Florence is famous for the quality of its food, from specialty stores to local markets and supermarkets.
While studying in the city, we recommend that you fully enjoy the experience of shopping at a typical local market such as the San Lorenzo Market (the ground floor is an old-school market, while the first floor has been revamped with a modern vibe) or the Sant’Ambrogio Market. At these markets, you’ll find a superb selection of local produce, such as vegetables, fruit, meat, dairy products and baked goods. It’s where you’ll find the best ingredients to put into practice the recipes you’ll learn in Italian cookery lessons.
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Florence also has many supermarkets and grocery stores, where you can find quality Italian products at prices you won’t find anywhere else in the world.
Coop Firenze (14 supermarkets in Florence)
Esselunga (9 supermarkets in Florence)
Esselunga home delivery (or click and collect)
This supermarket chain has also implemented an excellent home delivery (and click and collect) service.
Conad (22 supermarkets in Florence)
Conad home delivery (and click and collect)
Conad also has a good home delivery and click and collect service.
Carrefour (15 supermarkets in Florence)
Pam Supermercati (7 supermarkets in Florence)
This is an upmarket grocery store that offers a fascinating experience of Italian specialty foods.