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$24 for Lower East Side or West Village Food Tour ($48 Value)
On the three-hour Lower East Side Eats Tour, a knowledgeable guide leads groups through the neighborhoods’ historic tenement buildings and synagogues as they sample eats from iconic restaurants. Highlights include food from the century-old Yonah Schimmel Knish Bakery and Katz’s Delicatessen, as well as tres-leches and blackout-cake donuts at Doughnut Plant.
The West Village Food Tasting & Cultural Walking Tour explores tree-lined streets as mouths water in anticipation of iconic Magnolia Bakery cupcakes, Artichoke Basille’s Pizza slices, and Hudson Bagels authentic boiled-then-baked New York–style bagels. Sites include the apartment building from Friends and hangout spots of Bob Dylan.
All tours skip the lines, and restaurants are subject to change.