Lower East Side Food and Culture Walking Tour

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Taste of the Lower East Side
Taste of the Lower East Side
Taste of the Lower East Side
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    This attraction requires advanced booking.

What you'll do

Get a taste for the real New York with this culinary tour of the Lower East Side, where immigrants to America from all over the world made their mark on the city

Take a Lower East Side Food and Culture Walking Tour with the New York Pass®

  • With us, there are no entry fees on the day – all you've got to do is show your pass.
  • Follow an expert guide around this cool corner of the city and discover its varied culinary heritage.
  • Tuck into knish, bialy, black and white cookies, and more!

A trip to New York is a trip incomplete without tasting the local fare - and the culinary delights of New York are eclectic, to say the least!

Your expert guide will meet you at the historic Eldridge Street Synagogue before taking you on a tour of New York's ultimate immigrant neighborhood - the Lower East Side. Here is where communities from all over have made their home in the US, bringing with them culinary delights from their homeland. The Lower East Side is particularly known for its community of Eastern European Jews.

Enjoy the flavors of the neighborhood by trying local delicacies such as true kosher pickle, a knish, a bialy, and the famous black and white cookie, and your expert guide will tell you all about these delicious dishes as you chow down.

Included on the tour are stops in Essex Market, the city's most well-known public market offering world cuisine; the superb Economy Candy store for your sweet treat fix; and to finish, a visit to Supermoon where you can pick up a mouth-watering croissant-muffin hybrid, the Cruffin!

Sightseeing while snacking... need we say more?!

Please note: Food is not included in the price of the tour. We recommend bringing $20 - $30 cash per person to sample whichever delicacies catch your eye.

Highlights of the tour:

  • The Pickle Guys - cured and kosher pickles from giant barrels.
  • Eldridge Street Synagogue - among America's very first Eastern European Jewish Synagogues.
  • Kossar's Bialy - stop in for a bite of bialy, a traditional polish savory bread roll, or bagels and babka.
  • Economy Candy - feel free to be uneconomical in your sampling of these fabulous candies.
  • Essex Market - NYC's most historic public market, home to traders of delights from all over the world.
  • Supermoon - home of the Cruffin!

Know before you go

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Booking required

This attraction requires advanced booking.

Getting in: please present your pass to the tour guide.

For more information visit the Top Dog Tours website.

Where you'll be

Operating hours

Daily at 1PM

Tours last 2.5 hours.

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Free cancellation

Plans can change, we get it. All non-activated passes are eligible for a refund within 365 days of your purchase date.

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