NYC Lower East Side Walking and Food Tour

3 hours
Free cancellation
1 - 12
Mobile ticket


Take this opportunity to come and explore the sights, the sounds, and the savory food of an area going through more changes than any other in Manhattan. Enjoy this small group 3 hour walking tour and visit seven destinations, and take your time to taste various foods along your way. Also, enjoy being led by a local guide and learn about some of the great histories of Manhattan.


  • Bottled water
  • Local guide
  • Lunch

What to expect

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Katz's Delicatessen, 205 E Houston St, New York, NY 10002, USA

What is there to say about this spot which When Harry Met Sally... made even more famous. “I’ll have what she’s having?” You better believe it. The pastrami here is the best on the planet.

Duration: 25 minutes

Pass By: Lower East Side, New York City, NY

Stroll. Learn. Nosh. Now you can explore an up-and-coming hip neighborhood that's rich in history and stacked with infamously famous eats.

The Doughnut Plant
Russ & Daughters

Stop At: Vanessa's Dumpling House, 118A Eldridge St, New York, NY 10002, USA

Vanessa's Dumpling House has the most delicious pork dumplings. Happy to substitute to veggie for those who don’t eat pork. You won’t believe how good these are.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Essex Street Market, 88 Essex St, New York City, NY 10002-3809

Stop and shop (if you wish) at Essex Street market but before you do we visit my friend Saad who gives us a tasting of Balsamic Vinegar and Olive Oils at his Essex Olive & Spice shop.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: The Pickle Guys, 49 Essex St Lower East Side, New York City, NY 10002-4617

The Pickle Guys pickles almost everything. We try three of their top sellers. They’re sweet. They’re sour. They’re awesome.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Economy Candy, 108 Rivington St, New York City, NY 10002-2204

Economy Candy has been around since 1937, dishing out chocolates, nuts, gummies and the candy so many generations have grown up on.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Kossar's Bagels & Bialys, 367 Grand St, New York, NY 10002, USA

Kossar's Bagels - you bet your babka you’ve never tasted bagels or bialys like this before. And the cream cheese? It’s the best I’ve ever had. Ever.

Duration: 20 minutes

Additional information

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Rain or shine
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Dress code is casual
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise when you meet your guide
  • Please advise any specific dietary/allergy requirements when you meet your guide
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Ticket delivery

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For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.
May 2022

I booked the Lower East Side tour with Dante after having such a great time on the Greenwich Village Tour a few months prior. This tour was just as amazing! First overall, Dante is extremely responsive, accommodating, and took the time to answer all of my questions before the tour. The food stops...

March 2022

Awesome time. Very knowledgeable guide and had some awesome food. Katz Deli was my favorite. Would do it again and look forward to scheduling other tours with Dante.

Mindy M
April 2022

You can tell Dante enjoys his job. The tour was fun and there were many fabulous foods to choose from. The donuts were amazing.

April 2022

Great walking food tour! Got to taste a variety of food at several stops, and the guide was knowledgeable about the neighborhood and very entertaining. We went back to several of the stops in the subsequent days to try other menu items. Kossar’s for a bacon, egg, and cheese bagel is an absolute m...

April 2022

Food tours are a must on our travels and we've been to many in Europe. Dante did a fantastic job of feeding us well, keeping us entertained and informed, but not overdoing it. Some guides tend to school too much but not Dante. He kept it light, informative and fun. SO MUCH FOOD (including great...

Adele I
April 2022

Dante is knowledgable, friendly and funny. Generous with servings at each stop. Small group is definately a friendlier and personable atmosphere, very enjoyable, would love to do a other tour with him!

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