Arthur Avenue food tour: NY’s real little Italy
- See New York’s Real Little Italy where Italians still shop and own the businesses
- Taste delicious pastries, cheese, salume, bread, and more, all made by local artisans
- Meet the people who make the food and have owned these shops for generations
- Learn all about the history of the Bronx and the Italian community that built the city and the neighborhood
- Make a day of it by visiting the world-famous Bronx Zoo or New York Botanical Gardens, each within walking distance
The Bronx neighborhood known as Arthur Avenue is one of New York's last enclaves of small, family-run food shops, most of which have been in business for over 100 years.
The Belmont section of the Bronx, also known as Little Italy or simply “Arthur Avenue,” is one of New York's last enclaves of truly family-run food shops. On this European-style food tour, we visit nearly a dozen Italian food shops, most of which have been in business for over 100 years.
We’ll start our food adventure at the famous Arthur Avenue Retail Market, where we’ll explore the many stalls inside and make a special stop to see what foods have just arrived from Italy.
Next, we’ll head next door to a pork shop where the entire ceiling is covered with their homemade sausages. Then, our friend Diego will give us samples of his house-made ricotta at his cheese store before we move onto a local bakery for a taste of their singular white chocolate bread.
We’ll say hi to Carmela at a local pastry shop, watch fresh pasta being made, and visit a neighborhood deli for a sample of their hand-pulled mozzarella. Finally, we’ll find out where NYC chefs get their Italian food supplies and why.
The tour has been created and is often led by Danielle Oteri and her husband Christian Galliani. Danielle’s great grandfather, Albino Oteri, settled in the area and opened a fish market at 2374 Arthur Avenue. The store later became a butcher shop where the Academy Award-winning movie “Marty” was filmed. Christian is a first-generation Italian-American whose culinary tradition hails from Northern Italy. He’s also a sommelier who believes firmly in the Italian wine pairing principle of what grows together, goes together.
- English speaking guide, food and drink samples as per itinerary.
- Additional food and drinks, transportation to and from the meeting point, tips/gratuities for your guide.
Minimum Child Age : 0
Child Policy :
This is a child-friendly tour. Children between the ages of 6 and 11 inclusively are permitted on this tour for the price indicated above. Children younger than 6 are permitted at no extra cost, but please make sure you inform our guides of this before you take the tour.
In front of the Arthur Avenue entrance to the Arthur Avenue Retail Market, 2344 Arthur Ave, Bronx.
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Dress is casual, but please dress comfortably and appropriate for the weather.
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