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Bronx Little Italy Shopping and Tasting Tour

  • Soak up the atmosphere on a walking tour
  • Several menus to choose from
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
Bronx Little Italy Shopping and Tasting Tour
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Bronx Little Italy Shopping and Tasting Tour
USD 79.00

Rather than navigating through the Bronx's Little Italy on your own, follow your guide to eateries and establishments loved by locals, from a fine cheese importer to one of the best butcher shops in New York. City In addition to telling you little-known stories about the area's history, your guide gives you access to chat with store owners and purchase souvenirs.

What to Expect

Over 2 hours you'll explore nearly a dozen food shops with a Little Italy insider. You'll find out which shop makes the best fresh mozzarella, where to get real San Marzano tomatoes and discover the spot where you can get the finest extra virgin olive oil from Sicily.

Your walking tour will cover Arthur Avenue, Hughes Avenue and 187th Street.

Food: Tastings of pastry, bread, cheese and salumi, equivalent to a small to medium sized lunch.

  • Say hi to Peter at Vincent's Meat Market named one of the 10 best butcher shops in New York City.
  • Sample imported Italian cheese at Calandra's also known for their exquisite fresh ricotta made daily.
  • Take a stroll through the Arthur Avenue Retail Market and sort through the high quality pastas, flours, cookies, and canned tomatoes imported from Italy at Mount Carmel Foods.
  • Look up at the "sausage chandelier" at Calabria Pork Store and sample their house cured pork products.
  • Taste authentic Sicilian cannoli at Caffé & Gelato.
  • Visit Addeo's bakery for a taste of the addictive chicola bread made with chunks of crispy cured pork.
  • Borgatti Ravioli for fresh pasta and ravioli made with love.
  • Egidio Pastry Shop where Carmela Lucciola uses Don Pasquale Egidio's original recipes from the 19th century.
  • Teitel Brothers, where chefs go to shop and where you can buy authentic Italian olive oils at a low price.
  • Joe's Deli for the best fresh mozzarella in Little Italy.

Throughout the tour we'll sample bread, pastry, cheese and salumi, equivalent to a small to medium sized lunch. Shops make certain specialties on certain days or for particular holidays. Samples will be adjusted to reflect the best of Little Italy on the date of your tour.

Reviews (14)
1 - 5 of 14 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
A Trip to Italy without Leaving NYC...

The Arthur Ave food tour (with guide Danielle) is the ultimate best! This area is legitimate with the majority of folks speaking Italian, the very best of sorter Italy imported, and the traditions of pasta making, mozzarella preparation, fresh bread and bakery goods done before...More

Thank Thomas L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Amazing Tour

We had so much fun learning the history of the neighborhood while eating amazing food.Christian was a great guide. So knowledgeable about the area. Felt like we were hanging out with an old friend. We sampled incredible breads, cheeses, pastries and pizza. We left the...More

Thank ddemarco16
Reviewed 4 August 2018
A great way to see some of The Bronx and Little Italy

Had such a lovely time with Danielle on the tour. The food was fantastic, and her knowledge of the area's history, particularly food-related, was great. Really feel like I got a real piece (slice!) of Little Italy

Thank EamonMurphy83
Reviewed 28 July 2018 via mobile
Start of a food obsession...

I don’t live that far from Arthur Ave in the Bronx and always took it for granted, being so close to the Bronx Zoo. Quick dinner spot after the Zoo usually. Until a colleague set up a private shopping and tasting tour with a perfect...More

Thank Bklynrelo
Reviewed 12 July 2018
Excellent tour!

We were looking for something different than the typical NYC tourist spots and found this tour. I'm so glad we did! It was so foun touring the real Little Italy with Christian. We enjoyed learning the history of the neighborhood and meeting the local shopkeepers....More

Thank Lori D
Danielle O, Owner at Arthur Avenue Food Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 13 July 2018

So glad you enjoyed your tour of Little Italy in the Bronx, Lori! Come back soon.

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