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Melting Pot Food Tour--Fall/Winter 2011
Rainbo's Fish at the Essex Street Market
New York, NY
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Melting Pot Food Tour--Fall/Winter 2011
For generations, the Lower East Side has been home to the many immigrants coming to the US for a better life; and on The Melting Pot tour, you will get a glimpse into this diverse neighborhood.  

Our walk takes us through the Lower East Side, Chinatown, and Little Italy.  Food brings people together, instilling a sense of security and happiness.  On this tour, you will learn the importance of food in each community.

This is a great introduction to a lively, fascinating area.
Tour itineraries vary by day.  Below are the stores we visit and foods* we try:

Bakery--Gourmet muffin D ,N,G        
Farmstead Cheesemonger--cheese D                    
Kosher Bread Bakery--bialys G  CLOSED on Saturday                          
Kosher Pickle Shop--pickles    CLOSED on Saturday                        
Asian Bakery--Chinese pastry N, P, G
Italian Specialty Market--Italian cheese D  
Italian Dairy--fresh mozzarella D and prosciutto ricotta balls D, P, G
Italian Pastry shop--mini pastry D, G

On Saturdays, above "closed" shops are replaced with the following:
Old Fashioned Candy Store--Halvah N
Chinese Dumpling shop--Fried Dumpling P, G

Samples and stores are subject to change.

*For those with dietary restrictions and allergies D=Dairy, N=Nuts, P=Pork, B=Beef, 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.


Rainbo's Fish at the Essex Street Market
120 Essex Street
New York, NY 10002
United States


Education > Tours
Food > Markets & Farms

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


On BPT Since: Dec 01, 2008
Susan Rosenbaum

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