The Bronx neighborhood known as Arthur Avenue is one of New York's last enclaves of small, family-run food shops, most of which have been in business for over 100 years.
The Belmont section of the Bronx, also known as Little Italy or simply “Arthur Avenue,” is one of New York's last enclaves of truly family-run food shops. On this epic food tour, we visit nearly a dozen Italian food shops, most of which are third generation owned
We’ll start our food adventure at the famous Arthur Avenue Retail Market, where we’ll explore the many stalls inside and make a special stop to see what foods have just arrived from Italy.
Next, we’ll head next door to a pork shop where the entire ceiling is covered with their homemade sausages. Then, our friend Diego will give us samples of his imported and homemade cheeses before we move onto a local bakery for a taste of their singular loaves.
We’ll stop by a working fish market for a freshly shucked oyster, watch fresh pasta being made, and visit a neighborhood deli for a sample of their hand-pulled mozzarella. Finally, we’ll find out where NYC chefs get their Italian food supplies and why.
(If you’d prefer to travel as part of a regular group experience, please book our Arthur Avenue: NY's Real Little Italy group tour.)This tour is priced for a minimum group size of two travellers. A solo traveller may still book this private experience but will be charged the base rate for two travellers.
Inclusions: English speaking guide, food and drink samples as per itinerary.
Exclusions: Additional food and drinks, transportation to and from the meeting point, tips/gratuities for your guide.
Dress standard: Dress is casual, but please dress comfortably and appropriate for the weather.
Confirmation of booking: If you have your voucher, your booking is confirmed. We'll see you at the start point.
Get in touch if you have any concerns or require more information via the email address or phone number (business hours only) on your voucher.
Child Policy: This is a child-friendly tour. Children between the ages of 6 and 11 inclusively are permitted on this tour for the price indicated above. Children younger than 6 are permitted at no extra cost, but please make sure you inform our guides of this before you take the tour.