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From stroopwafel to mozzarella to knishes, there are many amazing eats on Manhattan’s Lower East Side. This small-group 3-hour guided Lower East Side walking tour takes your taste buds to the most edible parts of the historic neighborhood. Emphasizing immigration and its influence on the area, the tour focuses history—and the food—of one of the city’s most dynamic areas. The small group means you’ll get easier access to the guide.
Our guide Astrid was excellent! It was ranining the entire time but she found awnings wherever she could to give the tour. It takes you to a lot of places you would not go to on your own, including an amazing dumpling shop in Chinatown. Would have liked to have gone to Essex Market but the rain may have prevented it. Just FYI, this is a WALKING tour, you do walk for 3 hours. It is NYC, so this is fast paced. My wife was 4 months pregnant and it was right on the edge of being too much, but we still had a great time.
great food and great guide! loved every stop and every story. Highly recommend
This was a fun way to learn about the effect of immigration on the culture and climate in NY. Great guide who was realyl knowledgeable, loved tasting different foods as we walked around the various areas. Thank Ace - you did a great job!
Excellent tour. We had a blast. We ate great food, met interesting people and learned a lot of the history of the Lower East Side. We took our 13 year old on this tour and he loved it. The food was more than I thought so we were definitely not hungry. Our guide, John was fantastic and his knowledge and delivery of the information was outstanding. We highly recommend this tour. If we had not taken this tour we would have missed out on an important part of New York City.
I would highly recommend this tour. The original tour had 20 people scheduled but we were broken up into 2 groups of 10 which really helped being able to hear and ask questions. Our tour guide: Mary Hannah did an outstanding job. The tour was about the different immigrant groups who came in NYC where the were located in the city and a food sample from some of these groups. It was not all talking, the food samples broke this up nicely so you didn't get bored with just hearing someone speak. The places we ate were small local places with great food. Mary Hannah's knowledge of the city and her use of the ipad to show us what the city looked like during certain time frames really added to the experience. The only negative thing I have to say about the tour is that the weather did not cooperate, it was extremely cold!!
This was a fantastic tour with a great combination of history and foods to try. Our tour guide, Jillian, was wonderful! She had great insight into the history of the Lower East Side, and fun stories to share. We returned to several of the places we stopped at during the tour, which we would not have found without Jillian's help. I highly recommend this tour!
Our host, Brian, gave us a fast-paced, energetic, and most informative tour of a number of neighborhoods in and around the 5-points area. We enjoyed samplings of Chinese, Italian, Jewish, and German foods and a few other surprises along the way. In the past few years, we 70 year-olds have come to enjoy the walking food tours and this one did not disappoint. The history presented to us has encouraged us to plan yet another trip to NYC for even more adventures...thanks!
We had Brian as our guide. Nice guy, knows a lot about the neighbourhoods and has a good way of explaining to us. Was open for questions and felt perfectly what we wanted to know and see. Very good tour! Showed us many nice spots and places where you never had come if you were on your own.
Amazing tour. Our guide, Astrid, took us to hidden gems in the lower East side of Manhattan. We combined authentic and very tasty flavours with the fascinating history of the neighbourhoods we visited. This was a top quality history tour, with excellent stops for food.
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