Palermo Street Food Walking Tour

Food, Wine & Nightlife in Palermo

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Tour description provided by Viator

A 3 to 4 hour relaxing street food walking tour around Palermo led by a young passionate local guide. Take a journey through the scents and flavours of Capo and Vucciria markets and explore their backstreets where real Palermitan soul resides. See some of the top attractions along the way like Teatro Massimo, Piazza San Domenico, piazza Pretoria and the Cathedral. Taste the local street food, such as ‘arancine’ (stuffed rice balls) and ‘panelle’ (chickpea fritters), as well as a local wine and seasonal dessert (cannoli or ice cream) but also some challenging sample like the renowned "pani ca' meusa" (veal offal sandwich). This tour is limited to 12 participants, ensuring you an open interaction with the tour guide, the local vendors and the other travelers. This is a tourist-trap free experience designed for real foodies! We are the most experienced food tour company in Sicily. We hosted Rick Stein, Paul Hollywood and many other food celebrities!
In the morning, meet your guide at Piazza Verdi, home to Teatro Massimo, Italy’s largest opera house. Receive your personal ‘Food Passport’ and listen as your guide explains that it will be stamped after each tasting, creating a personalized souvenir of your small-group food tour. Then, begin your gastronomic jaunt through Palermo. Wind through the web of alleyways that make up Mercato di Capo and Vucciria Market. Breathe in the heavenly aromas that waft through the air and browse the stalls, which are piled high with regional fare. As you walk, listen to your guide share the secrets of Sicilian street cuisine and explain the history of the city, while pointing out notable monuments and hidden corners unexplored by the tourist crowd. Savor snacks from several street vendors and stop into local bakeries and traditional inns as part of your educational epicurean experience. During the tour, try five different Sicilian specialties, such as arancine (stuffed rice balls) and panelle (chickpea fritters) and some challenging sample such as the veal spleen sandwich, as well as sipping on a sweet local wine. Top it all off with a lip-smacking local dessert, such as an ice cream or cannoli (fried pastry tubes filled with sweet ricotta and other ingredients). The tour concludes after three hours at Piazza San Domenico. Please note:PLEASE BE AWARE THAT STARTING FROM JANUARY 1ST ALL TOURS WILL LAST 3HRS OFFERING A DEEPER FOOD EXPERIENCE! 

What’s included

  • Licensed Local Guide
  • Streaty Food Passport
  • Full Meal: 5 street food tastings and seasonal dessert (gelato or cannolo)
  • One glass of dessert wine
  • From January 1st, 2019 we will also include water and one glass of beer

What’s not included

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Extra Foods/drinks or seconds, unless specified (water is not included. However, it can be purchased in any cafè along the walk)
  • Gratuities
  • photo service


  • Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city
  • Free snacks included
  • Get inside tips from a local
  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
  • Small-group tour