Road Trip Close to Home: Best eateries in Morris Park

Tucked between Pelham Parkway and East Tremont Avenue in the Bronx lies Morris Park. It's tight-knit neighborhood with rich immigrant roots, friendly businesses and even better eats.
Al D'Angelo, president of the Morris Park Community Association, says no trip to Morris Park is complete without a full stomach.
Aguilars Mexican Grocery is known for its best-selling tortas, a mouth-watering Mexican sandwich.
"It's probably the best kept secret in the neighborhood," says D'Angelo.
If an Italian deli is more what you're craving, just head down the block to Ann Clairs Salumeria. Folks there recommend the penne alla vodka dish.
If a cozy candlelit dinner is your idea of a night out, head to Patricia's.
"We have the black linguine spaghetti that they enjoy the best," says Patricia's manager Louis Borgognone.
Conti's Pastry Shoppe is a bakery that has been in business for more than 100 years and the perfect spot for those with sweet tooth. Conti's is best known for its Boston crème pie and cheesecakes.
So next time you're looking for a change of scenery, look no further than Morris Park and don't forget to bring your appetite.