Tenements, Tales, and Tastes in New York, NY

New York City Urban Adventures 43 Park RowNew York, NY 10038
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Overview

New York City's multicultural community boasts an incredible variety of cuisines from all over the world! You will traverse the Lower East Side and enjoy samplings of ethnic dishes, a well as local favorites. An expert guide will share tons of insider information, the history of the city's food scene, and explain how immigration has inspired artisans to create new flavor combinations.

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our New York Travel Experts
  • Family-friendly.
  • Tour duration: 3 hours.
  • For your Urban Adventure, you will be in a small group of a maximum of 12 people.
  • Hear stories about New York’s early settlers and taste the eclectic mix of food that they bestowed upon us.

Description

from Tenements, Tales, and Tastes
Get in touch with the tasty culture of NYC on this New York food tour that is a pleasure for both the stomach and the mind!

This New York City tour will start off at a location where many new citizens are made official, City Hall. Here at the northern edge of the colonial city we’ll start our journey with a delicious Dutch treat, just one of many foods that has made its way over thanks to the immigrant population in NYC. On this historical tour of New York, we’ll make our way around the 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. Marvel at former and still operating Jewish synagogues. Wind our way through the streets of Chinatown, where you’ll feel like you’re in Shanghai. We’ll dive into Latin culture at a community garden and take in cultural sites like the African Burial Ground. Along the way on this New York food tour, we’ll sink our teeth into amazing stories and amazing food. Dumplings, pretzels, cheese, and more. We’ll taste why New York City is the center of the world and the culinary legacy left here by those that have passed by Lady Liberty on their way to the American Dream.

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christianmillerpayne
"The Undiscovered Lower East Side with Bruce Northam"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed February 20, 2020
Bruce was the freakin man! What a great tour of the LES. My buddy and I (both currently living in NYC) randomly chose to do this and what an adventure it turned out to be - underground markets, best dives and neighborhood gems, and a full followup of reminders to revisit. Bruce is unbelievably knowledgeable and proud of this neighborhood and I could've enjoyed a few more hours on the tour! Would recommend for visitors and locals.
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R8534BLrickc
"Chelsea Market / High Line Tour"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed January 27, 2020
I wanted to leave an exceptional review regarding our tour specialist Chris. I've traveled the world and know a great tour specialist when I hear one. Chris is extremely patient, knowledgeable, personable and just extremely great at his job. I truly enjoyed today's tour of Chelsea Market. Rick Cross
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SilkeWL
"Tenements, Tales and Tastes Tour"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed December 04, 2019
We enjoyed our tour with Josh very much. He was such a knowledgeable and friendly guide! We learned a lot about the different neighborhoods, history, food trends, recommendations for things to do after the tour. Thanks Josh. We had a great time! Highly recommend!!
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Sarahjoy888
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
"Delhi - the secret mystique beyond the crazy Facade"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed November 18, 2019
Day one in Delhi on my first trip to India as a solo female traveller. I booked the NY urban adventures at the recommendation of my flight centre travel agent in Sydney. We both agreed this tour sounded a bit more cultural and more than just temples. It was well worth every cent. My tour guide, Punita was so friendly, informative and shared so much knowledge about the complicated political and religious history of Delhi. I sampled an awful lot in 4 hours. It’s a great intro to riding the metro, it’s simpler than Sydney. Riding a Rickshaw, meandering the maze of lanes in the old city, the architecture is stunning. This particular NY tour is about the only way you will get to glimpse inside an Haveli and comprehend what it looks like behind all the ancient doors of the laneway maze. And the bonus is kite flying and a traditional Indian high tea...to me it was actually a feast of food. No dinner required after this for sure. And there’s more.., the Jama Masjid Mosque at sunset and Stop off at Asia’s largest spice market on the way home. My tour guide was a gem and I’m booking again in 12 days for another Urban Adventures tour when I return back to Delhi. Fabulous
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Tarzini
Corrimal, Australia
"Great fun, great guide!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed November 17, 2019
We had a fun afternoon with Sasha wandering around the Brownstones and the Brooklyn area trying some tasty treats along the way.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Tenements, Tales, and Tastes

What are the hours of operation? 
Monday – Sunday at 10:00 AM.

What should I wear? 
Dress standard: Casual. Wear comfortable clothing and walking shoes.

Where is it located? 
Meeting Point: The Fountain at City Hall Park which is at the southern end of the park (City Hall Park, Broadway, Manhattan, NY 10007) Ending Point: Loreley Biergarten - 7 Rivington St, New York, NY 10002.

Is the tour appropriate for children? 
Yes, this is a family-friendly activity.

Can I bring my camera?
Yes, great photo opportunities!

How long is the tour?
The tour is 3 hours long.

Can I bring my own food/beverages? 
No.

Can I bring my pet?
No.

What’s included in my ticket/experience?

  • Discover NYC from a local perspective, with a local guide by your side.
  • Hear stories about New York’s early settlers and taste the eclectic mix of food that they bestowed upon us.
  • Stroll through New York's unique cultural historic sites in the Lower East Side, Chinatown, and Little Italy.
  • Get a glimpse into New York’s immigrant heritage and how it is shaping the city today