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New York City Business Spotlight: Taste Mulberry Street – A Culinary Journey Shops & Restaurants

Taste Mulberry Street – A Culinary Journey is an Ahoy New York food tour of Nolita, Little Italy and Chinatown and it features six delicious tastings from five different cuisines- Spanish, French, Italian, Vietnamese and Chinese. In this New York City business spotlight, we take a look at all of these amazing shops and restaurants…

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April 27, 2020

New York City Business Spotlight: Chinatown & Little Italy Food Fest Shops & Restaurants

On Ahoy New York’s Chinatown and Little Italy Food Fest, you can sample some of the best Chinatown and Little Italy have to offer with everything from juicy dumplings to a can’t miss cannoli. But we could not do it without our tour partners so in this New York City business spotlight, we want to…

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April 24, 2020

New York City Business Spotlight: Margherita NYC

There are a ton of pizzerias in New York City and in fact there are a bunch of pizzerias in Little Italy alone. Margherita NYC (197 Grand St) in the heart of Little Italy (located two storefronts from Ferrara’s Bakery) is still a relative newcomer to the neighborhood but yet they have created a buzz with their eye- opening, scrumptious pizzas and with an inviting and comfortable dining space. Giuseppe is the owner of Margherita NYC and although he is from the Bronx, his parents are originally from Naples, Italy. In fact, much of his staff is from Naples. So you know you are in good hands. When you get down to it, their real star is their classic margherita pizza. Taking a bite of their signature pizza and you would think you are transported back to Italy. The margherita…

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November 20, 2015

New York City Business Spotlight: Grand Appetito

There are hundreds of pizzerias in New York City and everyone has their favorite. Our favorite pizzeria is a bit off the radar but it is also somewhat of a neighborhood favorite. That pizzeria is Grand Appetito in Little Italy. Grand Appetito was founded in 2012 by the owner’s cousin Angelo who arrived from Palermo, Italy. He helped shape the pizzeria’s recipes and shaped their desire to use quality Italian ingredients perhaps most importantly fresh mozzarella. You can’t go wrong with any their pizzas off their menu or their pizzas ready for those on the go but one pizza that does stand out is their “grandma’s pie” (which you can try on our tour of Little Italy & Chinatown). It is best enjoy piping hot, right out of the oven and trust us it is pure bliss with every bite….

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September 19, 2014

New York City Business Spotlight: Nom Wah Tea Parlor

Right in the middle of Doyers Street aka The Bloody Angle (find out the fascinating history of this street on our walking tour!) is the Nom Wah Tea Parlor (13 Doyers St), the oldest tea parlor in Chinatown. While the neighborhood may be constantly changing Nom Wah remains one of its mainstays. The feel, the…

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August 8, 2014

New York City Business Spotlight: Di Palo’s

Di Palo’s Fine Foods (200 Grand St) is a traditional Italian specialty store located in the historic Manhattan neighborhood, Little Italy. It is a blast from the past and is run by the fourth generation of the Di Palo family. When visiting New York City you will find that shops such as this one are…

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April 11, 2014

New York City Business Spotlight: Tasty Dumpling

It only takes a quick walk around Chinatown to see that there are a number of good dumplings shops. They are great places for quick, scrumptious lunches. One of the downsides of your typical Chinatown dumpling shop is that many are very tiny and have a “hole in the wall” atmosphere, which can be a bit unconformable if they are crowded. This being said, our New York City business spotlight for this month is Tasty Dumpling (42 Mulberry St), the best dumplings shop in Chinatown. Tasty Dumpling recently moved to a much larger location so unlike many of the nearby dumpling shops it is fairly spacious so you won’t feel so awkward waiting for your dumplings. Their location is also close to the heart of Chinatown, City Hall and the Canal Street subway station so it is quite convenient. Of…

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January 10, 2014

New York City Business Spotlight: Ferrara Bakery & Café

Ferrara Bakery & Café (195 Grand St) is America’s first espresso bar and they have been serving scrumptious Italian pastries and desserts since 1892. Hungry visitors from all around the world visit Ferrara’s every year. In fact, they are probably one of the most renowned and popular food spots in Little Italy. It will only…

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December 6, 2013

New York City Business Spotlight: Alleva Dairy

Alleva Dairy (188 Grand St) in Little Italy is the oldest Italian cheese shop in the United States. They make their cheese the same way they did over 100 years ago and it has been family owned all these years. Bob Alleva is the 4th generation to run this store and his son John helps…

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October 18, 2013

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