Walking, shopping, History, chatting with shopkeepers, on-the-go tastings
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 include coffee, bread, three types of cheese, pastries, salumi and pizza.
This tour is vegetarian friendly. No substitutions.
This tour is all about the food! Three plated dishes, plus 3 shop visits with additional tastings
This tour is a roving feast for Italian food lovers. You'll learn about the history of Little Italy in the Bronx while visiting both shops and restaurants. Tastings include chicken parm, eggplant parmigiana, pizza, spaghetti cacio e pepe and cannoli.
Tastings equivalent to a very large lunch include:
See calendar for available dates.
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.
For public transportation we highly recommend taking Metro North instead of the NYC Subway. From Grand Central Station, take the Harlem line to the Fordham Station, just 17 minutes.