11.7.15

Central Market, Florence

One of my new favorite places in Florence...


A couple of months ago, in the spring, we went to visit some good friends in Tuscany for the weekend, and on the day we were in Florence we decided to go and check out the Central Market (or San Lorenzo Market) and see what the fuss was all about.

The market is old (19th Century), but has been refurbished and turned into a "modern days" food market in 2014. The huge structure is divided in three floors, the ground floor dedicated to the actual market selling meats (the fiorentine steaks looked yummy), bread, cheeses, fish and vegetables, the first floor (my favorite) is the restaurants part, where you order from the different stalls and take a seat to eat - the nice part is that you get to order your drinks at the table so you just have to pick up and pay your food while the bar staff takes care of your drinks.
 
 
 We had a lampredotto sandwich (which is quickly becoming one of our favorite street foods) and the trippa fiorentina and they were both great, especially the tripe which melted in out mouths, so tasty!
It was a weekend and as you can see, it was crowded but we managed to find a table quite easily and we didn't wait too much in the lines, so it was definitely a good lunch stop that we wish to come back to very soon!

Mercato Centrale Florence
https://www.mercatocentrale.it/en/
Piazza del Mercato Centrale – Via dell’Ariento
50123 Firenze
+39 0552399798
info@mercatocentrale.it
Open everyday from 10.00 am to midnight.