Mommy-Daughter Date in Eataly

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Lauren and Brooke out to eat

I took Brooke on a Mommy-Daughter date today! Not only because it was raining and I was feeling blah, but because I love having a daughter that wants to do girly things with me, plus school is going to start soon and her brothers were really bothering her today. It was just a last minute decision that totally worked out in our favor.

Here are a few photos from our trip to Eataly. (I wish that was Italy, but for now, Eataly will have to do!)

For those of you who don’t know what Eataly is, it is an Italian marketplace with various cafes, counters and restaurants. Lots of authentic, Italian foods (like two zillion cuts of pasta!!) are available for purchase as well as amazing options within the different restaurants. We went to the Flatiron District location.

We were able to mostly take our time and just explore. Eataly is huge!! At first it seems small, but it just kept going! Lots of different sections and I’m dying to go back to just eat meat and cheese. (Not quite what Brooke had in mind for our little date. Haha!)

When I started this blog, Brooke was just 6 months old and that girl has grown up with a mother who loves food, so she is blossoming into a mini foodie and New York is *the perfect* landscape for us! (Also, hi to all you wonderful readers who have been following along since I only had one kid!!)

Brooke is quite inquisitive and had some pretty cool questions while we were walking through the different sections. This basically means we found the Nutella counter and I’ve convinced her to go to Italy with me and find the Nutella factory. This probably won’t ever happen, but man is it fun to dream!

Here are the few photos I took today. All the details are at the bottom of this post 🙂

Eataly store

A bunch of items that are on display in a store

homemade pastas

Brooke at a table


We ate at the Pizza restaurant near the back of Eataly. Brooke wanted the four cheese white pizza minus the blue cheese, so we shared that and then I also ordered the heirloom tomato and corn salad (a special for the day…or maybe the week? I don’t remember). That darn tomato salad was so freaking dreamy. I love love love heirloom tomatoes. They’re like candy. If you’re in the area, both of these dishes were amazing. I wanted to get the pasta with the short rib ragu, but I’ll have to have that next visit 😉

On our way out, we stopped at the Nutella counter for some gelato. Brooke got chocolate gelato with warm Nutella drizzled on top (all the heart-eyed emojis!!) and I got the hazelnut. I think hazelnut gelato is my very favorite. Next to lemon, of course.

We were there between 2 and 4pm so we thought we wouldn’t have trouble getting a table, but we had to wait around 15 minutes. The other restaurants had no wait times, but the other restaurants had no pizza. Soooo, we waited. I’d recommend going in between meal times to avoid a longer wait time. Or get there right when it opens.

I was surprised I had to bust out a sweater today, but the chilly weather and the rain got me so excited for fall! Sweater from Target here.

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