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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
US$40.51
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.
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Highlight of our time in Palermo

The highlight of our short time in Palermo was easily a four-hour food tour with Streaty. We met our guide, Salvo, outside the impressive Massimo Theater, which is the third largest opera house in Europe and the setting of that climactic scene in The Godfather...More

2  Thank jennykvb
Streaty_Tours, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Streaty - Street Food Tours of Sicily, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

WOWOWOWOW Jenny, thanks so much! Come and join us in Catania and Venice too :-) Hugs, the Streaty team

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
If you do one tour whilst in Palermo, make it this one

This was our first time in Sicily so we knew nothing of Palermo, it's history, food or people. We felt after our tour with Angelo that we had a) eaten some amazing food, (yes, even the spleen sandwich was OK'ish) b) met some amazing locals,...More

Thank Kathyonholiday
Streaty_Tours, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Streaty - Street Food Tours of Sicily, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks so much Kathy! If you want to experience Streaty again, we'll wait for you in Catania and Venice too. Hugs, the Streaty team

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Awesome Host

Really enjoyed Alessandra’s food tour. Great insiders tips and great selection for sampling. Loved the hole in the wall bar and market visit!! Will do more to

Thank Michael S
Streaty_Tours, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Streaty - Street Food Tours of Sicily, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you Michael, we'll wait for you in Catania and Venice next time! Hugs, the Streaty team

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
A must when visiting Palermo

Angelo was our guide and a 10 out of 10. Places you normaly dont get. Great food and drinks, nothing is to much to ask. We are Vegetarian what wasnt a problem at all. Had a great day!

Thank Cynthia W
Streaty_Tours, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Streaty - Street Food Tours of Sicily, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much Cynthia, hope to see you again in Venice and Catania. Hugs, the Streaty team

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Value for the money, highly recommended!

A perfect way for you to explore the Sicilian street food and market and also get a little history tour at the same time! Raffaella our guide was wonderful and we felt like true Sicilians (almost) ;) Thank you and see you in Venice!

Thank Elin K
Streaty_Tours, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Streaty - Street Food Tours of Sicily, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Elin, thank you so much :-) Hope to see you soon in Venice and Catania :-) Hugs, the Streaty staff

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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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