Lower East Side Food & History Tour

7 reviews

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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Total Customer Reviews: 7

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4.1 /5
based on 7 Walks’ customer ratings
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Latest reviews
Great tour tasting classics from a very dynamic neighborhood with some history sprinkled in along the way. Very friendly, knowledgeable, and personable tour guide!
Verified · Anne · Apr 23, 2024 · USA · Female · 45 to 54 years
Recommend highly!
Verified · Edward · Apr 23, 2024 · USA · Male · 75 or older years
Jerry was a superb guide and despite only having three people on the tour went above and beyond. He showed us a side of New York that we would never of seen unless we had taken the tour from Beastie Boys Square to Essex Market to the Pickle Guys. Despite the rain it was one of the highlights of our time in New York.
Verified · Nick · Oct 01, 2023 · United Kingdom · Male · 55 to 64 years
Stephen was an excellent guide, he took us to places we would never have found independently. His knowledge of New York seemed to know no bounds.
Verified · Andy · Sep 24, 2023 · United Kingdom · Male · 55 to 64 years

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