Discover the edible delights in New York City's Lower East Side on this private, 3-hour, walking food tour. Come explore the neighborhood where struggling immigrant groups settled right off the boat. Find historic synagogues next to mom-and-pop shops, and tenement apartments amongst luxury, high-rise condos. Come taste the flavor of the many ethnic groups that made this part of Manhattan so special. Foods that started on the pushcart graduated to the local storefronts and popular Essex Street Market.

The Lower East Side is known for its blend of cultural diversity and rich history. It's also known for its great food. Come taste the flavors of the past that are still wonderful today. This tour highlights the history of these food establishments and other historical buildings in the area.

Visit'Katz's Delicatessen, a no-frills deli with theatrically cranky service serving mile-high sandwiches since 1888.' If it's too crowded here, come back later and eat after the tour. Also, go to Yonah Shimmel's Knish Bakery, the revered'NYC bakery/deli offering knishes, kugel, and other Jewish comfort-food classics since 1910;' Economy Candy, an old-fashioned candy store; the Pickle Guys, featuring'a wide variety of traditionally cured, kosher pickles and other veggies from large barrels;'Kossar's Bialys, featuring bagels and pretzels; and the Doughnut Plant, home of the square doughnut and unusual flavors.

To taste or not to taste. That is the question, because the price of food is not included on this tour.

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