If you missed Sant'Ambrogio Market, nestled in the beautiful glass and iron hall in Piazza Lorenzo Ghiberti, go straight to this gastronomic institution founded in 1860. The vaulted ceilings of this 15th-century building once housed a paint shop, and there are still many in this neighbourhood. The Florentines shop here for local produce, as well as for the full range of specialties from elsewhere.
Huge, incredibly busy, and with over 7,000 different products on offer, this is a paradise of gluttony. There is delicious handmade pasta, fragrant white truffles, cheeses from all parts of the country, an enchanting cellar, a rigorous selection of olive oils, chocolates, and homemade biscuits, and every type of Tuscan meat. Oddly enough, a small drugstore is hidden in the back of the shop, and that can come in handy.
Via dello Studio, 8
+39 055 282 701