Italian food market Eataly is opening its first huge London shop with 3 restaurants

Many of us have missed out on going on holiday abroad in 2020. We haven’t been able to wander through the narrow streets of Italy, tasting all of the delicious food on offer.

So there is going to be a lot joy at the news one of Italy’s most famous shops is coming to London, to make up for the treats we haven’t been able to enjoy.

Italian food market Eataly has announced it is opening its first UK shop next to Liverpool Street Station in London in early 2021.

Anyone who has been lucky enough to visit one of the many shops all over Italy – in Rome, Milan or Bologna to name just a few – will be happy to hear the London store will be fully stocked with more than 5,000 products.

It will also have three restaurants, including fine dining Terra opening in summer 2021.

Eataly London will be spread over two floors and have London’s biggest Italian winery, a food-to-go area and a zero-waste produce refill store.

And if you can’t get enough of all the Italian delicacies, Eataly’s renowned cookery school will also be part of the opening. Chefs and food experts will provide in-house and online classes in everything from creating regional specialties to wine tasting, and Italian cooking for children.

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.

If you want to be a part of it there are going to be 300 jobs at the food market.

Eataly CEO, Nicola Farinetti said: “London has been a key target in our global expansion plans for some time now and we’re happy to be bringing our vision and a love of high-quality food to the UK.

“Eataly is all about taking the Italian gastronomic culture abroad, making it accessible to all in a celebration of the craft, taste and traditions of Italian food and drink. Bringing people together is at the heart of what we do and this is even more important in the current climate.”

Eataly London Store Manager, Matteo Ferrio adds: “We are of course considering the safety and comfort of visitors and employees, and we will be sure to comply with the relevant guidelines, so everyone can have the proper Eataly experience with peace of mind.”



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