Sometimes you want to sit and savor a meal at a restaurant; other times you just want to pop in to grab a bite to go or a few specialty ingredients to elevate a home-cooked meal. Thanks to innovative restaurateurs, you can now do both. These enterprising eateries are complemented by onsite bazaars brimming with freshly made foods, premiere wines, and hand-selected collections of boutique brand gourmet goods. Here are nine top restaurants with markets that make dining out and stocking up a breeze.
Il Buco Alimentari & Vineria, New York City
The market at the front of this delizioso eatery brims with imported Italian specialties. There are plenty of housemade goods as well, including just-baked breads, salumi and chef Joel Hough’s personal salt blends for grilling poultry, pork, fish, and steaks. Looks like it’s time to mangia. [Photo by Noe DeWitt]
CUCINA enoteca, Newport Beach, California
Like the lights? Coveting that chair? You can purchase almost every design element in the place directly from the restaurant. If you’re just in the mood to dine and sip wine, you can take home any of the 250+ vintages on the list or anything on the menu, plus a variety of specialty goods.
Centrolina, Washington, D.C.
Meaning “little center” or “the junction,” chef-owner Amy Brandwein’s new osteria-mercato is nestled at the heart of the recherché CityCenterDC development. Walking in to the market area, you’ll be greeted with shelves decorated with cookie cutters, pasta makers, and a fetching white and blue porcelain piggybank Brandwein has owned since childhood. “He’s my cute little watchdog, keeping an eye on the cash,” she says. The space is stocked with plenty of prepared foods, wine, Italian imports, and fresh produce, including hard-to-find mushrooms, such as morels and chanterelles. [Photo by Greg Powers]
Rossopomodoro, New York, New York
The back wall of the Neapolitan eatery is consumed with a virtual pantry of Italian ingredients. Expect to find San Marzano tomatoes, Caputo flour, artisanal dried Alfeltra pasta from Gragnano, and black truffle salt. To wash it down, there are bibite (Italian sodas) and plenty of vino.