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 a true kosher pickle, a traditional knish, and the New York delicacy, a bialy, all included in the price of the tour.

Small Group Tours
  • Adults: $45
  • Children 5-12: $36
  • Children under 5: Free
Small Group Tour Info
  • Daily at 1:00pm
  • Tour lasts 2 hours
Private Tours
  • Adults: $80
  • Children 5-12: $62
  • Children under 5: Free
Private Tour Info
  • Tour runs daily
  • Start times available from: 10:00am to 4pm
  • Tour lasts 2 hours.
  • 2 guest minimum.
Details
  • All food is Kosher Style and Vegetarian.
  • The Pickle Guys is Kosher Certified.
  • No substitutes for food items.
  • We are not able to accommodate all dietary restrictions.
  • We cannot guarantee food has not come into contact with possible allergens.
  • Entrance to Eldridge Street Synagogue is not include.
  • Entrance to the Tenement Museum is not included.

Subway

  • 4/5 to Bowling Green
  • 1 to South Ferry
  • R/W to Whitehall (W does not run on weekends)
  • Subway map

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.

Eldridge Street Synagogue

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

Jarmulowsky’s Bank

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

Lowe’s Canal Street Theatre

Loew's Canal Street TheatreAn abandoned former movie palace.

The Jewish Daily Forward Building

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

The Pickle Guys

If you can pickle it, they will! (pickle included in price of tour)

Kossar’s Bialy

Kossar's BialyTry a bialy at the only bialy bakery left in the area! (included in price of tour)

Moscot

MoscotA 5th generation Lower East Side business.

University Settlement House

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

Economy Candy

Economy CandyOne of the best candy store’s 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.

Katz’s Deli

Katz's DeliThe most famous deli in the city.

Russ and Daughters

Russ and DaughtersNew York’s most famous appetizer store.

Yonah Schimmel

Yoan schimmel nycTry the best knish in the city. (included with price of tour)

….and more!

Delancy and Orchard StreetOther numerous stops included!

“Entertaining & very Informative!

5 stars for Top Dog Tours! … Patrick had a great sense of humor and a knack for condensing a wealth of historic information into easily understood vignettes (the down and dirty if you will) without losing the impact or importance of events.”

– CA

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