Arancini Bros: We’ve Got Balls

By Danielle Bimston

“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.”

-arancinibros.com

Honestly, with a description like that what’s not to love? A company created by a few men with a mutual love for Sicilian Rice Balls, Arancini Bros offer a delicious variety of completely irresistible stuffed risotto balls.  The idea came about while Dave and his friends were working as technicians for touring rock bands and discovered that they were all completely in love with this Sicilian treat.  Arancini Bros was born at that moment.

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The inside of an arancini (Photo Credit: Instagram @arancinibros)

The question then became whether or not a specialty rice ball business could survive in the big city of New York.  However, despite concerns, the founders rose to the challenge, serving their first Arancini at the 2010 Hester Street Fair in the Lower East Side.  The rice balls received a warm welcome, which led to the establishment of Arancini Bros NYC in 2011. Identifying themselves with the slogan “We’ve got balls!”, this Brooklyn based company has become more and more popular over the years.

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Arancini Bros (Photo Credit: Instagram @arancinibros)

Today, Arancini Bros serves over 30 different types of stuffed Arancini balls for every hour of the day; they even offer options for dessert! If you love Nutella, Arancini Bros offers their famous fried little Nutella balls amongst other sweet flavors such as Strawberry Mascarpone and Chocolate with Peanut Butter Mousse.

Called “little oranges” due to their orange hue as the emerge from the fryer, these risotto stuffed traditional Sicilian street food come in Vegan, Vegetarian, and Gluten Free options. With flavors such as Spinach & Ricotta, BBQ, and Pistachio Pesto, just about anyone can enjoy one! Throw an Italian street food happy hour at the office featuring Arancini Bros and your staff will most definitely thank you for it!

DailyFoodtoEat is the official blog of FoodtoEat, a socially conscious online food ordering and concierge catering service featuring your favorite restaurants, food trucks and caterers. Check out the deliciousness here: www.foodtoeat.com

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