tour
GayleD56, Dec 2021 Verified
Brian has so much knowledge about the history of the area and about food all over NYC and beyond. It was a great experience!
NYC Lower East Side Culture and Food Tastings Tour
billp654, Dec 2021 Verified
Brian was really wonderful. He was entertaining and informative. We learned a ton about the many immigrant populations that have called the lower east side of NYC their home over the years. My favorite food was the empanada, which represented the most recent immigrant population. Other favorites were the pickle (mostly because of the owner of the shop who is old school gregarious and entertaining) and the pepperoni pizza.
NYC Lower East Side Culture and Food Tastings Tour
Julia_R, Dec 2021 Verified
Brian was wonderful. He was entertaining, informative, and relaxed. We learned about the many immigrant populations that have called the lower east side of NYC home over the years. While we learned about their history, Brian took us to out of the way places to taste samples of their cuisines. Highly recommend.Pictured: Crispy pepperoni pizza. The bread was light and easy to eat! This was one of many stops on the tour - this time in Nolita.
NYC Lower East Side Culture and Food Tastings Tour
jessicasF5916GH, Dec 2021 Verified
Brian was a fantastic tour guide! All the food was delicious and we loved learning the history of all the different immigrant groups.
NYC Lower East Side Culture and Food Tastings Tour
Jill_T, Nov 2021 Verified
This was the best way to experience parts of the city we wouldn't otherwise have seen. Our guide Astrid was terrific! Super knowledgeable about the history of all the neighborhoods and the immigrant experiences. The food was great and hearty enough for our three college age boys. This was definitely a more meaningful and memorable way to learn than going to a museum. Would highly recommend!

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