James went to Italy. James did some eating.
A couple of weeks ago I jetted off to Chianti to drink red wine. In between drinking red wine I spent a day in Florence, and thanks to you, ate some fantastic food.
Naturally the first thing to do in a city that you don’t know is to check TripAdvisor or tweet using #LostAndHungry for some foodie suggestions. I just want to take this opportunity to say thanks because I was blown away by all the suggestions that came through and every single place that I visited in Florence was awesome. So, for your viewing pleasure, here’s 4 foodie destinations if Florence is on your list of place to visit.
1. Ditta Artiganale
First up… coffee of course. This tweet couldn’t be ignored:
Hipster coffee is kind of my thing so off we headed for a v60 and a fancy cupcake. They were yum.
Next stop is lunch and thanks to multiple recommendations we had what was probably the best sandwiches I’ve ever tasted.
The shop was a crazy experience too. Fast talking Italians are scary when you can barely string a sentence together.
Isn’t it a requirement to have gelato after lunch in Italy? I’m sure I heard that somewhere. We headed to venchi (it was closest).
Fantastic dark chocolate and pistachio gelato (although not quite as good as this place we went to in San Gimignano).
4. La Menagere
And there’s only one way to finish off a day in Florence. Drinks courtesy of another great recommendation. Either a fancy cocktail or a glass of chianti Classico will do nicely. When on holiday, hey!
This was a flying visit, but in case you’re ever in Florence for more than a day check out some of the places we didn’t get to try:
Next time you’re in a new city remember to tweet using #LostAndHungry and let the SORTEDfood community be your guide. It’s so worth it. You’ll come across places you never expected to visit.
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