This isn’t your grandmother’s Lower East Side anymore! Yes, some of the grand jewels of the neighborhood still exist like Russ & Daughter’s, Kossar’s Bialys and Yonah Schimmel knishes, but this tour will take you to some of the newest hotspots in New York City.
Today’s Lower East Side is filled with some of the best restaurants and eateries in New York, in addition to some of the most fashionable young designer shops and boutiques found anywhere in the city.
Discover one of the most interesting neighborhoods in Manhattan while tasting & learning about some of the most delicious foods you’ve ever had from our professionally trained chef tour guides on the Lower East Side Artisan Food Highlights Tour.
On this easy walking, 2 hr. adventure, you’ll visit at least 6 different food purveyors & have food or beverages from each. You’ll be outside most of the time, though most tours visit a couple of stops that are indoors.
Our Guides will give you a combination of history about the area and neighborhood mixed with history and information about the foods you’ll be enjoying.
While the stops on the tour are small, specialty shops, you will have an opportunity to go inside and meet the owners and chefs and buy, if you wish.
Our tours are generally small and personal, with groups of 12 or fewer the norm.
Taste a variety of treats from the colorful neighborhood of the Lower East Side such as:
- Mango, green tea & dulce de leche donuts
- Greek olive tapenade on crackers
- Specialty sandwiches
- Farmstead sheep’s milk cheese from Spain
- Freshly ground and brewed Fair Trade organic coffee
- Locally made chocolate bon bons
- Crunchy garlic pickles
- Freshly cooked poultry
- Decadent pastries & cupcakes
- Honeydew sorbet & blueberry white chocolate gelato
Please note that stops vary by day due to varying operating hrs.
If you love people watching, eating, and want to learn about New York’s history, then join us for this fun and decadent experience!
What Is Not Included?
You must provide your own transportation to and from the tour.
Bottled water is not included. Guests may fill their bottles at certain sites. However, other beverage samples will be offered on most tours.
Lower East Side near Essex and Delancey Streets (New York, NY)