An Inside Look At Toronto's First Eataly Opening Next Month (PHOTOS)
Here's a sneak peek!
Toronto's food game is about to step up again. The popular Italian marketplace Eataly opens its first Canadian location on November 13 at the Manulife Centre, and it truly looks like an Italian food wonderland. Here's a sneak peek inside the new Eataly Toronto location.
Eataly is an Italian food hub offering dining, groceries, and market food and is very popular in the U.S., with stores currently in major cities such as Los Angeles, Boston, and New York City.
Ever since it wasthat Eataly would be expanding north of the border, it's arrival in the 6ix has been eagerly awaited.
This massive location in Toronto will be the brand's first in Canada, and it looks like they've gone all out to make waves in the Canadian market.
Eataly's massive Manulife Centre location will stretch over three levels. There's a street-level entrance facing onto busy Bloor West, where guests will be able to get grab-and-go options, such as from the cannoli bar. The centre will contain a fresh marketplace and grocery store and an assortment of bars and restaurants.
While most of the food available to buy in the market and grocery store has been imported from Italy, Nicola Farinetti, CEO of Eataly North America, says there will be domestic Canadian produce available, too.
This isn't just a place to eat and shop, though. In keeping with Eataly's US locations, there's also an on-site cooking school!
Daily classes will be held for customers to teach people how best to utilize the delicious ingredients they buy. Those ingredients available to buy are the same ingredients used in the restaurants at the site.
So, for example, the bread sold on-site is served in the restaurants and is made fresh throughout the day.
Whether it's pizza, pasta, bread, cheese, meat, fish, cannoli, gelato, chocolate, coffee, or more, trust us when we say you'll be absolutely spoiled for choice.
As well as the restaurants and grocery market, there are also a couple of hangout spots, like the one below, which is inspired by Eataly's LA store.
Eataly says dining pricing has not yet been finalized, as the brand is currently "focusing on the food." However, it was suggested a plate of pasta would likely cost around $12.
However, if you're buying pasta from the grocery, at Eataly, it will be priced as low as close to a dollar per pack.
While there are already no shortage of Italian eateries in the 6ix, this new all-encompassing hub seems likely to be a big hit in Toronto.
Eataly has previously suggested it may open a second Canadian store, depending on the success of this first store.
Eataly Toronto opens in the Manulife Centre on Wednesday, November 13 at 5 p.m.
Address: Manulife Centre, 55 Bloor St. W., Toronto, ON
Why You Need To Go: To immerse yourself in the ultimate Italian foot dining and shopping experience.