Foodies both local and international have been flocking to the Flatiron District’s mega Italian emporium Eataly since it opened its doors in 2010. Gourmand pilgrims now have another delicious destination: Eataly NYC Downtown, which opened its doors mid-August. You’ll find many familiar Eataly features — some unique to this location — as well as five restaurants, nine take-away counters, two cafes, and one wine bar. Click through for our family-friendly guide to this sure to be hoppin’ hotspot!

See How the (Italian) Sausage is Made

Kids always love a live show (Benihana, anyone?) and here they can see Italian food being made in a variety of ways. Like the other Eataly in the Flatiron District, there are demos everywhere here — through glass partitions you can see workers making bread, pizza, mozzarella, you name it. There’s even a prosciutto cutter on hand, so you can see it being cut "live" moments after you’ve ordered it.

photo: Pablo Enriquez

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Eataly NYC Downtown
Level 3 of World Trade Center Tower 4
Daily, 7a.m.-11 p.m.
Online eataly.com
212-897-2895

Have you been to the new Downtown Eataly? What did your kids eat there?

—Kim Sunshine