Arancini Bros.

  • 8 items available
  • Order min: $1.00
   120 Essex St New York , NY 10002

Sicilian Street Food from the 10th Century

Arancino (plural: arancini): n. Authentic Sicilian street food. Made with Arborio rice and filled with anything our hearts desire. Then deep-fried and eaten hot. With your hands.

Dave and some friends met while working as technicians for a touring rock band. They discovered a mutual admiration for Arancini (Sicilian rice balls) and imagined starting a business specializing in them. Could a Sicilian street food staple like Arancini catch on in NYC? Dave toured Sicily in 2009, sampling arancini from every vendor he could find. He returned to New York and debuted his product at the Hester Street Fair in 2010. In February 2011, Arancini Bros. opened a kitchen in Bushwick with the slogan “we’ve got balls!” Over Thanksgiving dinner, Dave's cousin Giulia saw limitless possibilities in the new venture. The two partnered with a friend to make a trio--like the three-legged trinacria: the ancient symbol of Sicily—and commenced their journey to making this 10th-century traditional food modern and exciting!

Giulia Della Gatta
Owner
  • Store history
    • Joined Mercato 2017
  • Store hours
    • Monday: closed
    • Tuesday: 11:00am-7:00pm
    • Wednesday: 11:00am-7:00pm
    • Thursday: 11:00am-7:00pm
    • Friday: 11:00am-7:00pm
    • Saturday: 11:00am-7:00pm
    • Sunday: 11:00am-7:00pm
  • Store inventory
    • 8 items available
  • Pricing
    • Order min: $1.00
  • Delivery fees
    • Local delivery available

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