Two Girls in Rome – Eating the Streets

The first challenge we had when planning our trip to Rome was surely finding a great plane ticket, as going they can be quite expensive. Thankfully, with the help of GoEuro, a good website for finding cheap train and flight tickets, we were able to score quite a good deal which left enough money in our pockets to be spent on trinkets and other things for our loved ones.

And while our itinerary was set right from the start, the meals were far from planned. Instead we wanted to try out another approach, and that meant trying out the local cuisine. As you might already know, Italian food is very popular all over the world, so giving it a try while visiting the country was surely on my agenda. It’s safe to say that while visiting the Arch of Constantine and Palantine Hill we were pretty hungry, so we decided that we can’t travel Rome without trying the local cuisine.

While thinking about what to eat in Rome, we quickly turned our look to the street food. We absolutely loved the bruschetta, which is basically a simple dish, comprised by bread, some garlic, and a little bit of olive oil. Dare I say that is was simply delicious.

Brushetta (photo by Rod Amaru)

Bruschetta (photo by Rod Amaru)


But there are more street foods in Rome that I would recommend as well, such as the trapizzino, the Romeo Ape Truck meals or salumeria. All of these have a refined taste despite being bought from the street, and I enjoyed them quite a lot. When compared to other European street food, the one in Rome is much better due to the fact that it’s not unhealthy, because instead of fast food you receive something that has a great taste and which won’t give you a lot of extra pounds as bonus.

You can’t visit Rome without eating a pizza. Let’s face it, you can eat it anywhere in the world, but since Italy is its place of origin, here you will be able to find out some original recipes that were kept for years and years. This is why I think that the pizza slices are some of the best street foods you can acquire in Rome.

Vegetarian Pizza in Rome (photo by Gigi Griffis)

Vegetarian Pizza in Rome (photo by Gigi Griffis)


Of course, there are others great street foods in town, such as the Re di Roma or Arcangelo. The latter is actually a very old recipe that brings you chicken giblets, sausages and a mix of parmesan. The result is tasty mix that, as far as I know, can’t be recreated anywhere in the world, as only here you can find the perfect ingredients. Since we couldn’t eat this, we found Sforno to be a great street eat provider, as it even brought some vegetarian meals to the table, which I thought it was great.

All in all, we had a great deal of fun exploring the Italian cuisine and the street eats. They are both healthy and refreshing, a breath of fresh air when compared to other street foods in the European continent. Do I miss Italy and the street foods? Sure I do, but hopefully one day I will be back there.

About Yafieda Jamil

A Malaysian girl currently working abroad in Phnom Penh city. I love a good road trip, hot cappuccinos, spicy food and staring at old buildings. My mission is to inspire people to see the world differently before we all get any older. Oh and giraffes are the most beautiful creatures on earth.

2 Responses to Two Girls in Rome – Eating the Streets

  1. Amazing story Fie, looks like you had a gastronomic delight in there. And by the way, I love Malaysian food also. Missing it so bad especially Curry Mee, can you send it to me from there? Haha

    • fienuts says:

      I miss curry mee too ever since I got here Karthik! We need to get someone to send it to us from Malaysia. Hehe.

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