The San Lorenzo Market has everything from authentic Italian leather goods to the most fresh produce ever & the most beautiful flowers!! I love going to the market to buy fresh produce, freshly baked bread, homemade pastas, all the wine and cheese you can think of, and etc. As much as I love Whole Foods and Trader Joes when I’m in New York, hands down, San Lorenzo Market has to be the best place to buy groceries in Florence. Everything is as organic and fresh as it can get, which means you won’t be able to find certain fruits when they’re not in season, etc. But what makes it even better are the prices! Because everything is locally grown or made, everything is affordable even to us college students!
Of course a lot of us still make use of the ever-so convenient super market like Esselunga, which is across the street from school, and also very wallet-friendly, but I think shopping at the San Lorenzo Market is part of what makes the living experience here in Firenze so different than America. Yes, I know there are many farmers markets in the states, but the San Lorenzo Market is a whole different experience!
If you’d rather buy your groceries at the super market, at least go here for the widest selection of dried fruit. If you don’t like raisins, go try the dry melons, mango, kiwi, papaya, etc. Promise they are super delicious!