City Guide: New York

By Kiri Tannenbaum

Arthur Avenue Food Tour

Visit generations-old butcher shops, bakeries, and cheese shops on an expert-led tasting tour through the Bronx's Arthur Avenue.

What has been lost in New York's Little Italy of SoHo can be found up in the Bronx on Arthur Avenue. There you'll discover generations-old Italian butcher shops, bakeries, salumerias, and cheesemakers that have been there for more than a century. Rather than wander alone, join Feast on History for an insider's tour of the Italian enclave. And when you book with Bitesee, you'll receive an exclusive discount.

USE CODE BITEC521 for 10% off!

Founded by wife-and-husband team Danielle Oteri and Christian Galliani, Danielle an art historian and food writer has deep roots to the neighborhood, specifically its rich Italian cuisine. As you stroll, you'll quickly gain a treasure trove of knowledge of the historic culinary scene and the Italian immigrants who for centuries have called this Belmont section of the Bronx home. Together you'll chit-chat with shopkeepers of these family-run stores, watch fresh mozzarella prepared, sample fresh baked bread warm from the oven, learn what makes a true cannoli, stand under a veritable sausage chandelier and much more.

Small group tours (with up to 12 guests) run at 11 a.m., Tuesday - Sunday. But a great way to celebrate a family event is to book a private tour. This custom shopping and tasting tour runs 2.5 hours where guests (with a required minimum of 4) graze and explore nearly a dozen food shops including butchers, bread bakers, pastry shops and a fresh pasta artisans. If you want to celebrate with a sit-down meal, another option includes ending with a feast at the 98-year-old Mario's—inclusive of that famous pizza of Joe Migliucci, the restaurant's fifth generation owner.
Must try:
Fresh Cannoli
Expert Guides / Private Tours
$$
Reservations: USE CODE BITEC521 for 10% off!
Hours: Tue-Sun, 11 a.m.; Private tours available
Location: Bronx
Address: Arthur Avenue
Phone: (718) 618-6264
  • Metro-North Train to Fordham Road, transfer to bus or take a taxi
 
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