Tastes of the Lower East Side Tour

The Lower East Side is the Ultimate Immigrant Neighborhood

Food & Culture Tour

Neighborhoods, History & Cuisine, the Heartbeat of the City

New York’s quintessential cultural neighborhood!

Discover how a wave of new Americans made their mark on the city and lived the American dream. Learn how struggling small businesses became New York institutions. Enjoy the flavors of the neighborhood by trying local delicacies such as true kosher pickle, a knish, a bialy, and the famous black and white cookie. Spend time in the brand new Essex Street Market. The Lower East Side is truly the best place to grab a bite!

Small Group Tours
  • Adults: $40
  • Children 5-12: $31
  • Children under 5: Free
Small Group Tour Info
  • Daily at 1:00pm
  • No tour on: Thanksgiving and Christmas Day
  • Tour lasts 2.5 hours
Private Tours
  • Adults: $70
  • Children 5-12: $53
  • Children under 5: Free
Private Tour Info
  • Tour runs daily
  • Start times available from: 10:00am to 4pm
  • Tour lasts 2.5 hours.
  • 2 guest minimum.
Details & Info
  • Food is not included in the price of the tour.
  • We suggest bringing $20-$30 cash per person to buy food.
  • Entrance to Eldridge Street Synagogue is not include.
  • Entrance to the Tenement Museum is not included.
  • Tour does not operate on Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.
  • A gratuity of 15% will be added to all groups of 8 or more (including NY Pass guests).


Meeting Place

Eldridge Street Synagogue
12 Eldridge Street

Photo of Castle Clinton New York City.

Tastes of the Lower East Side Tour Highlights

Tastes of the Lower East Side Tour Highlights

Some of the attractions and locations that we will visit on this tour.

The Pickle Guys

If you can pickle it, they will!

Eldridge Street Synagogue

Eldridge Street SynagogueOne of the first synagogues in the United States erected by Jews from Eastern Europe.

Kossar’s Bialy

Kossar's BialyTry a bialy at the only bialy bakery left in the area!

The Jewish Daily Forward Building

Jewish Daily Forward BuildingThe former offices of America’s most popular Jewish newspaper.

Economy Candy

Economy CandyOne of the best candy store’s in the city.

Lowe’s Canal Street Theatre

Loew's Canal Street TheatreAn abandoned former movie palace.

Essex Market

Essex marketNYC’s most historic public market

Yonah Schimmel

Yoan schimmel nycTry the best knish in the city.

Katz’s Deli

Katz's DeliThe most famous deli in the city.

Angel Orensanz Foundation

Angel Orensanz FoundationOnce one of the oldest synagogue’s in the city, it now operates as an event space.

Jarmulowsky’s Bank

Jarmulowskys BankThe first strictly high-class tall bank and office building of the Lower East Side.

Russ and Daughters

Russ and DaughtersNew York’s most famous appetizer store.

University Settlement House

University Settlement HouseAn establishment that has provided services for immigrant and low income families since the 19th Century.


Home of the Cruffin!Supermoon

….and more!

Delancy and Orchard StreetOther numerous stops included!



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