Families still flock to the exuberant micro neighborhood in lower Manhattan known as Little Italy. Some are searching for a cultural heritage, a romantic vestige of New York’s past, good food and or a festive atmosphere. On our last visit our focus was GELATO–the gelato that carries us across the Atlantic and drops our taste buds back in Rome.
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We found it on Mulberry Street, half way between Broome and Kenmare. There stands M’O Gelato, a straight forward establishment with carefully curated flavors for gelato lovers to savor. The gelato is made fresh each day, as such the store does not open until 1:00 pm but doesn’t close until 11:00 or midnight depending on the day. It is an opportunity for parents to share with their children something concrete and authentic to Italy where only vapors exist elsewhere.
Note: Check opening times at www.mogelato.com–it is a seasonal store.
Other places to check out Di Palo’s Food Shop on Mott street for artisan cheeses and other picnic items, be sure to snag a service number ticket as you come in the door. If you are hankering for a rice pudding treat try Rice to Riches on Spring between Mott and Mulberry. For coupons to area restaurants and updates on the goings on in Little Italy go to www.littleitalynyc.com.