Be it for business meetings, for a full shopping session or to enjoy a visit to local museums and landmarks, a stay in Milan can quickly turn into a busy experience. So busy you can even find yourself with little time even to have lunch. In this case, you can opt for a quick takeaway meal and let the rich Milanese street food scene surprise you. In Milan, in fact, a quick snack does not necessarily mean giving up on the quality of the delicacies you eat. Seeing is believing!.
A map of these venues follows
1. Luini - Milanese Panzerotti
In Milan, Luini is an institution in itself. Located just a stone’s throw from the Duomo, this gourmet shop serves some of the best ‘panzerotti ‘ (small folded fried pizza dough stuffed with cheese, tomato or different ingredients) in town from 1888. Locals and visitors alike love intertwining a business meeting or a pause from one shop to another with a quick stop in discovery of Luini’s flavours, both in their salty or sweet version. Either you opt to go for a traditional tomato and mozzarella combination or for seasonal ingredients, you will be spoilt for choice.
2. Maido - Street Food From Japan
Those who feel curious to satisfy their lunch crave with a light and nourishing delicacy from Japan should definitely try the newly opened Maido. Located under the shade of Arco della Pace, this cosy small restaurant serves cartoon-like delicacies from the Far East such Okonomiyaki, is sort of savoury pancake cooked on a griddle and traditionally served at festivals and events, accompanied by miso soup and traditional drinks. All creations by Maido can be savoured in the restaurant or on the go.
3. Sorry Mama - Lasagne on the Go
It is true that lasagne are not by tradition one of Milan’s main recipes, though truth be told that the new concept of a takeaway portion of smoking hot lasagne to eat on the go is. At Sorry Mama, indeed, guests can choose among four variations, ranging from the traditional ragout, béchamel and parmesan lasagna or other tasty creations with pistachio sauce or vegetable topping, prepared in a welcoming atmosphere and wrapped on an on-the-go friendly packaging, for a real feel-at-home experience even for those who are in a hurry.
4. Sciatt à Porter - Regional Takeaway Cuisine
Nestled in an intimate shop a few steps away from the trendy Corso Como district, Sciatt à Porter offers those who have always wished of tasting mountain specialities but have too little time to plan a quick getaway the chance to savour specialities from the Valtellina. From ‘sciatt‘, traditional buckweat croquettes stuffed with Casera cheese, to ‘pizzoccheri‘ – buckweat pasta with butter, cheese, cabbage and potatoes – every delicacy is ready to be eaten while strolling throughout the city.
5. The Bagel Factory - Kosher Snack
A bit of American tradition mixed and matched with Middle-Eastern flavours and Italian precious ingredients: welcome at the Bagel Factory. This welcoming boutique daily bakes various recipes of bagels, a handmade ring made from yeasted wheat dough boiled in water and baked, featuring whole wheat, oat or poppy seeds and filled with various fresh ingredients. The perfect idea for a tasty Kosher snack to eat on the go, freshly prepared in one of the most vibrant locations in town: the Darsena.
6. Al Pizzetta - Small Pizza Snacks
Think of one of the most Italian snacks you can think of… if the answer is pizza, Al Pizzetta is the right solution for a quick yet tasty lunch. Featuring various combinations ranging from plain red pizza to sausage and traditional Italian ‘friarielli‘ – spicy spinach-like vegetables from southern Italy – topping the small, round and soft pizzas, are perfect to be shared with friends or with your beloved one to satisfy all appetites while tasting ever-new pizza recipes.
7. Il Kiosko - Fresh Fish Street Food
Fish and chips in not the only street food based on fried fish. If you need evidence to prove it, head to Il Kiosko, in the vibrant Navigli district. This fish shop located along the Darsena basin directly sells freshly caught fish and mixed fried seafood and crustacean cooked on the spot and rolled in a takeaway paper packaging, to enable its guests to savour top-quality delicacies even if you’ve run out of time.
8. Ham Holy Burger – Gourmet Burgers
Mention street food and for sure burgers will soon come to your mind. When it comes to taste, not every whim is the same: Ham Holy Burger was born according to this idea, offering its guests tasty gourmet creations conjuring up top-quality meat sourced in Italy with controlled-origin ingredients such as sun-dried tomatoes, provola cheese, olives paté to mention but a few. Every burger can be booked at the table of one of the three restaurants throughout the city with an efficient i-Pad system and eaten on the spot or on the go.