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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
From US$ 79.00
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Bronx Little Italy Shopping and Tasting Tour
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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 (21)
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Intimate, delicious tour with a knowledgeable guide

My family lives in New York City, and we go up to Arthur Avenue pretty regularly just to poke around. When my Italian-American in-laws came up for the weekend, we decided to take them on Danielle's tour--and I'm so glad we did! Starting at the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank sunnywoodsider
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Awesome tour with Gracie

We had a great time visiting and shopping during our day here. We barely beat the snow and it was awesome. We would definitely return to Arthur Ave and highly recommend the tour for first time visitors. It’s a lot to see and experience with...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank jjssoftball
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Foodie Heaven!

For every foodie who loves Italian food, this is for you. We had an informative walking and eating tour with Danielle who tailored our visit by helping me to some great shopping. Come by the north bound train, not the metro and you are but...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank wbmama
Danielle O, Manager at Arthur Avenue Food Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks so much! Hope you're enjoying all your goodies!

Reviewed 4 November 2018 via mobile
Great decision!

We were 3 friends looking for something different to do. We came upon Arthur Ave. Tours and are so glad we did! There were 11 in our group. Christian, our tour guide was knowledgeable, informative, engaging and just plain fun to be around. He made...More

Thank RobbyLeeD
Danielle O, Owner at Arthur Avenue Food Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Happy to hear it, Robin! Hope you got all your wine questions answered too. Thanks so much for coming and leaving us a review.

Reviewed 4 November 2018
Amazing team building day for our company!

Our company had a great time doing the Shopping & Tasting tour with Danielle. Not only was it delicious and fun, it was very informational! We loved learning the history of the different landmarks we visited as well as the history of the stores and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Danielle O, Owner at Arthur Avenue Food Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 November 2018

Yay, I'm so glad the team enjoyed their day out of the office and hopefully they've discovered a new neighborhood that they'll come back to often. Thank you so much for organizing the group!

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