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Lower East Side Food Tour

Manhattan, NY

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Enjoy a variety of delicious delicacies from New York's premier appetizing shop, ethnic eateries, and mom-and-pop restaurants while expanding your knowledge of NYC on this Lower East Side Food Tour!

  • Tour provider is recipient of aTrip Advisor Certificate of Excellence award
  • This 3-hour walking tour includes 6 delicious food tastings
  • Explore the Lower East Side's tenement buildings and synagogues
  • Your friendly and knowledgeable tour guide will provide you with an insider's look into how the foods are made at ethnic eateries and trendy restaurants
  • A great tour for tourists and locals alike!
Lower East Side - New York, NY

Mondays & Sundays - 11:00 AM

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    Essential Information
    • All food tastings are included in the price
    • This is a 3-hour guided walking tour at a casual pace
    • Tour is suitable for all ages and fitness levels
    • It is recommended to bring a bottle of water
    • Food tastings will happily fill most stomachs
    • Children under the age of 5 are free, unless they are going to participate in the food tastings
    Approximately 3 hours.
    Experience Provider Info
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    Maximum Participants
    You will be accompanied by other tour participants, with a maximum of 8 per tour. For groups larger than 6 please contact Virgin Experience Gifts for pricing.
    This experience is only for those on the tour.
    Weather Dependent
    This food tour will run in rain or shine. There will be no cancellations due to weather unless experience provider cancels the tour due to safety concerns.
    What To Wear
    Wear comfortable clothing and shoes appropriate for weather and walking.

    Per city regulations, this experience requires participants (12 y/o and up) to have proof of vaccination.

    • Physical proof of vaccination card
    • Participants must have at least 1 dose of vaccine
    • Participants 12 years of age and under do not have to be vaccinated but MUST wear a mask when not eating/drinking

    Our partners are taking extra measures and require participants to be vaccinated to prevent any potential spread of COVID-19. Please note that all COVID-19 safety measures are subject to change. These Covid-19 safety measures are subject to change.

    Will the tour finish at the same location?
    This tour will finish approximately half a mile from the starting location. The tour guide will gladly provide directions back to the meeting location or to other locations you are heading to after the tour.
    How much walking is involved?
    You will be on our feet for approximately 3 hours.You will walk at a casual pace and stand in place for a few minutes at various attractions. The tour has a mix of sit-down tasting locations and locations where the tastings are done while standing outside the establishments.
    Is this tour wheelchair accessible?
    The tour route is wheelchair accessible, however a couple of tasting locations have a step up into the establishment.
    Is this tour appropriate for children?
    Please gauge whether or not you think this tour is appropriate for your child. Children under the age of 5 are free, unless they're going to participate in the food tastings. You may bring a stroller on the tour, but it will have to remain outside, if the food establishment is busy.
    Is this tour fun for locals?
    This tour is designed to take you to hidden gems only the neighborhood locals know about. Native New Yorkers take this tour to explore a neighborhood other than the one they live in, and to learn where to find the best culinary delights. The goal is for you to revisit the Lower East Side neighborhood like a local.
    What should I wear?
    You will do a fair amount of walking on this tour. It's recommended to wear comfortable shoes and dress casual. 
    Are pets allowed on your tours?
    Pets are not allowed, New York law prohibits pets from entering establishments that serve food or drinks.
    Is gratuity included in the price of this tour?
    Gratuity for your guide is not included, but is appreciated if you enjoy this experience.
    Are there bathroom breaks on the tour?
    There is a bathroom at the first and third stop of the tour. There is no bathroom at the final stop. 

    Experience Vouchers that have not been redeemed can be returned hassle-free within 30 days.  All refunds will be made to the original purchaser.

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    Cancellation Policy

    Once you have scheduled a date and received a booking confirmation, all bookings for this experience are final.

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