Foodies of Palermo - street food tour

Palermo, Italy

Experience hosted by Marco

  1. 3 hours
  2. Hosted in English
Fun for couples
Something to try together.
Cultural immersion
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Super storytelling
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What you'll do

If you want to taste the authentic Sicilian street food and catch the real soul of Palermo, this is the right choice! We will walk you around the Capo and Vucciria markets of Palermo to enjoy the best local street food. We will stop at selected food stalls, family-run bakeries and old inns to sample traditional street food and sip some "limited edition" wine ;)
We'll stop at carefully selected food spots.
We will unveil the secrets of Sicilian cuisine, discuss history of foods and recipes. We will introduce you to market vendors and fun street characters.
Please be aware that this is not a gourmet tour nor a touristy tour! This is a street food walk with a local friend!
Palermitan street food is renowned for being various but also challenging...so stretch your belly!
Not only food! during the walk we will also discuss other topics like history, arts, traditions and social issues (eg.mafia). We will also share with you the best tips to enjoy the rest of your stay like a real local.
MORNING TOUR (all year round) explores the local markets of Capo and Vucciria. Choose the morning option to experience the colorful and lively markets.
EVENING TOUR (Apr-Oct) takes travellers around the intricate alleys of the modern port La Cala and the busy nightlife area of La Vucciria. Choose the night tour to skip summer heat and try some unique night-time bites.
If you want to taste the authentic Sicilian street food and catch the real soul of Palermo, this is the right choice! We will walk you around the Capo and Vucciria markets of Palermo to enjoy the best local street food. We will stop at selected food stalls, family-run bakeries and old inns to sample traditional street food and sip some "limited edition" wine ;)
We'll stop at carefully selected food spots.
We will unveil the secrets of S…

What's included

  • Food
    At least 5 different street foods (eg. arancini, chickpea fritters, spleen...
  • Drinks
    TWO DRINKS: one glass of beer at first stop and one glass of wine or beer i...

Meet your Host, Marco

Host on Airbnb since 2014
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Hi! We are a group of Palermitan guides with an obsession for food&wine! I (Marco) and my friends Salvo, Angelo, Sergio and Naida are the pioneers of street food tours in Sicily. Come with us if you want to feel the real street spirit of Palermo. We won't treat you as a client but as a new friend! We keep a laid-back attitude with travellers, we share tips, facts and personal stories. We want you to know real Palermo without any touristy filters.
You don't know what food tour to book? We'll give you a tip: if tour promises cannoli in summertime, skip it! Cannoli is a seasonal winter dessert and in summertime are made for tourists only!
Choose us. We mean business and fun! :)
Unlike other hosts, we are licensed guides, we operate in compliance with the Italian tourist law and we happily pay taxes ;)
Hi! We are a group of Palermitan guides with an obsession for food&wine! I (Marco) and my friends Salvo, Angelo, Sergio and Naida are the pioneers of street food tours in Sicily. Come with us if you want to feel the real street spirit of Palermo. We won't treat you as a client but as a new friend! We keep a laid-back attitude with travellers, we share tips, facts and personal stories. We want you to know real Palermo without any touristy filters.
You don't know what food tour to book? We'l…
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Where you'll be

MEETING POINT: main gate of Massimo Theatre, the opera house, in Piazza Verdi.
THE MORNING TOUR GOES THROUGH: Piazza Verdi, Capo food market, Backstreets, Vucciria district, Old Inn of Uncle Totò, Food stalls, Piazza San Domenico (end).
THE EVENING TOUR GOES THROUGH: Piazza Verdi, La Cala (the modern port of the city), Backstreets, Vucciria district, Old Inn of Uncle Totò, Food stalls, Piazza San Domenico (end).

Rated 4.95 out of 5 from 815 reviews.

Alexandra
January 2022
We had fantastic time with Salvo, he's a great guy and knows his city well. We ate some really interesting food and even went back to a few places later on during our trip. Would definitely recommend, especially at the start of your trip so you get to know more about Palermo and know where the best places to eat are!
Kali
December 2021
Marco was incredible. He hosted this tour on his birthday and gave us the “friend treatment” and we couldn’t possibly have had a better experience. Literally had the best time. Marco showed us our favorite experience in Italy! Travel to Palermo to taste food with Marco and co! Great times, great food, great conversation!
Julie
December 2021
My husband and I honeymooned in Italy and did food tours in several cities. This was, without a doubt, the best one!!! Marco really gave us a wonderful tour of Palermo with fantastic food. I felt like we really got to know Palermo through the food and history. DEFINITELY GO!
Grant
December 2021
Might be the best food tour I’ve ever been on - would highly recommend to anyone in Palermo. Marco was an incredible host!
Márton
December 2021
Marco took us to local stores, markets,told a number of stories about the places, the history of Palermo and obviously the production of the food we eat. It was a really great experience, thank you Marco!
Pierre Et Martyna
December 2021
The tour was wonderful, we learned a lot about Palermo and the local food. Salvo made sure that even as vegetarians we could try all the varieties of the local delicacies.

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Things to know

Guest requirements

Guests must be of legal drinking age to be served alcohol.
Guests ages 2 and up can attend, up to 10 guests total. Parents can also bring children under 2 years of age.
All participants must wear a protective face covering and practice social distancing.

What to bring

IMPORTANT: From August 6th to December 31st, it is mandatory in Italy to have a Anti-Covid Vaccine Green Pass or a negative covid test document (released in the past 48 hrs) in order to access restaurants and other historical attractions.
comfy walking shoes (avoid flip flop), sunhat, bottle of water, tissues. Please bring your own mash.

Cancellation policy

Cancel up to 7 days before the Experience start time for a full refund, or within 24 hours of booking as long as the booking is made more than 48 hours before the start time.