For the Kitchen, Florence

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  • Salami & cheese, prosciutto & melone
    Salami & cheese, prosciutto & melone
    by BeatChick
  • Yogurt, Asti Spumante rosé, Blood Orange Juice
    Yogurt, Asti Spumante rosé, Blood Orange...
    by BeatChick
  • delizie Toscane
    delizie Toscane
    by croisbeauty

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    Fruit and Vegetable Market: Mercato Centrale

    by Sonador3 Updated May 28, 2004

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    Located in a huge, sprawling wherehouse, go up to the second floor and you'll find one of the largest and most amazing fruit and vegetable markets you'll ever come across. An incredible selection of fruits and vegetables. In the spring and summer the selection is most impressive. This is ground zero for the Chez Pannise crowd -- and that's not a bad thing!

    What to buy: You can buy almost any type of fruit and vegetable you can imagine. Even if you aren't staying at an apartment with a kitchen, buy some fruit to take back to your hotel room. It really doesn't get any better than this. In the late Autumn you can find an large selection of mushrooms and truffles.

    What to pay: Prices are reasonable, and much less than you would find at most gourmet markets back home.

    Address: Inside the market pavillion at Mercato Centrale

    Directions: Located near the Medici-Riccardi Palace, the Basilica of San Lorenzo
    and the Medici Chapel

    Fruit and vegetables
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    For the Kitchen: La Norcineria

    by croisbeauty Written Jan 17, 2013

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    I don't have any doubts wheter to buy food in a small shops or big discount centres, small quarter's shop is definatelly my choice. Truth is, such a shops might looking overcrowded with merchandise and almost immense, but its exactly what making them more charming. Yes, we need eyes to see but in such a shops what we need much more is good nose (flair of hunting dog is required).

    What to buy: Fresh bread or panino, salami (I suggest mortadela), pecorino cheese (sheep cheese from Tuscany), dark oiled olives, and it will make the best sandwich one can imagine. A quarter of white dry wine to drink.

    What to pay: Can't say exactly but could cost 5 or maybe 10 euros.

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    dino bartolini: Everything for the kitchen

    by martystagram Written Apr 26, 2003

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    I like cooking and experimenting in the kitchen, so this shop was a great find!
    I can also be a bit of a gadget man for kitchen equipment. This place has just about everything.
    Local tuscan pottery also available.

    What to buy: Pasta making and cutting equipment.
    Chocolate and sweet moulds.
    Coffee making equipment.
    Cheese grater.

    What to pay: Average (I think!).

    Address: Via dei Servi, 30r

    Directions: One of the streets off the Duomo area.

    Phone: 055 211895

    View of the shop.

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  • Lorenzaccio: Italian ceramic majolica ware, hand made & painted

    by jnstrj Updated May 29, 2009

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    Ceramica Lorenzaccio is the outlet store in Firenze for a local ceramics factory. It is a short walk from the Ponte alla Carraia or the San Maria Novella square.

    What to buy: Their ceramics are hand made and hand painted in the colorful tuscan and umbrian majolica style. They offer single pieces or entire table sets. We were there in May 2009 and bought a single bowl from the shop lady who is part of the family that owns the factory. She said we can add similar pieces and they even make to order to complete sets.

    What to pay: Our bowl pictured is 9.5"x11.5" and cost 62 euros. That may sound high, but we see it as a work of art and a beautiful memory of our visit to Florence.

    Address: Via Dei Fossi 29/R

    Directions: Mid way between San Maria Novella Square and the alla Carraia bridge.

    Phone: 055/2645998


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    Sarori & Dintorni Conad Supermercato: Shopping at the Supermercato

    by BeatChick Written Jan 20, 2015

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    If you're lucky enough to have an apartment with a refrigerator or a hotel room in the spring or autumn where you can store food on a window ledge to keep it cool, then of course, one of the best ways to experience the local flavor, to drink in the culture, is to shop locally for food!

    We shopped at our local supermercato, Sapori & Dintorni Conad, for groceries. Very nice place. You could easily while away a few hours looking at the various Florentine goods.

    What to buy: Ah, yes! What to get? First things first, you MUST try the blood orange juice. Also, wine & Prosecco are also good choices as you'll be fairly amazed at the low cost to procure these goods. Vino - isn't that *why* you came to Italy in the first place?!?!

    We also shopped for deli meat (sliced salami and prosciutto) and cheeses - mmmmm! And yogurt. AND lemon soda (something we fell in love with!)!!

    What to pay: I can't recall exactly what we paid but I do remember they were good prices.

    Address: Via de' Bardi 45/47, 50125 Firenze, Italy


    Yogurt, Asti Spumante ros��, Blood Orange Juice Salami & cheese, prosciutto & melone
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