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Itinerary
This is a walking tour of the Lower East Side of New York. Famous establishments to be visited with mouth watering nosh/tastes are Yonah Shimmel's Knish Bakery, Russ & Daughters, Katz's Deli, Economy Candy, The Essex Street Retail Market, The Pickle Guy and Kossar's Bialys. See historic synagogues, museums and historic markers of what made this neighborhood a legend throughout New York City and America.

Remember, all tour participants start off with a fresh bagel! - The Iconic Symbol of New York!
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Overview
Explore the history and culture of New York City’s Lower East Side on a 2.5-hour gourmet walking tour starting with NYC’s most iconic food—a fresh bagel. Follow your guide to bakeries, delis, candy shops and markets that celebrate the Lower East Side’s Jewish heritage, and enjoy snacks and drinks along the way. Visit synagogues, museums and local landmarks to hear stories about daily life and traditions in this colorful New York community.
Highlights
  • 2.5-hour gourmet tour of the Lower East Side
  • Visit bakeries, delis and restaurants
  • Learn about local history
  • Experience a classic NYC neighborhood
  • Snacks and drinks included
  • Perfect experience for food and culture lovers
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Reviewed 1 week ago
misleading tour name but a good tour

A misleading tour name but a good tour. The tour was informative, but we were expecting it to be a tour of bagel related thigns (from the tour name). unlike some other reviews state, there was no other food apart from the first bagel before...More

Thank Rebecca B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Deliciously Interesting!

Ben delivers as promised with an informative and tasty tour! We had never visited the Lower East Side and wanted to learn more of the culture and history of that area. Ben kept us entertained with stories and images of how the Lower East Side...More

Thank mrhotwings
Benjamin W, Owner at Ben's Bagel Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for your nice review. Please "schmear" the word about Ben's Bagel Tours" Ben Wagenberg Ben's Bagel Tours

Reviewed 29 October 2017
Great Lower East Side Overview

As a lifelong New Yorker I wasn't sure I would learn anything new on this tour. However, I found it extremely informative! It included some 'off the beaten path' historical places I would have missed on my own. I've even made a note of of...More

Thank cornflower02
Reviewed 29 March 2017
Walking Tour with Free Food!

My wife and I took the Lower East Side tour and arrived a little early. We were pleased to discover that Ben was early as well. We were the only two who had signed up for the tour on the day we went, so we...More

Thank TJBick
Reviewed 3 October 2015
Great Tour of the Lower East Side.

I have been going to NYC for years but I am not familiar with the Lower East Side. We started with a real NY bagel, it was really good. We ended up trying a knish, pickles and ending with a Bialy. The tour was very...More

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