Buon Italia

    When it comes to cooking, Italians have traditionally relied more on quality ingredients than elaborate recipes. They wisely leave the twelve-hour soufflés and pumping of goose esophagi to the French. Quality ingredients were hard to come by however when Mimmo first came to New York in 1978. Frustrated by having “nothing to cook with,” the Naples-native and his wife started inquiring about bringing food products over from the old country. They started Buon Italia as a wholesale distributor of Italian culinary goods. Today, the business supplies numerous top restaurants like SD 26 by Madison Square Park. In the mid '90s, Buon Italia opened an outlet in the high-end food court that is Chelsea Market. Consequently, you no longer had to be a mega-glutton or running a restaurant to enjoy the best and rarest of Italian vittles. This is the place to come if you like having a selection in Mozzarella di Bufala cheeses, or if you want to find that specific brand of anchovy paste you discovered on an Amalfi Coast trip many years ago. The big-name brands are here too, i.e. Illy or Barilla, but Buon Italia takes more pride in offering artisanal, non-industrialized products from small, family-run businesses. And in Italy there is no shortage of those.Show lessRead more

    75 Ninth Avenue , New York (btw 15th St & 16th St)


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