A newcomer on Milan’s food scene, Eat’s is a modern bistro and a luxurious food market with an impressive selection of Italian and international foods. It’s hard to choose what to buy but we suggest pasta and olive oil as the selection here is the best in town. The wines? There are 1,300 labels on Eat’s list.
Peck is the most exclusive food shopping destination in Milan. The Milanese shop at Peck for special occasions, as every product here, from the refined patisserie to the exhaustive wine list, the biggest available in the city, is perfect. Visitors love the store as it is the ideal place to find luxury food gifts.
Peck, Via Spadari 9, 20123 Milan, +39 02 802 3161
La Rinascente’s food hall, launched around five years ago, was the first store of this kind to open in Milan. It offers international delicacies, inspiring packaging and a modern design in the style of London’s Harrods and Harvey Nichols, on a smaller scale. Located on the sixth floor of the luxurious store, La Rinascente’s food hall is also a destination for lunch or coffee; visitors can admire the view of the Duomo while they enjoy their break.
La Rinascente, Via Santa Radegonda 1, 20121 Milan, +39 02 885 2471
Italy is famous for pasta but in Milan it used to be difficult to find good bread – until the launch of Princi. This stylish bakery has several locations in the city and offers healthy breads, pizzas and sweet treats to eat in or take away, plus a selection of baked delicacies that are hard to find elsewhere. How about taking a large, fresh panettone home?
Princi, Via Speronari 6, 20121 Milan, +39 02 874797
Located in one of Milan’s most characteristic streets, Soana is an old-style deli with an atmosphere that is still much appreciated by the local people. With some help from the staff, you will discover Italian and international culinary gems that you’ve never tried before.
Drogheria Soana, Corso Magenta 1, 20123 Milan, +39 02 8645 2725
The Italians embraced organic food long before it became fashionable. Centro Botanico opened in the 70s and soon became a destination for everyone interested in an eco-lifestyle. The Brera store, the first of the chain, is a miniature supermarket, with the difference that here everything is healthy. You’ll discover a selection of Italian organic products from small producers that are hard to find elsewhere.
Centro Botanico, Piazza San Marco 1, 20121 Milan, +39 02 2901 3254
Anyone who loves cooking will also love cookware and the stylish, old-style Scarazzini boutique is a paradise for knife collectors. The store’s atmosphere belongs to the early part of the last century; it also offers a sophisticated selection of grooming products, candles and home accessories. If you’re lucky enough to arrive when the friendly owner is not too busy, he will share his profound knowledge of every item available in the store.
Scarazzini, Corso Genova 28, 20123 Milan, +39 02 5811 1038