Most times you need to…
To be able to buy delicious Italian delicacies such as these…
in this place.
200 Grand Street
198 Mott Street
Little Italy (also known as NoLita)
They call it a bakery, but in reality the bakery is a few blocks away on Elizabeth Street. This Parisi’s outpost specializes in magnificently-crafted heroes.
Maybe the pictures of Babe Ruth and other New York Yankees provide heroic inspiration.
But finding hero nirvana is never easy and at Parisi’s there is the little problem of the line. The line begins to form just before noon and soon snakes out the door and onto Mott Street. I’ve many times preached my feelings about waiting on line for food. Unless times are very hard, don’t ever do it!
Even for this.
There are ways to avoid the line quandary. It just takes a little planning. You’ll need to set your schedule around your visit to Parisi’s. Make that your priority for the day. Take a late breakfast or an early or very late lunch and you should be fine.
Tell me that’s not worth a schedule adjustment?
There is no seating at Parisi’s but who cares? You’ve got your hero. Don’t ask for more. Or maybe just a few loaves to take home.