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The Enthusiastic Gourmet - CLOSED

120 Essex Street, New York City, NY 10021
+1 646-209-4724
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Informative, fun and the highlight of our trip!

My husband and I visited NYC for a long weekend and taking the Melting Pot Food Tour was the... read more

Reviewed March 21, 2016
Houston, Texas
Highly recommended food & history tour on Lower East Side

Booked a Sunday 11am "Melting Pot" tour for 2 people @ last minute (Saturday around 9pm) and got... read more

Reviewed March 12, 2016
London, United Kingdom
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120 Essex Street, New York City, NY 10021
Lower East Side
+1 646-209-4724

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Reviewed March 21, 2016

My husband and I visited NYC for a long weekend and taking the Melting Pot Food Tour was the highlight of our trip. Susan was engaging and so easy to talk with and listen to. She shared her wealth of knowledge on food and the...More

1  Thank Ashfelder
Reviewed March 12, 2016

Booked a Sunday 11am "Melting Pot" tour for 2 people @ last minute (Saturday around 9pm) and got immediate reply... and we ended up being the only ones who booked the tour, so we were lucky to have a sort of 'private guided tour' around...More

1  Thank Herman078
Reviewed February 22, 2016 via mobile

Wow! What a great food tour. Our guide, Susan was so knowledgeable and very organized. She knew all the locals and took us to places that we would never have found on our own. Where else would you find the best and cheapest Chinese dumplings...More

Thank Notsoskinnygirl
Reviewed November 10, 2015

Susan has a deep understanding of the social and culinary evolution of the Lower East Side. We embarked on an exploration starting with the history of Essex Street Markets, the last of the old style markets to an old fashioned candy shop (Economy Candy) to...More

1  Thank Helen A
Reviewed November 6, 2015

Have taken all three tours and every tour was excellent! My favorite was the Chinatown tour. Sue is very personable and knowledgeable! I have loved these tours so much I have repeatedly brought visiting relatives, friends and business associates on it when in NY. All...More

Thank Debbie C
Reviewed October 30, 2015

A friend had recommended this tour and my friends and I had a delightful morning with Susan who was very informative about the location we were visiting and we were able to enjoy some delicious treats along the way. It was raining but that didn't...More

Thank 2015happytraveller
Reviewed October 4, 2015

We had a great morning with a delightful Susan as our guide while walking the lower east side and noshing on select treats in the neighborhood alongside a double-helping of local history, heritage, and great ideas for other things to do. Nuts and Bolts: about...More

Thank Kevin B
Reviewed October 2, 2015

Susan is an amazing tour guide. The tour was very informative and interesting from start to finish. I highly recommend going on this tour.

Thank Travis S
Reviewed September 17, 2015

Susan is so knowledgeable about the city, history, food preparation and Jewish traditions. We learned so much about kosher foods and prep. We enjoyed the infamous New York restaurants with Katz's famous hot dog, sable fish at Russ & Daughters, bialys,knishes and the Economy Candy...More

Thank RitaBrandley
Reviewed September 11, 2015

My husband and I were the only 2 guests on the Jewish Nosh Food Tour on Thursday, 3 September. Susan is probably the best food tour guide I've ever come across and I have joined quite a few food tours. She was knowledgeable and thorough...More

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Lower East Side
Straddling the bridge between New York’s thriving
immigrant past and its modern transformation into a
beacon of global art and culture, the Lower East Side
is one of the most dynamic neighborhoods in the city.
The blocks of tenements that represented the promise
and blight of the Lower East Side immigrant experience
now command top dollar for new residents. Right next
to old-world delis, 24-hour bodegas, and the garment
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