Via Spadari, 9, Milan, Italy
02 802 3161
NileGuide Expert tip:
There is a unique system if you want to buy something at Peck, a bit like the sometimes baffling procedure for ordering a coffee in Italy! Go to any counter, tell them what you want and they'll give you a receipt, go to another counter if it takes your fancy, order and collect another receipt, when you have finished take your receipts to one of the cash desks. Then retrace your steps and go back to the counters you ordered from and the staff will have beautifully gift wrapped your purchases ready for you to take away.
Francesco Peck a ham-seller from Prague set up shop in Milan in 1883. Some 25 years later he sold his shop to Eliseo Magnaghi who managed the store for nearly 50 years before selling it on to the Grazioli family in 1956. Today it is owned by the Stoppani brothers, who bought the store in 1970.
Similar in some ways to Fauchon in Paris or perhaps a mini version of Harrod's foodhall in London, for the Milanese however, this is foodie heaven. For hams and cheeses, for pastas and sauces, for conserves and preserves, for oils and vinegars, you won't know which way to look first!
Don't miss the basement, with its 5000 bottle wine-cellar!