Sample Italian specialties from the famous shops along Arthur Avenue while learning about Italian history in the Bronx

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What You'll Do

At the turn of the 20th century, the Bronx neighborhood Belmont bustled with droves of Italian immigrants who would go on to build the Botanical Gardens, the Bronx Zoo, and numerous Italian eateries. Under the guidance of NYC sightseeing expert Susan Birnbaum, you'll discover this Italian legacy as you stroll down Arthur Avenue, sampling Italian food—both savory and sweet—as you immerse yourself in the neighborhood's mid-century charm.

  • Food Tour
    Sample authentic Italian-style bureks, crusty bread, olives, sausage, pastries, and pizza as you stroll through Belmont

  • Discover the "Real" Little Italy
    Learn about the cultural heritage of the Italian Americans who have thrived in an area that retains its mid-20th-century charm

Each event is capped at 16 participants; each event requires a minimum of 6 participants in order to take place.


Your Host

Susan Birnbaum Susan Birnbaum
NYC Sightseeing Expert

Social-worker-turned-travel-consultant Susan Birnbaum has made a life of assisting and relating to people, and she strives to share with them her biggest passion: New York City. A native New Yorker, she is well-versed in the stories of the city and brings a history student's attention to detail when sharing her insider's knowledge of history, cuisine, and shopping in the five boroughs.


Where You'll Meet

Groups gather at Grand Central Market before traveling to Fordham Road and embarking on the tour.



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In a Nutshell

Stroll through Little Italy in the Bronx's Belmont and learn about its cultural heritage as you sample Italian delicacies

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