"Delicious snacks: no need to look for McD" Top 5 Page for this destination Italy Restaurant Tip by Trekki

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  Erbazzone, filled with spinach
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  • Erbazzone, filled with spinach - Italy
      Erbazzone, filled with spinach
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  • The noble version of erbazzone, Redibis - Italy
      The noble version of erbazzone, Redibis
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  • Pizza al taglio - Italy
      Pizza al taglio
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  • Crescia with spinach - Italy
      Crescia with spinach
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  • Snacks from Adriatic coast - Italy
      Snacks from Adriatic coast
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Italian food is delicious, no doubt about that. But this is not only true for dining out but also for the quick snacks. No wonder Slow Food movement was established after a huge wave of protest swept through Italy when burger shops wanted to establish business. Sadly some mass magnet cities gave in and let the food chains open.

But there is no need to look for these, not even in Roma, Firenze, Venezia, Napoli and Verona. There are enough cafè bars where made-in-Italy snacks and delicious pastries are being sold. First of all of course pizza. Small snack bars, often not more than a hole in the wall, produce masses of pizza on trays, mostly a guarantee that it is fresh. These pieces of pizza are being called pizza al taglio (cut pizza).
Then there are local delicious snacks, often with herbs or vegetables inside. My favourite was erbazzone, a kind of puff pastry filled with spinach. In northern Italy, especially in Emilia-Romagna, piadine (sg: = piadina) are being sold, the Italian version of flatbread, filled with any kind of food.

In middle Italy it is called crescia. And then there are of course the kind of snacks which are being sold in pastry shops and which are neither pastry nor bread snacks, like in my last photo. I bought these in Cervia at the Adriatic coast (and they are available also elsewhere I assume): a kind of hot dog but baked together with the bread wrap. In north eastern Italy tramezzini (sg: = tramezzino) are made, white bread with filling. And of course, in a generic way, panini (sg: = panino) are being offered throughout whole Italy. These all are only a small selection of the snacks. But enough I hope to explain why there is really no need to look for hamburgers.

© Ingrid D., April 2011 (So please do not copy my text or photos without my permission.)

Price Comparison: least expensive
Price: less than US$10
Rating: 5
Theme: Local

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Apr 1, 2015
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  • davidjo's Profile Photo
    Apr 1, 2015 at 5:37 PM

    They all look very tasty, love the spinach snacks. I would never go on vacation and look for the big mac sign!

    • Trekki's Profile Photo
      Apr 2, 2015 at 12:41 AM

      Oh they are, David :-))) Haha, same for me, I love the local food, especially the snacks :-)

  • mindcrime's Profile Photo
    Apr 1, 2015 at 8:39 AM

    I want them all!

    • Trekki's Profile Photo
      Apr 2, 2015 at 12:41 AM

      :-)) They are delicious. OMG.... I miss them... and Italy.... :-)

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