La Toraia


Picture it – you’re a Marist Italy student, out for a jog with a friend. The two of you get to talking, and suddenly you both realize you’re hungry. Your friend mentions words that you don’t normally hear in Florence: hamburgers and food truck. You are confused. But starving. Trusting your friend’s opinions on food, you let her lead you to the La Toraia food truck, parked in the grass on the Lungarno Colombo.

La Toraia food truck offers hamburgers, cheeseburgers, hot dogs, and French fries, as well as an array of panini, all made with locally sourced ingredients. A hamburger or cheeseburger with as many toppings as you can manage (my friend and I had zucchini, peppers, eggplant, onions, ketchup and mayo) will cost you 5 euro. For drinks to wash down your food they offer water, apple juice made from local apples, beer and wine.


When the day comes where you can’t bear the thought of cooking for yourself and you just can’t handle the idea of more pizza and pasta (I know, I know… sounds impossible now, but that day will come), check out La Toraia for a delicious and quick meal.

La Toraia food truck is open 12 noon – 12 midnight, 7 days a week.


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