Further to my previous Sneak Peak ‘Curious in Torino (Turin)—Ice Cream Heaven’ dedicated exclusively to tasting, delicious ice cream in Turin, here is my write up on other foodie places I have found there. If you are going to Turin, also check my Sneak Peak ‘Curious in Torino (Turin)’, which I published after my first visit earlier this year.
My new tips this time:
AgriSalumeria Luiset – It is unthinkable for us to be in Italy and not to get good salami. Thanks again to Carolina (Tastes of Carolina) for recommending me Luiset. Just 5-min walk from the Egyptian Museum, you will find this excellent salumeria, selling first-class products.
Which salami would you prefer? We tried different ones and could not decide which one we liked better!
A pretty place to enjoy an outdoor aperitif with awning sprinklers splashing water to cool down the hot temperature … This has its cost, of course!
If you are already in the Farmacia, get inside and check their showcased pastries and chocolates. You will find it hard not to indulge. It is also interesting to watch what happens in their open kitchen.
Mercato di Porta Palazzo (Sundays closed) – Not to miss as a foodie is a visit to the market, especially in Turin, where locals are used to buy fresh products at the market. Porta Palazzo with about 1,000 stalls is one of the largest and oldest in Europe. It is especially nice that they have a whole section, exclusively, for regional farmers to sell their produce.
The choice of fruit and vegetables is incredible. They even had fresh ají amarillo (yellow chili pepper) that you can hardly find in Europe, and we use so much in Peruvian dishes, like causa (spicy potato terrine)—here is my Homemade recipe.
The building where Defilippis is located is just superb.
We got a nice table on the first floor. You sit surrounded by packages of pasta. While waiting for our lunch order, we had Menabrea bionda, a local artisanal beer and a glass of Rosato Damilano. Both good recommendations from the staff. Oh, yes, we enjoyed those sips.
Steffanone (1886) – Visit this deli, just a few steps from Piazza San Carlo.
Tre Galline – During our first visit to Turin we enjoyed a good glass of wine at Tre Galli–see my review about it under ‘Curious in Torino (Turin)’–in the Quadrilatero, a nice area for bar hopping. You note when it is time for an aperitif in Turin. The streets and places start to get busy.
The greeting from the kitchen came in form of a delicious vitello tonnato (veal with tuna fish sauce).
Sweet greeting from the kitchen:
We really liked the food and the barolo at Tre Galline. It felt authentic, and the dishes were carefully prepared and tasty. The staff was attentive and complied with all our special wishes in a friendly way.
We walked back to our hotel enjoying the beautiful sights of Turin by night.
When visiting Turin, just stroll around its streets, squares, and arcades (18 km!). It doesn’t matter if you get lost; actually, it’s better! You will be amazed by interesting discoveries:
… a cozy coffee corner
… one of the various historical caffès in the city: Mulassano, inventors of the tramezzino (triangular sandwich) in 1926.
… front of a peculiar piercing parlor
… A Turinese man approached to show us a cannonball embedded in a wall. How kind of him!
… and last but certainly not least the Mole Antonelliana by day and night.