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Eataly Offers a Unique Shopping Experience for Lovers of Italian Food

 - Jul 31, 2014
References: eataly & styledemocracy
Eataly is an innovative Italian food market that is expanding into North America in a big way. The market is based on founder Oscar Farinetti's desire to combine elements of a lively, open environment conducive to learning and sharing with a unique atmosphere where anyone could shop, taste and learn the ins and outs of quality Italian food and cooking.

Eataly aims to transcend the typical food shopping experience by offering something that even luxury grocers don't offer. Its spacious stores are filled with tasting areas and dining sections to complement the retail offerings. Customers can taste the artisan products, learn about them from expert staff and then buy the ingredients to attempt to recreate Eataly's high-quality restaurant food at home. Eataly's stores even have dedicated departments for different categories of wood, and offer an assortment of classes, ranging from cooking lessons to wine tastings.

For those attending Trend Hunter’s Chicago innovation conference who are eager to immerse themselves in contemporary foodie culture, Eataly is the perfect destination.