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Tenements, Tales, and Tastes

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New York Tenements History & Food Tour Highlights

Dumplings, knishes, tacos & bagels: America’s food choices wouldn’t be as diverse without immigration! Join this New York tour to sample the delicious effects of mass immigration while learning about those that dared to live the American Dream.

  • Discover NYC from a local perspective, with a local guide by your side
  • Sample some of the delicious iconic treats of New York
  • Stroll through New York’s unique cultural historic sites in the Lower East Side, Chinatown, and Little Italy.
  • Get a glimpse into New York’s immigrant heritage and how it’s shaping the city today

Inclusions: Local English-speaking guide and several tastes of different ethnic dishes.

Exclusions: Items of a personal nature, and tips and gratuities for your guide. Guests are requested to bring their own re-usable water bottle.

Schedule details

  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Meeting point: In front of the African Burial Ground National Monument, across from 7 Elk Street (between Duane and Reade Street), New York, NY 10007
  • Starting time: 10.00 AM
  • Ending point: In the heart of the Lower East Side neighborhood (New York, NY 10002)

Should I book a public tour or a private tour?

Public Tour

  • Set departure time
  • Slight less expensive for small groups
  • Meet other travelers and locals and make new friends

Private Tour

  • Pick your departure time
  • Ability to customize the tour for your specific preferences
  • Ability to add a hotel pick up
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