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NYC Lower East Side Food and Culture Small-Group Tour provided by New York City Urban Adventures

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NYC Lower East Side Food and Culture Small-Group Tour

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Updated 20-07-27 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
A note from NYC Lower East Side Food and Culture Small-Group 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.
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Updated 20-07-27 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
Take a deep dive into the culinary culture of Manhattan's Lower East Side during this guided food tour with a small group. Follow your guide to hidden gems that you probably wouldn't find on you own for tastes of everything from knishes to Dutch stroopwafels. Along the way, your guide will shed light on the neighborhood's rich, varied food culture, which helps you understand NYC as a whole.
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    African Burial Ground National Monument
    290 Broadway, New York, NY 10007, USA
    In front of the African Burial Ground National Monument, across from 7 Elk Street (between Duane and Reade Street), New York, NY 10007
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    African Burial Ground National Monument
    Stop: 5 minutes - Admission excluded
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  • 2
    New York City Supreme Court
    Stop: 5 minutes - Admission excluded
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  • 3
    Columbus Park
    Stop: 5 minutes - Admission excluded
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  • 4
    Chinatown
    Stop: 20 minutes - Admission excluded
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  • 5
    Little Italy
    Stop: 20 minutes - Admission excluded
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  • 6
    Nolita
    Stop: 15 minutes - Admission excluded
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  • 7
    St. Patrick's Old Cathedral
    Stop: 5 minutes - Admission excluded
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  • 8
    Sara D Roosevelt Park
    Stop: 10 minutes - Admission excluded
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  • 9
    Lower East Side
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission excluded
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    Pass by
    Tenement Museum
  • You'll end at
    Lower East Side
    Lower East Side, New York, NY, USA
    Your tour ends in the heart of the Lower East Side neighborhood (New York, NY 10002)
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Highlights
  • Lower East Side food traces history of this neighborhood through cuisine
  • Listen as your guide sheds light on the rich ethnic history of the neighborhood
  • Small group for personal attention from your guide and easy passage
  • All tastings included, so make sure to arrive on an empty stomach
What to Expect
Meet your guide and small group at City Hall Park. From there, you'll embark on a walking tour covering the Lower East Side's culinary culture and food scene, with your guide expounding on the neighborhood’s rich immigrant roots. Begin with a stroopwafel (Dutch syrup waffle), while learning about the island of Manhattan's Dutch heritage. Move on to knishes from a Jewish bakery and fresh mozzarella in Little Italy.  The day's last stop is Chinatown, where you'll taste soup dumplings before parting with your group at Grand and Chrystie Streets.
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Important Information
Departure Point
African Burial Ground National Monument, 290 Broadway, New York, NY 10007, USA
Duration
3h
Return Details
Lower East Side, New York, NY, USA
Inclusions
  • Traditional Cookie
  • Fried Chinese Dumplings
  • Cheesy Italian Tasting
  • Savory Jewish Baked Good
  • German Pretzel
  • Professional Local Guide
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Entry/Admission - African Burial Ground National Monument
  • Entry/Admission - New York City Supreme Court
  • Entry/Admission - Columbus Park
  • Entry/Admission - Chinatown
  • Entry/Admission - Little Italy
  • Entry/Admission - Nolita
  • Entry/Admission - St. Patrick's Old Cathedral
  • Entry/Admission - Sara D Roosevelt Park
  • Entry/Admission - Lower East Side
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children aged 5 years and younger are welcome at no charge
  • Tour runs rain or shine
  • Comfortable walking shoes recommended
  • Maximum group size is 12
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Arthur Hunter wrote a review Mar. 2020
1 contribution1 helpful vote
Josh came through as an enthusiastic guide who loves his city and its food and history. We enjoyed discovering places and food we would not otherwise have experienced with him. As a 75+ Brit with dodgy knees and ankles, I did not find it too long.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Suzanne B wrote a review Feb. 2020
Maryland17 contributions14 helpful votes
This Lower East Side food and walking tour by Urban Adventures was phenomenal! Alex was very knowledgeable. We learned a lot about many different immigrant communities. And the food was great! Come hungry because it’s not just small bites! (Note: cannoli not part of tour, but we
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Doherty Family wrote a review Feb. 2020
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We've been to NYC many times, but often get stuck in the same rut of doing only the very touristy attractions. This tour was a welcome change as we had the chance to visit a neighborhood that we had never experienced. Bruce was a fantastic guide - lived locally so he had many
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Anton E wrote a review Feb. 2020
Haifa, Israel1 contribution1 helpful vote
Was a bit anxious being solo on this tour (off-season business trip) but ended up having a great time! My guide Bruce was awsome and had some great tips for the rest of my stay in NYC! I would recommend this tour for anyone who wants a local experience, anytime of the year.
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Debbie T wrote a review Feb. 2020
Canandaigua, New York8 contributions7 helpful votes
This tour was fun, informative and very tasty! Brian was great, obviously has a passion for what he does. Seems to truly know the area and it's history, and clearly loves sharing with others. Showed us hidden gems, food was great and abundant...then followed up with an email
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Authentic Representation of Brooklyn with an Awesome Tour Guide, Sasha!
This tour was a total blast from start to finish. I just moved to Brooklyn and this was a great way to explore my n
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Covid-safe, interesting and fun
Sasha was a great host; entertaining us with good stories and guiding us to some exceptional food locations that we
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Wonderful tour with Sasha
My daughter and I experienced a private rainy food tour with Sasha that was delicious, informative and entertaining
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A Fun, Safe and Educational Tour
I had a great time on the Brooklyn Food, History and Culture tour. Our guide Brian was very knowledgeable and we vi
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What a lovely way to spend the afternoon!
I booked this tour as part of my husbands birthday weekend celebration and it definitely didn’t disappoint. Our gu
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Excellent COVID friendly tour
My girlfriend and I went on this tour for my birthday and we had so much fun! Our tour guide Sasha was fantastic, v
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COVID Safe Tour of Brooklyn
My husband and I have been coming to NY for decades, always keeping to Manhattan and never exploring Brooklyn. Th
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lindseykay33
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Amazing walking tour
Brian Hoffman was extremely accomodating and helped organise the tour around my sister and me when we were lost in
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whiteyangel2002
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Great walking food tour of Brooklyn
We have great memories of our walking food tour in Brooklyn with Urban Adventures. We especially remember the salmo
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Great experience!
I went on this tour with some friends right before restaurants closed down due to COVID-19 and I'm really glad I di
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Just do it!
Great small group tour! Great mix of people. We visited places we would never have found on our own. Josh is fun
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Fantastic tour!
I would highly recommend this tour, we went to some amazing places all of them I would visit again - found my new c
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We took the walking tour of Hamilton spots with Josh. Josh was fantastic! Very knowledgeable and made it very exci
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