Guided tour

Palermo Traditional Food Tour

4.6 / 5

10 reviews

Activity provider: Do Eat Better Experience
Guided tour

Palermo Traditional Food Tour

Activity provider: Do Eat Better Experience

From US$ 74.83 per person

Indulge your palate in a memorable and rich dining experience with local ingredients on this guided food tour of the the Sicilian capital of Palermo.

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Duration 3.5 hours
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English, Italian


  • Discover the top five traditional food stops in Palermo
  • Enjoy Palermo with a full belly guaranteed
  • Avoid tourist traps and crowds
Full description
Discover our traditions with only the best dishes at the best restaurants. Make unforgettable memories with an Italian culinary experience of the following dishes.  Panino with panelle and crocchè: the beating heart of Palermo’s street food is sesame bread stuffed with mashed potatoes balls or chickpea omelet. This is an absolute must try in order to have an overview of the rich and tasty Sicilian food culture. Sfincione: made with a pizza-like dough covered with fresh tomato salsa, anchovies paste, capers, and onion. Sfincione is the super tasty version of a pizza from Palermo.  Rice arancina: famous all around the world these rice balls are filled with different ingredients (meat, smoked ham, spinach, mixed cheese, and more) and then deep-fried according to a centuries-long tradition: the best fried-food one can possibly try.  Pasta alla norma: traditionally shaped pasta (usually macaroni), with fresh tomato salsa, fried aubergines, salty seasoned ricotta cheese, and basil. The recipe was born in Catania but shortly after it became a symbol of Sicilian savory food. Anelletti al forno: small sized pasta shaped in the form of a ring (anello in Italian) with meat and pea salsa. One cannot claim to have been in Palermo without trying this. Traditional vegetables with parmigiana di melanzane: a famous Sicilian dish made with fried aubergines, tomato salsa, parmesan, and mozzarella cheese.  Sicilian cannoli: a waffle, traditionally shaped around a hot metallic bar, filled with a sweet and creamy paste made from ricotta cheese, candied fruit, and crunchy pistachios or dark chocolate drops. A colorful sight and an explosion of a sweet taste.  Sicilian Granita: served in a glass it is perfect for relaxing on a warm summer afternoon and it intended to conclude a rich meal. Fresh fruit, sugar, and ice are the simple ingredients but the taste is incredible, especially topped with coffee, chocolate, or more fruit.  Sicilian cassata: traditional Sicilian pie, to be eaten chilled, made with fresh ricotta cheese, dried fruit, wheat paste, and other ingredients according to a hundred year old recipe. 
  • 3.5-hour guided food tour
  • Food and drinks (water, wine, beer, or soft drinks will be served in fixed amounts)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

Piazzetta Delle Dogane (in front of Santa Maria della Catena Church)

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • Children under five years old go free of charge and 6-10 years old get a 50% discount
  • Your guide is a local foodie who speaks Italian or English
  • Downtown Palermo is mostly pedestrian-only
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 10 reviews

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Was soll ich sagen? Gelungen von Anfang an. Da wir nur zu zweit waren, hatten wir Giuseppe für uns allein und er war der perfekte Guide. Sympathisch, redegewandt, sehr belesen und kennt sich in seiner Stadt wirklich aus. Wir haben, weil wir eine kleine Gruppe waren sehr intensive Gespräche geführt und haben mit das beste Essen genossen, welches meine Frau und ich so nie probiert hätten. Wenn wir könnten, würde wir 5 Extrasterne nur für Giuseppe geben. Wenn man schreibt, er unterhält sich nicht mit einem, hat man einfach kein Interesse an der Tour. Sogar als wir gesagt haben, wir seien Kaffeegenießer hat er einen zusätzlichen Stop in einem Café gemacht, einfach nur toll! Vielen lieben Dank, Giuseppe! ❤️

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March 28, 2023

Es war ein erlebnisreicher Rundgang durch die Altstadt. Das Essen war rundum lecker und abwechslungsreich, schmackhaft, frisch und authentisch. Wir waren pappsatt nach der Tour und voller Eindrücke, leckeren Geschmäcker auf der Zunge. Herzlichen Dank an unseren guide Federica für die Geschichten rund ums Essen, die Stadt, Land und Leute.

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March 28, 2023

Frederica heeft ons met haar enthousiasme en vriendelijkheid een boeiende tour door Palermo bezorgd. Traditionele gerechtjes laten proeven op plaatsen waar we anders nooit zouden gekomen zijn. Haar Engels was perfect en ze zorgde dadelijk voor een oplossing toen een van de zaken al gesloten was.

March 28, 2023

Product ID: 182570