Making mozzarella at my favorite salumeria in Astoria, Queens: Dave and Tony’s.

This one is for you pop!

For the best (and my favorite) mozzarella and Italian goods and specialty items, you don’t have to go anywhere else by good ol’ Dave and Tony Salumeria in Astoria, Queens.

Located on 30th Ave. just down the block from the train, Dave and Tony has been a neighborhood staple for the better part of a century. When I walk into Dave and Tony’s it’s like being home. This is a shop that I’ve been coming to my whole life, and my parents as well. Its full of all the exotic Italian staples, from bacalao, to fresh pastas, and the greatest house made sausage you’ve ever had. There’s of course the obligatory tower of panettone that no one has touched since 1987, and even imported talcum powder for your cullino.

I got the chance to step in the back to see how the magic was made which was a beautiful experience. Places like this and people like this are becoming more and more rare, and just to hear the stories and witness the process is very special to me.

Dave and Tony Salumeria 3518 30th Ave, Queens, NY 11103 #mozzerella #astoriaqueens #nyc

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