Explore Bronx's Arthur Avenue - a close-knit neighborhood of Italian food shops, butchers, bakers, and cheese shops - while tasting some of the best bites in Little Italy and meet the food artisans who are keeping traditions alive.
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. You’ll start your food adventure at the famous Retail Market, where you’ll explore the many stalls inside and make a special stop to see what foods have just arrived from Italy.
Next, you’ll head next door to a pork shop where the entire ceiling is covered with homemade sausages. Then you'll move onto a local bakery for a taste of their singular loaves. You'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, you’ll find out where NYC chefs get their Italian food supplies and why.