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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
From US$51.84
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 (511)
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Reviewed 1 week ago
Learning how to eat like a Sicialian

Amazing street food tour. Met our guide Salvo in front of the museum. Aside from the food we were taught a lot of history of the city. We basically ate our way through our tour. Tasted local food like spleen sandwich, arancini, olives, tomato toasts,...More

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

Thank you Jbor for the fabulous feedback! Hope to see you again in Catania, Venice and soon...Florence! Hugs, the STREATY.com team

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
A Worthwhile Tour of Palemo!

Our guide, Rafa, was absolutely amazing!! We were running a few minutes late and when we arrived (running from our B&B, out of breath, in the rain), she was so sweet to buy us coffees and assured us we had plenty of time for the...More

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

Thank you so much Krystle, hope to see you again on our food tours in Catania and Venice! Hugs, the Streaty team

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
An amazing 4 and a half hour experience

As arranged, met our guide, outside the opera house. Promptly at 10.30am. Salvo introduced himself and the other 9 Tourists on our street food tour. This was our first visit to Palermo and Salvo did such an excellent job introducing us to the sites and...More

Thank CDH1963
Streaty_Tours, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Streaty - Street Food Tours of Sicily, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you very much, hope to see you again in Catania and Venice! Hugs, the Streaty team

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Palermo street food tour : viva Sicilia! viva Palermo! via Angelo!

Streaty in Palermo: this is superb! this is excellent! this is so much fun! this is great for couples, for being on your own or families with young children or older children! We spent 3 or 4 hours with Angelo who was our guide, our...More

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

Wow Christopher, you've made us speechless :-) Hope to guide you and feed you again in Catania and Venice too! Hugs, the Streaty team

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Fantastic!!!

We did this tour on our first morning in Palermo and it was such a great introduction to the city. We met Viviana and the other people on our tour at the Grand Theatre. She gave us a great introduction and some information on the...More

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

Thanks so much Amy for your fantastic feedback! Hope to see you again in Catania and Venice. 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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