So, you’ve made it to Italy, you’ve got all your sightseeing booked by the hour and a table at the tastiest places around each night. Your only problem now is what to do in between, namely what are you going to eat between now and dinner time? Luckily for you Italy is full of places that cater to those on the go, just look at how they drink their coffee. If you are booked back to back at tourist spots you aren’t going to have the time to sit down but that’s what these takeaway places are all about. And don’t think just because it’s a quick bite it wont be up to standard (two things that come hand in hand in other places) many of these treats are lovingly made in-house with as much care as your main meal. If you see any of these be sure you grab one on your way to your next event.
Pizza Al Taglio
Otherwise known as pizza by the slice is of course a widely popular Italian snack. Known for their mastery of dough and their fine selection of mouth watering toppings, Italian pizza is something else. You’ll find lots of pizza to go as you make your way around the well-traveled areas, so take advantage of it while you can.
Cornetti Con Panna
These little pastries may not look too exciting, but they are incredibly tasty. You may be used to some chocolate or jam in your croissant in addition to cream, but Italian cream is much richer than the standard stuff elsewhere. Grab one of these and try not to get your face covered in the stuff.
The bread that you may see in restaurants but hardly anywhere else back home here is used far more commonly. You will find it covered in toppings like tomato, olives and slathered in melted cheese as an easy bite to eat. It also provides the basis for some very simple but flavour packed sandwiches, often coupled with some slices cured meats and that’s it. No need for extra because it really tastes good all on its own,
These golden twirls are essentially Italian pretzels. Although they aren’t as hard as the varieties you may get elsewhere, instead they are much chewier once you get to their centre. Inside you’ll also find something different in the form of fennel seeds which give a nice variety and add that fragrant spiciness to the mix.
Panino Con Porchetta
Another simple but satisfying snack is this bread and meat combo. This time it is panini bread, the same stuff you’ll get when you order one from a café (but a tastier authentic Italian one). The meat in here is Porchetta, which is a very delicate deep flavoured pork that is often made in rolls that include liver and extra fat for more flavour.
Who could forget the sweet Italian dessert that can be seen on the corner of every street? Gelato is homemade ice cream at its best, fresh ingredients, tasty chunks of extras and a rich thick and creamy texture. You wont struggle to find somewhere that serves this, though you may have trouble ordering since the queues for the popular places can be lengthy.