Sample some of the best food of New York’s Chinatown and Historic Downtown on a 4-hour walking tour. Learn the immigrant history of the fabled districts, stopping to savor street foods from Vietnam, Malaysia, Thailand, and all regions of China!
What to Expect
Immerse yourself in the immigrant history of New York on a half-day combined walking and food tour of Chinatown and New Amsterdam.
Before it was settled by travelers from the East, Chinatown had been home to Irish, Jewish, and Italian immigrants. Your guide will help uncover this fascinating history, departing from Canal and Baxter Street, and winding a route through to Bowling Green Park.
Discover hidden gems among the Chinese restaurants, where you can find the best Chinese ice cream factory in the US, and taste regional cusines from Vietnam, Malaysia, and Thailand. Try dumplings filled with soup, and many more unusual specialties.
Then, with your belly satisfied, walk over to old New Amsterdam! Learn how New Yorkers were originally Dutch, and how Wall Street was a real wall. Find out how much of Lower Manhattan is actually landfill, and how small the original colony was.
You'll get to see the new World Trade Center rising from the ground, pop into beautiful St. Paul's Chapel, and visit the Stone Street Historic District to see the first paved street in Manhattan. Every step opens up a new page in New York’s history book.
What's Not Included
- Gratuities (optional but gratefully accepted)
Meet your guide at the NYC & Company Information Kiosk on the corner of Canal Street and Baxter Street
Know Before You Go
• Please wear good walking shoes and come with an appetite
• Please advise of any food allergies prior to the tour
• No pets are allowed on this tour