Option 1:Shopping & Tasting Tour

highest rated food tour nyc tripadvisor

Tuesdays - Saturdays from 11am-1:30pm

Shopping & Tasting Tour

$79 adults, $45 children Ages 5-12 

Do you want to shop for the best Italian food outside of Italy with an expert, meet the shopkeepers and taste bites along the way?

Over 2.5 hours we'll'll visit a dozen Italian food shops across Arthur Avenue and 187th Street, the heart of Little Italy in the Bronx. The tour weaves together the history of the neighborhood, introductions to the shopkeepers, personal stories from our long family history on Arthur Avenue and food tastings equivalent to a medium-sized lunch.

Tastings equivalent to a medium sized lunch include:

  • Imported Italian cheeses

  • Specialty breads

  • House cured salumi

  • Pastries

  • Freshly made mozzarella

  • Pizza

Please note that tastings change throughout the year to highlight the best products of the season. No substitutions.

Option 2: Pizza, Pasta & Parm Tour 

pizza pasta parm tour.jpg

Fridays & Saturdays from 3-6pm

Pizza, Pasta & Parm Tour

$99 adults, $55 children Ages 5-12

Want to sit down to eat the best Italian and Italian-American dishes in New York's real Little Italy?

This tour is a roving feast for Italian food lovers. You'll learn about the history of Little Italy in the Bronx while visiting four of our favorite sit-down spots as well as a stop at a pastry shop (to pick up a box of cookies for the end of the tour) and a stop at our favorite wine shop.

Tastings equivalent to a very large lunch include:

  • Eggplant parm

  • Two different styles of pizza

  • Two types of pasta

  • Chicken parm hero

  • Dessert

No substitutions.

  • Tour runs rain or shine, please dress appropriately for the weather.

  • Walking covers approximately 6 square city blocks. There are two opportunities for bathroom breaks.

  • Guests who use wheelchairs and scooters are easily accommodated.

  • No substitutions available for tastings

  • All tours start in front of the Arthur Avenue Retail Market at 2344 Arthur Avenue.

  • Parking is available at the Municipal Parking lot directly across the street from our meeting place for $1 per hour, up to 3 hours. Guests arriving for afternoon tours on weekends should leave extra time for parking as the lot fills up with lunch time shoppers.

Option 3: Want to book the Shopping & Tasting Tour or Pizza, Pasta, Parm Tour for private groups? Click here to submit your private reservation request form.

What past guests have said about this tour

"My husband and I have experienced multiple food tours. This was by far the best. Danielle is a pro at her knowledge of history of this unique enclave and provided wonderful exposures to the local food including the most amazing mozzarella cheese ever! Wonderful!!!!"

Ilene W

"We had the best day on our Little Italy food tour in the Bronx! We weren’t quite sure what to expect and now we want all our family and friends to do this tour! Christian was so knowledgeable and you can tell he really enjoys providing such wonderful experiences to guests. We brought my grandmother and all of us had such an amazing time. This tour can be for all ages. Come hungry and ready to eat some of the best food you will have in New York and maybe elsewhere. It felt as close to Italy as we could possibly be without actually being in Italy. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!!! Thanks again Christian!"

Kourtney G

"Bravo. Danielle is a real insider. Led us to the best of the best. Life is too short not to go on this tour especially if you are Italian or an Italian wanna be. The breads, the cheese, the soppresatta, the torrone...I could go on and on. Throw the calorie counter in the nearest trash can and ENJOY! Oh, did I mention the pizza?"

Liz F