If you’re unfamiliar with the world of Eataly, let us introduce you. The renowned Italian marketplace is a grocery store-meets-food hall and is home to just about every Italian food item you could imagine. Their grocery store stocks high quality produce and Italian products along with their own cult-favourite housemade products (if you’re lucky enough to visit in person, you must try their tiramisu!). While every Eataly location around the world offers different specialty restaurant options, Eataly Toronto is home to Trattoria Milano, a delightfully sophisticated restaurant tucked away on the second floor that offers elevated Milanese dishes and an extensive negroni menu.
Can’t visit Eataly Toronto IRL? No problem! They ship their dry and canned goods Canada-wide, so you can enjoy an authentic taste of Italy no matter where you are. Read on for our favourite items that ship nationally.
Pici di Toscana Pasta
This is not your average grocery store dried pasta. Made in the Toscano region of Italy, this hand-rolled pasta is slightly thicker than spaghetti for the perfect bite. Made by a family with over 100 years of experience in pasta making, try pairing it with Slow Cooker Beef Bolognese and taste the difference.
Mosto Extra Virgin Olive Oil
There’s olive oil, and then there’s really good quality extra virgin olive oil straight from Italy. Made with a blend of Italian olives, this smooth and creamy olive oil has notes of fruit and black pepper and is one of Eataly’s best sellers for good reason. Try drizzling it over your favourite salad for an elevated touch.
Genovese Basil Pesto
The jarred pestos of all jarred pestos, this pesto is made with the finest ingredients from the Ligurian region: high-quality, cold-pressed extra virgin olive oil, Parmigiano Reggiano DOP, Pecorino Romano DOP, crispy Italian pine nuts, walnuts, garlic and just a touch of salt. Creamy and intense, try tossing it with gnocchi for a sophisticatedly simple dinner.
Black Truffle Sauce With Mushrooms
You don’t have to break the bank to enjoy truffles! While Eataly offers a wide range of truffle sauces and even fresh truffles at their bricks and mortar locations, this ready to use truffle sauce is one of their most popular products. Made with high quality mushrooms and summer black truffles, it’s the perfect accompaniment to pasta, an omelet, or simply spread on toast.
Amarena Opaline Cherries
A staple in many Italian households, these preserved cherries pair beautifully with a creamy gelato or even mixed into your favourite cocktail. Wild cherries are preserved in a high-quality syrup using traditional copper pots near Bologna, Italy for the most authentic taste. If you visit Eataly in person, you’ll see their grand displays of these prized jarred fruits.
Pistachio Cremino Bar
Nutty pistachio meets creamy milk chocolate with this Italian-made artisanal chocolate bar. Established in 1878, this chocolatier is located in Torino and is renowned for combining regional recipes with the finest natural ingredients. Pair it with an espresso for the perfect sweet and bitter contrast.
Taralli - Extra Virgin Olive Oil Flavour
This breadstick-cracker hybrid snack is a must-add to your next charcuterie board. Often enjoyed at aperitivo hour, these delightful snacks are traditional from Puglia and are made with durum wheat semolina and extra virgin olive oil, then shaped into rings, boiled, and finally baked until crispy.
Classico Espresso Ground Coffee
Italians know a thing or two about coffee, so it’s no surprise that Eataly is home to a vast and impressive selection. Found at just about every Italian café, you can’t go wrong with Illy, a proudly Italian brand that’s known for it’s full-bodied, velvety smooth coffee. The classic roast has notes of caramel, orange blossom, and jasmine for the perfect cup.
Tomato Vodka Sauce
Eataly USA founding partner, cookbook author and celebrity chef Lidia Bastianich is considered one of the reigning queens of Italian food, and her line of ready to use sauces is one of the many reasons why. This vodka sauce is a delicious blend of heavy cream, fresh garlic, vodka, tomatoes and extra virgin olive oil – all you have to do is toss it with pasta and serve.
Best of Eataly Gift Box
Whether you’re looking for a seriously impressive gift or just want to try a little bit of everything Eataly has to offer, say hello to the Best of Eataly Gift Box. Just as the name suggests, it contains a selection of Eataly’s best products, including many of the items on this list and more Eataly favourites, such as the finest balsamic vinegar, truffle risotto and more.