Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Eataly - Definitely Worth a Visit

My friend Piglet and I visited the newly opened Eataly today, and we agree that it is definitely worth a visit. Located at 23rd Street and Broadway, this mega Italian food market has beautiful produce, meats and fish as well as a truly amazing array of Italian products. More Italian pasta shapes and brands than I would have imagined, oils, sauces, crackers, chocolates, jams, honeys, charcuterie, cheese . . . well, just about everything. And several restaurants and cafes where you can sit and enjoy the food, which we did not try.

If you like Italian food (and who doesn't?), you must go. We went mid-morning and the shopping experience was great. It is reported to be very crowded at lunchtime and on weekends, however. Prices are quite fair, especially for the meat and produce.

Eataly is a joint effort of Mario Batali, Joe Bastianich, Lidia Matticchio Bastianich and Oscar Farinetti, founder of the original Eataly in Turin.

Bobby Jay

2 comments:

Suzette said...

is piglet your imaginary friend?

Bobby Jay said...

No, she exists and, what's more, you met her at Bobby Jay's.