Guided tour

Palermo: Street Food and Local Market Tasting Tour

Palermo: Street Food and Local Market Tasting Tour

From US$ 63.71 per person

Explore the markets with a local food expert. Learn about locals' daily life, traditional recipes, and taste a range of favorite local foods.

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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 7 different traditional street foods
  • Interact with local vendors and make new friends with other travelers
  • Have a cheerful toast at 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

Explore the main markets and backstreets of Palermo city center with a local food expert. Escape the usual tourist traps and discover venues loved by the locals for a fully immersive foodie experience.

You will easily find arancini around the streets but there is only one place in town that still makes the thousand-year-old recipe, you will find it on this tour. Your guides will have selected various bouquets of traditional street food for you.

Enjoy veggie fritters, soft ravazzata with spinach, and a challenging offal sandwich. All tours end with a seasonal dessert. The amount of food will substitute for your lunch. Venture down secret alleyways to chat with street food vendors and colorful characters.

Enter the oldest working-class bar downtown and share a drink with Palermitans. The small group tour will allow you to interact with your local guide and collect the best tips to enjoy the city like a local.

This is a truly authentic street experience. Local guides discuss many topics besides cuisine in order to make you feel the real street spirit of Palermo.

Includes
  • Licensed local guide
  • Walking tour
  • 7 street food tastings
  • 2 drinks (1 wine, 1 beer)
  • Seasonal dessert (cannoli or ice cream)
  • Extra food or drinks
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Bottled water (available to purchase)
Not suitable for
  • People with back problems
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
  • Vegans
  • People with gluten intolerance
  • People with lactose intolerance

Select participants and date

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 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
  • The amount of food offered replaces a full meal
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 125 reviews

Review summary

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

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For first timer, it’s a good start to have a general idea about Palermo and ask all the questions you want. Alessandra was very helpfull in explaning whatever questions we have. Just a big expensive regarding the small amounts of food we got when you know it only costs 2-3 euros if you get if yourself.

January 1, 2023

This tour was such a great way to discover the markets with a local! Antonio was a fantastic guide. He made us try incredible street food whilst giving us an insight of history and traditions. Yes, you can visit the markets and buy food on your own, but you wouldn't get the story behind it, meet the people cooking the food, take a sneak peek of the kitchens. I would recommend to his tour to anyone visiting Palermo for the first time!

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October 25, 2022

This tour was the perfect way to begin our stay in Palermo. It was a great introduction to not only some fantastic street food ( especially the aracina) two markets, fantastic gelato, a classic dive bar and yes a whole lot of carbs but also helped us get a feel for Palermo and Palermians . It was entertaining and enlightening. I highly recommend

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October 7, 2022

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