A part of town with great character, where historical shops and boutiques belonging to old Milan still survive: well cared-for, well served, the area has its own strong identity which you see in the now familiar faces, in the ordinary passers-by and metaphorically also in those little flowers that spontaneously spring up between the tram tracks.
But, as in every context, the old needs the new, sometimes to distance itself from it, sometimes to regain the vitality and enthusiasm it has lost or just temporarily mislaid.
Foodie’s, Corso XXII Marzo 5, gives the right push to the surroundings, perhaps because it is the first of a series of shops opened in quick succession.
Ninety square metres, one of the largest shops, characterized by its long shape and the two counters: pastries down one side, savouries down the other.
The brick wall also gives the place a strong identity, with a texture full of character and a timeless result.
The door, set a little back from the pavement, creates a sort of lobby, a space within a space, neither inside nor out, neither public nor private.
A space where you can eat your food away from unwanted eyes, or somewhere you can order and wait for your fresh fruit juice. Out of the weather.