From the 1890s to the 1940s, the Jewish Lower East Side was teeming with nearly a half million Eastern European Jews. Streets were packed with pushcarts and people. Although living and working conditions were difficult, the Jewish immigrants were able to practice their religion openly. There was a strong sense of family and community, which can still be seen today. Many of the shops we visit have been in the neighborhood for over 70 years and are owned by the original families.
You will learn about Kosher food practices on the NY Nosh tour.
Below are the stores we visit and foods* we try:
Knishery, dating to 1910--knish G
Appetizing store, dating to 1914--smoked fish (2 types)
Delicatessen, dating to 1888--hot dog B
Old-fashioned Candy store--halvah N
Matzo factory, dating to 1925--matzo G
Bread bakery, dating to 1935--bialy and NYC bagel G
Pickle shop--pickle tasting (3 types)
* For those with dietary restrictions and allergies Samples are Kosher-style. D=Dairy, N=Nuts, G=Gluten, B=Beef
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Advance tour reservations are required and tour fees are non-refundable. If you need to change a date or time, you must contact us, at least 72 hours in advance. If we have availability, we will accommodate your request. Otherwise, you can designate another person(s) to go on the tour in your place.
This is a walking tour. Tours are held rain or shine. However, they may be cancelled for severe weather (blizzard, hurricane, etc.) or events beyond The Enthusiastic Gourmet's control (transportation strike, blackout, etc.). If we need to cancel a tour, we will contact you by phone or email, whichever you provide at time of booking. If the Enthusiastic Gourmet cancels a tour, we will refund your full amount.
The tour begins as scheduled. If you arrive late or on the wrong day, you will be considered a no-show and forfeit your tour fee.
Pre-determined food samples are included in the tour rate.
Disclaimer: By purchasing ticket(s) and participating in a tour the attendee(s) waive(s) all claims of liability against The Enthusiastic Gourmet and its owner for any illness/injury to anyone on this tour and/or loss/damage/theft to any attendee's property while they are participating in the Enthusiastic Gourmet Food Tour. All participants walk and eat at their own risk and waive any liability claims against The Enthusiastic Gourmet or its owner and/or any supplier and/or business associated with The Enthusiastic Gourmet.
Lower East Side (View)
137 E. Houston St.
New York, NY 10002