Jewish Food Tour of New York

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  • Duration

    - 2 hours (approx.)
  • Lower East Side

  • Capacity

    - 25 persons per guide
  • All food is included. 5 tastings on the go (sidewalk tastings, or done inside the establishments)
  • Dress

    - It's a walking tour, so dress comfortably!
  • Departs

    Sundays @ 11am
  • Meeting Location

    2nd Ave & E Houston St
  • Final Destination

    Eldridge St


Jewish Food Tour of New York

At the turn of the 20th century, when the Lower East Side was the most densely populated place in the world, the vast majority of the district's 550,000 residents were Jewish. The Lower East Side was the first port of call for millions of Jews fleeing persecution in Eastern Europe. Over a century later, we set off to explore the ancestral gateway to America through the diverse cooking traditions of the Jewish diaspora, and through the food discover the history and cultural legacy of Jewish culture in New York. Did Jews become assimilated to New York, or the other way around: New York assimilated to the Jews! Comedian Lenny Bruce declared: “It doesn’t matter, even if you’re Catholic. If you live in New York, you’re Jewish. If you live in Butte, Montana, you are going to be goyish if you’re Jewish.”

Jewish Food Tour of New York

  • Jewish Cuisine Bagels and lox, Knish, Matzo, Bialy, and much more!
  • Jewish History in NYC Did you know the first significant group of Jews to come to New York, then the colony New Amsterdam, came in September 1654 as refugees from Recife, Brazil?
  • Famous Jewish New Yorkers Edward Koch, Woody Allen, Estee Lauder, and many more!
  • Aside from the food and culture, there is much more to experience on the tour, from street art to hipster watching, and the charm of the LES, there are many more hidden stories and secrets in store on this cultural dive into the LES.

Landmarks and Attractions

  • Tenement Museum
  • Museum at Eldridge Street
  • Jewish History and Culture
  • Lower East Side

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excellent tour. Marcy was knowledgeable and informative.
By Ramona M on March 19, 2017
By Anna Z on April 30, 2017
great tour!! Learned a lot. Thank you!!
By Molly G on May 14, 2017
great tour and charming, knowledgeable guide
By Karen S on June 18, 2017
113058. Thank you!!
By Gayle M on December 9, 2018