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Knishes and Candy on the Lower East Side: A Walking Food Tour

The Lower East Side Jewish Conservancy
May 21 | Tue | 11am-1:30pm | $40 (plus food cost)
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Start your time on the Lower East Side with a sweet treat (rugelach anyone?) at Moishe's Kosher Bakery. Then walk down historic East Broadway discussing along the way the Mikvah, The Henry Street Settlement, Lillian Wald, The Forward, Shteiblach Row, Straus Square, The Educational Alliance, The Seward Park Branch of the New York Public Library, and Seward Park, the country's first municipal park. Next food stop will be Michaeli Bakery, known for their babka and bourekas. See the Jarmulowsky Bank Building then continue down Essex Street, where we will stop at The Pickle Guys. See an assortment of pickled fruits and vegetables brining in the barrels. Hear the history of the Essex Market. Our next stops will be Economy Candy, selling sweet sugary confections from floor to ceiling since 1937, followd by a walk down Houston Street until reaching Russ & Daughters, which has been selling herring and other traditional Jewish appetizing foods since 1914. Our final stop will be atThe Original Yonal Schimmel Knishery (Knish Bakery), which has been selling both savory and sweet knishes since 1910. Please note: food is purchased individually along the way and not included in the cost of the ticket.

Venue: The Lower East Side Jewish Conservancy

504 Grand St. Map