Palermo street food: 6 culinary specialties to taste during a vacation

Palermo street food

The Palermo cuisine is, literally, one of the most popular attractions in the Sicilian capital city, to absolutely taste during a vacation. But a vacation is also an occasion to see the historic and natural beauties, so you will probably walk a lot. Or you will be comfortably lying on a beach. In both cases, a good way to take refreshment is to taste the (famous) street food of Palermo.

A great idea even if you have only one day to visit Palermo.

  1. Pani câ meusa. While you’ll walk around the city, between a church and a palace, you can taste the famous pani câ meusa: it is a soft loaf with pieces of lung and spleen boiled and cooked with the sugna (pork lard).
  2. Panelle. If you prefer a more “classic” specialties, you can pick up the panelle, tasty chickpea flour fritter.
  3. Sfincione. A bit more fat (but still tasty) could be the sfincione, a sort of pizza with tomato sauce, onion and anchovy.
  4. Stigghiola. Very popular in Palermo, they are grilled sheep or veal skewers.
  5. Cazzilli. Fried potato croquettes.
  6. Desserts. How could we forget the prestigious sweets to taste in Palermo? Cassate and cannoli: leave this city without tasting them is a real crime.

The Palermo street food can be found anywhere but if you want to try it and at the same time be immersed in the most “characteristic” atmosphere of the city, then you must visit one of the historical markets, such as Ballarò and Vucciria.

And now, to satisfy your culinary and travel desire, there’s only one thing left to do: book a ferry to Sicily.


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