I won't just take you to the best bagels in New York; I will walk you through how and why they are uniquely delicious.
I have logged countless hours touring friends, family, and clients through the Lower East Side's Jewish food history. Balancing our carbs with more carbs, sweets, and some pickled delicacies of Eastern Europe, these tours will give you a sense of what this immigrant hub tasted like a hundred years ago.
Whether you identify with bagels and deli or not, I hope to nourish your culinary identity with this historic glimpse into the Lower East Side of the early twentieth century.
This tour is a walking your of New York's Lower East Side Jewish immigrant history. If you are unable to walk 3 miles (with stops), we can make taxi accomodations.
I grew up in Michigan where the weather was seasonal, fall meant apple cider mills, and food was my connection to the outside world. Appropriately, I consider myself a culinary tourist. MoMA and the Met are really amazing, but if I had a limited time in New York, I would spend all of it at restaurants and markets. Throughout my global travels, I consistently emphasize food as my lens into a culture. This perspective inspired my MA in Jewish American culinary history (University of Michigan), which I would like to share with you. One of the strongest markers of culture is culinary identity/practice. I have taken it upon myself to explore the foodways of people around the world and across time. Come join me! Full profile ⋅ Leave a Review
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