We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

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
More
Palermo Street Food Walking Tour
From $48.37
Check Availability
  • Overview
  • What to Expect
  • Important Information
  • Reviews
  • Q&A
Select Date and Travelers
Palermo Street Food Walking Tour
From $48.37
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.
Show More
Reviews (514)
1 - 5 of 378 reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago
Excellent guide, delicious food, great time

We were introduced to a wide variety of food that represents the famous Sicilian cuisine. Angelo, our tour guide, was excellent. He had a great sense of humor, and his English was excellent. More importantly, he brought out what is unique and endearing to him...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Sophia C
Streaty_Tours, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Streaty - Street Food Tours of Sicily, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thanks for your lovely words Sophia! Hope to see you again in CATANIA, VENICE or FLORENCE to try all the other Italian culinary delights. Hugs, the Streaty.com team

Reviewed 1 week ago
Amazing!

Our guide was amazing not only at explaining the history and culture of Palermo, but describing the flavors and textures we should get from the foods and why some foods are created in such a way. The food was AMAZING! And the picnic she prepared...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank alainamarie103
Streaty_Tours, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Streaty - Street Food Tours of Sicily, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Alaina Marie, we're so glad you enjoyed the tour together with our Streaty guide Naida :) Hope you'll join our other tours in CATANIA, VENICE and FLORENCE. Hugs, the STREATY.COM team

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Great day with Marco!

We had the pleasure of joining Marco and a small group for a Street Food (and lots more!) tour during a shore day in Palermo. Booking was very simple, and communication regarding meeting point, etc. was excellent. Marco was a wealth of knowledge about his...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank kara s
Streaty_Tours, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Streaty - Street Food Tours of Sicily, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks so much Kara! Hope to guide and feed you again in CATANIA, VENICE and FLORENCE :-) Hugs, the Streaty.com team

Reviewed November 7, 2018
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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank jbor
Streaty_Tours, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Streaty - Street Food Tours of Sicily, responded to this reviewResponded November 7, 2018

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

Reviewed November 3, 2018
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

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Krystle S
Streaty_Tours, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Streaty - Street Food Tours of Sicily, responded to this reviewResponded November 7, 2018

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

View more reviews
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
Calico21
April 3, 2018|
Answer
Response from canadiancraftsman | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you can and yes, you should. Well worth the time and $$. You'll eat things you never thought you would try.
1
Vote