New opening: Welcome Mercato Metropolitano

Tue 09 2016  |  admin

Mercato Metropolitano is now open for business, though it ends its soft launch (and opens officially) on September 15th

Mercarto Metropolitano, Milan’s street food market, has opened a huge 45,000 square feet venue in the South London. The new London venue consists of two halls full of food stalls with pizza, pasta, and an Italian food market. The market features endless rows of produce that can only be found here. There are also bars, coffee van, street food and juice bars in the outdoor gravelly area where Paperworks factory used to be.

Taking over part of the Borough Triangle site owned by housing provider Peabody, founder Andrea Rasca is bringing Mercato Metropolitano to London to promote the importance of healthy, hearty and exciting food to make our bodies and minds work properly.

Designed to look like the huge food halls in Turin and Milan, the London venue also features a barbershop, a boxing gym, a cookery school and shared working space. There’s also a cinema room from Backyard Cinema and an “urban garden” with flowers in crates for taking respite in. With over 1,000 seats both indoor and outdoor, the market serves other Italian specialities like house-roasted coffee and proper Italian gelato, burrata, focaccia di Recco, Neapolitan pizza, gnocco fritto and handmade tortellini.

Mayfair’s Sartoria Chef Francesco Mazzei and his brother Valerio also run an enoteca inside one of the halls. On top of that, the market also has an Indian street-food restaurant Roti Chai, Kansas City barbecue joint Prairie Fire BBQ, and offers British classics like Canteen, French cheese and a champagne bar plus a German wurst stall.

Events promoting sustainability, as well as live entertainment nights and workshops are also available for Londoners.

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