In the markets of the city, Ballarò, Vucciria and Borgo the ”Buffittieri” (street food vendors) are thriving. Between one purchase and another you can tease and taste the best street food. Expanses of inviting arancini and golden panelle peep out from the vendors’ counters.
At Vucciria go to the ”Purparo”, she sells freshly caught octopus. She cooks them in a pot with salted water and in a few minutes the octopus is on display on the counter, to be eaten on the spot with lemon and parsley.
The variety of cuisine available on the street next to a kiosk or a “trendy” Ape car allows everyone – carnivores, piscivorous, vegetarians – to enjoy one of Palermo’s best feature: food. From appetizers to desserts passing from one market to another you can pack a tailor-made lunch.