Jewish Cuisine and Culture Tour in New York

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What You'll Do
  • Get a taste of some of the best foods in the city on this walk through New York's Jewish heritage
  • Gain a deeper sense of the cultural legacy of Jews in New York over the past century
  • Enjoy great discussions with your knowlegeable guide
Enjoy a Jewish food and history tour on the Lower East Side of New York. With an expert in Jewish history and cuisine as your knowledgeable guide, gain a deeper sense of the cultural legacy of Jews in New York over the past century.
What to Expect
New York's Lower East Side has been a gateway for immigrant groups to the United States for more than a century. No group has left its impression here more than the Jewish immigrants from Russia and Eastern Europe who lived here from the early 20th century until the 1960s. This walking tour of the Lower East Side focuses on the area's Jewish culture and, specifically, Jewish cuisine.

In the company of an expert in Jewish history and cuisine, we will visit the great landmarks of the Lower East Side including the eateries on Houston Street (Yona Shimmel's, Russ & Daughters, Katz's) as well as a number of hidden-away spots where Jewish culinary traditions provide a window on the neighborhood's history.

We'll sample bialys, pickles and, depending on the day, stroll through one of the city's best covered markets.

This seminar tour will also look at Jewish culture and politics. We'll pass by some of the city's oldest synagogues, including the oldest Russian Orthodox synagogue in the U.S. Our perambulations will also carry us past the Forward newspaper's headquarters, a major site in the history of American socialism.

Explore a new and fascinating side of New York's history on this cultural and culinary tour.
What's Included
  • Expert in Jewish history and cuisine as your guide
  • Tastings
What's Not Included
  • Gratuities
Cancellation Policy
Cancel up to 1 day in advance for a full refund
Meeting Point

You will meet your guide in front of Yonah Schimmel's Knishes, which is located at 137 East Houston Street between 1st and 2nd Avenues, in the Lower East Side of Manhattan. The closest subway is the B V (orange line) 2nd Avenue - Lower East Side Station stop. (Open in Google Maps)

Know Before You Go
This is a private tour. The price is per party; you pay a flat fee and may bring up to five more people.

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Please note that a tasting fee must be purchased at check-out for every passenger on this tour. If you do not purchase the tasting fee you will not be able to participate in this tour and no refund will be provided.

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Product ID: 14598