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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.”

Capacity: 25 persons per guide

Note: All food is included. 5 tastings on the go (sidewalk tastings, or done inside the establishments).

Meeting Location: 2nd Ave & E Houston St

Final Destination: Eldridge St


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.

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Tour Schedules: This is a weekly event

Sundays: 12:00 PM – 02:00 PM

Price: $50.00 per person excluding tax.

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Contact number: 212-796-4200

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2nd Ave & E Houston St
New York, NY 10003


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