Hit the Road: 4 Street Foods to Eat in Rome
Pizza slices, salted fish, artichokes – all perfect for days exploring the city.
In a land that’s as famous for its cuisine as Italy is, it’s no wonder that the country’s capital offers a plethora of delicious foods everywhere you look – including on the streets. Whether you’re craving a quick version of a timeless treat, or something completely new, these top street foods will have you eating all your meals on the go.
1. Pizza al taglio
When it comes to food, there are few dishes more beloved than pizza. And, in Rome, you’ll have plenty of places to enjoy it. Spots where you can eat pizza al taglio, otherwise known as pizza by the slice, punctate the city – often outnumbering coffee shops. Usually, the slices are served in a square, cut to the desired amount, and topped with anything from prosciutto to potatoes.
Maybe you’ve heard of Sicily’s arancini (if you haven’t, they’re delicious), and suppli are Rome’s spinoff. Usually made with risotto, marinara, and mozzarella that’s coated in breadcrumbs and eaten piping hot. You can find them all around the city – including at pizza places – as well as small spots like Suppli, which has some of the best bites in town.
3. Carciofi alla giudea
What’s green, deep fried, and eaten all over Rome? Artichokes. Served upside down with the stem and eaten whole, Carciofi alla giudea (deep-fried artichokes), are a snack that’s been enjoyed for hundreds of years, and enhanced only by olive oil, salt, and pepper.
Don’t have time for a full fish and chips meal? The Romans have you got you covered. Similar to the seafood staple common elsewhere in Europe, baccala is salted fish (usually cod) that’s fried. But, unlike fish and chips, baccala is designed to be eaten on the go and is often wrapped like a cone.
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