Mercato di Ballarò
Some of the best things we've eaten in Palermo have been devoured far from a restaurant table, on our feet: the city's street-food vendors rival its fine-dining establishments in innovation and excellence. Don't believe us? Head to Ballarò Market, one of the oldest of its kind in the city, where the island's Arabic, Italian, Mediterranean and West African influences collide. Take a stroll through the organised chaos to feast on pane e panelle (sandwiches stuffed with chickpea fritters), deep-fried octopus, pani ca' meusa (spleen and ricotta buns) and thick slices of sfincione (fluffy Sicilian pizza), followed by ricotta-stuffed cannoli and prickly pears.
Via Ballarò, 90134