Tenements, Tales, and Tastes

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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.

New York History and Food Tour Highlights

  • Discover NYC from a local perspective, with a local guide by your side
  • Visit bustling markets and sample the tasty treats on offer
  • 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: The Fountain at City Hall Park which is at the southern end of the park (City Hall Park, Broadway, Manhattan, NY 10007)
  • Starting time: 10.00 AM
  • Ending point: Loreley Biergarten – 7 Rivington Street, New York, NY 10002 or Cafe Katja – 79 Orchard Street, 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