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NY Nosh Food Tour-Fall/Winter 2011
Lower East Side
New York, NY
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NY Nosh Food Tour-Fall/Winter 2011
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 the meaning of Kosher, and what food items are not Kosher and why.

Below are the stores we visit and foods* we try:

Knishery, dating to 1910--Knish G,D  

Appetizing store, dating to 1914--Smoked and/or Pickled Fish D  

Delicatessen, dating to 1888--Hot Dog B,G

Old-fashioned Candy store--Halvah N

Matzoh factory, dating to 1925--Matzoh (when in production), G

Bread bakery, dating to 1935--Bialy, G

Pickle shop--pickle tasting (3 types)

Pastry shop--Rugelach, G

* For those with dietary restrictions and allergiesSamples are Kosher-style. D=Dairy, B=Beef, N=Nuts, G=Gluten

Note: Advance reservations are required. This is a walking tour. Pre-determined food samples are included in the fee. All 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 the Enthusiastic Gourmet cancels a tour, we will refund your full amount.

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
137 E. Houston St.
New York, NY 10002
United States

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Education > Tours
Food > Markets & Farms

Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: No


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