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Lower East Side Eats Food Tour provided by Sidewalks of New York Tours

Lower East Side Eats Food Tour

Lower East Side Eats Food Tour
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Tour snapshot
Discover where locals go to eat on Manhattan’s Lower East Side
Duration:
3h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
12
Wheelchair accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    3h
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Group size:
    12
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
Explore one of New York City's most diverse and historic neighborhoods with your taste buds on a Lower East Side food tour that takes the guesswork out of choosing where to eat. Visit six authentic eateries, from Jewish delis to vintage candy stores and artisan doughnut shops, learning about the area’s rich past in between bites.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • Stop at six hand-picked restaurants, delis, and specialty shops
  • Learn about the immigrants who left their mark on this historic district
  • All food and drink tastings included for an eclectic, satisfying meal
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Stop at six hand-picked restaurants, delis, and specialty shops
  • Learn about the immigrants who left their mark on this historic district
  • All food and drink tastings included for an eclectic, satisfying meal
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 6242P4
Important information
Inclusions
  • 6 food tastings (enough for lunch)
  • 3-hour walking food tour with a discussion of neighborhood history and culture
  • Licensed New York City sightseeing guides
  • Entry/Admission - Lower East Side
  • Entry/Admission - Essex Street Market
  • Entry/Admission - New York City
  • Entry/Admission - The Pickle Guys
Exclusions
  • Transportation to and from the meeting location
Duration
3h
Departure details
  • 205 E Houston St, New York, NY 10002, USA We will be meeting at 205 East Houston Street (outside in front of Katz's Deli, in front of the sign that says "Known as the best since 1888." The sign is on the Ludlow Street side of Katz's. Katz's is on the corner of East Houston Street and Ludlow St. If your late, go inside Katz's
  • 379 Grand St, New York, NY 10002, USA Outside in front of The Doughnut Plant
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wear comfortable shoes
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • **Please Note** Per New York City Regulations, You must show proof of vaccination for indoor dining. You must show proof of vaccination to take this food tour.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
Inclusions
  • 6 food tastings (enough for lunch)
  • 3-hour walking food tour with a discussion of neighborhood history and culture
  • Licensed New York City sightseeing guides
  • Entry/Admission - Lower East Side
  • Entry/Admission - Essex Street Market
  • Entry/Admission - New York City
  • Entry/Admission - The Pickle Guys
Exclusions
  • Transportation to and from the meeting location
Departure details
  • 205 E Houston St, New York, NY 10002, USA We will be meeting at 205 East Houston Street (outside in front of Katz's Deli, in front of the sign that says "Known as the best since 1888." The sign is on the Ludlow Street side of Katz's. Katz's is on the corner of East Houston Street and Ludlow St. If your late, go inside Katz's
  • 379 Grand St, New York, NY 10002, USA Outside in front of The Doughnut Plant
Duration
3h
Return details
  • 379 Grand St, New York, NY 10002, USA Outside in front of The Doughnut Plant
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wear comfortable shoes
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • **Please Note** Per New York City Regulations, You must show proof of vaccination for indoor dining. You must show proof of vaccination to take this food tour.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    205 E Houston St
    205 E Houston St, New York, NY 10002, USA
    We will be meeting at 205 East Houston Street (outside in front of Katz's Deli, in front of the sign that says "Known as the best since 1888." The sign is on the Ludlow Street side of Katz's. Katz's is on the corner of East Houston Street and Ludlow St. If your late, go inside Katz's
    See address & details
  • 1
    Lower East Side
    Stop: 3 hours - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    Essex Street Market
    Stop: 15 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 3
    Orchard Street
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • 4
    Katz's Delicatessen
    Stop: 25 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 5
    The Pickle Guys
    Stop: 15 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • You'll end at
    379 Grand St
    379 Grand St, New York, NY 10002, USA
    Outside in front of The Doughnut Plant
    See address & details
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josh
Halifax, UK3 contributions
Had a wonderful afternoon with tour guide Jonathan. His knowledge of New York and the local area was fascinating. The food was delicious and varied, we can’t recommend it enough. A great way to see the city and spend time with a New Yorker.
Written February 13, 2022
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JoshuaH2615
We're thrilled to read you had a "wonderful afternoon with Jonathan." He loves guiding our guests to some of the best food on The Lower East Side of Manhattan. Come eat with us again the next time your in NYC.
Written February 20, 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Katie F
3 contributions
Feb 2020
We really enjoyed this which we booked through Trip Advisor. Our guide, Alec, was very knowledgeable and we went to places and tried food we would never have done on our own. I thought it was excellent value for money. Recommended.
Written February 20, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
JoshuaH2615
Hi Katie! Thank you for booking your tour through Trip Advisor and for sharing about your time with us on here. We really appreciate it.
Written February 24, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Andrea R
Albany21 contributions
Aug 2021
Great tour walked around the area at a good pace not hilly at all. Tour guide Adam the best spoke with confidence never stuttered knew what to say. Energetic. The places we went great food. Katzs deli really is the best in deli. My favorite food was the knish from Yonah Schimmel. Never a knish this good. So happy tour was small and was able to spare a quic amount of time to purchase right there. The place not fancy at all but who care. The other best part of the food we tried was bagel. REallly did enjoy all the goodness. I agree perfect amount of walking was able to sit at some of the places also. A must go if you want to enjoy some great basic Jewish food and a great walk around a not so touristy neighborhood at all. Bring your energy and a great pair of walking sneakers.
Written August 10, 2021
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Tom P
Hazlet, NJ175 contributions
Adam was a great tour guide! He accommodated our needs and managed the COVID access restrictions without compromising this experience. My wife and I took this tour with our 2 teenage sons. Everyone left with a full belly and new insights into the history of the area. The integration of historic establishments and their staples with newer eateries helps demonstrate the evolution of the area. Well done!
Written March 22, 2021
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Nancy B
Rumson, NJ10 contributions
Mar 2020
Took this tour as a private group last Sunday. It was really easy to set up even on a day's notice through Josh. Our guide was Matt who was really knowledgable and easy going. The food stops were historical and offered delicious treats. We really got a feel for the neighborhood old and new!
Written March 10, 2020
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JoshuaH2615
Hello! Thank you for taking the time to type up such a wonderful review. We're happy that booking was smooth for you and that the tour was everything you could've wanted. We hope to see you again soon!
Written March 12, 2020
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lesliescott1993
New Brunswick, NJ4 contributions
Dec 2021 • Friends
Had a blast on our Lower East side food tour with Russell D. He was informative and entertaining, and the food choices were most delicious. We highly recommend this food tour. Thanks for a great time!
Written December 27, 2021
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margaret b
New York City, NY1 contribution
Feb 2020
Fun day with the perfect amount of stops and great variety. Just enough walking in between stops. Great way to try a little bit from many great Lower east side spots! Katz deli was great. Wonderful tour guide Adam made the experience even better! He was friendly and knowledgeable. Great for tourists or locals that want to experience a new neighborhood.
Written February 23, 2020
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JoshuaH2615
Hi there! You're making us hungry talking about Katz Deli... Thank you for sharing your experience on our Lower East Side Food Tour with us! We hope you will choose Sidewalk Food Tours next time you are in one of our 6 foodie cities!
Written February 24, 2020
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bostonterrier
Greensboro, NC126 contributions
Some friends and I took this tour, and really enjoyed it. A few of the stops were at places that have been around for 100 years or more. We enjoyed knishes, bialys, pastrami sandwiches, halvah, pickles, donuts, dumplings and rugelach. Matt, our friendly tour guide, provided some historical information about the establishments and the Lower East Side area, which added to the experience. I would do it again in a heartbeat!
Written December 3, 2017
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NewYorkWendy
New York463 contributions
Jul 2019 • Couples
Alec did an excellent job of providing background for the mostly Jewish establishments and food. If you like the "cuisine" the tour is well rounded. And the guide was enthusiastic and informative.
Written July 15, 2019
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We're so glad you enjoyed our Lower East Side Food Tour with Alec. He loves what he does and it shows. Join us on our West Village Food Tour the next time your in NYC.
Written July 15, 2019
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Charles N
1 contribution
The food was great but the stories were better. Knish to die for. Pastrami OMG. Look forward to next tour.
Written November 19, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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aappleby2022
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Great way to experience the city!
My group went on a private tour for our school. Jonathan guided our tour and he did a wonderful job. He was friendl
ohollins
ohollins
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A Great Way to Experience NYC
Adam was enthusiastic, knowledgeable and friendly. He took us to some great food establishments, with the perfect m
WSerapiglia
WSerapiglia
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Sidewalks of New York Tours - Lower East Side
We did a private tour the Friday before Easter. Our tour guide, Jonathan, was fabulous. We loved the historical k
Passenger544424
Passenger544424
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Nice pace to experience New York!
Enjoyed taking the food tour. Learning a little bit more about New York from a local was really a great experience
karine_r_2612
karine_r_2612
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Nice food tour (with lots of food!)
The Lower East Side food tour was fun, with lots of food to taste. I would have liked a bit more history on the nei
Jkronimus
Jkronimus
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Pizza and beer tour with Russell
We had a blast! Russel was a great tour guide! We are from the Northeast originally and have been in the South for
tikibrummund
tikibrummund
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Lower East Side with Johnathan was GREAT
This food tour was delicious and very fun! Johnathan was outstanding- engaging, made special dietary arrangements
mcol2022
mcol2022
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Amazing food tour!!! Amazing tour guide!
We had an absolute blast on this pizza and beer tour. Janet was our guide and by the end of our time with her, she
monicacmiller
monicacmiller
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Yummy and informative!
We had a great time and learned a lot. Our host was very mask conscious as were the other guests. Great way to see
davids19342021
davids19342021
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An Outstanding Activity
This was a beautifully run, fun activity with an outstanding guide. He was very organized, well informed about bot
Culture752070
Culture752070
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Exceeded our expectations!!
Adam was a fabulous informative guide! We tasted a large quantity of delicious NYC food and learned a lot of NYC h
Lauren J
Lauren J
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Superb!
This is an absolute must do!! Jonathan was our tour guide and he immediately made the tour personal by remembering
Jennifer W
Jennifer W
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Highly Recommend
We had a wonderful afternoon of walking, listening to stories, and eating. Jonathan was a fabulous tour guide and I
Expedition764216
Expedition764216
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Nice historical tour but not a real foodie tour
Russell was a very nice tour guide but the focus could have (and should have) been more on the food.
simonnike
simonnike
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Good pizza and stories
We lucked out and got a private tour of pizza spots and Greenwich Village. Janet was a great tour guide, entertaini
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