Essex Street Market Food Tour

Enjoy a Culinary Exploration of the LES's Essex Street Market

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About This Experience

General Information hide

Head to Manhattan's Lower East Side for a ninety minute taste exploration of the historic Essex Street Market. During this guided Public Market Tour, you'll sample a selection of up to six sweet and savory snacks from the area's best-loved produce mongers, bakers, and coffee roasters whilst uncovering the secrets of New York's public market system and food distribution networks.

The fun begins at the Market's southernmost entrance, where your gastronomic Guide will greet you and tell you a little about the history of this eclectic New York neighborhood. Heading out on your journey of culinary discovery, you'll visit a variety of vendors and sample their unique treats - whether you are tasting fresh-baked bagels, farmstead cheeses, or taste-bud tingling tacos, you're sure to find a new favorite food before the tour is through. Each purveyor has their own unique story to tell so take some time to discover how their journeys fit into the history of the marketplace. 

The ideal experience gift for foodies, this tasting experience of NYC's Lower East Side will tantalize your taste buds and fill you with knowledge, so we suggest you come to the Essex Market with an empty stomach and an open mind! 

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Where It's Located hide

  • New York, New York

Who Is Included hide

The Essex Street Market Food Tour Experience Gifts Certificate is valid for one participant, unless additional participants are added onto the certificate. There will be up to sixteen participants in total on the tour.

This Food Tour is not suitable for non-paying guests.

When It Is Offered hide

The New York Public Market Tours are offered on Sunday afternoons, year-round, subject to availability. The tours typically begin at 11:30 AM.

How Long Is It hide

The Essex Street Market Tastings have a tour length of 1½ hours and a total duration of approximately 1¾ hours.

Weather hide

The Lower East Side Food Tours take place in all weather conditions.

What To Wear hide

Dress comfortably. Flat, rubber-soled shoes are recommended for this culinary walking tour.

Additional Information hide

Tours take place entirely inside the food market and include less than one mile of walking. Price includes several food tastings for each participant

Participants are advised to bring spending money as they will have the opportunity to purchase additional food, beverages, gifts and souvenirs on the tour.

Gratuities for your tour guide are not included but are greatly appreciated and may be offered at the end of the event.

Specific stops on the tour are rotated on a weekly basis, therefore dietary requirements or restrictions can not always be catered for. Tastings may include a selection of farmstead cheeses, fresh-baked bagels and lox, artisan breads, tacos, spinach pies, or a sampling of Japanese dishes.

There is a public restroom in the Market which participants are welcome to use.

This tour is accessible for individuals that use wheelchairs. With advance notice, listening devices with headsets or neck loops can be made available.


Reservation Information hide

All changes to reservations for the NYC Street Market Food Tour Experience require seven (7) days advance notice.

Xperience Certificates® cannot be exchanged once a reservation for the experience has been made.

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