A Shopper's Guide to Arthur Avenue, Little Italy in the Bronx

Dear friends,

In this guide, you'll find the Shopping & Tasting Tour itinerary, replicating the Saturday shopping ritual of Italian Americans who return to the old neighborhood.  Each stop includes history, tips on the best things to buy at each shop, and where to sit down for lunch after you're done. By the end of your self-guided tour, you'll feel like a neighborhood regular. 
This guide includes 32 places.

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About the author

Danielle Oteri is the founder of Arthur Avenue Food Tours. Her great-grandparents opened a shop on Arthur Avenue in 1918. She is an art historian, writer, and founder of Feast Travel. She also writes Tante Belle Cose, a newsletter about Italy. 


What's the best way to get to Arthur Avenue?

Don't take the subway. Take Metro North's Harlem line from Grand Central Station to the Fordham station. Or drive and park in the Municipal lot. 

Can I do the Saturday Shopping itinerary on other days of the week?

Absolutely, but not Sunday, as most of the shops are closed. Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday are the best (uncrowded) days for this itinerary. 

Will I find vegan or gluten-free food here?

Arthur Avenue is old-school New York. If you have a lot of dietary restrictions, you may be disappointed. 

Can I share this guide with fellow travel companions or friends?

Yes! You can give 1 person access to your guide.

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