As many as 29 food specialists spread over two floors in an area of over 4,500 square meters: the Mercato Centrale Milano was the last being inaugurated (and most talked about) in the city. With entrances from the Central Station, Via Sammartini and Piazza Quattro Novembre, it is open from 7 in the morning until midnight, and you can stop to eat or shop in some of the refined food stores of Milano, also selling dairy and fresh organic produce.
In the covered market there is no shortage of fishmongers where you can always find fresh Mediterranean fish, for sale to take away or grilled express at the counter, butchers with kitchens that offer the original Chianina steak, free-range chicken, BBQ ribs, tripe and lampredotto, the artisans of fresh pasta, many varieties of Italian regional cuisine, and historic Milanese pastry shops and bakeries. Between fish bars, cocktail bars, breweries, wine bars and delicatessen, you will find just about everything you need to titillate your palate. For high-end ethnic street food try Bottega Empanadas, serving Argentinian delicacies and led by Thomas Piras, Matias Perdomo and Simon Press, the Italian-Uruguayan-Argentinian team from the Milanese restaurant Contraste, Michelin star since 2017, and the restaurant (the only one inside Mercato Centrale) Filippo La Mantia - Oste & Cuoco, named after the famous Sicilian chef.