Eataly in New York

I’ll the kinda girl who will go great distances to find delicious food. I dream of beautiful farmer’s markets, farm stands selling fresh strawberries and grocery stores filled with vegetables and products that captivate me. I’m a sucker for beautiful displays and packaging so sweet that I’ll spend $30 on a jar of Italian sugared strawberries. Food brings us together and for me my greatest gift is to be able to cook for my friends and family. I hope they can taste all the love that goes into everything I make.

When I was in New York last week I popped into Eataly a 50,000 square artisanal Italian food and wine marketplace in the Flatiron district of Manhattan run by celebrity chef Mario Batali. As soon as I walked in the doors I was blown away. The space is huge. Neatly arrange baskets inside coolers and pastas perfectly twirled onto white platters are works of art. The market was bustling at 2 pm filled with local business people grabbing late lunches and tourist snapping photos. I was so overwhelmed I had no idea where to start so I just wandered taking the space in. How beautiful are the tile floors? And hello amazing cheese counter? I completely lost track of time and had to rush to catch my train and missed out on tasting all the deliciousness. I left in love with food and with Eataly. Want to meet me for lunch next time I’m in town? Below photos from the marketplace above and below.

Eataly
200 Fifth Avenue
(at 23rd Street)
New York, NY
212-229-2560
mariobatali.com











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17 Comments

  1. Love your blog! Really fun to see your progress on your lovely home! It’s all about the process – go girl!

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  2. Thank you so so much for taking the time to give us some advice! We had a blast there today and did everything you suggested (as well as seeing the Spirit of ’76 which ‘anonymous’ recommended!)
    Marblehead is truly Charming! Thanks, again!

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  3. Ashley!

    I’m just wrapping up my 9-5 job work and promise to get up a post of ideas for visiting Marblehead this weekend.

    Thanks for the sweet note!

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  4. Enjoy your visit, Ashley!

    Must see – The Spirit of 76 at Abbot Hall and Fort Sewall.

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  5. I just read an article about Eataly and one if it’s founders, Lydia Bastianich. Your pictures make it look even better than what the article described!
    My husband and I are in Boston and are thinking about visiting Marblehead over the long weekend. When we decided to go I immediately thought I should ask you where we should eat and what shops we should visit?! What are your favorite places up there?
    I’m such a fan of your blog!

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  6. wow! looks like HEAVEN. Wish we had something like this in Boston. I keep hearing talk of a year-round farmer’s market on the waterfront but who knows when/if that will ever happen…

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  7. Katy–now I understand your keen interest in fabrics! You take wonderful photos of everything-every time. I like the vicarious enjoyment I get by checking your blog.

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  8. This is as close as you can get to a delicious food market in a big city like NYC. I live in a country with half the population as NYC! so I know what I talk about when it comes to choises for what you want to buy for dinner or other meals… this is amazing, and not for tourists, it’s for the common man… be happy!In my country this would be too big! No market for so great a variety you know… You have a wonderful country, and I love to follow your blog Katy,it gives me insight in your culture and also in ” the american dream” ….
    for so many Europeen people,don’t forget :)

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  9. Denise,
    I can totally understand your point about killing the mom and pops. Another friend who works around the corner seem to have a love/hate relationship with the venture. Thanks for your comment.

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  10. Wish I had gotten a chance to pop in here while I was down for blogfest! It’s on the top of my list for the next visit — that pasta counter could be my #1 stop; yummm

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  11. this is my first time commenting..i love your blog and tune in most days.. great work.. this emporium is what’s putting all the moms and pops out of business.. it is is a great place for tourists.. but there is something about it that makes me very sad..

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