Eataly in New York

by jerseygirl on April 19, 2012 · 16 comments

Have you eaten dinner yet? I hope so.  After you look at these pictures, you will be very hungry!

Last week we were in New York City and one of the places I visited was Eataly. This sprawling market is on 5th Avenue and 23rd Street.  The 50,000 square foot space has multiple restaurants, a pizzeria, a rooftop beer garden and microbrewery. There is also a cooking school and retail sections where you can buy anything from dried pasta to sardines to Italian housewares to fresh Italian cheeses. Eataly is an Italian food lovers dream. I could have spent hours in the place even though my first visit was a bit overwhelming. There was so much to look at, I wasn’t sure what to eat or where to shop first. The nice thing was that we arrived at 10:30  in the morning so the lunch crowds hadn’t  arrived yet.

The minute the kids’ eyes hit the gelato counters, they had to have some. Since we were on vacation, I let them have some before lunch. OK, I’n not going to lie. I had some myself. So what, that we had dessert first. That’s what Eataly and vacation does to you. I split the ricotta almond gelato with my husband. My son stuck with his usual chocolate gelato and my daughter picked raspberry sorbetto. It was delicious.

Next we moved on to looking at all the different foods at the market. It’s hard to choose something when you see so many great things. This time was more of a window shopping visit. Next time I go, I’m buying out the place. Feast your eyes on what we saw.

All types of produce from mushrooms to oranges to peppers could be found here.

Any type of cheese you want!

Yes, he cuts the cheese

Making fresh mozzarella. Gloves need to be worn because that water is hot.

A dream for an Italian meat lover.


My favorite home made ravioli.

I wish I owned a pizza oven like this. My son was fascinated by it.

I've never seen this many kinds of sardines and anchovies.

A panini with Parma ham, fresh ricotta and arugula. Mmmmnn!

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