A Sicilian Mercato isn’t just a good spot to get yourself some food, it’s an experience of extravagant proportions, a delight in itself.
The market is a good place to get some food for yourself at terrific prices. If you have access to a kitchenette, fabulous, you can get some fish (often so fresh it’s still jumping) to cook for yourself or a cut of meat you can throw in a pan or grill.
You don’t have to live on the many varieties of street food, cook something for yourself.
When you have access to cooking facilities, you can easily buy yourself something which you recognise such as pork chops or salsiccia, Italian sausages. Have a look for some varieties of involtini or other little goodies you can take home to cook.
If you don’t have the luxury of cooking facilities you can shop instead at a Salumeria in the market. Some are in small shops in the market itself while others are in travelling shops somewhat like a small caravan. Here you can get yourself some cheese, bread and slices of salami.
There’s always plenty of cheese to choose from …
That nut stall is set up in front of the Temple of Apollo following, no doubt, a 4,000 year old tradition of selling snacks outside the church.