Food Hall in Union Square, Flatiron District & Gramercy

Mario Batali’s sleek, sprawling temple to Italian gastronomy is a veritable wonderland. Feast on everything from vibrant crudo (raw fish) and fritto misto (tempura-style vegetables) to steamy pasta and pizza at the emporium’s string of sit-down eateries. Alternatively, guzzle espresso at the bar and scour the countless counters and shelves for a DIY picnic hamper nonna would approve of.

Eataly’s other assets include its rooftop beer garden, Birreria, and a busy schedule of on-site cooking and culinary appreciation classes. See the website for details.