Enjoy some crunchy Pastizzi from Serkin to kickstart your day
Pastizzi are an icon of the islands, so sealing off your last festive day off with one of the scrumptious delicacies would be keeping true to all things Maltese. Of course, you’ll have to make the difficult decision of choosing between ricotta or pea pastizzi, but wherever your preferences lie, these savoury pastries are always a few steps away!
Indulge in a refreshing Tony’s Ice Cream in your favourite spot
Situated in scenic Baħar iċ-Ċagħaq, Tony’s Ice Cream is beloved by many Maltese driving to or from the area as they enjoy their day off, stopping for one of their deliciously crafted ice creams. With a whole slew of flavours to choose from, Tony’s Ice Cream is the perfect afternoon treat to enjoy before huddling up before the next week kicks off.
Grab a traditional ‘ftira biz-zejt’ from any local Gabbana
No one puts in as much love and passion into their ftajjar as do the several gabbani situated all across various localities in Malta. Their traditional ciabatta-reminiscent delicacy is a physical accumulation of Maltese culture, hitting a person’s taste buds with flavours that trigger cherished memories of days gone by.
Cool down by the beach with a granita from any ice cream truck.
Malta’s ice cream trucks are to granita what the gabbani are to their ftajjar – if ice-cream isn’t exactly up your alley, a cold granita on a hot summer’s day is a delightful way to freshen up after an excursion to one of Malta’s beaches.
Attend a local village feast and bask in their glory.
Malta’s summer is a period of time characterised by many locals passionate about their patron saints pooling their skills, talents and know-how to create the wondrous atmosphere we know as village feasts. The feasts are tour de force of Maltese culture – fireworks, qubbajd, ‘marċi ta’ filgħodu, catching up with old friends – and even just walking around and basking in all that goes into creating such a spectacle is enough. It also acknowledges the hard work the Maltese put into these gem of Maltese tradition.