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Little Italy in the Bronx is like a time capsule of Italian foods, with many dishes and delicacies that can no longer be found in Italy. Settled by Italian immigrants who came to the Bronx to build the New York Botanical Garden and the Bronx Zoo, this is New York's largest remaining Little Italy. Our mission is to introduce people to the small, truly artisanal food makers in Little Italy. We hope you'll return again and again and help keep these food traditions alive. We believe in and support small businesses! Please select from our menu of upcoming Italian food tours. If you would like to book a private tour for friends/family or a corporate group, please see our PRIVATE TOURS.
Little Italy Shopping & Tasting Tour
Tour description: Over 2 hours you'll explore nearly a dozen food shops with an Italian food expert. You'll learn about food and history by interacting with the shop keepers themselves rather than hearing a tour guide work from a memorized script.
Where: Meet in front of 2344 Arthur Avenue, Arthur Avenue Retail Market.
Duration: 2 hour walking tour covering Arthur Avenue, Hughes Avenue and 187th Street
How many guests: 12 guests maximum. (Privately booked tours may be larger.)
Food: Tastings of pastry, bread, cheese and salumi, equivalent to a small to medium sized lunch.
Price: $79 per person
- 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.
For more information, visit our sister site, arthuravenuefoodtours.com