Have you ever wondered that apart from the places that you will be visiting in a country, the experience wouldn’t be complete if you didn’t try their local foods? Well, that’s the case when you’re in a beautiful place like Tuscany because apart from its amazing architectures, it also has some delicious foods for you to try particularly street foods.
Eating street foods in Tuscany is one of the best ways for you to experience what it’s like being a local. In fact, every country has their own version of street foods and most of it is locally made, so there’s no reason for you not to indulge in such an experience. So if you want to get an idea on what kind of street foods that Tuscany has to provide then read this list below.
Schiacciata – You can eat this street food as plain, or if you want something better, then you can have it stuffed with mortadella. This is perfect as a snack, or you can also have it for a quick lunch. It is what you call a type of flatbread (raised or pressed, soft or crunch), baked and is topped with salt and olive oil. You can experience this tasty bread at any Alimentari, Forno, or Panetteria. If you want even more content for your schiacciata, then you can have it filled with cheeses, cold meats, or vegetables.
Lampredotto – If you’re in Florence then you should give this sandwich a taste! This sandwich is sometimes known as “the Florentine snack” and is technically the cow’s 4th stomach. This street food is prepared by being boiled in broth, sliced into strips, placed in a bun, and sometimes topped with a green sauce. So if you are into meaty sandwiches, then this is something that will satisfy your cravings with a twist.
Bombolone – This street food is a sweet, soft dough that has been fried and then coated with sugar. You can eat this plain, or you can pair it with some chocolate, jam, or cream.
Torta di Ceci – Sometimes referred to as Cecina, this street food is a kind of pancake that is made by mixing chickpea flour with water, olive oil, and salt. You can find this dish somewhere along the upper Tyrrhenian coast.
Gelato – You can’t go wrong with this tasty dessert. The gelato made its first appearance at banquets in the Medici court in Florence. According to legend, Bernardo Buontalenti was the one who invented ice cream which he then served it to the court of Catherine de’ Medici in the year 1565. In every region in Italy, gelato is being sold in those places. It is created from some natural, raw ingredients, artificial flavors, free of preservatives, and colors. You surely can’t go wrong with a gelato especially if you are looking for something to satisfy your sweet tooth cravings.