Guided tour

Palermo: Street Food and Local Market Tasting Tour

4.9 / 5

92 reviews

Palermo: Street Food and Local Market Tasting Tour

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From US$ 61.40 per person

Sample the street foods of Palermo on a relaxing 3-hour walking tour and visit the local markets with a licensed guide. Learn more about the city's street food culture as you pass historic monuments, and more.

About this activity

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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Small group
Limited to 10 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Taste at least 6 different street food samples in authentic local locations
  • Interact with local vendors and meet street characters
  • Have a cheerful toast in the oldest tavern downtown
  • Challenge your palate with new and unique flavors
  • Explore the food market of Capo and Vucciria with a local
Full description
Be part of the first ever street food tour in Sicily and explore the main markets and squares of Palermo city center with a licensed guide. Escape the usual tourist traps and discover venues loved by the locals for a fully immersive experience in small groups of no more than 12 people. Venture down secret alleyways to chat to street food vendors and colorful characters. Enter the oldest working class bar downtown and share a drink with Palermitans. Take the best tips from your local guide, and receive a unique food passport souvenir to take away.                      
Includes
  • Live tour guide
  • Beer
    Not suitable for
    • People with back problems
    • People with mobility impairments
    • Wheelchair users
    Covid-19 precautions

    You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
    Traveler requirements
    • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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    Participants

    Date

    Meeting point

    Meet your guide at the main gate of Teatro Massimo opera house. Address: Piazza Verdi, 90138 Palermo PA, Italy. Your guide will be carrying a red bag with the local supplier's logo printed on.

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Comfortable shoes
    • Sun hat

    Not allowed

    • Pets
    • Smoking

    Know before you go

    • If your tour is in the morning you will visit the local markets. If it takes place in the evening, your guide will take you around Vucciria and the old port areas as the markets are closed in the evening
    • Please note that the street food snacks can be fried and greasy. One of the tastings also contains entrails
    • This tour is not suitable for vegans or people allergic to gluten
    • This tour is not wheelchair accessible or suited for those with walking difficulties. There are few opportunities to sit down during the tour
    • After every food sample, your guide will stamp your foodie passport to complete your keepsake souvenir
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.9 /5

    based on 92 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      5/5
    • Value for money
      4.8/5
    • Service
      4.9/5
    • Organization
      4.9/5

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    I always do a food tour when I arrive to a new city. It’s so helpful to have locals give the ins and outs/do’s and don’ts while eating local fare. Angelo was wonderful! Super knowledgeable, personable and fun. I had the best arancina of my life and could not recommend Palermo or the food tour more highly.

    May 8, 2022

    I assume you're reading this because food is part of the reason you travel. This is a wildly entertaining, charming introduction to Palermo's food culture and Sicilian eating. I know where to eat, what to eat and how to eat now that our guide has taught us how not to wander the markets like a lost and intimidated puppy. You get quite a bit of history and random street knowledge with this tour, and if you dig a little, you notice that Marco, the owner, is a go-to for foreign producers and chefs needing a guide for their travel and food shows.

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    October 7, 2020

    Very fun, informative and tasty tour! We had the best arancini of the whole trip, and we tasted foods that we otherwise would not have eaten. Since beer and food is involved, there's a nice vibe with your fellow tour-takers. Marco was a great guide! Thank you, this tour is one of the top 3 highlights of our trip to Sicily.

    September 21, 2020

    Product ID: 84486