Travel + sharing meals together form positive connections. We set the table for your team to share a fun, interactive experience in a historic neighborhood of mom-and-pop food shops, many of which have been in business for over 100 years.
The Arthur Avenue Experience is perfect for:
Small teams or departments who want to kick-off a new project or celebrate a milestone or achievement
Companies that want to welcome out-of-town guests or host a client appreciation event with minimal effort
Businesses that want to treat their employees to a day out of the office
Companies that want to demonstrate their support of local businesses and a historic New York neighborhood
Summer Friday outings
ARTHUR AVENUE EXPERIENCE OPTION 1: $95 per person
Over 3 hours explore Little Italy in the Bronx to learn the history, meet the shopkeepers and taste the best Italian food you’ll find outside of Italy. This tour includes both shops and restaurants.
Visits to 6 historic food shops with tastings of cheese, bread and salumi
White tablecloth lunch inside the historic Arthur Avenue Retail Market
Dessert + coffee at a historic pastry shop
ARTHUR AVENUE EXPERIENCE OPTION 2: $150 per person
Visits to 6 historic food shops with tastings
Lunch inside the historic Arthur Avenue Retail Market
Sommelier led tasting of three wines paired with cheese and salumi
All wine tastings are led by Christian Galliani, sommelier and Italian wine expert.
CANNOLI WORKSHOP $1600, 10 guests maximum
An interactive cooking class in the professional bakery of Egidio Pastry Shop, open since 1912
Pizza, sandwiches, coffee
A box of cannoli to take home
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 917-881-3918 with questions or to customize our tour packages.
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WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN YOUR REGULAR TOURS AND THE ARTHUR AVENUE EXPERIENCE?
This tour highlights the best of our regular tours to experience both shops and restaurants as well as interactivity. This unforgettable bonding experience will make your guests feel like they too are now locals and can return again to share what they learned and tasted with their own friends and family. This is an experience of traveling in your own city.
HOW DO I GET THERE?
The best way to reach Little Italy in the Bronx is by Metro North. Take the Harlem line from Grand Central Station to the Fordham Station — it’s just 18 minutes. Drivers can park in the Municipal Parking Lot, $4.50 for 3 hours. Vans or busses may drop-off guests directly in front of 2344 Arthur Avenue.
HOW MANY GUESTS CAN I BRING?
The shops are small so we often will split large groups for the on-the-go tastings with multiple hosts. (About 20 per group maximum.) Then we’ll all convene again to sit down and have lunch together.
HOW LONG IS THE TOUR?
We budget 3 hours but guests often linger at the end for additional shopping or another bottle of wine.
NOT EVERYONE IS A FOODIE. WILL MY GUESTS BE BORED?
We know not everyone’s a foodie, but discovering a new place is exciting and there’s so much history to enjoy here. Plus, if there’s one cuisine in which everyone can find something to enjoy, it’s Italian food.
WHAT ABOUT DIETARY RESTRICTIONS?
Vegetarian guests are easily accommodated, but vegan and gluten-free guests may not be able to enjoy all the tastings. We ask that you alert us to any allergies ahead of time so we can make preparations. Guests with extreme nut allergies should not enter the pastry shops as they use pignoli nuts and almond flour.
HOW MUCH WALKING WILL THERE BE? HOW ABOUT IN BAD WEATHER?
Little Italy in the Bronx has two dozen shops and restaurants contained within about a 6 block radius. Our tours run rain and shine and we’ll adjust our route to maximize indoor time as needed to fit the weather. Guests in wheelchairs are welcome and there are many places to sit along the tour.
I’D LIKE TO CREATE A LUXE TOUR. CAN YOU CUSTOMIZE A TOUR FOR US?
Absolutely. Send an email to email@example.com or call 917-881-3918.