The country which is famous for its delicious and mouth-watering pizzas and pasta is in fact much more than this when it comes to food culture. So, if you are planning a trip to one of the most pristine cities of Italy, Florence, then you should try these tasty and flavorful foods. Due to the Tuscan and Florentine influence, the food served here has its own unique style.
1. Bistecca Alla Fiorentina
The Florentine steak or Bistecca Alla Fiorentina is undoubtedly the best dish to kick-start your flavor forage. This steak which is prepared according to the Florentine tradition is a nice way to make new friends in the city as the steak weighs 1-4 kilos.
This dish is perfect for all the sweet-tooths out there, and even if you are not a sugar lover, this recipe will win you with its unusual taste and texture. Florence serves some of the best kind of gelatos, but you need to find a good handmade gelato vendor on the streets to relish its real flavor.
Lampredotto is another street food that has been in Italy since the medieval era. The dish is a sandwich that is filled with boiled and seasoned intestines and can be found in restaurants as well as on streets.
Schiacciata is a personification of the Tuscan or ‘poor kitchen’ cuisine found in the bakeries of Florence. Unlike the other bland bread served in the city, this is a great surprise. The flatbread is sprinkled with salt and olive oil, and you can locate them easily in the bakeries of the city.
5. Tuscan Wines
How can you talk about the food culture of Florence without mentioning the Tuscan and Florentine wine? Florence boasts some of the spectacular red and white wines, and even if you don’t have much knowledge about wines, you can never go wrong while ordering wines in the local wineries of Florence.
One of the classic desserts found in the lovely pasticceras of Florence is a must try with Vin Santo. These little almond cookies taste best when you eat them after dipping into amber colored wine Vin Santo.
7. Zuppa di Fagioli
The vegan dish made of beans is a flavorsome side dish served in Florence. Whether you decide to eat it alone or accompany it with the roasted Tuscan meats, the recipe will taste awesome either way.
8. Pappardelle with cinghiale sauce
This one might sound weird, but if you love eating pork, you will surely enjoy this wild boar dish. This ‘poor kitchen’ Tuscan dish can be found anywhere in the city, and the meal contains wild boar sauce served with Tuscan flavored noodles, known as pappardelle.
9. Tagliatelle Funghi Porcini e Tartufo
This simple yet fantastically tasteful dish includes two different local mushrooms, truffle, and porcini. The combination of Tagliatelle pasta with the two local delectable ingredients makes it an excellent dish. You can easily find this finger-licking dish on the menus of almost every restaurant in Florence.