4. Parisi Bakery in Little Italy

Joe Parisi opened Parisi Bakery at 198 Mott Street in 1903. Today, the Mott Street location is now Parisi Bakery Delicatessen, while the bakery is located at 290 Elizabeth Street. The basement at 198 Mott still contains the original brick oven. Joe ran the business until 1968, when Bob Parisi took the helm, and remained the head baker until 1992, when Mike Parisi took over, and is Parisi’s head baker today.