Eataly is a massive Italian market in New York City that sells any type of Italian food product you could imagine and contains several food stands and restaurants. There are full service restaurants inside the market (many of which require reservations) or there are quick to-go counters. The market is actually quite overwhelming because there is so much packed into it so you either need to come here with a game plan or have a couple of hours to spare.
I was feeling very overwhelmed by all of the food options and I eventually settled on something from the panini stand. I ordered the L’Alpino panini that was filled with prosciutto, fontina cheese, and fig jam.
I liked the flavours of this panini. The cheese was soft and creamy and the fig jam added a nice sweetness to it. I didn’t think of this when I ordered it, but after being grilled in the press, the prosciutto got cooked and it had a texture more like ham. It wasn’t necessarily bad, I just prefer a cold prosciutto. The bread the panini was made with was delicious and fresh tasting and it had a very crusty outside.
Eataly is a really cool spot and definitely worth checking out if you love Italian food. It is worth it to do a little bit of prep in advance of visiting here and figuring out what you want to eat because with so many options it can be hard to decide.
Yes, for a cool grocery store and good Italian food.