Most years, the San Gennaro Festival in Little Italy is a bunch of greasy sausages, fried Oreos, and neon-colored slushies. This year... well, you'll find a bunch of greasy sausages, fried Oreos, and neon-colored slushies. But! You'll also find some much better eats, thanks to chefs from Torrisi Italian Specialties, The Breslin, L'Artusi, and many more.
We took the liberty of eating our way down Mulberry Street, and trying just about everything the festival has to offer.*
Note: It can be tough to track down anything at San Gennaro, but start north: almost all of the best bites are clustered in two tents outside Torrisi Italian Specialties, on Mulberry just above Prince. Other notables include Brooklyn Bangers, just north of Kenmare, and La Cremeria and Stuffed Artisan Cannoli, between Broome and Kenmare.
Check out our slideshow for a look at the best bites at San Gennaro. The festival runs through September 25, though not all stalls may be open at all times.
* Well, we didn't try every MozzArepa stand. Forgive us that professional lapse?