Guided tour

Palermo: Street Food and Local Market Tasting Tour

Palermo: Street Food and Local Market Tasting Tour

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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
Small group
Limited to 10 participants


  • Taste at least 7 different traditional street foods
  • Interact with local vendors and make new friends with other travelers
  • 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

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.

  • Live tour guide
  • Food tasting
  • Dessert
  • Beer
  • Wine
    Not suitable for
    • People with back problems
    • People with mobility impairments
    • Wheelchair users
    • Vegans
    • People with gluten intolerance
    • People with lactose intolerance
    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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    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 105 reviews

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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

    Great, I liked it very much. The leader was great. Even sent photos afterwards. The group was international and interested. Unfortunately, my cell phone was stolen afterwards and so were the souvenir photos. If there is still the possibility to get this from Marco by mail, I would be very grateful, because everything is gone. I will be booking with you again soon. Greetings Peter

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    November 22, 2021

    I thought it would be a good tour to learn a little more about Palermo and its street food culture, but it was much better than I expected. And all thanks to Angelo, our guide, knowledgeable about Sicily and its culture, and especially knowledgeable about Palermo. He does his job with true passion and was willing at all times to help us with our doubts and curiosities. Delighted with the tour and delighted with Angelo.

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    August 27, 2021

    Product ID: 84486