Sicilian Street Food in Palermo 🇮🇹 CRAZY Italian BBQ + HUGE Arancini in Sicily!!

Luke Martin

In this episode, we’re in Sicily! Sicily is a massive island in the south of Italy, the largest island in the Mediterranean! Our first stop on our journey across this culturally rich island is the capital city, Palermo! The ancient city of Palermo is home to some amazing and unique foods, which we will be showing you in today’s video.

We start the day with Granita with a Brioche, a very typical Sicilian breakfast. We highly recommend trying the “Granita di caffe e panna” which is Coffee and Panna, and the “Granita ai frutti di bosco” which is a mixed berry with panna. The brioche was light and fluffy!

📍Caffetteria del Corso

Next, we venture into the Ballàro Market, the crowded and chaotic market in the heart of Palermo. We got to see all of the in-season produce from the agriculturally-rich Sicilian countryside. We also stopped at a street food stall serving all kinds of Sicilian street foods. We wanted to try their massive arancini, deep fried rice balls that are stuffed with ragu. This snack was so big, it could be considered a whole meal!

📍Mercado Ballàro

We still had more food in Palermo that we wanted to try, so we made our way to the Vucciria Market. We found a local bakery to pick up Sfincione, which is Sicilian pizza. What makes it different from other Italian pizza is the use of Sicilian ingredients like anchovies, strong cheese, onions and herbs. It’s also served on a rectangular crust. We sat down the market’s bar to eat the Sfincione and enjoy it with a glass of Italian beer.

📍Panificio Pietro Bonaccorso & Dadalia Osteria

Before taking an afternoon siesta, we had one more street food to try. We went to ‘Nni Franco U’Vastiddaru for the famous Pani câ meusa. This is a veal spleen and lung sandwich, served street side. There was also cheese topped on the offal. The texture was good but unfortunately, the sandwich lacked any flavours.

📍’Nni Franco U’Vastiddaru

In the evening, we wanted to have a full Sicilian spread for dinner. We went to the traditional Osteria Al Ferro Di Cavallo. Their menu is full of Sicilian specialties, and we managed to pick out some dishes we wanted to try. We ordered “Pasta Sarde e finocchietto” (Sardine & Fennel pasta), “Pasta alla Norma” (Sicilian Pasta with eggplant, marinara, and basil), “Involtino di Carne” (Meat Roll), “Insalata Sicilian” (Sicilian Salad), the most amazing Cannolo for dessert and their house wine to drink.

📍Osteria Al Ferro Di Cavallo

Don’t worry, we have a lot MORE Sicilian street food to try in the next episode!!! Stay tuned and make sure you’re subscribed so that you never miss an episode from our Italian Food series! Thanks for watching Chopstick Travel!

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