Inside Pusateri’s swanky new 25,000-square-foot food hall in Saks

Inside Pusateri’s swanky new 25,000-square-foot food hall in Saks

Core dwellers and workers now have an extra 25,000 square feet in which to forage. That’s because Pusateri’s expansive downtown location is now open on the lower level of Saks. Among the services crammed into the space, which is half the size of a professional football field: a pizzeria, a deli, a bakery, a vegetable butcher, sushi and seafood counters—even a champagne bar. Here’s a look around the fancy new food hall.

The café makes an assortment of espresso-based beverages and sells goods from a bunch of the city’s top bakeshops, including pastries from Rahier Pâtisserie.
 
 

There’s a yogurt bar where customers can buy healthy breakfast bowls and, in the near future, smoothies, made with either skyr, greek or coconut yogurt.
 
 

Salads are designed, dressed and chopped to order. Each salad bowl comes with a slice of house-made focaccia.
 
 

Greenhouse Juice Co. has a booth selling its bottled elixirs.
 
 

At the rosticceria, customers can order breakfast sandwiches and daily specials including short ribs, tacos and prime rib or corned beef on a bun.
 
 

Bene is the brand’s own pizzeria where Roman-style pizza is sold by the pie or by the slice. Also available: veal sandwiches and tennis ball–sized arancini.
 
 

The sushi counter makes rolls and bowls of ramen to stay or to-go.
 
 

The seafood counter serves up lunchtime items like lobster rolls, but customers can also buy products—octopus, oysters or lobster tails already full of compound butter—to make at home.
 
 

Sorelle and Co. is a Vaughan-based bakery that specializes in vegan desserts which also happen to be nut-, soy-, gluten- and preservative-free.
 
 

Here’s one of the cakes.
 
 

But if you’re not vegan, there’s a whole other pasticceria. There’s also a section dedicated to bread that stocks products from Blackbird Baking Co., Forno Cultura and Fred’s Bread.
 

And a chocolateria
 
 

… where you can find David Chow’s crazy-beautiful (and delicious) creations.
 
 

Daits Bar sells Saudi dates decked out with fun toppings. They’re like better-for-you truffles.
 
 

Here’s one of them.
 
 

Short on time? This prepared foods section has over 400 ready-made items including soups, sauces, fresh pasta, pot pies and stir fries.
 
 

Stocks and demi-glaze (a 24-hour process) are in this section, too.
 
 

Another timesaver that can be found at the butcher counter: pre-marinated meat.
 
 

Here’s the formaggeria. Only a week after opening, the store had already cracked open three giant wheels of parmesan.
 
 

There’s a very curated dairy and dry goods department.
 
 

And there’s a produce section, too.
 
 

Bought some onions and don’t have the time to dice ’em? The on-site vegetable butcher will take care of it at no extra cost.
 
 

And no shopping mall food hall is complete without its very own champagne bar. Contrary to its bubbly-specific name, guests will also be able to order wine, beer and cocktails, too, as well as tapas-style snacks.