What you'll do
I'll tell you the story of the early immigrant groups that arrived in New York and brought their delectable food to these shores and have become an integral part of our country's culture. We'll loop around the NYC Lower East Side, visiting 100-year old bakeries, churches, markets, and historic sites. We’ll stroll the streets of Little Italy, just as Lucky Luciano might have a century ago, and marvel at former synagogues and Jewish clothing stores. We’ll visit cultural sites like the African Burial Ground, and we’ll navigate through the crowded streets of Chinatown. Along the way, I'll introduce you to amazing immigrant stories and food. Knishes, ricotta cheese balls, dumplings, and more. We’ll taste why New York City is the center of the world and discover the culinary legacy left here by those that have passed by Lady Liberty on their way to the American Dream.
Different ethnic tastings including: Chinese dumplings Italian cheese Jewish baked goods German pretzel The tastings will…
I am both an actor and a food blogger. On my blog and video series (eatthisny.com), I search for the best and most iconic foods in NYC (pizza, dumplings, bagels, etc.). During the research of the food, I discovered the stories behind these dishes and learned about the immigrants who brought them here. It's truly the story of our city (and country) and what makes New York City so great!
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Where you'll be
We'll be visiting the neighborhoods of the earliest immigrants in NYC including the tip of Dutch New Amsterdam (present day Civic Center), the old Irish Five Points, through present day Chinatown, up into Little Italy, trendy Nolita, and finally the old Jewish and German Lower East Side which more recently has been home to a Latin American community.
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Up to 10 guests ages 2 and up can attend.
Summers can be hot and humid, autumn can be cool, and winters downright frigid with snow. Dress according to the weather and wear comfortable walking shoes.
Lower East Side Food and Culture Tour