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Here's What You'll Find at Eataly's New Downtown Location

Here's What You'll Find at Eataly's New Downtown Location
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Last Thursday, the team behind Italian market Eataly opened the doors of its new location in N.Y.C.’s Financial District. Officially dubbed Eataly Downtown, the market’s debut was honored with a ceremonial ribbon cutting by chef Lidia Bastianich, one of Eataly’s esteemed partners (others include her son Joe Bastianich and Mario Batali).

Aside from quality Italian ingredients and a plethora of housemade goodies, visitors can expect bread. Lots of bread. In fact, bread is the theme of this Eataly outpost, which “is a symbol of community and connectivity around the world as well as a representation of Eataly’s commitment to wholesome, quality ingredients,” according to the press release. From an entire counter dedicated to sweet and savory focaccia to a specialty loaf dubbed Pane Mediterraneo made with a 35-year-old mother yeast, Eataly has you covered on the gluten front.

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Equally enticing are La Pasta Fresca, a stall dedicated to pumping out fresh pasta all day long, and La Piadina dei Fratelli Maioli. A piadina is a traditional Italian sandwich made with buttery, grilled flatbread and a variety of fillings—try the Cesena, which includes porchetta, asiago cheese, tomatoes, romaine lettuce, and basil olive oil.

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For those in search of a more leisurely meal, visitors can enjoy freshly made pizza at the bar of Rossopomodoro, which boasts two glitzy wood-burning ovens (shown above), or sit down for a bite at Osteria della Pace (below), a restaurant offering southern Italian dishes—think stuffed fried eggplant and grilled seafood—and some seriously stunning décor (where can we get that paint color?!).

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Fortunately for the downtown working crowd (including your friends at InStyle), Eataly also offers a few solid breakfast options, like Caffé Lavazza, serving high-quality caffeinated beverages and pastries; Orto e Mare, which provides bleary-eyed breakfast eaters with myriad Italian and American morning staples, along with an outrageous view of downtown N.Y.C.; and a fresh juice bar.

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For those who have time to spare, swing by Foodiversità, a free "food university” that provides folks of all ages with live demonstrations and tastings every day at noon, 1 p.m., and 6 p.m.

Eataly Downtown is open from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. ET, daily.

 
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