Many New Yorkers have visited Arthur Avenue, maybe had a good restaurant meal, but felt a little lost. They saw long lines outside the shops and wondered what people were buying. And with so many options, it can be confusing to know what's best at which shop. Tourists might feel completely intimidated to explore the Bronx.
There are several tour companies leading food tours of Arthur Avenue, but none that are owned and operated by Italian food experts with 100 year ties to Little Italy in the Bronx. Ours is not a typical "follow the leader" tour. Rather than sharing facts and showing photos kept in a binder, we have created a relational tour where you experience Little Italy in the Bronx as though you have been shopping here for a lifetime.
What is a relational tour?
- Groups are limited to twelve guests so that you always have the opportunity to meet new friends. (Private groups may be larger.)
- We meet the shopkeepers, hear their stories and have the opportunity to interact with them in a meaningful way.
- We discuss cooking and Italian food in-depth including how to buy authentic Italian olive oil, San Marzano tomatoes and high quality pastas. Your guide will always be a passionate Italian food expert.
Danielle is an art historian and writer whose work has appeared in Condé Nast Traveler, Gothamist, NPR and. Roads & Kingdoms.
Christian is an Italian wine expert who served on the team at Michelin-starred restaurant Del Posto and was lead sommelier at Tarry Lodge where his wine list won the Wine Spectator Award for Excellence.