|Fifth Avenue entrance.|
|(images credit: Eataly NYC)|
Eataly is a 50-square-foot emporium devoted to Italian dining and shopping. Opened in August 2010 and located on 5th Avenue across from Madison Square Park and near the iconic Flatiron Building, Eataly is a sister location of the original located in Turin, Italy. Co-founders include Chef Mario Batali, Joe Bastianich (co-host of Fox television's "Master Chef") and Bastianich's chef/TV personality mother, Lidia.
|My single purchase from Eataly: Almond Wafers for $10.80.|
Despite the high prices for the imported Italian products, Eataly becomes another shopping attraction in Manhattan. Even though some visitors may not buy anything, it's always fun to look. With everything at Eataly so delectably displayed, you can't help without at least wanting to make one purchase even it might be a coffee from its Cafe Lavazza. If I had not had lunch, I probably would have consumed not one but maybe two pastries or slices of cake.
Visit eatalyny.com for more information. Click HERE for the hours of the market, restaurants and to-go eateries and HERE for a store map. The main entrance to Eataly is on 23rd Street with a second entrance on Fifth Avenue.
|Main entrance on 23rd Street.|