Because Eataly: a Photo Essay of a Foodie Heaven in Milan
Looking down at the produce at Eataly Milan Smeraldo
I recently spent a few days in Milan, Italy. One of the highlights of my trip to the Italian fashion capital was stumbling upon a huge and gleaming Eataly.
Artichokes at Eataly Milan
The gourmet grocery store and community concept was created by Italian entrepreneur Oscar Farinetti and is backed by some of my foodie heroes– Mario Batali, Joe Bastianich and Lidia Matticchio Bastianich.
Scenes from the produce aisle at Eataly
Part of Eataly’s manifesto is “providing the best possible products at a reasonable price point.” While I did not comparison shop for produce while in Italy, I can say that produce at Eataly is crazy beautiful.
Smile in the produce aisle
Salumi, spec, and other assorted meats
I’m not sure what Los Angeles and Seattle are both still devoid of an Eataly…
Up in the salumi case at Eataly
In addition to the gorgeous food, Eataly offers classes so you can learn more about food you love, too (assuming you speak Italian).
The insalata aisle at Eataly
There is fresh pasta section, gorgeous steak cases, a fabulous wine edit and loads of beautiful meat and salumi.
The salumi guy
Batali’s rock and roll taste is not far from my own, and the music section of Eataly has a nice edit of cds and books.
Left: The music edit at Eataly reflects Batali’s Seattle roots
Batali’s Seattle roots are evident in the books section, with titles about local musicians Duff McKagen of Guns N’ Roses and Kurt Cobain.
A stylish shopper at Eataly
There is even a performance space and schedule of live music which shows how serious Eataly is about their community. If you’re in the area and haven’t had the Eataly experience, it’s well worth popping in for a browse or a meal right on premises.
Eataly Milan Smaraldo Exterior
Eataly Milano Smeraldo
LUN – DOM: dalle 10.00 alle 24.00
Piazza XXV Aprile, 10 – 20121 Milano
+39 02 49497301