Lampredotto Street Food in Florence,

Street Food – Lampredotto

Lampredotto is a Florentine street food you will find being served in many of the food carts around Florence, Italy. Generally, you will not find traditional food carts in Italy. Now…. you might ask… “What is Lampredotto?”

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First of all, let me begin to tell you that Lampredotto is the fourth stomach (the abomasum) and final stomach of a cow. It is boiled in a broth of herbs and spices along with tomatoes. Once cooked, it is cut into strips and served on a bun called ” semelle” and topped with salsa verde and spicy extra virgin olive oil.

Street Food - Lampredotto,

Originally, Lampredotto was considered a poor mans sandwich. It dates back to the 15th century and by the 19th century, it was sold by wooden pushcarts. But today, Lampredotto is sold all over Florence, Italy. Gary said it was just “okay” but having it once was probably enough!

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Will you try it when in Florence?

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    1. I completely agree with you Jenn! Our curiosity was due to the street cart directly out our apartment window and always packed with people; sometimes three rows deep! It was/is popular due to the fact it’s a cheep meal. I’d rather save up for a pizza!!

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