Get ready for one of the UK’s most exciting new food and drink openings for 2021 as Eataly arrives at Broadgate in East London this coming February.
The largest of its kind shopping, dining and learning experience, Eataly is an Italian food market and restaurant concept that will offer a unique experience for London and one that celebrates the best in taste and craftsmanship of high-quality Italian food and produce.
Eataly London, in line with their ‘Eat, Shop, Learn’ mantra, will have a market with a range of over 5,000 products with three restaurants, London’s biggest Italian winery, a food-to-go area, a zero-waste produce refill store, and will be spread over two floors totalling more than 40,000 sq ft. Situated in Broadgate, next to Liverpool Street Station and on the edge of Shoreditch, the emporium will also be home to Eataly’s renowned cookery school.
Chefs and food experts will provide in-house and online classes in everything from creating regional specialties to wine tasting, and Italian cooking for kids. With a host of on-site specialists, Eataly places emphasis on teaching and demonstrating its produce, and with ‘craft’ the focus of the London store, visitors can expect a full sensory immersion into the sights, sounds, smells and tastes of Italy – with live demonstrations, tastings and open kitchens and production labs throughout the store.
Eataly will also source fresh produce locally. Milk, for example, which will be used to make fresh cheeses on-site, will be sourced from small, local farmers to guarantee quality and a sustainable supply. Eataly London will also offer food delivery and catering options.
Founded in 2007, Eataly was born in Italy from Oscar Farinetti’s idea to gather high-quality food at sustainable and reasonable prices for all, celebrate Italian biodiversity, and create an informal, natural and simple place to Eat, Shop, Learn, all under one roof. The name EATALY is a fusion of two words: EAT and ITALY. As a result, Eataly stands for ‘Eating Italian’ which encompasses the history and the food culture of Italy, the ease of preparing Italian dishes, and the many qualities that Italy has to offer. Eataly London will add to 42 sites already opened across 15 countries worldwide. Find out more at eataly.co.uk