Lower East Side Food & History Tour

New tour

3 hours

Max 12

Why take this tour?

Devour are the food specialists in our family, running all of our food tours. They're obsessed with finding the most authentic and tasty food and the biggest characters at the local market. We think that passion makes them the best at what they do.


  • Try seven delicious samples across historic family-run businesses dotted along the Lower East Side (enough food for a full meal).
  • Discover some of the best-loved restaurants in town including Katz's Delicatessen, the oldest in New York!
  • Hear the engrossing story of the neighborhood’s history from the 19th century center of Jewish life to an immigrant cuisine hotspot.
  • Sample a variety of flavors and dishes from around the world, all of which make the Lower East Side a foodie haven.
  • See how the neighborhood has transformed from authentic dishes to modern twists on classic staples.
  • Sites Visited
  • Lower East Side
  • Katz's Deli
  • Dominican breakfast counter
  • Butcher stall
  • Modern bodega
  • Chinese restaurant
  • Pickle shop
  • Local bakery
  • Tour Includes
  • 7 tastes at 7 family-run businesses (enough for breakfast and lunch)
  • Small group of 12 guests maximum
  • Local guide
  • Expertly guided walking tour

Step back in time and discover the history of the Lower East Side through its food.

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Meeting Point

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Meeting Point

We'll meet at Peretz Square, on the corner of East Houston Street and 1st Avenue (across the road from the One and One restaurant located at 71 East 1st Street). Your guide will be holding a red Devour Tours sign.

Please meet 15 minutes prior to the tour start time.

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