Live from Italy.. Favorite foods! Part 1

Roc Me Out boutique was developed with heart because of my love for retail. But if you know me, then you already know that food of all kinds is my other passion!  Living in a new country has allowed me to try a variety of new cuisines. Here are my favorite items so far in Italy.

 

#1 The BEST pizzeria EVER in my opinion.. Just cannot get enough.

La Pendola- My favorite pizzeria in Cremona, Italy!

La Pendola- My favorite pizzeria in Cremona, Italy!

 

pizza pendola 1

Thin, crispy, and fresh pizza in Italia

Thin, crispy, and fresh pizza in Italia

 

#2 The real gelato in Italy is unmatched. Any flavor you can imagine, whether you want a fruity flavor or a rich dolce option like chocolate.

The "fancy" gelato in Roma, Italy... Fantastico

The “fancy” gelato in Roma, Italy… Fantastico

cremona gelato

Homemade gelato in a local shop.

Homemade gelato in a local shop.

#3 Local cafe where you can sit inside or outside. Their specialty is serving fresh drinks which comes along with complimentary snacks.. Slightly obsessed at this point.

Passion fruit cocktail, fresh mojito, and a snack spread.

Passion fruit cocktail, fresh mojito, and a snack spread!

Passion fruit cocktails on a sunny day in Cremona, Italy's center

Passion fruit cocktails on a sunny day in Cremona, Italy’s center

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Italian Street Market Saturday

Saturday street market in Cremona, Italy. Jewelry booth.

Saturday street market in Cremona, Italy. Jewelry booth.

Twice a week this town sets up a street market with at least 100 booths selling a variety of items including produce, household items, clothing, shoes, prepared foods, toys, etc.. Strolling the streets and being inspired is fun and always different. In my hometown in Florida we have a Saturday Market once a month so I was excited to see this is a common occurrence for the laid back people of Italy.

View down the closed streets of Cremona as locals haggle for a good deal.

View down the closed streets of Cremona as locals haggle for a good deal.

Cremona, Italy boot both at the Saturday Street Market in the town center.

Cremona, Italy boot both at the Saturday Street Market in the town center.

European men and women alike wear a variety of boots each day to keep warm and it was no surprise to see this boot booth.

Saturday street market clothing

Variety of olives, peppers, and other fresh items have their own booth! Martini time?

Variety of olives, peppers, and other fresh items have their own booth! Martini time?

After the chilly street market a local café was my next stop! Fresh pastries and an espresso or cappuccino is necessity living in Italy.

After the chilly street market a local café was my next stop! Fresh pastries and an espresso or cappuccino is a necessity living in Italy.

My fresh air stroll and espresso has inspired me to research new ideas for Roc Me Out Boutique!

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