From the recent rise of farmers markets and food halls in the States, it’s not hard to see that foodies are eating up this model of gourmet (yet affordable) food and drink offerings under one roof. Whether niche (like Eataly) or broad, each compartment/station offers a different, new experience. Parallel to food transparency and the new wave of foodies (read: they’re everywhere!), this model brings social dining and quality product perusing to another level.
Reigning supreme is Eataly, which, as you already know, branched out to Chicago this past year from New York. And it seems the Italian megastore has bigger plans in store. A source close to the New York food community allegedly claimed recently that Eataly will expand to D.C., Los Angeles, and Philly, with another location slated for New York City. Read More