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Palermo Street Food Walking Tour

Highlights
  • 3- or 4-hour (depending on season) small-group street food tour around Palermo
  • Hunt out the best Sicilian street food with a foodie guide
  • Visit Sicily’s open-air markets including Vucciria Market and Mercato di Capo
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Palermo Street Food Walking Tour
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Palermo Street Food Walking Tour
USD 41.17
Overview
Sample the best of Sicily’s street food during a 3- or 4-hour walking tour of Palermo. This small-group food tour, led by a local expert guide, explores the fascinating culinary world of Sicily’s capital. Visit the famous and bustling Vucciria and Mercato di Capo outdoor markets, tasting five different Sicilian treats along the way — including ‘panelle’ (chickpea fritters) and ‘arancine’ (deep-fried rice balls). Pass major Palermo monuments during the tour, like the imposing Teatro Massimo, and round out your tour with some local sweet wine and a seasonal dessert. This food walking tour is limited to 12 people, making sure you get a more personal experience.
What to Expect
Meet your guide in Piazza Verdi, near the iconic Teatro Massimo opera house. It’s the largest in Italy, and was in a pivotal scene in The Godfather: Part III. Get your Palermo ‘foodie’s passport,’ which you’ll get stamped at every tasting point along the tour.

Street food is cooked and served at street stalls, modest bakeries and old bars. This street food tour has been designed to show Palermo with no filters of any kind.

Begin making your way to the Vucciria Market and Mercato di Capo, two busy and colorful outdoor markets in Palermo. Listen as your guide offers insights into how Sicily’s unique culinary history informs its street food scene while vendors of local produce and seafood promote their goods. The Church of the Immaculate Conception is nearby, which you can visit if you like (own expense).

Get in line at neighborhood bakeries, cafes and street food stalls to try a variety of famous Sicilian street snacks. Munch on chickpea fritters called panelle and deep-fried balls of rice stuffed with meat, vegetables and cheese called arancine as you collect stamps in your foodie passport.

Sip on a sweet Sicilian wine to wash down your fried treats, and then head for a seasonal dessert. You may indulge in Sicily’s famous cannoli (deep-fried pastry cylinders filled with sweetened ricotta cheese), some gelato or a refreshing granita (a fruity slushy).

From June-September, the tour lasts 3 hours and finishes at Piazza San Domenico. From October-May, the tour is extended to 4 hours and includes visits the Quattro Canti with its Baroque architecture, Piazza Pretoria and its impressive fountain and the Ballarò Market. This tour finishes at the Palermo Cathedral.

Please Note: If you have any dietary restrictions, including food allergies, please make a note in the ‘special requirements’ field when you check out. Substitutions may be possible with advance notice.
Reviews (505)
1 - 5 of 369 reviews
Reviewed yesterday
Interesting and unusual city tour

We booked this tour from Australia having read the favourable reviews and we were not disappointed. Having arrived in Palermo at midnight the night before we were a little blearily eyed for the 10.30am tour but were warmily greeted by our guide Marco. Being a...More

1  Thank 5352westaussie
Reviewed 1 week ago
Great Tour. Good value, good food and a good guide!

An ideal and recommended introduction to a fascinating city. A full morning (4 hours) of eating, drinking seeing and listening. A relaxed pace and time to sit and enjoy at various stop points. Naida, our guide, was lively, funny and informative. A really good start...More

Thank Footprints800818
Streaty_Tours, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Streaty - Street Food Tours of Sicily, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you, we'll wait for you in Catania and Venice next time! Hugs from the Streaty team, street food tours of Italy

Reviewed 1 week ago
great tour delicious food

Marco was fantastic and very knowledgeable.The food was delicious and overall the tour was thoroughly enjoyable..Loved Palermo !

Thank Tony13871
Streaty_Tours, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Streaty - Street Food Tours of Sicily, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for your lovely words and see you next time in Venice and Catania for our street food tours. Hugs, the Streaty team

Reviewed 1 week ago
Salvatore was a great guide, fun, energetic, gave lots of info on culture, recipes, history, a good host.

The food was ok, nothing surprising, but delivered in good surroundings, and accompanied by wine and beer. A good way to see the city on foot for the first time. I recommend it.

Thank Nancy B
Streaty_Tours, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Streaty - Street Food Tours of Sicily, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We're glad you enjoyed our street food tour of Palermo! Hugs, the Streaty team

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
10/10

You have to try it. easy online booking. Our guide Angelo and Glenda who took care of the booking were such an amazing people. 4hs tour around Palermo street food staples. It worth it every cent.

Thank dupiotto
Streaty_Tours, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Streaty - Street Food Tours of Sicily, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Eduardo, muito obrigado! Hope to see you again in Venice and Catania for our food tours. Hugs, the Streaty team

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Yes, you can and yes, you should. Well worth the time and $$. You'll eat things you never thought you would try.
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