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Eataly's Guide to Summer Groceries

Eataly's Guide to Summer Groceries

The first sip of cool and crisp white wine. A paper-thin slice of prosciutto aged for 22 months. A local peach at peak ripeness. This summer, we're rediscovering the taste of summer, one ingredient at a time. See what's in season at our marketplace now, then shop safely in-store from 8:30 a.m. to 10 p.m., order groceries and wine for delivery or pick-up on Instacart or order directly through our catalog for delivery or pick-up.

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summer produce on sale at Eataly

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Every season has its allure, but summer's bounty of juicy stone fruits, bursting tomatoes, and fresh herbs makes it one of our favorites. Take a peek at what's hitting peak ripeness in our marketplace.

SANTA ROSA PLUMS, APRICOTS, AND YELLOW PEACHES

One of the sure signs of summer is stone fruit. When eaten at peak ripeness, they are juicy and have a sweet-tart flavor that makes them perfect to enjoy on their own, in desserts, or even as a savory addition.

The Farm: Frog Hollow Farm is a thriving 242-acre organic farm located in Brentwood, California and is home to hundreds of trees which produce peaches, nectarines, apricots, and more. Sustainability is an important value that Farmer Al has embraced since choosing to go organic in 1989, from growing practices to the labor required to harvest the farm's bounty of fruit.

Recipe Ideas: Slice any of these fruits over White Moustache Yogurt for a breakfast parfait, or grill and serve with Mozzarella di Bufala and arugula as a fresh side dish.

Storage: If you plan to eat your stone-fruit soon, you can leave them on your counter as they’ll ripen faster at room temperature. Otherwise, store them in the fridge to slow down the ripening process.

STRAWBERRIES

Bright, red strawberries are one of our favorite fruits to enjoy during the warmer months. Soft and bursting with sweetness, take advantage of them at their peak!

The Farm: Harry's Berries is a certified organic farm in Oxnard, California dedicated to growing ordinary foods with extraordinary flavor. Established in 1967 by Harry Iwamoto, the farm is still family-run. They grow unusual, specialty varieties of strawberries, from Seascape and Luscious Chandler.

Recipe Ideas: Add them to your antipasto board for some sweet picnic snacking, top on creamy gelato, or even toss in sparkling water for a refreshing mocktail!

Storage: If you plan to eat your strawberries within the day, you can leave them at room temperature. Otherwise, rinse and store them in the fridge to keep them fresh.

heirloom tomatoes on sale at Eataly

HEIRLOOM TOMATOES

Vine-ripened and hand-picked, these uniquely beautiful tomatoes are grown from seeds that are over 50 years old. Their diversity in texture, flavor, and shape will easily add new depth to any dish

Recipe Idea: Slice up for a colorful Caprese salad, or enjoy simply with a drizzle with extra virgin olive oil and a sprinkle of Cervia sea salt.

Storage: If you plan to eat your tomatoes soon, you can leave them on your counter as they’ll ripen faster at room temperature. Just remember that if your house is warm, peak tomatoes will ripen quickly!

BASIL

Fresh and aromatic, basil is a staple herb in Italian cuisine. The most common variety of basil used in Italian cooking is Sweet Basil – particularly the Basilico Genovese DOP cultivar – with curved, bright green leaves.

Recipe ideas: Garnish your Caprese salad with this aromatic herb, or make your own pesto alla genovese with creamy pine nuts, Ligurian olive oil, and Parmigiano Reggiano DOP and Pecorino Romano DOP from our salumi and formaggi counter. 

Storage: Treat your basil like fresh flowers! Take the fresh bunch of basil and trim a bit off the ends of the stems. Fill a glass with about an inch or two of water, and stick the basil right in. You can either store on the counter, or cover the whole glass with a plastic bag, close tightly around the glass with a rubber band, and store in the fridge. Your basil will stay bright and fresh for about a week.

Don't let the season's best slip away! Check out our guide to eating (and drinking) summer produce, and get a few creative grilling ideas.

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Hand-crafted in Southern California by Pete Balistreri, P. Balistreri produces hand-crafted artisan salumi made with only the finest ingredients - all-natural pork, sea salt, artisan spices, and hand-cut organic herbs. Their Little Heat salumi is ideal if you want to add a spicy touch to your antipasto boards!

Recipe ideas: Pair this salume with Parmigiano Reggiano DOP for a savory, complex antipasto board that showcases the best of both local and Italian artisanal food traditions. Pour a glass of Brandini Barbera d'Alba Superiore Rocche del Santo, a refreshing summer red made from Barbera grapes in the northern region of Piemonte, Italy.

DON'T FORGET THE VINO

Looking for more wine pairing suggestions? Stop by our wine store, shop wine on Instacart for delivery or pick-up, or order bottles directly through delivery apps. Check out our sommelier's picks for summer, and chat with our vino experts to find complimentary bottles for your next meal. Nota bene: wine must be purchased with food.

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Packing a picnic? Stock your pantry with these ingredients that travel well from your kitchen to the park. Take inspiration from an Italian-inspired menu: make a pasta al pesto with Antica Madia Farfalle Tomato Basil Pasta and Niasca Portofino Basil Pesto alla Genovese. Pair with Forager Project Vegetable Chips, for a crunchy snack, and pack S.Pellegrino Momenti Sparkling Water for a refreshing drink.

ALL THE WAYS TO SHOP

Ready to pick up our best summer picks? Shop safely in-store from 8:30 a.m. to 10 p.m., order groceries and wine for delivery or pick-up on Instacart or order directly through our catalog (we deliver to all five boroughs). Contact la-guestrelations@eataly.com or (213) 310-8000 to place your order for same-day pick-up in our store or for local delivery (delivery fee will apply).

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