Turin-born gourmet purveyor Eataly operates stores all over Tokyo, but this outpost in the basement of Nihonbashi's Mitsukoshi is more than just an expensive grocery store: in addition to a mini-restaurant serving up regional cuisine and craft beer from all over Italy, it houses an ice cream stand that offers some of the very best gelato in all of Tokyo. Choose from 16 flavours, including the rich Coconut and the pleasantly sour Mix Berry, Passion Fruit and Mango varieties – that last one is the shop's most popular flavour and deserves to be tried regardless of season. We also like the fact this one is accessible directly from Mitsukoshimae metro station, as there's no need to step out into the scorch on a hot summer day.
|Venue name:||Eataly Nihonbashi Mitsukoshi|
Nihonbashi Mitsukoshi B1F, 1-3-10 Nihonbashi-Muromachi, Chuo-ku
|Opening hours:||10am-9pm daily|
|Transport:||Mitsukoshimae Station (Ginza, Hanzomon lines)|