Let's leave Littly Italy in downtown Manhattan and experience the real thing!
Want to see Little Italy on your trip to NYC? If you have not been to Little Italy in the Bronx, you have not seen the REAL Little Italy! Join me on a tour of the Belmont area, famously known as Arthur Avenue for the main street in this true Italian neighborhood.
We will stop off at a café with some great Italian coffee and learn why the best coffee in the neighborhood may not be so Italian. . . Then we can sample our way through the neighborhood, tasting the best Italian treats, including stops at cheese shops, salami shops and bakeries. Next, we will stop at the Arthur Avenue Retail Market where you can find all sorts of Italian treats. Dinner is nearby in one of the many fabulous restaurants!
I am happy to customize the tour for you! Please inquire for a quote.
We will head up to the Bronx via subway and taxi (most efficient) and start by having a nice coffee at a typical local cafe. Next we will pop into several shops in the neighborhood, depending on your preferences, and sample the local, Italian treats including everything from cheeses, to meats, to pastries. We will tour the Arthur Avenue Retail Market where the cigars are still hand-rolled (depending on time of day they may be working so you can see them in action!), all the food stalls, the famous deli and the fruit and veggie vendors. It's like having everything you need in one spot!
Then, depending on the time of day and your preferences, we can hit a local restaurant for a meal or grab a bit at the deli!
Meeting Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Cruise Ship Port, Airport, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building
Duration: 4 hours
We will take cabs or subways.
- Guiding Services
Estimated Local Cash Needed
15 USD - Most places will take credit cards. You may need some cash if you see something in the Retail Market that you would like.
- Personal Expenses
- Public Transportation Tickets
- Food, Drinks, Snacks
I am not a driver. I can accompany you in your vehicle or I can arrange for a separate car and driver.