Via Manzoni 31 is possibly the most glamorous address for Milanese patisserie: Armani/Dolci is a location dedicated by world-renowned designer Giorgio Armani to the world of chocolate and not only. Here you can find elegant pralines, chocolate bars, assorted dragées or fruit preserves, delightful gifts that are perfect for any occasion, also thanks to the store's elegant, unmistakable packaging. Open daily 10am-7.30pm. www.armanidolci. com. Via Manzoni, 31. T: 02 62312686. M3 Montenapoleone. Map F4 Closed from 6 to 20 August
Founded in 1817, by none other than one of Napoleon's soldiers, this is one of the Milan's oldest pasticceria, an iconic place where tradition meets elegance and style. Thanks to its strategic position, in the heart of the Quadrilatero della Moda, this venue is a true Milanese classic. On the occasion of the 200th anniversary, the venue has recently re-opened following a careful renovation preserving the original Cova signature look. Established as a pasticceria, it also offers a morning espresso, a Milanese-style risotto, an afternoon tea with artisanal pasticcini and pralines or an evening aperitivo. The famous handmade Panettone, signature product of Cova and a jealousyguarded recipe, is available all year long. Open Mon-Sat 7.45am-8.30pm; Sun 10am-7pm. www. covamilano. com. Via
SOULGREEN offers Vegetarian and Vegan foodies a fabulous selection of gluten-free fare and plant-based products.