On this tour we will stroll through Chinatown and Little Italy, skipping Canal St. and other tourist thoroughfares. Instead we will visit the back streets of the original Chinatown, the last remnants of the infamous 5-points neighborhood and one of the largest Buddhas in New York (16 foot-tall…and gold!)
Our food stops will be myriad. We will have traditional Chinese beef jerky, Lychee nut fruit, fresh mozzarella with prosciutto and, of course, cannolis for desert.
We will experience the stark contrast as one immigrant neighborhood transitions rapidly into another and we will see the changes brought about by gentrification as this part of Lower Manhattan becomes trendier and more expensive.
Food included in this tour:
- Pork and Chive Dumplings
- Authentic Chinese Beef Jerky
- Chinese fruit: Rambutan and Longan
- Fresh mozzarella and prosciutto
- Sicilian style cannoli
Meeting Place: Columbus Park right inside from the intersection of Mulberry and Mosco St. There are benches there that are usually empty, between the two basketball courts.
Closest Trains: N, R, Q, J, Z or #6 to Canal St. #4 or 5 to Brooklyn Bridge.