caffè lavazza at eataly.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

caffè lavazza at eataly

i LOVE eataly, i really do. but i have never been crazy about the atmosphere as it's not really conducive to enjoying a good meal. if you've never been, imagine an immensely popular italian grocery store (the size of a small target) in the heart of chelsea wherein you can also sit yourself down in the middle and have an authentic italian meal. i think people put up with it (myself included) because the food is obviously delicious. i've also heard great things about their new rooftop brewery during the warmer months.

caffè lavazza at eataly

lately we've been skipping out on the restaurant scene and stopping in for cappuccinos instead. i'm gonna go out on a limb here and say they make the best soy cappuccino in the city.

caffè lavazza at eataly
caffè lavazza at eataly
caffè lavazza at eataly

i decided to fight the crowd and grab a few of our favorite items on the way out- ditalini pasta, good olive oil, pesto, and baci chocolates. pretty lame considering the gentleman in front of us had a basket filled with cannolis and osso bucco. something about that place makes me want to annoyingly over-pronounce all italian words. mascarPONe. stracciaTELLA. spagheTTI.

13 comments:

Danielle E. Alvarez said...

I just came from Rome and had an AMAZING cappuccino for the first time ever. I bet Eataly makes the next best thing! I'll definitely try it next time I'm in New York.

lily said...

There is a great restaurant and coffee shop that serves Lavazza in my hood in Brooklyn. Beautiful space, great food, and best of all, you are skipping the tourist scene at Eataly!

http://www.fabbricanyc.com/

Erin said...

The rooftop bar is pretty great, I will attest. I took a class there two years ago with Miss Lidia herself at the small classroom in the back of the place. She made us a 4 course meal and was as wonderful and huggable as you'd expect.

rebecca said...

lily-
thanks for the advice!

Jennifer P. said...

Their gelato is on point and their hot chocolate will haunt your dreams. I'm also curious about what the final bill was for your order...

Lena at A Crimson Kiss said...

All I can think about now is a cannoli–New York, I miss you!

sumslay said...

You mean, it makes you speak "Giada". ;) It happens.

Andi of My Beautiful Adventures said...

Wow what a fabulous cafe!

Joy said...

OMG gotta check this out next time. eataly is the bomb. is this mineataly?

Harleen Singh said...

You should try the soy capp at Stumptown. It's my personal favorite.

susan said...

never dined there, only been in and out...so chaotic!

colleen said...

related to your fish post - i love buying my fish at eataly. easy to get individual pieces to cook that night and they have a variety (wild, farmed, local, etc.) to fit people's needs. in case you hadn't checked them out for fish yet, you might like it!

rebecca said...

colleen-
thanks for the tip!

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