Explore the colorful mosaic of Manhattan’s immigrant centres on this delightful New York walking tour that takes you right into the vibrant heart of Little Italy and Chinatown.
Manhattan's Little Italy and Chinatown have been home to Italian and Chinese immigrants since the 1870s and retain much of their nineteenth and early twentieth century feel both in the scale of the buildings (many are four or five story tenement-style structures) and in the sights, smells and sounds that immediately envelop one when walking the bustling streets.
Bilingual street signs, the cacophony of shouted languages, and scores of open markets and pushcarts spilling onto the sidewalks vividly evoke the 'old country' while acting as living testament to the American melting pot. As a major gateway for immigrants, these areas were and continue to be home to some of New York's most fascinating stores, restaurants, and cafés.
This two-and-a-half hour New York walking tour explores the immigrant experience of Little Italy and Chinatown through the food that these neighborhoods produce. Along the way you will sample a variety of dishes, discuss their origins and meaning, and paint a portrait of how these immigrant communities have shaped New York City and American cuisine as we know it today.
Available in private and small group (max 6 people) tour options, choose what suits you best and discover Manhattan’s cultural gems