You’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to eating in Firenze. Every market, corner bakery, and gelato shop has its own treats and it’s impossible for us to walk away without buying anything.
Let’s start our food trip with pasta. In Italy it seems you’re sure to get a good plate of it every single time.
When we’ve had too much pasta we go for risotto. There’s nothing simple when it comes to the flavors of this simple-looking dish.
There’s meat if you want it. Porchetta is one of our favorites: roast pork flavored with spices.
Of course you have cold cuts as well, which made every breakfast exciting and worth looking forward to. We would go to the nearby grocery and get different kinds (Tess went crazy over mortadella) plus some cheeses. Slices of bread from the local bakery and some scrambled egga make it a heart breakfast. Don’t forget the olive oil and balsamic vinegar. A pastry or two won’t hurt either. You only live once.
Panini make good snacks or meals on their own. You’ll have a wide selection of fillings to choose from.
Special mention goes to the osso bucco. The tender beef and its side of mashed potato sit on yummy oil which has been released from the meat by hours of stewing. The herb tomato sauce is packed with flavor. We imagine that even a bowl of rice topped with that rich sauce is good enough. Yuuuuum.
Now it’s time for dessert! The Italians really know how to end their meals with a flourish.
When in Italy, one must have gelato! The selection of flavors is wide and very interesting. You can never go wrong with pistachio or chocolate if you want to be safe but there are also exotic flavors if you want to be more adventurous.
Apart from the Mercato Centrale we also visited the market in front of Santo Spirito church and saw a lot of interesting produce and crafts.
Of course, we had to have pizza but we found this one with artichokes just average. We had some more in Rome.
We didn’t forget our prosecco and wines so don’t worry.
Hope you enjoyed that little food trip. We will now continue to dream of going back and tasting the lovely flavors of Italy once again. Ciao!