There's no shortage of pasta on the shelves at Eataly,...

There's no shortage of pasta on the shelves at Eataly, the new Italian food emporium in Manhattan. Customers can also find meats, cheese, fish and a delicatessen and grill room on site. (Aug. 31, 2010) Credit: AFP / Getty Images

No matter if you’re heading west or east this weekend, gastronomic adventures await you.

To the west: Explore Eataly, Manhattan’s new all-singing, all-dancing Italian food emporium-extravaganza brought to you by Mario Batali and Joe and Lidia Bastianich. Get there early (200 Fifth Ave., at 23rd Street), snag a parking spot, and spend the day shopping, eating, drinking, oohing and ahing.

To the east: On Sunday Sept. 12, you can join the annual North Fork Foodie’s tour, sponsored by the North Fork Reform Synagogue. This self-guided tour takes you to some of the area’s best farms and wineries—some of them granting access to areas or programs that are usually off limits to visitors.

More pasta than you could shake a strozzapreti at, at Eataly in Manhattan