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Melting Pot Food Tour--January-June 2014
Essex Street Market-Rainbo's Fish
New York, NY
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Melting Pot Food Tour--January-June 2014
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EXPLORE unique NYC food shops...TASTE the exotic and nostalgic...LEARN about ethnic flavors and cultures

For generations, Lower Manhattan 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--Hand-made muffin or cupcake D,N,G        
Kosher Bread Bakery--bialy G  CLOSED on Saturday                          
Kosher Pickle Shop--pickles (3 types)CLOSED on Saturday                        
Asian Bakery--steamed BBQ pork bun and baked black bean bun N, P, G
Italian Specialty Market--Italian cheese D  
Italian Dairy--fresh mozzarella salad D and prosciutto ricotta balls D, P, G
Italian Pastry shop--mini cannoli D, G

On Saturdays, above "closed" shops are replaced with the following:
Old Fashioned Candy Store--Halvah N
Chinese Dumpling shop--Pork and Chinese chive 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


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.



Essex Street Market-Rainbo's Fish
120 Essex Street
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: Yes!


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