Choose your Arthur Avenue Food Tour

 Please select from our menu of tours below. If you would like to book a private tour for friends/family or a corporate group, please visit PRIVATE TOURS.

option 1: Summer Friday afternoon Food Tour + wine Tasting

Summer Friday Italian Food Tour

Leave the office early and take Metro North (17 minutes from Grand Central Station) to Arthur Avenue, aka Little Italy in the Bronx. We'll spend 1.5 hours exploring the bread, pastry, cheese and butcher shops around Little Italy then sit down for a bottle of wine* plus a specially prepared plate of paired bread, cheese and salume.  

Start time: 3pm in front of 2344 Arthur Avenue, Arthur Avenue Retail Market.

Duration: 1.5 hour walking tour, followed by a sit-down food and wine experience.

How many guests: 12 max

Hosts: Your host will be either Danielle or Christian, founders of Feast On History

BONUS: Tour includes a 20% discount code for the CHIHULY exhibition at the nearby New York Botanical Garden.

*Price includes one bottle of wine per four people.


Option 2: Saturday afternoon Food Tour + wine Tasting

Photo by Natalia Van Doninck/iStock / Getty Images
Photo by Natalia Van Doninck/iStock / Getty Images

Spend the afternoon shopping and tasting the best of Little Italy in the Bronx. We'll visit nearly a dozen shops and taste chicola bread at Addeo Baker's, cheese at Calandra's Cheese and porchetta at Calabria Pork Store. After the walking tour we'll sit down to enjoy a bottle of wine paired with a specially selected plate of cheese and salume.

Start time: 3pm in front of 2344 Arthur Avenue, Arthur Avenue Retail Market.

Duration: 1.5 hour walking tour, followed by a sit-down food and wine experience.

How many guests: 12 max

Hosts: Your host will be either Danielle or Christian, founders of Feast On History

BONUS: Tour includes a 20% discount code for the CHIHULY exhibition at the nearby New York Botanical Garden.


Option 3: Daily ARTHUR AVENUE TASTING TOUR

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The Belmont section of the Bronx, also known as Little Italy or simply “Arthur Avenue”, is one of New York's last enclaves of truly, family-run food shops. On this European style food tour we visit nearly a dozen Italian food shops, most of which have been in business for over 100 years.

  • The tour begins in front of the famous Arthur Avenue Retail Market where we explore the many stalls inside and make a special stop to see what foods have just arrived from Italy at Mount Carmel Foods.
  • Next we’ll head next store to Calabria Pork Store where the entire ceiling is covered with their homemade sausages.
  • Diego at Calandra’s Cheese Shop will give us samples of his housemade ricotta.
  • Then we’ll stop by Madonia Bakery for a taste of their singular white chocolate bread.
  • We’ll say hi to Carmela at Egidio Pastry Shop and watch fresh pasta being made at Borgatti Ravioli
  • Visit Joe’s Deli for a sample of their hand-pulled mozzarella.
  • Finally, we’ll look in the windows of Vincent’s Meat Market and Biancardi’s, find out why NYC chefs get their Italian food supplies at Teitel Brothers and wrap up with one last taste at Addeo Bakers.

Start time: 11am in front of 2344 Arthur Avenue, Arthur Avenue Retail Market.

Duration: 2.5 hour walking tour

How many guests: 12 max

Hosts: Your host may be Danielle or Christian, founders of Feast On History or our friends at Urban Adventures.

 


OPTION 4: PRIVATE TOUR for friends/family or corporate groups

Arthur Avenue Group tours

Rather than just going out to dinner with friends or family, consider a walking feast in Little Italy in the Bronx!

Do you have a small company or are you the head of a department that's been working especially hard lately? Bring the team together for a day of walking, exploring and tasting the best of this Italian food enclave together followed by lunch or dinner. Our past corporate guests include technology companies, pharmaceutical companies, editorial teams and members of the New York Botanical Garden.

Our private tours are led by Feast On History™ founders Danielle Oteri or Christian Galliani to ensure the highest level of service and expertise.

Groups coming from Manhattan can get to Arthur Avenue in just 17 minutes from Grand Central Station. 

4a) PRIVATE FOOD TOUR + LUNCH OR DINNER, $105 per person

Minimum 5 (or $525), maximum 12 guests, booked by appointment only

Bring your appetite for a 2-hour tasting tour plus lunch or dinner. We'll visit Egidio's bakery to see how cannoli are made, taste freshly made mozzarella at Joe's Deli, taste sweet and spicy sopressata at Calabria Pork Store, white chocolate bread at Madonia and cheese infused with black truffles at Calandra's. If the weather is nice, we'll visit the sidewalk oyster bar at Cosenza's. After the tour, we'll sit down for lunch or dinner together at Mario's for Joe Migliucci's famous pizza.

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4b) PRIVATE TASTING TOUR, $79 per person

Minimum 5 (or $395), maximum 12 guests, booked by appointment only. Visit nearly a dozen food shops and taste bread, cheese, pastry and salume along the way. We'll visit Egidio's bakery to see how cannoli are made, taste freshly made mozzarella at Joe's Deli, taste sweet and spicy sopressata at Calabria Pork Store, white chocolate bread at Madonia and Prima Donna cheese at Calandra's.


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See Feast On History founder Danielle Oteri lead an Arthur Avenue Food Tour for CNN Travel

YOUR HOSTS FOR LITTLE ITALY IN THE BRONX

Arthur Avenue Food Tours are led by Danielle Oteri and Christian Galliani, founders of Feast On History™. Danielle is a food and travel writer whose family owned what is now Vincent's Meat Market for decades. Christian is an award winning sommelier and Italian wine expert. Our daily tasting tours (Tuesday-Saturday from 11am-1:30pm) are often led by Danielle or Christian but may also be led by guides from our friends Urban Adventures.

If you want to be sure your tour is led by Danielle or Christian, please book a private tour .


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