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$35 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 Faicco's Italian Specialties' rice balls, Artichoke Basille’s Pizza slices, Fatty 'Cue's deep-fried bacon, 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. See the calendar.