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New York: Secret Food, History and Culture of Little Italy Tour

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Discover the true Little Italy of New York City and see the neighborhood where ‘ A Bronx Tale’ is set. Arthur Avenue in the Bronx remains a close-knit neighborhood of Italian food shops, most of which have been in business for over 100 years. Join us for a walking tour of Arthur Avenue and 187th Street as we visit butchers, bakers, and cheese shops, as well as the famous Arthur Avenue Retail Market. We’ll taste some of the best bites in Little Italy and meet the food artisans who are keeping traditions alive.

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Stop At: Arthur Avenue Retail Market, 2344 Arthur Ave, New York City, NY 10458-8104

Wander through this piece of Italian-New York history while checking out the fresh produce, freshly rolled cigars, imported Italian products, and overstuffed sandwiches. Learn about the history of this market dating back to the 1940’s and see how it is still the heartbeat of the neighborhood.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Madonia Bakery, 2348 Arthur Ave, The Bronx, NY 10458, USA

Grab some freshly baked bread straight out of the oven at this always crowded local bakery that has been serving the neighborhood for over 100 years.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Calabria Pork Store, 2338 Arthur Ave, The Bronx, NY 10458, USA

Get your cameras out for the neighborhood’s famous “Sausage Chandelier.” Nibble on some housemade spicy soppressata while you stand underneath the ageing salamis hanging from the ceiling.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Cosenza's Fish Market, 2354 Arthur Ave, The Bronx, NY 10458, USA

Oysters used to be street food and along Arthur Avenue, and they still are. Watch the employees freshly shuck an oyster for you right outside this century-old fish market. Slurp some bivalves as people have been doing on the streets of New York for centuries.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Egidio Pastry Shop, 622 E 187th St, The Bronx, NY 10458, USA

The oldest business we visit on the tour still makes their Italian cookies with the same recipe and oven from 1912. Sample a few traditional Italian cookies.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Full Moon Pizzeria, 600 E 187th St, The Bronx, NY 10458, USA

A favorite of the neighborhood, this classic slice joint makes giant slices with all sorts of toppings. This is your chance to try that famous New York slice.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Gino's Pastry Shop, 580 E 187th St, The Bronx, NY 10458, USA

Finish the tour with the most famous Italian pastry - a cannoli. Gino’s has been featured in the movie A Bronx Tale and pipes their cannolis to order. Even after all the amazing food, we can still find time for one more bite.

Duration: 10 minutes

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • This is a child-friendly tour. Children between the ages of 6 and 11 inclusively are permitted on this tour. Children younger than 6 are permitted at no extra cost.
  • Dress is casual, but please dress comfortably and appropriate for the weather.
  • Maximum of 12 people per tour
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
  • English speaking guide
  • Pastry
  • Cheese
  • Salami
  • Bread
  • Oyster
  • Other Tastings

  • Gratuities for your guide

Departure Point
2344 Arthur Ave, The Bronx, NY 10458, USA

Departure Time
11:00 AM

2 hours 30 minutes

Return Details
Returns to original departure point

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