Photo: Madonia Bakery
In search of some Easter Bread, Sruffoli or a Marazapan Lamb? Look no further than Bronx Little Italy where Easter plays a starring role.
Easter Egg Bread from Addeo & Sons Bakery, Madonia Bakery & Terranova Bakery – The bakeries of Bronx Little Italy are world-renowned for their freshness, and Easter Egg Bread is no exception. The traditional Italian woven and glazed enriched dough with hardboiled egg "baskets" are not only delicious but are beautiful enough to serve as your Easter table’s centerpiece.
Traditional Easter Meats from Biancardi’s Meat Market, Peter’s Meat Market, and Vincent’s Meat Market – Head to Biancardi’s, Peter’s or Vincent’s to get your baby lamb, legs of lamb, and baby goats, which are all traditionally served on Easter. A show-stopping roast found at these establishments makes for delectable star of your Easter meal as well.
Photo: Mike's Deli
Pizza Rustica from Joe’s Italian Deli, Tino’s Deli & Catering, and Mike’s Deli – Pizza Rustica is a dense and savory Italian Easter Pie stuffed with a variety of meats, cheeses, and eggs. This delicacy is just a click or a call away, as shipping and delivery are available.
An Assortment of Cake, Pastries, and Sweets – The aromas from neighborhood pastry shops are so irresistible, it is hard to choose just one! Must-tries are the traditional Italian Grain/Wheat Cheesecake from Artuso Pastry Shop, assorted pastries from DeLillo Pastry Shop, cannoli from Egidio Pastry Shop, marzipan lambs from Gino’s Pastry Shop, and struffoli, or “honey balls”, from Morrone Pastry Shop and Café. Even sweeter – shipping is available at all shops (on select products).
Photo: Artuso Bakery
Chocolate Easter Eggs from Cerini Coffee & Gifts, and Marie’s Fresh Roasted Coffee Beans & Gifts – Looking to fill up Easter baskets for the kids or to set up your egg hunt? Leading up to the holiday, customers can find a plethora of Chocolate Easter Eggs in a variety of chocolates, fillings, and even some filled with toys at Cerini Coffee & Gifts and Marie’s Fresh Roasted Coffee Beans & Gifts.
Ravioli & Pasta from Borgatti’s Ravioli & Egg Noodles and Enzo’s On-the-Go – Nothing says an Italian feast quite like pasta! Borgatti’s is offering (and shipping) freshly made manicotti, ravioli, and Easter-favorite lasagna. In addition, a “to-go” version of a neighborhood favorite, Enzo’s, will be selling a variety of their own fresh pasta including fussili and gnocchi from their convenient location in the Arthur Avenue Retail Market.
Photo: Gino's Pastry Shop
Fresh Seafood from Randazzo’s Seafood and Cosenza’s Fish Market – Don’t fret about what to eat on meat-free Fridays during Lent! Both Randazzo’s Seafood and Cosenza’s Fish Market on Arthur Avenue offer an extensive variety of fresh seafood including shrimp, branzino, octopus, calamari, mussels, eels, clams, and lobster.
Holiday “Spirit” at Arthur Cantina Wine & Liquor and Mount Carmel Wine & Spirits – Wine & liquor stores in Bronx Little Italy carry an array of fine wines and liquors including traditional Italian favorites. The knowledgeable staff are also available to make great pairing recommendations for your Easter meal.
Bronx Little Italy is located at 2396 Arthur Avenue accessible by the B, D & 4 Subway lines. For more information, visit bronxlittleitaly.com