New York Tenements, Tales, and Tastes Discovery

Tacos, dumplings, knishes, bagels; America would be a food wasteland without immigration. Join this New York tour to sample the side 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
  • Hear stories about New York’s early settlers and taste the eclectic mix of food that they bestowed upon us
  • 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 is shaping the city today
  • Sample some of the delicious iconic treats of New York

Local English-speaking guide
4 Food Stops with 4 ethnic dishes samples (expect dish samples such as Chinese dumplings, pizza, knish, empanada ...)
Additional food
Tips/gratuities for your guide
Important Information
Where do we meet?

In front of the African Burial Ground National Monument, across from 7 Elk Street (between Duane and Reade Street), New York, NY 10007

Where does the tour end?

In the heart of the Lower East Side neighborhood (New York, NY 10002)

What is the duration of the tour?

3 hours

What is the group size of this tour?

The maximum number of people on this tour will be 14 passengers.

What If I have particular dietary requirements?

This tour was created as well-balanced and thoughtful gastronomy experience (Ethnic dishes samples) and features visits to establishments that are not always able to cater to all dietary requirements. Unfortunately, this tour cannot cater for vegans and gluten allergies, intolerances. For any specific dietary request, we need to know 24 h before the tour start time. Please emails us at email

What if I can't find my guide?

If you have any issues on the day of your tour, please call +1 347 878 8444

Can I cancel my tour?

Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity.


Local Impact: How you will help the local community by joining this tour:

  • On this tour you will learn about the importance of immigration to the city (and country) and visit immigrant-owned businesses.
  • Your tour promotes important cultural and historic New York foods (like a knish or bialy) that are less popular with a younger generation and are slowly dying off.
  • The neighborhoods you visit are changing due to big development and large corporations, but your guide will discuss the impacts of this and focus on the importance of bringing business to the historic local businesses that are slowly disappearing due to gentrification.
  • Get in touch with the tasty culture of NYC on this New York food tour that is a pleasure for both the body and the mind! This New York City tour starts off in front of the African Burial Ground National Monument. On this historical tour of New York, we make our way in a loop around the NYC LES, seeing 100-year-old bakeries, churches, and historic sites. We stroll the streets of Little Italy just as Lucky Luciano might have a century ago. Marvel at former and still operating synagogues and Jewish clothing stores. We dive into the culture remembered at places such as the Lower East Side Tenement Museum and the African Burial Ground, and the exciting streets of Chinatown, where you feel like you’re in Shanghai! Along the way on our New York City food tour, we sink our teeth into amazing stories and amazing food. Knishes, dumplings, and more. We taste why New York City is the center of the world and the culinary legacy left here by those that have passed by Lady Liberty on their way to fulfill the American Dream.

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