Monday, August 11, 2014

A Trip to Alleva Dairy on Grand Street

I will be up front with this post. It is a foodie galore post, so if you are hungry, be warned! Alleva Dairy on Grand Street in Little Italy is pure Italian heaven! Opened in 1892, it is old fashioned, fabulous Italian food. I had the chance to visit while on the Ahoy New York Tour  which I really enjoyed. Let's go in, shall we? 
The windows were adorned with fabulous old time photos of the Italian family that started this shop 
Okay these are INSANE and 3 for $2 is even more INSANE So so yummy!! 
We visited at Easter time and they had all the fabulous Italian Easter pizzas. The Italian traditions in my family were always wonderful and I looked forward to each holiday with delight. 
The inside is just amazing and the smells are even better 
I would have purchased 1 of everything if I could carry it all home 
Their Pizza Rustica, or Easter Pizza, looked very similar to the one I make at home. Italian food is made with love, fresh ingredients, simple, yet so tasty. You can never go wrong with the right ingredients and made in your own kitchen. 
Fresh Mozzarella is to die for.....simple as that. If you have never had the fresh, try it as soon as possible You will never go back to the old stuff again 
They have a great selection of cheeses and olive oils as well as other Italian products 
Fresh Mozzarella with Prosciutto ( a dry cured ham that is very thinly sliced and melts in your mouth if 
made properly) Pure Italian Heaven 
 
Hmmmm these look interesting, don't you think? 
More fresh ham and salami for your viewing pleasure 
This set up is really lovely and you can see the huge selection Alleva offers 
You know if the NYPD shops here, it must be quite good!!


I hope you enjoyed this little jaunt to Little Italy and Alleva. Italian cooking is all about fresh products and a few ingredients can make a meal extraordinary. Being full Italian, I have grown up with many of these products and being a "foodie" only comes natural to an Italian girl. The smell in our home of my Mom cooking sauce, with garlic and olive oil, is a memory I will always have quite fondly. I always say, if you want to smell up your house, do some cooking in your kitchen and it will be just fabulous!! 

What is your favorite type of Italian food? Do tell .........

ADDRESS188 Grand Street 
New York, NY 10013
PHONE(212) 226-7990
(800) 4-ALLEVA or (1-800-425-5382)
STORE
HOURS
Monday-Saturday: 8:30am-6pm
Sunday: 8:30am-3pm


Today's Words of Wisdom: A tavola non si invecchia. - Italian proverb.
Translation: At the table with good friends and family you do not become old.





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