There are many food markets and grocery stores all over the city. Normal opening hours are: Mon-Fri 8am-1pm and 4pm-7.30p.m. Grocery stores close on Saturday afternoon and Sunday.
Local Food Markets These are the best places to get fresh produce meat, poultry, fish, cheese, fruit and vegetable at very low prices.
Mercato Centrale Piazza del Mercato Centrale M-F 6.00am -5.00pm Saturday 6.00 am- 1 pm
Mercato di Sant’ Ambrogio Piazza Ghiberti Open M-F 8.00am –1.00 pm
Mercato delle Cure Piazza delle Cure Open M-Sat. 8.00 am –1.00 pm
Supermakets This is an inexpensive way to do your shopping. They are normally open all day except on Sunday. Below you can find a list of the ones nearest to the centre: Esselunga Via Masaccio 274/276 Via Pisana 130
Standa Via Pietrapiana 42/44 r
Penny Market Viale Alerdo Aleardi
There are other mini-markets in the central area. Prices are a bit more expensive than you would find in supermarkets. However, they are a good place for emergency shopping, offering a good selection of products. The closest to the San Gallo Campus are:
Il Centro Supermercato Via dei Ginori 41/r Via delle Ruote 42-44/r
Conad Betti At the train station Via Alamanni 2-10/r
Conad Margherita Close to the Duomo Via dei Servi 56/r
Conad, Sapori e dintorni Close to the Ponte Vecchio Via de'Bardi, 45/47
City center: Close to Piazza Repubblica there is: Pizzicheria Via della Spada 47, right at the corner of via del Moro Small market where you can even buy sandwiches. (Open hours: Monday to Saturday from 8.00am till 8.00pm, and Sundays from 9.30am to 2.30pm).
Rosticceria La Spada via della Spada 62. In Piazza della Repubblica you can have lunch with a few euro at Caffe’ Donnini : they have a good choice of first dishes (you can find a different kind of pasta everyday!).
Pizzicheria/small market where you can eat sandwiches:
I Maledetti Toscani Via de’ Cerchi 19/r, open Everyday from 7,30 am to 7,30 pm. Here you can find fresh milk and bread on Sundays. They also deliver at home: tel. 055 294024. Chiaro Scuro Via del Corso 36/r
Cantinetta dei Verrazzano Enoteca Via dei Tavolini 18/20 (open hours 8am-9pm)
I Visaggi Art Café Borgo Albizi 80/r (lunch & aperitif).ù
Il Cucciolo Via del Corso 25/r It is a very simple Bar, but try one of his famous Bomboloni (a kind of Italian Donuts) …falling from the ceiling!
Macrobiotic Food Stores:
Sugar Blues by Ha-Tha Maya Alimenti naturali biologici Via dei Serragli 57r. Il Seme Via Borgo Pinti 91. Un Punto Macrobiotico Via dei Pilastri 10.
Troponais (macrobiotic sweets and pastries) Via San Gallo 92.