In various locations around town, you can find “chioschi” or street food stands. These are referred to as trippai or lampredottai where you can taste the best of the city’s street culinary tradition, a sandwich filled with trippa or lampredotto.
What is trippa or lampredotto? Trippa is tripe, the edible lining of the cow’s stomach. While tripe is eaten elsewhere, lampredotto is a local specialty for Florence. It is the fourth and final stomach of a cow, generally slow-cooked with tomato, onion, parsley, and celery until it has the texture of tender roast beef. Both are traditionally served on a crunchy bun, often first soaked in the broth and with spicy or green sauce.
I have avoided eating the street food here, but I am working up the courage to try it! Today, however, I opted for lunch at a really great ristorante, Adagio. https://www.ristoranteadagio.it/ They serve a complimentary digestivo after lunch. Glad I had an espresso to go with it!
After lunch I wandered through the monthly flea market at Sant’Ambrogio.
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Wish I was there! Husband is retiring soon…I am hoping to have a longer visit to Italy. ?
On what date in May is the monthly flea market held and what are the hours? Thanks!
The Mercato dei Pulci is open daily, except Mondays.