I know that I’ve mentioned Eataly on the blog before but this is truly becoming one of my favorite spots to visit while in New York City. Eataly is more than just a market, it’s a coffee shop, multiple restaurants and a cooking school. Eataly was started by Oscar Farinetti in 2007 in Turin, Italy. Oscar joined forces with Mario Batali, Joe Bastianich and Lidia Bastianich to bring the 50,000 square foot store to New York in 2010.
So that’s the background. This store offers everything that you can imagine from meats to cheese, fruits and vegetables, an extensive wine department and all the homemade pasta and bread that you could ask for. There is also a total of 12 eateries within the market to choose from and Caffe Lavazza is becoming one of my favorite coffee spots in NYC.
That being said, I would like to share a photo tour of this magnificent space. I wasn’t able to bring back any goodies as I had hoped, mostly because of the lack of refrigeration on airplanes. I did, however, pick of a tube of black truffle paste that I’m looking forward to cooking with very soon!
This shot looks into the aged meat and cheese portion of the store. I caught a glimpse of homemade, fresh mozzarella being put out!
There is an extensive collection of dried pastas available within the store, in made shapes and sizes.
I also caught some fresh gnocchi being made by hand.
Here is one of the many seating areas for the restaurants available within the market. Some of the restaurants are more casual while others offer a pricier menu.
This shows a nice view of the center of the store. This area is for quick eating and wine tasting.
And finally, my cappuccino from the caffe. Beautifully made and delicious.